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Raiders of the Living Dead (1986)

 -  Horror  -  March 1986 (France)
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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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Cast overview:
Robert Deveau ...
Morgan Randall
Donna Asali ...
Shelly Godwin
Robert Allen ...
Dr. Carstairs (as Bob Allen)
Bob Sacchetti ...
Man in Black (as Bob Cacchett)
Zita Johann ...
Corri Burt ...
Leonard Corman ...
Dr. Kapek
Christine Farish ...
Nino Rigali ...
Detective Kruger
Barbara Patterson ...
Mrs. Levitt
Tex Tuttle ...
Truck Driver


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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March 1986 (France)  »

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Crap title, crap film.
14 March 2014 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

Investigative reporter Morgan Randall (Robert Deveau) discovers that crazy Dr. Kapek (Leonard Corman) is bringing the dead back to life; when his friend Shelly (Donna Asali) is abducted by Kapek's reanimated corpses, Morgan launches a rescue attempt with the help of elderly physician Dr. Carstairs (Robert Allen), a useless armed guard, and an irritating kid (porn-star-to-be Scott Schwartz) who has constructed a pair of ray-guns from an old laser-disc player.

I'm pretty tolerant when it comes to Z-grade movies, having seen more than my fair share of absolute stinkers over the years, but I still had to watch Raiders of the Living Dead over the course of several evenings thanks to its incredible ability to rapidly send me off to sleep. Atrocious acting, boring direction, disjointed editing, an over-reliance on The 3 Stooges, and particularly dreadful laser effects all go to make this a truly painful viewing experience that is only spared the absolute lowest rating from me thanks to one shotgun blast to a zombie head (it's not great but it's definitely the highlight of this tosh) and the film's hilariously bad '80s theme song.

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