Braindead (1992) Poster



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Edited into 


King Kong (1933)
The Rat Monkey is captured from Skull Island (where King Kong was from) and taken abroad, the expeditioners also are confronted by tribal local people who try to stop them.
The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953)
A character has a poster of this film in his room.
Jungle Moon Men (1955)
A character has a poster of this film in his room.
Psycho (1960)
Lionel is subservient to his mother.
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
the doors are seen boarded up to keep the zombies out
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
Like the Black Knight, a character has all their limbs chopped off in the graveyard scene with Father MacGruder
Allegro non troppo (1976)
Exact reference "lips sticking together and are ripped from mouth"
The Evil Dead (1981)
Gremlins (1984)
Zombies are put in a blender like the Gremlins.
Re-Animator (1985)
Aliens (1986)
Night of the Creeps (1986)
Killing a zombie with a lawn mower
Bad Taste (1987)
"Spoon Stuck in Head" gag
Society (1989)
Meet the Feebles (1989)
The song played on the organ as the mourners wait to enter the church (prior to the embalming scene) is none other than Sodomy from Peter Jackson's previous film Meet the Feebles (1989).
Rugrats (1990) (TV Series)
"God damn little Rugrat"

Referenced in 

Valley of the Stereos (1992) (Short)
A character wears a Braindead t-shirt with a picture of the zombie baby from that film.
Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (1995)
On the audio commentary, the FX crew cite the Peter Jackson film as inspiration for the arm through the head sequence.
The Making of 'The Frighteners' (1998) (Video)
mentioned a few times
The Convent (2000)
La comunidad (2000)
Fear, Panic & Censorship (2000) (TV Movie)
Video case is shown.
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
Mace Windu enters the final scene with the words "This party's over!", and starts choping the droids into small pieces with his lightsaber. In Braindead, Lionel enters the final scene with a lawnmower and says "Party's Over!", before mowing through a mass of zombies.
Postal 2 (2002) (Video Game)
Undead (2003)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
The canyon used leading up to the Paths of the Dead was also used by Peter Jackson in Braindead.
Skenbart: En film om tåg (2003)
The injection that the doctor's wife and the doctor's mistress do on the doctor is done exactly as Lionel Cosgrove does in Braindead several times: in the nose.
Dead & Breakfast (2004)
A character tries to run on some blood and just slips and ends up running on the spot, this gag is re-used from this film.
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
When Shaun takes the bandages off his mother's lower left arm to find a festering wound, it's the same as in Braindead (another zombie comedy), where the main character removes the bandages from his mother's lower left arm to find a similar wound.
Hide and Creep (2004)
One of the characters names the movie.
Film Geek (2005)
Title of this film appears on screen. Also, Scotty mentions it ("Dead Alive").
The Werewolf Cult Chronicles: Vietnam 1969 (2005) (Video)
Expository titles are referenced.
Evil Aliens (2005)
When looking for a way to splatter the aliens Cat takes a long look at the lawn mower but then uses a brush cutter instead.
House of the Dead 2 (2005) (TV Movie)
Someone's arm get chopped of because he got bitten and they want to prevent him from turning into a zombie.
King Kong (2005)
"Sumatran Rat Monkey" on a cage in the background.
Horror Business (2005) (Video)
Video case is shown.
South Park: The Return of Chef (2006) (TV Episode)
The shot where Chef's face is ripped off by a mountain lion during his gory death scene resembles the scene where a man gets his faced ripped off by a zombie in this incredibly gory movie.
Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) (Video)
Film artwork is shown in a newspaper article.
Aída: Tu madre se ha comido mi dedo (2006) (TV Episode)
Title reference (Spanish aka).
Black Sheep (2006)
The sheep fetus acts quite similarly to the zombie baby of Braindead.
Sledstvie veli...: Besy (2007) (TV Episode)
Name-dropped as a "videosalon" horror movie.
Astrópía (2007)
Mentioned in dialogue by employee.
Igor (2008)
When Eva asks what play Igor and Brain are rehearsing, Scamper answers: 'Braindead'.
Left 4 Dead (2008) (Video Game)
In the Blood Harvest campaign, in the basement of a building near the train station has a lawn mower covered and surrounded with blood and 'chunks'
Dead Snow (2009)
Character wearing a Braindead t-shirt
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Cemetery Man (2009) (TV Episode)
James comments that Cemetery Man isn't as gory as this movie.
eXploitation CinemA (2009) (Short)
referenced as a zombie film example.
Night of the Punks (2010) (Short)
The band in the film is named "The Brain Deads" and references the film.
Death by Death (2010) (Short)
Lawn mower as a weapon.
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated: The Secret Serum (2010) (TV Episode)
Angie Dinkley's message on the phone, "When I order a crate of Sumatran Rat monkeys from Skull Island I expect overnight delivery!"
28 Hours Later: The Zombie Movie (2010)
"Party's over" is a line from Peter Jackson's Braindead.
Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011)
DVD is shown ("Dead Alive").
Hobo with a Shotgun (2011)
Using a lawnmower as a weapon.
Scream: The Inside Story (2011) (TV Movie)
It is mentioned in a newspaper article ("Dead Alive").
The Cinema Snob: Cannibal Holocaust (2011) (TV Episode)
"I forgot, they're going by Dead Alive rules..."
Bong of the Dead (2011) (Video)
The killing of zombies with the lawnmowers.
Juan of the Dead (2011)
"I kick ass for the lord!"
The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
When Haddock see Snowy for the first time he call him "Rat monkey of Sumatra".
Edición Especial Coleccionista: Pack Tintín (2011) (TV Episode)
DVD mentioned
Brows Held High: Andy Warhol's Frankenstein (2011) (TV Episode)
Oancitizen balks at the notion that this got a Criterion release
Midnight Movie Review: Braindead (2011) (TV Episode)
the number 4 in the Top 25 Best '90s Horror Movies.
Welshy Reviews: The Three Musketeers (2011) (TV Episode)
To be reviewed next time.
Visionado obligado: Primer (2012) (TV Episode)
Atom the Amazing Zombie Killer (2012)
Lional is named after "Lionel Cosgrove" from Dead Alive.
Final de partida: Festival de cine Macabro (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as another great gore film by Peter Jackson
Rewind This! (2013)
Video case is shown ("Dead Alive").
Blood and Guts with Scott Ian: Rick Baker: Monster Maker (2013) (TV Episode)
Scott points out the screen-used Baby Selwyn in Bob's Basement.
The Cinema Snob: The German Chainsaw Massacre (2013) (TV Episode)
"Not to mention Lionel from Dead Alive keeps chasing her."
Filmbarátok Podcast: Episode #1.32 (2013) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Kick-Ass 2 (2013)
Using a lawnmower as a weapon
Birth of the Living Dead (2013)
DVD is shown.
How It Should Have Ended: How World War Z Should Have Ended (2013) (TV Episode)
Lionel Cosgrove appears
The Cinema Snob: Russian Hobbit (2013) (TV Episode)
"I prefer the old days when they mostly made movies like Russian Bad Taste and Russian Dead Alive."
Død snø 2 (2014)
Braindead T-shirt worn in clips from first film.
The Cinema Snob: To Catch a Yeti (2014) (TV Episode)
"This looks like the monkey from Dead Alive fucked a Furbie."
[REC] 4: Apocalypse (2014)
Using the outboard motor to kill the infected.
Why Horror? (2014)
Japanese VHS cover can be seen.
Turbo Kid (2015)
The vicious rat is a reference to the Sumatran rat monkey in Peter Jackson's 1992 Dead Alive
Blood Puddle Reviews: Dead Alive (2015) (TV Episode)
Film is reviewed
Video Buck: Las traducciones más mierdosas pt. 2 (2015) (TV Episode)
castilian & english posters shown
Alison (2015)
Tarot cards, used early on, set up the film's plot.
The Cinema Snob: Captain America (2016) (TV Episode)
"He's got to infect the characters from Dead Alive stat."
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Dracula Dead and Loving It (2016) (TV Episode)
mentioned by James
Lost in Brainland (2017) (Video)
Half in the Bag: 2017 Movie Catch-up: Part 1 (2018) (TV Episode)
Mike in regards to The Belko Experiment: "Take this subject matter very seriously or make Dead Alive."
Transluminescence (2018) (Short)
The shot where Julia peels off a piece of skin on her cheek while doing her make-up is inspired by the scene from Braindead where Lionel's mother does the same.

