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Special Dead (2006)

Gia Natale , Jason Brubaker , Thomas L. Phillips , Sean Simmons  |  Unrated |  DVD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)


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  • Actors: Gia Natale, Jason Brubaker, Andy Allen, Larrs Jackson, Amy Wade
  • Directors: Thomas L. Phillips, Sean Simmons
  • Producers: Thomas L. Phillips, Sean Simmons, Jared Tweedie, Gia Natale, Jason Brubaker
  • Format: Color, Widescreen, Dolby, NTSC, Special Edition
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Special dEaD LLC.
  • Run Time: 83 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000XSPGP8
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #349,812 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Editorial Reviews

The cult zombie horror/comedy is now on DVD. It has been called: "THE MOST OFFENSIVE ZOMBIE MOVIE EVER MADE." (Film Threat) "The Funniest Horror Film since SHAUN OF THE DEAD." (Creature Corner) "A Gorehounds Wet Dream" (UndeadFilms) SYNOPSIS: When a zombie plague infects Camp Special Dude, a dude ranch for the mentally handicapped, a ragtag band of campers and counselors struggles to survive the night. Led by the indifferent, nunchuck-wielding head counselor, Mac, and his wheelchair-bound sister Dale, the unlikely heroes fight their way off the mountain as, one by one, they're picked off and join the ranks of the walking dead. It's a campy stampede of blood, boobs and gore as some "very special" people show that they can kick some serious undead ass. The movie has gathered a fantastic cult following and screened the world over, with stops at the HOLLYWOOD FILM FESTIVAL, WEEKEND OF HORRORS. It is non-stop action zombie movie. See what all the fuss is about. To learn more and watch the movie trailers visit: specialdeadmovie(dot)com or myspace/thespecialdead(dot)com

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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An instant cult classic June 1, 2008
Format:DVD
I've been dying to see this movie since I first heard of it late last year. Sure, we could talk all day about just how "wrong" this movie is, but why not sit back, toss those bunched-up PC panties aside for a freaking hour and a half, and enjoy the heck out of this hilarious zombie movie already enjoying a cult following. And for what it's worth, name me one other movie that transforms the mentally challenged into heroes. That's what I thought. Anyway, Special Dead is just hilarious, not only milking numerous stereotypes for all they're worth, but kicking them once they're proverbially down. The zombies are just downright disgusting, their grey skin peeling off in bunches, their mouths filled with meat, blood, dirt, and heaven knows what else, and their blood just waiting to shoot out in mini-geysers as soon as they're attacked. I don't know what the chicken-eating zombie was actually eating, but it looked even nastier than the real thing. Low-budget horror filmmakers could learn a lot from watching this movie. Even the soundtrack, featuring the likes of Dark Reign and Eating Alice, is pretty kicking - although nothing tops Andy Allen's unique campfire song (there's even a sing-along version before the ending credits).

As the tagline says, "Sometimes heroes ride the short bus," and in this case they ride it to Camp Special Dude owned and operated by Cameron "Snuff" Stone (Larrs Jackson, who was just hilarious, especially on the topic of zombie horses), who bought the camp years ago for a song - because, we soon learn, it was infested with zombies. Snuff's second in command is his son Machiavelli "Mack" Stone (Jason Brubaker).
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Retard Zombies January 8, 2008
Format:DVD
Got this as a goof, knowing it'd be a bad movie. I wasn't dissapointed.

Found it by accident by typing "retard" in Amazon's search and this came up. Decided to check it out.

The storyline is nothing unique, and the acting is expectedly bad, but you do get to see what would happen if a group of retards were attacked by zombies. Gotta say though, some of the actors DO pull off imatating a retard, complete with drool and twitches. Haven't seen anything that good since What's Eating Gilbert Grape.

The make-up effects were okay. The zombies looked like they had oatmeal explode in their faces. But the blood splattering was pretty good.

Overall, get this movie if you know any of the actors, or if you have a demented sense of humor like me. Rent it just to say you've seen the movie. But don't expect to be scared. This one has HBO-late-night written all over it.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Great concept/title, the rest is garbage November 12, 2009
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
If you pay over $1 for this movie, you have paid too much. The concept is great, and the name is hilarious/brilliant, but everything else is garbage. It looks like it was shot on a cell phone that got dropped too many times. Its grainy, too dark to see anything outside, and the acting is on par with a 2nd grade christmas play. Not only that, but the person who plays the "mentally handicapped" campers isn't mentally handicapped at all, and tries to do a funny retarded voice, but its so horrible it makes your soul want to cry. I sat through the whole crapfest just to know that there was nothing redeeming about any part, to say that I watched it, and so I could break it and burn it without having any question as to whether or not it deserved it.

if there was a score lower than an F-, or lower than 0 stars, it would deserve it.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Really funny stuff November 29, 2007
Format:DVD
I was lucky enough to catch this movie at a film festival. Unfortunately, the festival didn't display it all that well. But now I've got it on DVD and can see and hear the whole thing clearly. Take all your survival horror cliches, throw half of them into mentally handicapped people and you've got a really funny zombie movie with this one. A limited budget doesn't get in the way of a solid, entertaining great time. The humor is of the deliberately offensive sort which, I admit, I'm a total sucker for.

