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Awaken the Dead (2007)

Gary Douglas Kohn , Nate Witty , Jeff Brookshire  |  NR |  DVD
2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)


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  • Actors: Gary Douglas Kohn, Nate Witty, Lindsey Morris, Paul Dion Monte, Will Harris
  • Directors: Jeff Brookshire
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Brain Damage Films/Silver Storm Productions
  • DVD Release Date: November 6, 2007
  • Run Time: 104 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000V53C0O
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #332,365 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Jeff Brookshire is a genius!" --Best-Horror-Movies.com

It's a worthy addition to any zombie fan's collection and horror fan's attention. --JoeHorror.com

Product Description

A priest with a troubled past and an assassin's daughter find themselves trapped in a house surrounded by the undead. As they battle each other and the walking dead, the secret threads of their past lives bind them together in a web of conspiracy and death. Their only hope for survival lies in facing their greatest fears and their darkest secrets. In a world ruled by betrayal, the real monsters may not be outside. Redemption comes with a price.

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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A review from Zombiefans! January 14, 2008
By Zombob
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Not bad, not bad at all...

1) ACTING: For a low budget, no-name indie production, the acting was pretty good. The three main characters seemed very real to me and the script seem to flesh out their characters. There were, of course, the usual hit and misses when it comes to indie productions and quality actors, but nothing that really distracted me from the film.

2) PRODUCTION: The script, I felt, was pretty strong. There were many plot lines going, and luckily for the viewer, they are all wrapped up at the end. A number of scenes were filmed with that grainy texture look which I personally do not care for, but to each his own. There was an original score by an actual band! How unusual for an indie! Normally, we, the viewers get some heavy metal music blaring through certain scenes, and this was a nice change of pace. I did have an issue with the sound. While viewing this movie, I was constantly adjusting the volume up and down. At times, I could hardly hear the actors, and then suddenly ZOMBIE ATTACK! and I was blown out of my chair. The zombie make up and gore was pretty good, but I felt, it could have /should have been more.

3) THE ZOMBIES: Really nothing new brought to the zombie genre here.

4) THE CAUSE: Experimental virus that transforms the living into the living dead.

5) NUDITY: None.

Overall, I feel that this was a pretty good entry for the low budget indie scene. Normally, we get the usual "Zombies attack, the heroes fight to survive, and maybe, it's over." This movie had a lot plot to keep you, the viewer interested in the movie. Is this movie top of the line, top notch zombie fare? No, there are a few problems, but nothing too extreme to take away from the viewer being entertained by this movie. And, it is WAY above the usual low budget indie crap that is normally pushed on us, the zombie genre's biggest fans.

RATING: 3 out of 5
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars AWAKEN THE MOVIE! August 8, 2012
Format:Amazon Instant Video
My DVD box said the movie was in color, but mine was the color of of a washed out VHS movie. This is a "Night of the Living Dead"- light. A group of bad actors with a bad script are held up in a secured house while there are zombies and a guy curiously taking notes outside.

The zombie make-up ranged from mediocre to rubber masks. The box reveals some of the "mystery" of the plot by describing the girl as an "assassin's daughter." The writer, director, producer, and editor are all the same person, Jeffery McMichael Bookshire. The real mystery of this movie is why Mr. Brookshire didn't star in this film.

