After a tragic car accident that kills his wife, a man discovers he can communicate with the dead to con people. However, when a demonic spirit appears, he may be the only one who can stop it from killing the living and the dead.
Michael J. Fox,
Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia S.W.A.T. team members, a traffic reporter, and his television executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.
In New Zealand's peaceful town of Wellington, Lionel Cosgrove--an oppressed bachelor who is still living with his despotic mother, Vera--has finally found his soulmate: the kind grocery store clerk, Paquita. However, before long, things will take a turn for the worse in Lionel's already messed-up world, when Skull Island's vicious Sumatran Rat-Monkey bites Vera after a visit to the local zoo. Now that Vera's got the "bite", the virulent infection is rapidly turning her into a puss-squirting flesh-eating living dead, and the volatile situation is bound to get out of hand, as an ever-growing collection of dead bodies and other stimulant-enhanced zombie misfits start to cram Lionel's basement. Poor Lionel--whether you like it or not--you need to man up and clean up the mess; moreover, summon up the courage to confront your decomposing mummy, and the family's ugly secret. Nevertheless, has Lionel what it takes to save the day, and get the girl?Written by
After Lionel has bitten through the intestine and falls onto a zomies head, in Dead Alive we move onto Les killing zombie by "rolling" it to death in a clothes press. In Braindead Lionel is confronted by the vicar & nurse zombies who impail each other on a pitch fork and continue to have sex. See more »
Composed by A. Amarau
Performed by the Maori Battalion
Published by the Musical Import Company See more »
Peter Jackson's gory opus is truly one of a kind. From the opening frames, it's obvious we're in for something special and distinct: The pace is snappy, the music is imaginative and zany, Jackson's camera moves along with its characters, and the combination makes the goings-on immediately notable. Overall it has a tone that's closer to family-friendly sitcoms than gross-out horror, which is what makes the downright punishing makeup effects so effective, like Jackson is putting an exclamation mark after every gory set piece by accentuating the movie's wholesomeness otherwise. In the last 30 minutes, the movie takes a turn for the oppressive, because while the tone doesn't change much, the horror and gore are cranked up, and you can practically feel the makeup team's giddiness over their imaginative distortions of the human body. Luckily, leads Timothy Balme and Diana Penalver are perfectly cast and both give comedic, physical performances, and they have enough chemistry to make the central narrative poignant. It's unlike anything else out there, and for that reason alone it should be seen at least once by every cinephile.
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