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Raiders of the Living Dead (1986)

PG-13 | | Horror | March 1986 (France)
A newspaper reporter hears of strange goings-on on a remote island. He travels there and finds that a mad scientist lives there and he is creating zombies.



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Credited cast:
Robert Deveau ...
Morgan Randall
Donna Asali ...
Shelly Godwin
Dr. Carstairs (as Bob Allen)
Bob Sacchetti ...
Man in Black
Corri Burt ...
Leonard Corman ...
Dr. Kapek
Christine Farish ...
Nino Rigali ...
Detective Kruger
Barbara Patterson ...
Mrs. Levitt
Tex Tuttle ...
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A newspaper reporter hears of strange goings-on on a remote island. He travels there and finds that a mad scientist lives there and he is creating zombies.

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They are evil. They are dead. They are ravenous...




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Release Date:

March 1986 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Caçadores dos Mortos-Vivos  »

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$800,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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This movie took an hour and a half of my life. And i want it back
19 December 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Wow... The only thing i could recommend from this "movie" is the absolutely hilarious open titles theme track. It is without doubt the most inane, lazy and downright stupid song i think i have EVER heard in a film. If cheesy, half arsed 80's rock, with lyrics from a ten year old is your bag baby, then try and track it down. Please let me have a copy too!

Other than that, uh....stuff happens, some boy makes a laser gun from his grandpa's Laserdisc player to rule his neighborhood and i guess, murder bullies with. Some intrepid reporter ( WOAH! reporters? zombies? in the same film? Revolutionary! ) seeks out some other boring stuff about some guy trying to do some stuff to take over the world with some zombies, or something ...uh OH I'M ALREADY BORED!. And if you forgive these kinda movies their awful plot, dialogue and acting because you only "watch it for the gore anyway" YOU WILL BE SORELY Disappointed. i think there are about..............3 zombies, who kill one guy who was stupid enough to deserve it. No gore in that scene. They then get shot by the geek with the laser. No gore. One gets its head blown off by the reporter. about 2 seconds of bad gore. and thats about it really. People run around for a bit, say stuff to other people you really don't't care about, and it ends. I'm surprised that i gave it the time i have, but hell it's 12.30 a.m. and i have nothing better to do. Don't think this will fit into the same style zombie category as movies like Zombi 2. Zombi Holocaust, Creeping Flesh ( ad infinitum ). It isn't really a living dead movie. It's really a waste of everyone's time. Except the title track. THAT'S FAB!!!

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