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Children of the Living Dead (2001)

Video  -  Horror | Thriller  -  17 March 2005 (Spain)
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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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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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Laurie fills Matthews coffee cup in the diner three times in a matter of seconds without him ever taking a drink. See more »

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Deputy Randolph: Let's roll! Let's be careful out there, or you'll join the ranks of the living dead!
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"ABBOTT HAYES!!!!!!!!"
17 December 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Wow...

I think cinema has found the new Ed Wood...and his name is John Russo. I rented this one just for sh*ts and giggles, mainly because I wanted to see a feature done by the folks who rape-...er...filmed the hilarious "Reverend Big Teeth" sequences for the "Night of the Living Dead: 30th Anniversary."

It's times like this that I mourn the passing of "Mystery Science Theater 3000," because this one would have been a top-rate contender. It actually boggles the mind how something THIS BAD could come out of ANYONE...even a total-hack like Russo.

If you're a cinema-masochist like me and enjoy getting belly rolls from horrible films, you really can't do any better than this. Abbott Hayes, the main baddie, is the funniest zombie you'll ever see. He looks like he's grooving to 70's funk music when he hunts down his victims. In fact, the "van-going-over-the-cliff" scene towards the beginning is the most unintentionally funny thing I've ever seen in a film...PERIOD.

Go rent it and give Russo the money so he and his team of fools can make more of these! As far as I'm concerned, they can stay in their delusional world and pump out as much of this horsesh*t as they want...I'll keep paying money to see the freak show!


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