Featured in 

Cinema of Unease: A Personal Journey by Sam Neill (1995)
An excerpt of this film is featured.
Zomergasten: Episode #14.1 (2001) (TV Episode)
A fragment of this film is shown in this episode
Masters of Horror (2002) (TV Movie)
Clips from the movie are featured and discussed during Peter Jackson's interview
SexTV: Dark Desires: Sexuality in the Horror Film (2003) (TV Episode)
Clips from movie used in episode.
Entre vivir y soñar (2004)
The film is seen being featured in a theater
30 Even Scarier Movie Moments (2006) (TV Mini-Series)
Clips are shown.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Braindead (2007) (TV Episode)
Clips of the movie were shown.
eXploitation CinemA (2009) (Short)
lawnmover massacre.
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: The Swan Princess (2011) (TV Episode)
Footage shown when Hewy compares the Puffin in "Swan Princess" to the Irish priest in this movie
Welshy Reviews: Braindead (2011) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Hagan Reviews: Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist (2012) (TV Episode)
"When that happened, the film was in danger of becoming Peter Jackson's Braindead..."
Welshy Reviews: Black Sheep (2012) (TV Episode)
Welshy compares it to Black Sheep
Ruby Sparks (2012)
Ruby and Calvin watch the film at the drive-in.
The Nostalgia Chick: The Fellowship of the Ring (2013) (TV Episode)
mentioned when discussing Peter Jackson's early film career
No Sleep TV3: Classic Episode #1: "Our All-Time Faves" (2015) (TV Episode)
Clips and film is discussed/reviewed as AKA Dead Alive


Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
When the baby is hit with a frying pan, its face is imprinted in the pan like Han Solo's face when he is frozen in Carbonite

Spoofed in 

Cemetery Man (1994)
Idle Hands (1999)
Sigillet (2006)
Drowning sequence
Dead Rising (2006) (Video Game)
Zombies can be dispatched by lawnmower like they are in the movie.

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