Alien Dead (25th Anniversary Edition)
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So, let's have a little breakdown of the film. I won't be delving too deep into spoilers, so don't worry about any major plot points being ruined if you haven't seen it, but if you have seen it, then you'll know what I'm talking about when I drop little hints here and there about some of the more... seemingly esoteric aspects of this peculiar little film.
The first thing in the movie we see is the old, 1970s "OUR FEATURE PRESENTATION" graphic, also known (albeit, not officially by any means) as a "Grindhouse introduction," with the upbeat music playing as the words "Our Feature Presentation" roll in from all corners on the screen against a colorful background.
Then, quite abruptly, the movie begins. A man sits at his typewriter, narrating as he pecks away at the keys about a 'story that would change this little town, forever.Read more ›
The acting is utterly terrible, everyone sounds like they're reading a script at a rehearsal. The only good actor is veteran Buster Crab, who does a good Southern accent and plays the old "Pappy" pretty well. Everyone else has the most hideously affected accent, and they go right back to non-accented speech as soon as they start to get scared.
OK now, for those into zombie lore, as I am: first off, these are more like the zombies of "28 Days Later" than Romero, as they are actually still alive, just diseased. They are also able to use weapons, like axes and pitchforks. The makeup consists of Halloween masks for the male zombies and the women, interestingly, are mostly leggy hot blonds with white and black face paint. The music is one of the best parts of the movie, I think. It's that eerie 70s-80s synth music like you hear in Romero's early "Dead" movies which, even though it's cheap, is kind of spooky in an 80s horror movie way.
The zombie carnage in this film is actually not THE worst I've seen. Most of the victims just get knocked out, spit blood, and get dragged off screen to become food. There is one surprisingly good vore scene with a hot blond girl who gets knocked down, a female zombie rips her hand off and munches, while she writhes and vomits blood. Then, still alive, she dribbles more blood as her other arm is gnawed by a zombie guy and her throat is chewed.
All in all not the worst zombie movie ever, but far from the best.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this dvd and was completely surprised! I was not expecting anything at all, due to the other reviews I read about this movie. Read morePublished on January 14, 2006 by Joshua C. Absher
The other reviews for this movie had me rolling on the floor and I am not kidding! I have to agree it is one of the worst movies ever made which is why I gave it 5 stars. Read morePublished on June 3, 2005 by Merle
Normally I am a big fan of cheap, cheesy 1970s horror films, especially if they take place in swamps and star aging has-beens. So you'd think I'd love this film. Nope. Read morePublished on October 14, 2004 by Blahblahblah
even homemade ones. I knew this was a bad movie, I didn't mind that. But the whole production makes this unwatchable. Read morePublished on July 19, 2004 by Carlo Monte
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