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Children of the Living Dead (2001)

Video  -  Horror | Thriller  -  9 October 2001 (USA)
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In 1987 serial murderer and rapist Abbot Hayes disappeared from the morgue. Shortly afterwards, a zombie plague swept his hometown and many lost their lives in the ensuing battle. Now, ... See full summary »

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In 1987 serial murderer and rapist Abbot Hayes disappeared from the morgue. Shortly afterwards, a zombie plague swept his hometown and many lost their lives in the ensuing battle. Now, fourteen years later, the aging residents of the town are trying to erase all traces of their past. But the arrival of a businessman who relocates the bodies of the local cemetery into a mass grave so he can build a car dealership riles up Abbot, who sets out to create his own army of the undead and take over. Written by Jack

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Thirty years later and they're walking again ... See more »

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Rated R for horror violence and gore, and for language | See all certifications »

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According to director Tor Ramsey, he was pressured a lot during the filming by Karen L. Wolf and John A. Russo, who made him use their friends as the film crew even though Ramsey wanted to hire other people. After screening the Directors Cut of the film, 'Karen L Wolf' took the film away from Ramsey, hired a new editor and even looped many lines to correct the plot holes of the new cut. See more »

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When they are ready to burn the zombies, some asks, "It's that all?" Another person says, "yes," even though they are walking around bodies scared around the ground. However, when the sheriff lights the fire, the ground is cleared of zombies. See more »

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Matthew Micheals: Of all the places in all the world my dad could have picked to build his dealership, he picked the one right down the street from Walking Dead Central.
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A bungled film too awful for even Ed Wood
15 June 2002 | by (ottawa, canada) – See all my reviews

I am still in disbelief after having watched Children of the Living Dead. I have seen some terrible, terrible B-horror films but this film is by the far the most inept piece of writing, directing, and cinematography displayed since...well, since never. The only redeeming quality is the appearance of Tom Savini but even that is a tiny diamond in a massive vat of drek. The film looks like it was shot on a camcorder and the non-existence of atmospheric lighting tells me that this was an amateur production. I believe John Russo was involved in this mess and that is no surprise. You may remember that Russo was responsible for the horrific mangling of Night of the Living Dead for its 30th Anniversary release (Russo shot a new beginning and end and had a new score and corny sound effects put in which completely compromised Romero's masterpiece of early horror filmmaking.) The dialogue is not even worth commenting on because it is simply a disaster. It is obviously dubbed after the fact and is read without emotion or inflection. Watching this garbage will ruin your day. I suggest watching any of Romero's movies in his great zombie trilogy or watching the 80's Return of the Living Dead if ghouls are your thing. Children of the Living Dead should never have risen...but I guess sometimes even cheap scam artists like Russo deserve to make a living.


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