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Timothy Balme Timothy Balme
Lionel Cosgrove
Diana Peñalver Diana Peñalver
Paquita Maria Sanchez
Elizabeth Moody Elizabeth Moody
Mum (Vera Cosgrove)
Ian Watkin Ian Watkin
Uncle Les
Brenda Kendall Brenda Kendall
Nurse McTavish
Stuart Devenie Stuart Devenie
Father McGruder
Jed Brophy Jed Brophy
Void
Stephen Papps Stephen Papps
Zombie McGruder


Written by
Peter Jackson Peter Jackson
(screenplay)


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I Kick Ass For The Lord!

14 years, 11 months ago at Jul 24 17:35
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You know that incredible tagline: Some things won't stay down... Even after they die. Boy are they right! As my 100th review, I thought no other movie would qualify that was epic enough that at the same time had no one who had reviewed it. Sometimes i would even like to get hit on the head so the part in my mind which knows a great deal of the movie becomes forgotten; and i can experience it for t... read more

Camp, Not For Everyone

11 years, 1 month ago at May 19 22:14
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Be forewarned, this is grade-B all the way, so if you are a no-fun fuddy-duddy like my mom or need an Oscar pedigree for every film, you watch, you will probably find this equal parts tedious and repellent. However, for those with a subversive wit and tolerance for bad taste and a ridiculous amount of blood and gore, look no further. This is your movie.

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Dead Alive / Braidead

12 years, 4 months ago at Mar 7 12:11
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With an exact budget and a lot of, but that great imagination, Peter Jackson leads us to an orgy of blood, guts and very much humor. With very his technology of filming (an aim in continuous movement that introduces the spectator in the work as one more observer), a few guessed right special effects and a script descabelladamente absurd, hilariously and grotesquely, this good man and better person... read more
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Description: In 1957, a rare rat monkey is brought from Sumatra to a zoo in New Zeland. The local Lionel Cosgrove (Timothy Balme) is a shy young man, having a complex due to the death of his father, and is completely dominated by his evil and possessive mother Vera (Elizabeth Moody). In a small shop nearby his house, Lionel meets the very superstitious attendant Paquita Maria Sanchez (Diana Peñalver), who believes he is the man of her life. Paquita invites Lionel to go to the zoo with her, but Vera follows them and is bitten by the weird Sumatrian monkey. The monkey's bite turns her into a zombie, and every person she bites also becomes a z ... (more)
Release date: 13 August 1992
UPC: 031398684138
Tags: Horror (34), Comedy (23), Zombies (22), Black Comedy (14), New Zealand (13), Splatter (13), Gore (12), 1992 (11), 1990s (9), Fantasy (8), Zombie (8), Zoo (7), Cannibalism (6), (6), Torture (5), Foreign (5), Priest (5), Blood (5), Undead (4), Peter Jackson (3)
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