Do not waste your time or money.
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1.0 out of 5 stars AWAKEN THE MOVIE! December 3, 2010
Format:DVD
My DVD box said the movie was in color, but mine was the color of of a washed out VHS movie. This is a "Night of the Living Dead"- light. A group of bad actors with a bad script are held up in a secured house while there are zombies and a guy taking notes outside. The zombie make-up ranged from mediocre to rubber mask. The people seemed to know that only head shots killed zombies, although that was something that was just done and not learned. The box hides some of the "mystery" of the plot by describing the girl as an "assassin's daughter." The writer, director, producer, and editor are all the same person, Jeffery McMichael Bookshire. The real mystery of this movie is why Mr. Brookshire didn't star in this film. Do not waste your time or money.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting. September 10, 2009
Format:Amazon Instant Video
This one grew on me. Once you get past the budgetary concerns, you find a pretty good story here. I'm not one of those internet bashers who bash anything they can because they can. Rather, I appreciate what they did. If you enjoy movies in general, you'll enjoy this. There was quite a bit of humor. Check it out.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Dan's Pic's March 3, 2008
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Though I rated this movie with 1 star, it really doesn't deserve this much. The movie is terrible and a complete waste of money. The acting is bad and the film quality is poor (dark), and there is no story line - in three words, "bad, terrible, worthless."
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great twist on the Zombie thing....add some espionage! September 22, 2009
By JJJ
Format:DVD
I went into this movie with an open mind....horror's not my gig. But since I loved the sarcasm in Shaun of the Dead.....and I know the writer's got a gift for finding the humor in the horror, I was thrilled that I laughed out loud. Come on, you high brow horror snobs, this is an independent, rough, yes, cliche' on purpose, attempt to revive the genre with humor, and intrigue. What were you expecting Meryl Streep? The fun of the horror flick is the classically flawed acting...this is social, personal, government intrigue taken tongue in cheek. So here's my thought, if you liked Shaun of the Dead, you'll enjoy Awaken the Dead! If you are looking for some glossy studio take on this kitschy genre....move on there's plenty of average stuff out there like that. This movie starts out like a joke on purpose, What do a priest, a prostitute and a Jehovah's witness have in common?.....Watch it to find out...I guarantee you'll laugh and be surprised in the end! I know I did.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not very bad December 28, 2012
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I have seen worse and even though it is a b movie the zombies were still very good. I did throw it away after watching it.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Gah. September 10, 2012
Format:DVD
<strong>Awaken the Dead</strong> (Jeffrey McMichael Brookshire, 2007)

<em>Awaken the Dead</em> is a movie with an interesting premise, a script that would have been mediocire given one or two more rewrites with a professional editor sitting in, and some of the worst execution you are likely to ever see in a movie unless you go hunting for the bottom of the barrel like I do. There's really very little to do here but shake your head sadly and wait for a (hopefully loose) remake, since Hollywood eventually remakes everything these days.

Plot: Father Gideon (<em>Almost Famous</em>' Gary Kohn) is sent a message by an old employer asking him to go to their old meeting place and wait. When he does, he finds himself confronted by Mary (<em>Chronicles of a Love Unfound</em>'s Lindsey Morris in her screen debut), who lives there, and who received a similar note telling him to wait--for what, neither is sure. The two of them are interrupted, first by a pair of door-to-door religioius proselytizers, then by a thug (<em>Be Cool</em>'s Will Harris) who has a mysterious connection to Mary--but that is before the world goes insane. The inhabitants of the town, which was sprayed by a mysterious plane we see not long into the film, turn into zombies, etc. You know where to go from here. Stanley (<em>Steampunk Samurai Biker Chick</em>'s Nate Witty), once of the Jehovah's Witnesses, pops back up on their doorstep with news of the outside world, and the three of them form an uneasy alliance aimed at figuring out what's going on--and where Jeremiah (<em>The Last Bad Neighborhood</em>'s Michael Robert Nyman), Gideon's former employer, got off to instead of showing up at the house.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Was this directed by a high schooler?
If this movie was directed by a high schooler, then great. He's off to a great start. Let's see what happens after the director goes off to film school and learns a craft to go... Read more
Published on October 29, 2011 by Noah K Mullette-Gillman
1.0 out of 5 stars Really Bad
Did ya notice that the reviews are either 1-star or 5-star - almost nothing in between? Curious, isn't it? Read more
Published on December 2, 2010 by Old and in the way
1.0 out of 5 stars Awake the Dead
Okay people, after reading these reviews in Amazon, I was wondering if I watched the same movie as some of you guys did, the acting was terrible, the zombies were terrible and... Read more
Published on May 25, 2010 by J. Rock
1.0 out of 5 stars Awaken the cliche's
Indeed, that was the real foe in this low-budget, easily forgettable film. I am very forgiving when it comes to bad acting, but the famale lead who played Mary went about and... Read more
Published on May 27, 2009 by Robert Cossaboon
5.0 out of 5 stars Priesterine
This movie was a freakin' riot.. The acting was bad, the story was suppose to be intricate, but it reeked of amateur/low budget sceenplay writing. Read more
Published on March 3, 2009 by Kindle Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars DONT BUY THIS - I DID AND IT'S A WASTE OF MONEY!
This is by far the WORST movie I've bought. Where to start...

1) DVD quality sucks. The audio/video don't sync up. Read more
Published on July 19, 2008 by M. Crider
5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST HAVE FOR ZOMBIE FANS
Overall this movie was excellent. This is a lower budget film, but the storyline more than makes up for it. I can definately see this movie becoming a cult favorite. Read more
Published on May 15, 2008 by "Horror Buff"
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