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The Defiled (2011)

Brian Shaw , Alden Moore , Julian Grant  |  Unrated |  DVD
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Brian Shaw, Alden Moore, Graham Jenkins, Kathleen Lawlor, Angela Zagone
  • Directors: Julian Grant
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Dolby, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Chemical Burn Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: March 22, 2011
  • Run Time: 100 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004GB5BVW
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #256,672 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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"The most epic black & white film since Night Of The Living Dead". --DH Krill, author of Montauk Babies, the many lives of Al Leedskalnin

"Beautiful and Haunting, Sick and Perverted." --Sneak Preview Audience

"Gorgeously grotesque! Be wary of what you consume..." "Enough to wake the dead. The Defiled is a black and white nightmare of devilishly entertaining proportions. Shockingly fun." --Ron Falzone - Cinema Slapdown

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THE DEFILED

UNCENSORED , UNRATED, UNFORGETTABLE and UNFORGIVABLE... WE ARE ALL MEAT

In a post apocalyptic world, science and technology have backfired leaving unfathomable destruction and a permanently diseased planet in its wake. A virus is mutating the human race, turning innocent survivors into mindless cannibals. In a savage future world devoid of hope, a man infected with the deadly viral disease must cope with the burden of a new born son, ensuring his survival. Though he is infected, he does not allow his growing desire for human flesh to overcome his responsibility to the newborn. Along the road, traveling from town to town, he saves an unaffected woman from a certain death by facing down her perpetrators. Ultimately, she joins him on his odyssey, a journey through hell on earth in search of a safe haven in which they can perhaps start a life together, both becoming committed to doing whatever it takes to make sure the child survives. Reminiscent of the work of Lynch, Maddin and Tarkovsky, The Defiled is a black and white epic of unparalleled artistry examining life, death and the ultimate sacrifice of love. Not since Carnival of Souls and Night of the Living Dead has a film captured the surreal outer dimensions of the human condition.

"THE DEFILED may be the most nihilistic zombie film I've seen since NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, with beautiful cinematography that recalls both that film and CARNIVAL OF SOULS. Julian Grant has crafted a cinematic meditation on family that should tear the family values crowd to pieces." -Greg Lamberson, SLIME CITY MASSACRE

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
Julian Grant's "The Defiled" is a film that proves anyone can make a movie (though maybe not everyone should!). With no dialogue, this black and white film about zombie-like entities on the outskirts of a ravaged city is a stark, minimalist, and haunting epic that deserves to be seen by a wider audience. Rogue distributors Chemical Burn have picked this gem up and while the film's main target might be horror seekers, the film might better appeal to lovers of true indie cinema. With a micro-budget, this contemplative film explores familial obligations, integrity, and loyalty amidst the disintegration of humankind. Those accustomed to big studio gore and mayhem might be disappointed in this low-key relationship drama, but Grant wisely attempted a more thoughtful and unique film lacking the funding for all out carnage! I can't begin to express my admiration for this terrifically unorthodox movie and the moxie that got it made. I think Grant must have had a video camera, access to a Halloween Spirit store, and a credit card--but still was able to make something more intelligent than most big name horror directors.

At the beginning of "The Defiled," we're introduced to a family of creatures that fall somewhere between humans and zombies. Sentient and social, these beings are not the marauding mindless monsters typical to comparable fare. So unusual and so captivating, I fell in love with this band of grotesques! When tragedy strikes, the father hits the road with a newborn creature hybrid. This delightful baby needs his daddy, and this is no deadbeat father--he provides for the little tyke by chewing human flesh up and feeding it to him baby-bird style. Encountering other, more sadistic creatures, our hero saves a woman prisoner.
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4.0 out of 5 stars shane June 5, 2013
By Shane
Format:DVD
Zombies...with substance?? Yes, it exists! There was enough traditional zombie action to satisfy the zombie-phile in me, but this was actually a wonderful drama at the same time. It's creepy and gory and also manages to be touching at the same time. I feel like my personal standard for zombie movies has been raised after seeing this one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Totally original May 12, 2013
By kdeva7
Format:DVD
Finally, a zombie movie who's plot I haven't seen! This is a totally original movie, I was so impressed with the plot. There is plenty of good zombie gore, but the story is what makes this movie spectacular.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One strange morality tale June 4, 2012
Format:DVD
I bought Julian Grant's "The Defiled" because it was compared, critically, to Herk Harvey's legendary little chiaroscuro masterpiece Carnival of Souls (The Criterion Collection). While I'm not sure it quite fits in that rubric, this was well worth the money as it poses a question few movies can pose while remaining conventional: can a man remain a man when he's not, well, a man? Filmed with a sort of blue lit geritol sheen to it, this little indie (picked up by Chemical Burn studios) piece is set in a post apocalyptic world. We are never told why everyone (like our protagonist) become a zombie and that's not really what it's about anyway. The first 15 minutes is pretty much standard zombie fare with an unusual ambiance to it until a "child" is born. Think of Eraserhead. One among many unanswered questions is the *nature* of the child and if that has anything to do with how the movie turns out in the end.

