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Day of the Dead 2: Contagium (2005)

Not Rated | | Horror | Video 18 October 2005
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In 1968, in the Ravenside Military Hospital in a military facility in Pennsylvania, the army loses control of an experiment of a lethal bacteriologic weapon that changes the DNA and ... See full summary »


Ana Clavell, James Glenn Dudelson (as James Dudelson)


Ryan Carrassi (adaptation), Ana Clavell





Cast overview, first billed only:
Laurie Baranyay ... Emma (as Laurie Maria Baranyay)
Stan Klimecko ... Boris (as Steve Colosi)
John F. Henry II ... Jackie (as John F. Henry III)
Justin Ipock Justin Ipock ... Isaac
Julian Thomas ... Sam
Stephan Wolfert Stephan Wolfert ... Donwynn
Samantha Clarke Samantha Clarke ... Ava Flores
Joe C. Marino Joe C. Marino ... Marshall
Jackeline Olivier ... Vicky
Andreas van Ray Andreas van Ray ... Dr. Heller (as Andreas Van Ray)
April Wade ... Patty
Kevin Wetmore Jr. ... Jerry
Simon Burzynski Simon Burzynski ... Rubinsky
Mike Dalager ... Derber
Christopher Estes Christopher Estes ... Charlie


In 1968, in the Ravenside Military Hospital in a military facility in Pennsylvania, the army loses control of an experiment of a lethal bacteriologic weapon that changes the DNA and transforms human beings into zombies. A group of soldiers is sent to the hospital to eliminate the infected staff and interns but private DeLuca steals a test tube with the virus and hides it inside a vacuum flask. He is transformed into a zombie and killed but the vacuum flask falls in the grass. In the present days, a group of patients in the mental institution Ravenside Memorial Hospital finds the vacuum flask and later when one of them opens the vessel, the culture tube drops on the floor of a bathroom contaminating the group and their Dr. Donwynn. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Did You Know?


The infected doctor who gets shot in the beginning is the VFX Supervisor, Geoff Mark. The reporter at the end is his wife, Wendy. Originally that role was not cast, or even written into the original script. Geoff wrote her lines when she was reporting on the TV, and filmed that on his Mini-DV camera. The director liked it so much that production shot her death scene as a pick-up weeks after wrap. See more »


As an orderly switches the lights off in the mental institution's dorm rooms, the crew (with dolly) are reflected in the pane of glass in the door. See more »


Referenced in Joe of the Dead: Acting in a George Romero Classic (2010) See more »

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4 November 2005 | by Zappy6676See all my reviews

I'm a huge Romero fan..........and I loved all of HIS Dead movies. If you see the behind the scenes on Day of the Dead 2: Contagium, Ms. Clavell acts as if her movie is the first greatest zombie movie ever made, and that she is the only one who thought up of the idea of making a great zombie movie ever!! Did she ever hear of GOERGE ROMERO---and HIS.......NIGHT, DAWN, DAY, AND LAND OF THE DEAD MOVIES?? Honey, wake up and smell the dead flesh!! This movie is a must see, she says!! The acting, edit, and direction sucked. Thank God George Romero had nothing to do with this trash. Chalk this one up with Children of the Dead folks!! It's just as good! My advice, if you see this DVD in a store, take the only 1 copy of this movie, and chuck it under the shelf!! They'll find it years from now when the store closes and moves all it's furniture out of the building! This movie not only ripped George off, but it sucked!! I'm burning my copy right now. I give it a big ZERO!!

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English | Russian

Release Date:

18 October 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Contagium See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA


Box Office


$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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