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Undead -- A quaint Australian fishing village is overcome by meteorites that turn it's residents into the ravenous undead, leaving a small group of those unharmed to find a way out.

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Release Date:
4 September 2003 (Australia) See more »
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Prepare Yourself See more »
Plot:
A quaint Australian fishing village is overcome by meteorites that turn its residents into the ravenous undead, leaving a small group of those unharmed to find a way out. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
3 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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(129 articles)
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The greatest Aussie horror film since Zombie Brigade! See more (206 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Felicity Mason ... René Chaplin

Mungo McKay ... Marion

Rob Jenkins ... Wayne
Lisa Cunningham ... Sallyanne

Dirk Hunter ... Harrison
Emma Randall ... Molly
Steve Greig ... Agent

Noel Sheridan ... Chip
Gaynor Wensley ... Aggie
Eleanor Stillman ... Ruth
Robyn Moore ... Officer in Locker Room

Robert Jozinovic ... Man in Office
Peter Mensforth ... Cricket Batsman
Jacob Andriolo ... Yougn Cricketer
Michele Steel ... Screamer
William John King ... Angry Fater
Tim Dickenson ... Fisherman #1
Brad Sheriff ... Fisherman #2
Georgia Potter-Cowie ... Young Zombie Girl
Francesca Arakelian ... General Store Owner
Kyan Marie Salter ... Baby in Crib
David Whitcomb ... Newsreader
Paul Guthrie ... Disco Zombie
Rob Doran ... Bullet Wound Victim
Kristijana Maric ... Marion's Ex-Wife
Ann Ricketts ... Zombie
Salve Norris ... Zombie
Lehel Ungvari ... Zombie
Matthew Boyle ... Zombie
Leilani Buchanan ... Zombie
Stephen Woodward ... Zombie
Lisa Puddicombe ... Zombie
Troy Leinster ... Zombie
Anne Taylor ... Zombie
Scott Hamilton ... Zombie
Paul Nash ... Zombie
Peter Norton ... Zombie
Jennifer Lynch ... Zombie (as Jenni Lynch)

Kathleen McGowan ... Zombie

Chintamani Lila ... Zombie
Marc T. Brailak ... Zombie
Craig Woodward ... Zombie
Sharon Reeves ... Zombie
Denez Nassif ... Zombie
Adam Keenan ... Zombie
Nadia Iseppi ... Zombie
Claire Hallam ... Zombie
Alan Gibbs ... Zombie
Lotus Fixter ... Zombie
Renee Dignan ... Zombie
Michael J. De Marinis ... Zombie (as Michael J. Demarinis)
James Brough ... Zombie
Megan Bennetts ... Zombie
Christopher Armstrong ... Zombie
Troy Perry ... Zombie
Romina Castano ... Zombie
Brendan Rook ... Zombie
Julie Lee Rae ... Zombie
Osman Aslan ... Zombie
Jason King ... Zombie
Justin Pallazzo-Orr ... Zombie
Jo Wentzel ... Zombie
Tanya Batorsky ... Zombie
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Julie Dickson ... Zombie (uncredited)

Steven O'Donnell ... Zombie (uncredited)
Alex Revan ... Crimson Golem (uncredited)
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Directed by
Michael Spierig  (as The Spierig Brothers)
Peter Spierig  (as The Spierig Brothers)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michael Spierig  (as The Spierig Brothers)
Peter Spierig  (as The Spierig Brothers)