I'm not at all a fan of zombie movies. I find them tiresome, as George Romero did that already in the 60's and 70's. This evanescent tale of fatherhood and responsibility could have used any ghoulish archetype--vampire, werewolf, etc--and still been successful in the hands of Julian Grant. It's not actually that gory, either, as so many reviewers complain it is. There are only a few really graphic scenes. For some reason this is set apart from most of what I've seen in the independent horror genre. It has a spirit and a point to it, plus the superb cinematography. Recommended to lovers of horror and lovers of film, really.
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Julian Grant's "The Defiled" is a film that proves anyone can make a movie (though maybe not everyone should!). With no dialogue, this black and white film about zombie-like entities on the outskirts of a ravaged city is a stark, minimalist, and haunting epic that deserves to be seen by a wider audience. While the film's main target might be horror seekers, the film might better appeal to lovers of true indie cinema. With a micro-budget, this contemplative film explores familial obligations, integrity, and loyalty amidst the disintegration of humankind. Those accustomed to big studio gore and mayhem might be disappointed in this low-key relationship drama, but Grant wisely attempted a more thoughtful and unique film lacking the funding for all out carnage! I can't begin to express my admiration for this terrifically unorthodox movie and the moxie that got it made. I think Grant must have had a video camera, access to a Halloween Spirit store, and a credit card--but still was able to make something more intelligent than most big name horror directors.

At the beginning of "The Defiled," we're introduced to a family of creatures that fall somewhere between humans and zombies. Sentient and social, these beings are not the marauding mindless monsters typical to comparable fare. So unusual and so captivating, I fell in love with this band of grotesques! When tragedy strikes, the father hits the road with a newborn creature hybrid. This delightful baby needs his daddy, and this is no deadbeat father--he provides for the little tyke by chewing human flesh up and feeding it to him baby-bird style. Encountering other, more sadistic creatures, our hero saves a woman prisoner. Forming a tenuous bond, this human joins forces with our zombie dad to become a bizarre family unit.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars I paid to watch this?
I can't believe I spent hard-earned money on this joke of a zombie movie. It is terrible...and that is being nice. Everything about it is terrible...no acting... Read more
Published 22 months ago by PR GUY
2.0 out of 5 stars S'okay, sort of
Depends on what you like, I like many Indy-films and took a chance. Did not like it but not that it was badly or shabbily done, it was not - just turned out not to entertain me in... Read more
Published on December 2, 2011 by S. Banzhaf
3.0 out of 5 stars Good effort but still lacking
This movie tried really hard to replicate the feel of the original Night of the Living Dead. Shot in black and white, same sound effects, classic music, and generic looking classic... Read more
Published on July 24, 2011 by Mark
1.0 out of 5 stars T H E......D E F I L E D....?????
Can it be that this movie's title, ("THE DEFILED"), describes not only the movie's story and characters, (such as they are) -- but also how the AUDIENCE feels after seeing this... Read more
Published on June 23, 2011 by Patricia
1.0 out of 5 stars zombies and humans oh my
after watching this movie i was sure that the producers made back their investment with my $ 15.00 purchase. Read more
Published on June 5, 2011 by alan levine
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful post apocalyptic/ part zombie film
I have to say this is the best post apocalyptic zombie film since 28 days later. I was surprised to find out robert kurtzman of the famed knb special effects group was the makeup... Read more
Published on April 11, 2011 by specialkrp
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Filmmaking & storytelling
The defiled in my opinion should go down as one of the best zombie type films ever, although it deals more with disease like in 28 days later, The Defiled tells us the story... Read more
Published on March 8, 2011 by walter ruether
4.0 out of 5 stars Amazing movie and in B/W,huh.
Starring: Brian Shaw,Kathleen Lawlor.
Cannot beleive this movie exists,Thank You Chemicalburn films. Read more
Published on February 9, 2011 by guestar57
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Is The Defiled subtitled in English?
it doesn't have any dialogue

so there isn't any need
Mar 23, 2011 by R. Akins |  See all 3 posts
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