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Revenge of the Dead (1983)
"Zeder" (original title)

 -  Horror  -  January 1985 (USA)
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Stefano, a young journalist, buys a used typewriter and accidentally sees that some text is still readable on the ribbon. He manages to reconstruct the story of a scientist, Paolo Zeder, ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gabriele Lavia ...
Stefano
Anne Canovas ...
Alessandra
Paola Tanziani ...
Gabriella Goodman
Cesare Barbetti ...
Dr. Meyer
Bob Tonelli ...
Mr. Big
Ferdinando Orlandi ...
Giovine - faux Don Luigi
Enea Ferrario ...
Mirko
John Stacy ...
Professor Chesi
Alex Partexano ...
Police Lt. Guido Silvestri (as Alessandro Partexano)
Marcello Tusco ...
Doctor Melis
Aldo Sassi ...
Don Mario
Veronica Moriconi ...
Young Gabriella
Enrico Ardizzone ...
Benni
Maria Teresa Tofano ...
Anna
Andrea Montuschi ...
Inspector Bouffet
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Stefano, a young journalist, buys a used typewriter and accidentally sees that some text is still readable on the ribbon. He manages to reconstruct the story of a scientist, Paolo Zeder, who in the 1950's discovered that some types of terrain have the power to revive the dead that are buried in them. Stefano's investigations bring him in contact with a group of renegade scientists that are still making experiments to prove Zeder's theories. Written by Giancarlo Cairella <vertigo@imdb.com>

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January 1985 (USA)  »

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Revenge of the Dead  »

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ITL 500,000,000 (estimated)
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Atypical Italian zombie flick.
29 May 2009 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

A young journalist buys a second hand typewriter and finds that he can read the imprints on the ribbon,revealing what was last typed on the machine.He pieces together the story of the scientist Paolo Zeder,who discovered K-Zones,areas in which the dead are restored to life.Stefano later encounters a group of scientists who are trying to prove Zeder's theories."Zeder" was directed and co-written by Italian maestro Pupi Avati,whose "House with the Windows That Laugh" is often regarded as one of the masterpieces of Italian horror.In "Zeder" Avati masterfully mixes a genuinely creepy atmosphere with intriguing metaphysical concepts.Unlike Lucio Fulci's gorefests it features little if any gore.There is plenty of an ominous atmosphere of unsettling dread throughout,even when not much is happening.You seldom see zombies,except in occasional glimpses.Overall,"Zeder" is weird and unusual enough to hold interest.A must-see for fans of Italian horror.8 out of 10.


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