I was able to order the DVD off the movie's MySpace page. So check that out if you can't get it from Amazon's marketplace.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Film Threat Review! October 25, 2007
Format:DVD
SPECIAL dEaD - Review - Film Threat
By Eric Campos (10/25/2007)

[...]Probably the most offensive zombie movie ever made, "Special Dead" is bound to p*** off a lot of people while giving others cause to cheer.

As if they didn't have enough problems, the inhabitants of a camp for mentally handicapped kids, Camp Special Dude, find themselves having to deal with a zombie infestation. When the s*** and the popsicle stick art projects hit the fan, a small group of counselors and camp members fight their way through the living dead to safety.

It's a nice, simple set-up, executed with a brash display of sex, gore and disrespect for the handicapped, or anyone else for that matter...living or dead. The tone of the film is in your face rude as the camp counselors are all over-sexed meatheads with actress Amy Wade providing the most entertaining performance as one such over-sexed meathead as she lusts after fellow counselor and hero of the film - uber-tough guy and cocksman supreme Machiavelli Stone, played by Jay Brubaker. Gia Natale and Anthony Rutowicz also turn in surprisingly lovable performances as a couple of handicampers struggling to survive the zombie invasion. See? So you can have something lovable in a movie as offensive as this one and these two actors prove that by playing their characters as more than just drooling goofballs.

It's a very basic run-hide-run-scream-run-die type of flick. The danger of monotony is always an issue with these movies, but for the most part "Special Dead" avoids boring its audience by loading it up with tons of attitude, gore and dark humor. All in all, it's a fun, trashy ride not for the easily offended, and not for the squeamish, and not for the sexually timid, and...basically, if you have a stick up you're a**, "Special Dead" is not for you. If you have a good sense of humor (especially one with a helluva mean streak) and you love zombies, then heaven awaits you at Camp Special Dude.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars fooled again
Yet another sub-par zombie movie. But this one is exactly what I expected. Garbage for a cheap laugh. I'll take it every time.
Published 4 months ago by Kevan
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid B Rate Flick
If you crave a movie that taxes the mentally handicapped, zombies, action, and hot chicks then here you go! If you like the B rate genre as I do you need this in your collection.
Published 8 months ago by John T. Ayers
4.0 out of 5 stars I will never think of pancakes the same way again
Politically incorrect and badly acted, but hilarious. Love that they have enough extension cords to keep that eletric chainsaw going for so long. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Apsychgrl
5.0 out of 5 stars Speacial DeAD
I'm not a movie reviewer, just a zombie movie fan. I love cheesy movies, B-movies, etc... This movie is just great. Read more
Published on February 23, 2010 by RW
5.0 out of 5 stars This movie is wrong wrong wrong wrong!!!
There is absolutely nothing wright about this movie. I haven't laughed so hard in a long time and have watched it over and over again. Read more
Published on February 20, 2010 by Deadiac
4.0 out of 5 stars Helmet wearing, drooling, brain eating, fun!
Decent movie. It is what it is... A "B" grade Zombie flick. If you don't like this type of movie already... then this might not be for you. Read more
Published on May 3, 2009 by L. J. Johnston
5.0 out of 5 stars Sharing it is the best part
I bought this movie for a zombie fanatic who had everything . . . well, almost. She didn't have this obscure, independent and completely hilarious zombie treat. Read more
Published on April 26, 2009 by A. Fowler
5.0 out of 5 stars Completely Not Politically Correct
If you are squeamish about politically correct issues, then this film is not for you. But if you think a zombie with Tourette's Syndrome is funny, well you may have found the... Read more
Published on April 25, 2009 by Courtney250
5.0 out of 5 stars It reminded me of "Bad Taste"
Okay, if you're looking for high-minded drama, you're looking in the wrong place. This movie is about one thing, and that's what happens when Zombies attack a camp for Special... Read more
Published on March 31, 2009 by Steve B.
1.0 out of 5 stars Marginal with Missed Opportunities
Zombie aficionados have a difficult road to hoe. We KNOW that most people would consider these to be the worst films on the planet. Read more
Published on March 2, 2009 by Ace
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