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Director:
Writers:
Fred Olen Ray (screenplay) &
Martin Nicholas (screenplay)
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Release Date:
1 June 1980 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
They're consuming every living creature in sight! See more »
Plot:
A meteor strikes a houseboat in the swamps near a southern town populated by Yankees with fake accents... See more » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Well it was bad, but it was short and it wasn't boring. See more (33 total) »

Cast

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Buster Crabbe ... Sheriff Kowalski
Ray Roberts ... Tom Corman (as Raymond Roberts)
Linda Lewis ... Shawn Michaels
George Kelsey ... Emmet Michaels
Mike Bonavia ... Miller Haze
Dennis Underwood ... Deputy Campbell
John Leirier ... Paisley
Rich Vogan ... Krelboin
Martin Nicholas ... Doc Ellerbe (as Martin Alan Nicholas)
Norman Riggins ... Mr. Griffith
Nancy Kranz ... Mrs. Griffith (also as Nancy Karnz)
Ellena Contello ... Mae Hawkins (also as Ellena Contella)
Shelley Youngren ... Angry Wife

Fred Olen Ray ... Pool Player
Chuck Sumner ... Gordon / Zombie
Bernice Kelsey ... Farmer's Wife
Ken Triplet ... Farmer / Mandolin player in bluegrass band
Jocelyn Davies ... Girl Swimmer
Donn Adrian ... Hunter #1
Bob Wagner ... Hunter #2
Wesley Place ... Second Deputy
Edi Stroup ... Grocery Cashier
Bonnie Irvine
Albert Davies
Lena Blanton
Steve Kaplan
Carl Bowman
Terry Stephenson
Ray Duckworth
James Christian
Barbara Barrs
Mary Jane Kelsey
Nancy Ray
Terry Drean
Jim Cartwright
Bobby Conwell
Elton Kemper
Freddy Frei
Mike Domansky
Michael Smith
John Ray ... Zombie in flannel shirt / Houseboat tourist
Michelle De Gurse ... Zombie
Joe Lang
Denise Thompson
Noli Lagrossa
Ron Liburn
John Green
Chris Robinson
Rene McCune
Phil Cardwell
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Henry Kaplan ... Corpse (uncredited)

Directed by
Fred Olen Ray 
 
Writing credits
Fred Olen Ray (screenplay) &
Martin Nicholas (screenplay) (as Martin Alan Nicholas)

Produced by
Henry Kaplan .... executive producer
Fred Olen Ray .... producer
Chuck Sumner .... producer
Shelley Youngren .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Franklin Sledge (musical score)
Chuck Sumner (musical score)
 
Cinematography by
Peter Gamba 
Fred Olen Ray  (as Fred Ray)
Gary Singer 
 
Film Editing by
Mark Barrett 
 
Makeup Department
Allen Duckworth .... special makeup designer
 
Art Department
Jon Keck .... title graphics
 
Sound Department
Malcom Brooks .... audio
Joe Lang .... audio
John Weyrick .... audio
 
Special Effects by
Fred Olen Ray .... special effects (as Fred Ray)
 
Visual Effects by
Bart Mixon .... special animation effects (as Bart J. Mixon)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Malcom Brooks .... still photographer (as Mac Brooks)
Will Harbeson .... still photographer
Colin Heron-Vanta .... still photographer
Joe Lang .... still photographer
 
Music Department
The American Bluegrass Express .... additional music
Paul Jones .... additional music
Sugar Lee .... additional music
 
Other crew
Mike Gorenfio .... production assistant
Colin Heron-Vanta .... production assistant
John Ray .... production assistant
 

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Runtime:
USA:74 min
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Goofs:
Continuity: Towards the end of the film a woman gets attacked after running away from hers and her boyfriend's broken down car. You see a zombie eating what is supposed to be her severed right hand but in one of the following shots you can see her right hand still attached to the bodySee more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Beverly Hills Vamp (1989)See more »

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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Well it was bad, but it was short and it wasn't boring., 25 May 2004
Author: Aaron1375

Yes, this movie could be the very definition of low budget movie. The film quality sucks, the make-up makes the zombies in "Hell of the Living Dead" look oscar worthy, and at times it seems the movie is just one random scene after another. Still though, it was funny to watch and it is really short so it is over before you know it. How this movie got a special dvd release is beyond me when much better horror movies are a lot harder to find. This movie has a town infested with badly made up zombies that seem to suck blood and in other scenes seem to just want to kill. The story itself had potential, but the result on the screen is very low budget. Not a lot of gore, but there is some nudity to see in a rather pointless scene. The end is a bit abrupt too as nothing is really resolved at all. The zombies are also not very consistant as they can withstand gunfire, but a comb takes one of them out. Still though I have seen worse and it is a good movie to make fun of.

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