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A barrel of radioactive waste is lost out in the woods. Some demented rednecks find it and use it as part of their still. Everybody who drinks from the liquor they produced turns into a zombie. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Steve Sooy ... Mental Patient One
Anthony M. Carr ... Attendant One
Ken Davis ... Mental Patient Two
Stan Morrow ... Dr. Kildare
Brent Thurston-Rogers ... Dr. Casey (as Brent Thurston Rogers)
Lisa M. DeHaven ... Lisa Dubois
Tyrone Taylor ... Tyrone Robinson (The Soldier)
Anthony Burlington-Smith ... Bob (as Anthony Burlington Smith)
James H. Housely ... Wilbur
Martin J. Wolfman ... Andy
Boo Teasedale ... Sally
Darla Deans ... Theresa
Joe Benson ... Hoss (The Dog) (as Joe Bensen)
Bucky Santini ... Ferd Mertz
P. Floyd Piranha ... Junior Clemson
William Decker ... Jethro Clemson (as William-Livingston Dekker)
Pericles Lewnes ... Billy Bob 'Elly May' Clemson (as Zoofeet)
William E. Benson ... Jed Clemson (as E.W. Nesneb)
Allan Hogg ... Colonel Sir
Frank Lantz ... Crazy Hitch-hiker
Joan Murphy ... Knockers
Sandy Bishop ... Miz Ashley
Alex Lewnes ... Fester
Alice Fay Stanley ... Imelda (Ma) Clemson
Matthew A. Goldberg ... Matt
Benjamin K. Goldberg ... Ben
J. Nick Alberto ... Jake The Butcher (as J. Nick Albero)
Michael Poole ... Butcher's customer
Jan Luffman ... Butcher's Victim
Jim Bellistri ... Loren (The Gay Soldier)
Peter Kief ... Sherman
Jeffrey McKinstry ... Featured Zombie (as Jeffrey D. McKinstry)
Steve Messick ... Featured Zombie
Ben Horney ... Featured Zombie
Cole Anderson ... Zombie
Debby Bishop ... Zombie (as Debbie Bishop)
Jeffrey D. Cornett ... Zombie
Laura Ann Durbin ... Zombie
Ivan Egbert ... Zombie
Heather Eveland ... Zombie
Julie Farra ... Zombie
Jason Foust ... Zombie
Jesse Furry ... Zombie

Lewis Goldstein ... Zombie
Tricia Greene ... Zombie
Hank Griffioen ... Zombie
Len Harrington ... Zombie
Jeff Harris ... Zombie
Kevin V. Hauer ... Zombie
Scott Hedeen ... Zombie
James H. Housely Jr. ... Zombie (as James H. Housley Jr.)
Gene Jones ... Zombie
David Kent ... Zombie
Rich Krieger ... Zombie
Jimmy L. Laird ... Zombie
Alissa Lewnes ... Zombie (as Alisa Lewnes)
J. Gerard MacNeil ... Zombie
Ben Madarang ... Zombie
Norman Massey Jr. ... Zombie
Peggy O'Neill ... Zombie
Gita Patel ... Zombie
Hemanshu Patel ... Zombie
Andy Riggin ... Zombie
Melissa E. Roberts ... Zombie
Michael J. Robinson ... Zombie
Eddie Pusey Jr. ... Zombie
Theresa San Lorenzo ... Zombie
Joe Saylor ... Zombie
Marie Schleifer ... Zombie
Eva L. Ware ... Zombie
John F. Watson ... Zombie
Christopher Morse Wescott ... Zombie
Stephen Whetstone ... Zombie
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Nicola Fiore ... Homophobia / 20th anniversary tromette (uncredited)

Directed by
Pericles Lewnes 
Writing credits
Zoofeet (story) &
P. Floyd Piranha (story)

Fester Smellman (writer)

