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FleshEater (1988)

 -  Horror  -  17 August 1988 (USA)
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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
S. William Hinzman ...
FleshEater (as Bill Hinzman)
John Mowod ...
Bob
Leslie Ann Wick ...
Sally
Kevin Kindlin ...
Ralph
Charis Kirkpatrik Acuff ...
Lisa
James J. Rutan ...
Eddie
Lisa Smith ...
Kim
Denise Morrone ...
Carrie
Mark Strycula ...
Bill
Kathleen Marie Rupnik ...
Julie
Matthew C. Danilko ...
Tony
David A. Sodergren ...
Farmer Dave
Tom Madden ...
Tractor Driver (as Tom 'Where R.U.' Madden)
David Ashby ...
Harv
Terrie Godfrey ...
Dispatcher (as Theresa Marie)
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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

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17 August 1988 (USA)  »

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Flesh Eater  »

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$60,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The title is taken from one of the original titles for Night of the Living Dead (1968), which was "Night of the Flesheaters". See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Sheriff: Give me your attention, men. I want you to understand we have a dangerous situation here. I've already lost one man. Most of you knew Harv Morgan. I want to get those things that killed him. Now, we are going to split up into groups. No less than two people to a group. We're going to head west until we meet up with the group coming from the east with Deputy Gary.
Posse Member: What are we looking for?
Posse Member: Yeah, Sheriff. What are these things?
Sheriff: They're dead things. They're dead, and they're attacking people.
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References She-Ra: Princess of Power (1985) See more »

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Do You Want to Dance
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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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