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FleshEater (1988)

R | | Horror | 17 August 1988 (USA)
A group of college students on an overnite hayride come across a group of maneating zombies. They must fight for their lives while trying to escape and warn the authorities.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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FleshEater (as Bill Hinzman)
John Mowod ...
Bob
Leslie Ann Wick ...
Kevin Kindlin ...
Charis Kirkpatrik Acuff ...
James J. Rutan ...
Lisa Smith ...
Kim
Denise Morrone ...
Mark Strycula ...
Kathleen Marie Rupnik ...
Matthew C. Danilko ...
David A. Sodergren ...
Tom Madden ...
Tractor Driver (as Tom 'Where R.U.' Madden)
David Ashby ...
Terrie Godfrey ...
Dispatcher (as Theresa Marie)
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A group of teenagers, taking a nocturnal hayride come across the grave of a man. Little did they know that this deceased man is a zombie. One by one, the actual living are falling victim and becoming zombies. Eventually there are zombies everywhere, and someone needs to stop them, but who? Written by simon

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He lived, he died, he's back, and he's hungry!

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17 August 1988 (USA)  »

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$60,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the "cardiectomy" scene, the heart S. William Hinzman bit into was supposed to be a plastic cast of a pig's heart. When something went wrong with the plastic cast, they had to throw the actual pig's heart in instead. Word was not relayed to Hinzman in time, who found himself biting into a pig's heart. See more »

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When the tractor driver is pulled away from the flesheater's coffin, the wire that pulls him back is clearly visible. See more »

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Eddie: Well excuse me boss, I must've come up here with the wrong impression, I thought we were here to have fun!
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References Frankenstein (1931) See more »

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Working for the Weekend
Written by Danny Fehl
Performed by HEDGG
Guitar leads by David Haywiser
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Predictable but still not bad
13 May 2004 | by (Pittsburgh, PA) – See all my reviews

As other reviewers have mentioned, Flesheater stars Bill Hinzman of Night of the Living Dead fame as the title zombie in an all out attack in the undead. The film by no means gets close to the entertainment level of the movie it draws inspiration from, Night of the Living Dead, but is still entertaining to a degree despite being highly predictable. As stated before, a farmer uncovers a wooden box with a bizarre warning on it that had obviously been buried for decades, and upon opening it releases the zombie Hinzman who starts his rampage of undead terror. The acting is not the greatest and the story drags at times, but some scenes are pretty spooky, such as when Hinzman and some other zombies wander into town and attack a family in a suburban house. The ending, which I won't reveal here, is highly predictable and you can see it coming a long time off. All in all, Flesheater may not be the greatest horror film ever made, or even a great zombie movie, but it's not totally awful, either.


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