UNDEAD

Gore Fest

Content -4
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Release Date: July 01, 2005

Starring: Felicity Mason, Mungo McKay, Rob Jenkins, Lisa Cunningham, Dirk Hunter, Emma Randall

Genre: Horror

Audience: Older teenagers and adults

Rating: R

Runtime: 100 minutes

Distributor: Lions Gate Films

Director: Peter and Michael Spierig

Executive Producer: None

Producer: Peter and Michael Spierig

Writer: Peter and Michael Spierig

Address Comments To:

Tom Ortenberg, President
Lions Gate Films
4553 Glencoe Ave., Suite 200
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
Phone: (310) 314-2000
Fax: (310) 396-6041
Website: www.lionsgatefilms.com

Content:

(HH, B, LLL, VVV, N, A, D, M) Cynical humanist survival-of-the-fittest worldview with helpful aliens as a significant plot device, as well as some moral elements, including an implied criticism of gun control laws and gun control nuts; at least 111 mostly strong obscenities (including many “f” words), three strong profanities and five light profanities; extreme gory violence includes many point blank shootings, decapitations, limbs chopped off, spinal chords stick out of walking legs, man has a hole through his torso, meteors hit people, and zombies eating human flesh; no sex scenes but pregnant woman almost goes into labor; rear male nudity and woman in underwear; alcohol use; smoking; and, male policeman often becomes hysterical.

Summary:

UNDEAD is a low-budget zombie movie from Australia that adds an alien plot device into the mix. This horror movie has some comical, intriguing twists, but it is produced on a very low budget and contains some of the most gory scenes in zombie movie history, as well as what seems to be the most “f” words.

Review:

UNDEAD is a low-budget zombie movie from Australia. At times, it is even more graphic and violent than other recent zombie movies, such as LAND OF THE DEAD by the king of zombie movies, George A. Romero. It does, however, have a couple new plot twists and brief light humor.

UNDEAD opens with chunks of a large meteor streaming across the sky of the bucolic Australian town of Berkeley. Some of the chunks actually hit a couple people, who promptly become cannibalistic zombies.

Several people, including the local beauty queen, two frantic cops, a young man, and his pregnant wife, find themselves trapped in a fisherman’s house. Marion the fisherman also has a gun store and uses his stockpile of weapons to dispatch zombies, but the senior cop is a gun control freak because of Australia’s ridiculous new gun laws. Marion believes the zombies are part of an invasion engineered by an alien ship he has encountered. As the group tries to avoid getting killed by the zombies, the aliens finally reveal their true purpose.



UNDEAD is very low budget. Some of the low budget photography works well, but it is also often annoying. The storytelling contains some comical, intriguing twists. For example, in a flashback scene, Marion has a hilarious encounter with a zombie fish. Ultimately, however, the gore, violence and frequent “f” words become as annoying as the low-budget photography.

In Brief:

UNDEAD is a low-budget zombie movie from Australia. It opens with chunks of a large meteor streaming across the sky of the Australian town of Berkeley. Some of the chunks hit a couple people, who promptly become cannibalistic zombies. Several people, including the local beauty queen, two frantic cops, a man, and his pregnant wife, find themselves trapped in a fisherman’s house. Marion the fisherman has a gun store and uses his stockpile of weapons to dispatch zombies, but the senior cop is a gun control freak because of Australia’s ridiculous new gun laws. He keeps foolishly ordering Marion to surrender his guns. Marion believes the zombies are part of an invasion engineered by an alien ship he encountered. As the group tries to avoid getting killed by the zombies, the aliens reveal their true purpose.

UNDEAD is very low budget. Some of the low budget photography works well, but it is also often annoying. The storytelling contains some comical, intriguing twists. For example, in a flashback scene, Marion has a hilarious encounter with a zombie fish. Ultimately, however, the gore, violence and frequent “f” words become as annoying as the low-budget photography.