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Parents Guide for
Dead Alive (1992) More at IMDbPro »Braindead (original title)

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A zombified priest caresses a zombified nurse's thigh. She moans in pleasure.

Two zombies are seen kissing and thrusting into each other until they are broken up by a man.

There are references to rape and molestation, (and in the unrated version, necrophilia)

A man urinates on a person's grave


Dead Alive, albeit played mostly for laughs, is horrifically gory. It's more then enough to turn you off of eating for the next week. It's often been regarded as the, or one of the, most gory films ever made, and it earns the title.

While a man is urinating on a grave, the reanimated corpse punches out of her grave and grabs the man's groin.

A man walks into a room completely soaked with blood, filled with zombies ripping humans to shreds, gore spraying everywhere. He pulls out a lawnmower and proceeds to walks through the crowd of zombies. Limbs, gore, and gallons of blood spray in every direction. It is stated (and it is true) that 5 gallons of fake blood was pumped per second in this scene.

A zombie's severed head is put into a blender. It it shredded into a gooey red liquid and splatters everywhere.

A man has his hand and arm chopped off with a machete. It's also implied he has his head chopped off, but it cuts away before this happens.

A woman is bitten by a rat monkey in the neck in close-up, with blood squirting.

A woman kills a rat monkey by stepping on its head. We see the head slowly squish under the foot, with blood, skull fragments and brain matter leaking out.

A zombie rips a woman's face off, and her bloody skull is shown.

The priest rips a zombie's arm off and uses it to beat up the other zombie. He then rips the zombie's other arm off, then kicks both of his legs off and then kicks his head clean off. It flies into the air and you can see what looks like part of his brain flying. A zombie's head falls from the sky and lands on his neck. It sinks it's teeth into his neck and rips it open.

A priest is impaled by a statue. It sticks out of his stomach and blood gushes out of the open wound.

A man impales his zombified mother in the nostril with a syringe on multiple occasions.

A man has his rib cage ripped open.

A living man is seen with his legs stripped to the bone. He is still able to move them

Two zombies hold a man down. One tugs at his head and his face is violently ripped off his skull. You can see the flesh and bone hidden underneath the missing face.

A zombie rips a woman's beating heart out of her chest and holds it in front of her face.

Uncle Les hacks multiple zombies to pieces with two meat cleavers. Shortly after, you can see him standing behind a massive pile of body parts.

A woman is seen with an open and extremely gory pulsating wound.

A zombie's ear falls off into a bowl of custard she then proceeds to eat it. Not gory or violent, but very disgusting.

A man smashes a zombie over the head with a vase.

Two zombies fight.

A zombie is stabbed in the eye with a syringe.

A zombie tackles a man through glass.

A zombie's arm is ripped off.

A baby zombie gets out off a man's chest. Very disturbing scene.

Braindead/ Dead Alive is barely a R rating, mostly a NC-17 rating now.


Moderate language.


Some characters are seen smoking and drinking at a party.

A man is seen smoking after a funeral.

A man is seen drinking at a graveyard.


The film is a horror comedy, so most of it is done for laughs, albeit with an incredibly dark and twisted sense of humor. But as mentioned, it is one of the goriest films ever made. It has to be stressed how gory this film is.

18: frequent comic bloody violence, very strong gory horror.

Rated R for an abundance of outrageous gore (heavily cut)
Argentina:18 / Australia:R / Austria:18 / Brazil:18 / Canada:R / Canada:18+ (Quebec) / Canada:16+ (Quebec) / Denmark:15 / Finland:K-18 (DVD version) (uncut) / Finland:(Banned) (original rating) / Finland:K-18 (cut) (1997) / Finland:K-18 (cut) (1993) / France:16 / Germany:(Banned) / Germany:BPjM Restricted / Germany:Not Rated / Germany:16 (heavily cut) / Greece:K-17 (DVD rating) / Hong Kong:III / Iceland:16 / Italy:VM14 / Japan:R-15 / Mexico:C / Netherlands:16 / New Zealand:R16 / Norway:18 (video premiere) / Norway:15 (2004) (DVD rating) / Portugal:M/16 / Singapore:(Banned) / South Korea:(Banned) (original rating) / South Korea:18 (re-rating) (heavily cut) / Spain:18 / Sweden:15 / UK:18 / USA:Unrated / USA:R (heavily cut)

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