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Release Date:
January 1974 (USA) See more »
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Seven Suicides - and they roared back as The Living Dead. See more »
Plot:
A gang of young people call themselves the Living Dead. They terrorize the population from their small town... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Don Sharp obituary
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Posh hells angels run riot from beyond the grave See more (63 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Nicky Henson ... Tom Latham
Mary Larkin ... Abby Holman
Ann Michelle ... Jane Pettibone
Roy Holder ... Bertram
Denis Gilmore ... Hatchet
Miles Greenwood ... Chopped Meat
Peter Whitting ... Gash
Rocky Taylor ... Hinky

Robert Hardy ... Chief Inspector Hesseltine
Patrick Holt ... Sergeant
Alan Bennion ... Constable

John Levene ... Constable
Beryl Reid ... Mrs. Latham

George Sanders ... Shadwell
Jacki Webb ... Mother
David Millett ... Father
Linda Gray ... Grandmother
Andrew Laurence ... Grandfather
Roy Evans ... Motorist

Bill Pertwee ... Publican
Seretta Wilson ... Stella
Denis Carey ... Coroner's Assistant
Stanley Stewart ... Petrol Pump Attendent
Lane Meddick ... Mr. Pettibone
June Brown ... Mrs. Pettibone
Ann Murray ... Motorist
Fiona Kendall ... Monica
Ernest C. Jennings ... Blind Man
Martin Boddey ... Coroner

Heather Wright ... Girl with Parcels
Penny Leatherbarrow ... Woman in Police Station
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marc Boyle ... Riding the motor-cycles (uncredited)
Jack Cooper ... Riding the motor-cycles (uncredited)
Cliff Diggins ... Riding the motor-cycles (uncredited)
Romo Gorrara ... Riding the motor-cycles (uncredited)
James Payne ... Police Photographer (uncredited)
Roy Scammell ... Riding the motor-cycles (uncredited)
Jack Silk ... Riding the motor-cycles (uncredited)
Jeff Silk ... Riding the motor-cycles (uncredited)
Larry Taylor ... Lorry Driver (uncredited)

Directed by
Don Sharp 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Arnaud d'Usseau 
Julian Zimet  (as Julian Halevy)

Produced by
Andrew Donally .... producer
 
Original Music by
John Cameron 
 
Cinematography by
Ted Moore 
 
Film Editing by
Richard Best 
 
Art Direction by
Maurice Carter 
 
Set Decoration by
Andrew Campbell 
 
Costume Design by
Jean Fairlie 
 
Makeup Department
Susie Hill .... hair stylist
Neville Smallwood .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Frank Bevis .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Barry Langley .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Buster Ambler .... sound recordist
Bob Jones .... sound recordist
Colin Miller .... sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Pat Moore .... special effects (as Patrick Moore)
 
Stunts
Gerry Crampton .... stunt coordinator
Jack Cooper .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Jack Silk .... stunt driver (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bob Kindred .... camera operator
Mike Roberts .... focus puller (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jean Fairlie .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Music Department
John Cameron .... conductor
 
Other crew
Phyllis Townshend .... continuity
James Payne .... stand-in (uncredited)
 

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Also Known As:
"Psychomania" - UK (original title)
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Runtime:
85 min | UK:90 min
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Trivia:
Cliff Deakins, Nicky Henson's stunt double, was injured when a stunt went wrong.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The amount of times the same vehicles were used, even after being involved in accidents. Example: when the bikers are trying to kill themselves, one rides through the side of a furniture van. Later on, the riders go past traffic and the same van is there undamaged.See more »
Quotes:
Chief Inspector Hesseltine:From the look of those skidmarks, something must have forced him over. Did you get anything out of the witnesses?
Sergeant:Yes sir. Exactly the same story from all of them. Two motorcyclists jabbing at his tyre with a knife.
Chief Inspector Hesseltine:Any identification?
Sergeant:Yeah, The Living Dead again.
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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Posh hells angels run riot from beyond the grave, 21 February 2004
Author: dave-1254 from lancaster, uk

Psychomania is probably the only British biker movie ever.

The Living Dead are probably the poshest motorbike gang ever!

Although they are mean, nasty, well spoken (mostly) & angry. They are also sensitive hippie types, who sing, with flowers in their hair! (don't ask me, I didn't make the film :-p ) The music, by John Cameron is awesome, and after 30 years, is finally available on 'trunk records'. The script is, well, cheesey and the plot is fun, for an 'X' rated film. If your wondering about the plot of the film, it's explained fully in three sentences within the first five minutes. In fact, the scrip is the only thing that lets the film down, although it's one of the reasons I love the film so much.

"...and another thing, you can only die once. After that, nothing and no one can harm you."

"WELL WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR?"

The camera work is excellent in places, especially the morgue scene towards the end. The screenplay has a certain 'whit' about it, check out the suicide scenes. There no big flashy stunts, no flashy expensive SFX, but the film is full of good ideas, a splash of psychedelia and was maybe the inspiration behind the cover of Meat Loafs 'Bat out of hell' album cover. Psychomania is well worth a watch. Just sit back, relax, put your tongue in your cheek and enjoy the ride, there's a stone circle in it!

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