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4.0 out of 5 stars Kevin S. Tenney's Back In The House!
I pretty much swore off of most zombie films a while back as they've pretty much become the Star Trek of the horror genre anymore. Hell, how exciting or fun can zombies be anymore when they're featured in television commercials and every video game that comes out has to include a "zombie mode"?
But as a horror fan there is a certain loyalty to the legends of the...
Published on September 12, 2011 by Stanley Runk

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3.0 out of 5 stars Amusing, Entertaining
Decent film, if zombies are your thing. It had a moment or two of humorous interaction but not my first choice on a Saturday night.
Published 19 months ago by Richard Crandon


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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Kevin S. Tenney's Back In The House!, September 12, 2011
This review is from: Brain Dead (DVD)
I pretty much swore off of most zombie films a while back as they've pretty much become the Star Trek of the horror genre anymore. Hell, how exciting or fun can zombies be anymore when they're featured in television commercials and every video game that comes out has to include a "zombie mode"?
But as a horror fan there is a certain loyalty to the legends of the genre, and the fact that Kevin Tenney directed this one piqued my interest.
The movie concerns an alien parasite that crashes to Earth and finds a human host, who then gets really ugly and runs about looking to eat human brains to reproduce. A group of various cliched individuals take refuge in a cabin in the woods and have to fight off not only a psychotic escaped criminal, but the ravenous zombie-like creatures.
As you can see, not one shred of originality here, but it's about style. The movie is enjoyable, tongue in cheek, bloody and booby. One rather risque shot shows a closeup of a woman's...anatomy...as it spews forth a parasite! That's probably the biggest stroke of originality on display. Personally I'd rather watch a director like Tenney crank out a cheap rehash that be subjected to the Marcus Nispels of the world.
Yes, it's cheap, it has the shot on video look, the makeup is so-so, but it all works. Worth a look....if you like this kind of stuff.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This is just getting released?????, August 20, 2010
This review is from: Brain Dead (DVD)
I saw this at the International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival back in 2007. Can't believe it's just not getting a DVD release! Kevin Tenney is a great director who made such '80s classics as-Witchboard and Night of the Demons.
This movie was a fun gore-filled joy-ride. Although looking more low budget then his '80s fare, it still has the free spirit behind it.
Check out a great movie from someone who has experience in the horror genre not in music videos.
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12 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Fun Movie From Kevin Tenney, November 19, 2010
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This review is from: Brain Dead (DVD)
Kevin Tenney, director of the original Night of the Demons and Witchboard, is back with another fun movie. Brain Dead is in the tradition of the 80's horror movies like Night of the Creeps and Return of the Living Dead. It's a zombie movie that is fun from beginning to end.

Brain Dead might not be that scary, but it is very funny, gory, and crams more nudity into its first half hour than most of todays horror films do in their entire running time. And the ensemble cast is great. There's not a bad actor in the bunch. Joshua Benton is especially good as our hero, spitting out funny one-liners just about every time he opens his mouth.

If you like Night of the Demons, The Evil Dead, or any of the aforementioned movies, you have got to check out Brain Dead. It's one of the most fun-filled horror movies of the year!
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2.0 out of 5 stars didn't finish, August 27, 2013
This review is from: Brain Dead (Amazon Instant Video)
I started to watch this movie twice and each time I couldn't allow myself to continue. Bad acting, horrible script and nothing worth watching
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3.0 out of 5 stars Amusing, Entertaining, May 19, 2013
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Decent film, if zombies are your thing. It had a moment or two of humorous interaction but not my first choice on a Saturday night.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not Bad, March 5, 2013
This review is from: Brain Dead (Amazon Instant Video)
For a Zombie movie it was very entertaining. It was not your classic zombie movie,

but I liked the change of pace, while the acting was not all that good the lady's more than made up for the men (in acting).
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not Bad, January 10, 2013
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Seriously not a bad movie. Acting surprisingly good and effects pretty nice as well. Kinda wanted there to be more movie but I suppose it left itself open for a sequel.
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5.0 out of 5 stars B masterpiece, April 10, 2012
This review is from: Brain Dead (Amazon Instant Video)
This film is everything a B movie should be. gratuitous nudity (all female, what's the deal, Apatow broke the full frontal male!), lesbians, fishermen, murderers, preachers and great gore. The lead guy is hysterical and he delivers his lines with a classic comedic timing. His last words in the movie will just keep you rolling.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Meh, February 3, 2012
This review is from: Brain Dead (Amazon Instant Video)
Part of what makes Evil Dead so fantastic is that it was made to be scary -- that it fits into the B-movie mold so well was an accident. Brain Dead feels like it was made to imitate that style, but in trying to create that 80's feel it crammed puns in to every line delivered, stuck a naked breast in wherever they could go, went overboard on cheap gore/music effects, and forced the rubber-suited monster down the audiences throat. It tries so hard to be in the "Cheesy 80's Horror" category (no pun intended), it goes overboard. It almost looks like massive amounts of money were spent on what, in the 80's, was created with corn syrup and food coloring.

If you don't mind the 80's thing being forced into every crevice of a movie and love, love, love that style no matter what, this is for you. If you prefer the made-to-be-scary, accidentally funny, 80's Horror (They Live [free with Amazon Prime], C.H.U.D. [$2.99 to rent, 9.99 to buy on Amazon]), I suggest you skip this one.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Slow start, Good Movie, September 17, 2011
This review is from: Brain Dead (Amazon Instant Video)
Brain Dead starts out painfully campy but quickly hits its stride and becomes entertaining (if still campy). The performances seem a little stiff, at first, but as the film continues they grow more natural and the characters grow on you. It doesn't break any new ground in horror, zombies, or B-films, but it is an entertaining way to kill an hour and a half.
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