Produced by
Michael Spierig .... producer
Peter Spierig .... producer
 
Original Music by
Cliff Bradley 
 
Cinematography by
Andrew Strahorn 
 
Film Editing by
Michael Spierig 
Peter Spierig 
 
Casting by
Lyn Kidd 
Ben Parkinson 
 
Production Design by
Matthew Putland 
 
Art Direction by
Jane Culverhouse 
 
Set Decoration by
Maxine Dennett 
 
Costume Design by
Chintamani Lila 
 
Makeup Department
Toby Barron .... special makeup effects artist
Tiffany Beckwith-Skinner .... special makeup effects artist
Steven Boyle .... special makeup effects artist
Lana Calnan .... special makeup effects artist
Chintamani Lila .... chief makeup artist
Chintamani Lila .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
John Canniffe .... unit manager
Kathryn Metcalfe .... unit manager
Ben Parkinson .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kim Cierpicki .... second assistant director
Rob Doran .... first assistant director
Phillip Hollingdale .... second first assistant director
Kristijana Maric .... second assistant director
Suzanne Mawer .... second assistant director
Julie Trunkfield .... second assistant director
Anne Winson .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Marissa Bartolini .... set dresser
Maria-Sol Mazar .... set dresser (as Maria Sol Mazar)
 
Sound Department
Peter Spierig .... sound
 
Visual Effects by
Michael Spierig .... visual effects supervisor
Peter Spierig .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Jason King .... stunt performer
Gulliver Page .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mark Broadbent .... electrician
Liam Connor .... grip
Paul Seipel .... additional focus puller
Margaret Stancombe .... clapper loader
Travis Trewin .... focus puller
 
Editorial Department
Eric Whipp .... film colorist
 
Other crew
Peter Block .... acquisitions executive
Kim Cierpicki .... production coordinator
Jason King .... combat choreographer
Gulliver Page .... double: "Marion"
Justin Palazzo-Orr .... combat choreographer
Emma Reynolds .... production assistant
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for strong violence and gore, and for language
Runtime:
Australia:104 min | Canada:100 min (Toronto International Film Festival) | USA:97 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Australia:MA | Canada:R (Manitoba) | Canada:18A (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 (self applied) | Germany:16 | Hong Kong:III | Netherlands:16 | Singapore:NC-16 (original rating) | Singapore:M18 (re-rating) | South Korea:18 | UK:15 | USA:R
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Trivia:
The film was entirely funded by the directors and their family and friends.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Officer Harrigan fires 14 rounds out of a six-shot revolver.See more »
Quotes:
Marion:...time is short. So you gotta ask yourself: Are you a fighter, Fish Queen, or are you zombie food?See more »
Movie Connections:
References Utu (1984)See more »
Soundtrack:
Little Green MenSee more »

FAQ

Why didn't the aliens return once the infection started again?
What will the Spierig brothers do next? Will there be an "Undead" sequel?
Where did the infection come from?
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32 out of 52 people found the following review useful.
The greatest Aussie horror film since Zombie Brigade!, 4 October 2003
Author: Andrew Leavold (trash@trashvideo.com.au) from Brisbane, Australia

Something is seriously wrong in the quiet Queensland hamlet of Berkeley: rocks are falling from the sky, carrying a virus that turns local residents into flesh-crazed fiends. And that's just the start of the powerhouse slam-bang debut from Brisbane twin filmmakers Peter and Michael Spierig, an audacious triumph of invention and imagination over budget and genre constraints. Even more remarkable is the fact that two local Brisbane boys have achieved the impossible and created an original Aussie zombie epic that is set to lay waste to the international horror community.

Ever the post-80s horror boom cultural vultures, Spierigs plunder shamelessly from the expected sources - the grey apocalypticism of George A Romero's Dead trilogy, the outrageous gore setpieces of Peter Jackson's blood-soaked Bad Taste and Braindead, the camera histronics of early Sam Raimi and Coen Brothers efforts - while breathing new life into the long-exhausted zombie cycle and making a film that is entirely their own. Undead marries a wholly unpredictable narrative, jawdropping effects (graphic enough for the most jaded of gorehounds) and a frighteningly assured grasp of cinematic language. As expected there's buckets of gallows humour, but the film never trades cheap laughs for its primary purpose: delivering good old-fashioned blood-curdling shocks.

If Aussie horror is a dead duck, Undead blows it out of the water.

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