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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 »
Genre:
Tagline:
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 »
User Reviews:
A must-see splatter comedy! 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)

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:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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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 backup battery supply that powers the garage door during the escape in the van has the name "Spierigfilm" written on it - the name of the film's production company.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the middle of the film there is a scene where immense amount of blood squirts on the windshield of the big black car. The driver even uses the windshield wiper to get rid off it but on the next scenes one can see a totally clean windshield again.See more »
Quotes:
Alien #1:[to other Alien without suit] Put you clothes back on.
Alien #2:I'm comfortable with who I am.
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Little Green MenSee more »

FAQ

Why didn't the aliens return once the infection started again?
How did the infection start up again after the aliens left?
Well, why are the aliens curing everyone? Didn't they start the infection in the first place?
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39 out of 50 people found the following review useful.
A must-see splatter comedy!, 10 August 2003
Author: James J. Dominguez (DexX) from Melbourne, Australia

I caught Undead's second and final Festival screening last night, and it is just fantastic. I cannot understand how a film so cheap (cost about two million Australian, as I recall) could look so incredibly good. Most of the visual effects were done on a laptop, and they are just stunning. According to one of the Spierig brothers (the identical twins who wrote, directed, and produced the film, as well as managing the effects) the film contains 305 special effects, and maybe ten of those effects shots don't quite work.

Technicalities aside, it is also damned funny, extremely gory, and a whole lot of fun. The humour is not just slapstick gore, either - there are some priceless moments of character humour and a handful of absolutely classic lines, arguably the best of which can be heard at the end of the trailer. Surprisingly, the plot is quite strong, too, with a ripper of an ending that left me deeply impressed.

It isn't without its flaws - a few gags fall flat, the dialogue can be a bit hard to hear at times, the pacing is a tad shaky, and the final reel or two could do with a little bit of fat trimmed, plus the hero of the piece is just a bit annoying, with a whole lot of dialogue that is meant to be cheesy, but gets a bit TOO cheesy more than once - but for a first film made on a shoestring, it is just incredible. We are talking about the Bad Taste of the digital age.

I know it is getting a small mainstream cinema release here in Oz in early September, and I have heard it is getting a little release in the US and UK as well. Fans of early Peter Jackson, Sam Raimi, and George Romero owe it to themselves to go along and laugh themselves sick.

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