Produced by
William E. Benson .... associate producer
Edward Bishop .... executive producer
Pericles Lewnes .... producer
George Scott .... producer
Original Music by
Adrian Bond 
Cinematography by
Ken Davis 
Film Editing by
Edward Bishop 
Makeup Department
Jason Foust .... assistant makeup artist
Ben Horney .... assistant makeup artist
James H. Housely .... assistant makeup artist
Mike Jeffries .... makeup designer: Theresa's death & zombie
Peter Kief .... assistant makeup artist
Margot Lambros .... assistant makeup artist
Larry Luers .... makeup designer: Theresa's death & zombie
Production Management
George Scott .... production manager
Sound Department
William Decker .... location sound recordist
James H. Houseley Jr. .... location sound recordist
Samuel W. Johnson .... location sound recordist
Jeffrey McKinstry .... location sound recordist
George Scott .... location sound recordist
Visual Effects by
Edward Bishop .... special makeup effects: models and prosthetics
Edward Bishop .... special visual effects
Ken Davis .... special visual effects
Peter Kief .... special visual effects
Pericles Lewnes .... special makeup effects: models and prosthetics
Pericles Lewnes .... special visual effects
Dave Milliken .... special visual effects
George Scott .... special makeup effects: models and prosthetics
Tim Starnes .... special visual effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Edward Bishop .... camera operator
Ken Davis .... camera operator
Frank Hill .... camera operator
James Housely .... camera operator
Peter Kief .... camera operator
Pericles Lewnes .... camera operator
George Scott .... camera operator
George Scott .... lighting director
Robert Richter .... camera operator (uncredited)
Other crew
William Decker .... invaluable assistance
Sally Florian .... production supporter
Jason Foust .... production assistant
Ben Horney .... production assistant
Samuel W. Johnson .... special production assistance (as Samuel W. 'Moondog' Johnson)
Sue Jordan .... production assistant
Peter Kief .... invaluable assistance
Alissa Lewnes .... production supporter
Jeffrey McKinstry .... invaluable assistance
Crew believed to be complete

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84 min | 90 min (director's cut)
Aspect Ratio:
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Australia:MA (2005 re-rating) | Australia:M (cut) | Finland:K-18 | Germany:(Banned) (2002) | Spain:18 | USA:R | USA:Unrated (director's cut)
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Did You Know?

Alex Lewnes was only two years old when he played Baby Fester.See more »
Billy-Bob/Ellie May:But Pa its gonna take me all night to deliver this!
Jed Clemson:Quit yer bellyachin Ellie May, or else I ain't gonna save any mash for ya. I'm just gonna save it for my self and for your brothers and Ma... and maybe even some for Perky.
Billy-Bob/Ellie May:You shouldn't give any to Ma. You know that stuff makes her crazy!
Jed Clemson:You quit your sassin' boy! I'll pulled you outta yer mother and I'll shove ya right back in!
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Wholesome Family Entertainment Part 6: Hope I don't Go Blind, 14 February 2009
Author: Tromafreak from Tallahassee, Florida

Just in case anyone was wondering, this is what true awsomeness looks like. Redneck Zombies is by far, my favorite shot-on-video, Return of the Living Dead/Texas Chainsaw Massacre ripoff-gore-fest in the entire Troma catalog. If anyone ever had fun making a movie, these guys did, which makes me wonder why Pericles didn't direct anything else for so long. I could sit here and type all day about the bottomless toilet of flaws that this film actually is, like most would, but, for the most part, all that was intentional, so now, all we have left is entertainment value, and if that was all that counted in the film industry, then Mr. Lewnes would have an Oscar to his credit. By far the greatest shot-on-video in existence, and I'll even go so far as to say that Redneck Zombies is by far the best non-Kaufman Troma epic available.

This steaming pile of Hixploitation magnificence begins with a soldier, in the middle of "God knows where", hauling a barrel of toxic waste, of course it falls off the vehicle while he's getting high. The barrel is, of course, intercepted by a 4,000 pound yokel, with a gun, no brain, and a whole lot of curiosity (played by the legendary Bucky Santini). With the soldier scared off, and the toxic waste now freshly stolen, from the portly yokel, by the Clemson clan, the town of thirteen rednecks can all now be let in on this curious lookin' liquid. For what? To drink? I doubt it, well, maybe...

With everyone now dead, and soon to be un-dead, these so-called rednecks (they're actually backwoods hicks) are going to be awfully hungry, after unwittingly poisoning themselves, going completely insane, and being dead, and all. Fortunately , there are seven campers, near by, who aren't all that bright, and that's a lot of dim-witted flesh to be had. What follows, definitely puts this in the top five goriest films of the 1980's. And just think, Redneck Zombies is actually funnier than it is gory. That is, If you're into ridiculous, backwards humor like someone I know.

You can't really call Redneck Zombies a failure, because this is exactly what they were going for, well, not a failure, exactly, more like "bad horror", then again, any damn fool can see that). These guys really take the cheesiness to legendary heights. I guess we could always do without the fact that it was shot on video, but if anything belongs on video, believe me, it's this. As ambitious of a production as it is, Redneck Zombies most definitely knows its place in the Exploitation world. Be sure to get the not rated version, otherwise, you'll be one unhappy camper. For the complete Redneck Zombies experience, check out the new Tromasterpiece Edition, it's swell!! If you don't hate over-the-top gore, sleazy, juvenile humor, bad acting, continuity issues, or movies made for less than $100 million, then you might not hate Redneck Zombies... oh, you probably will, what the hell do I know? 10/10

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