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Shadow is the main antagonist of the 2006 controversial horror film, Shadow: Dead Riot. He is a bloodthristy satanic serial killer and arch-nemesis of Solitaire.

He was played by Tony Todd who also played Candyman.


Before going to jail

During Solitaire's childhood, she and Shadow encountered each other as he desired to sacrifice her in the satanic ritual. As a result of being dead, although, Shadow ever failed to do so.

In the jail before his death

After Shadow did a ritual worship in his cell, bites one of the guards, and for this, he is taken to be executed via lethal injection. However something goes wrong as his blood goes to the other cells to free the other inmates. While Shadow is about to be executed with this, he explodes because of his supernatural powers.

As a Spirit

Shortly after Solitaire in Shadow’s former cell in the penitentiary-turned-rehab center for women, she accidentally makes contact with Shadow’s spirit by touching ritual symbol.


One of the zombies makes the blood from Hotrod’s heart he torn out on Shadow’s decomposed corpse, making it come back to life in a normal appearance. Shadow uses his blood to bring an army of undead.

Shadow (Tony Todd)
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