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31 May 2005 (USA) See more »
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How do you lead an alternative lifestyle... When everybody's dead?
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Cast

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Kurly Tlapoyawa ... Matool

Ross Kelly ... Nathan

Diva ... Dexy / Additional Zombie Moans
Billy Garberina ... Mandel

Kristin Hansen ... Sassy
Devin O'Leary ... Vega
Andrew Vellenoweth ... Sepulveda
Bryan Gallegos ... Spooky Kid
Dickie Collins ... Guana / Zombie
Liz Johnson ... Macko
Tanith Fiedler ... Girl
Alan Cordova ... Girl's Brother
Chris Vardeman ... Teenage Boy
Stephanie Leighs ... Zombie Girl
Richard Griffin ... Wife Swapping

Jeremy Owen ... Fulci Zombie
Bob Vardeman ... Mr. Rainville

Israel Wright ... Ass-Beatin' Zombie / Dead on Pavement / Dead in Car / Bathrobe Zombie / Night Zombie / Jumpsuit Hyperzombie
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jonathan Adams ... Zombie
Damon Aho ... Zombie
Will Antonio ... Zombie
Adam Ball ... Zombie
Sam Barber ... Zombie
David Barela ... Zombie
Beau Billings ... Zombie
Jennifer Breneiser ... Zombie

Brandon Bryant ... Zombie
Quinton Campbell ... Zombie
Mark Chavez ... Zombie
Craig Chrissinger ... Additional Zombie Moans
Randy Clarke ... Additional Zombie Moans (as Randy 'Skids' Clark)
Casey Dark ... Zombie
Adrian Deherrera ... Zombie
Scott Denning ... Additional Zombie Moans
Ashley Estes ... Zombie
Ashley Evans ... Zombie
Leland Evans ... Zombie
Ryan Garcia ... Zombie
Ron Haas ... Zombie
Shannon Hale ... Zombie / Additional Zombie Moans
Wendy Jay ... Additional Zombie Moans
Juliet Kelly ... Zombie
Seth Kelly ... Zombie
Jacob Kesler ... Zombie
Robyn Kusiciel ... Zombie
Sara Lehmann ... Zombie
Nathan Masek ... Zombie
Sarah Masek ... Zombie
Claudia Mastrobuono ... Zombie
Liliana Molinar ... Zombie
Sarah Mullikin ... Zombie
Kyle Neice ... Zombie
Aubrey Owens ... Zombie
Alan Pannell ... Zombie
Lane Phillips ... Additional Zombie Moans
Lin Phillips ... Additional Zombie Moans
Lindsay Procaccini ... Zombie
James Roach ... Limping Zombie
Patricia Rogers ... Additional Zombie Moans
Lisa Santry ... Zombie
Derek Slade ... Zombie
James Stoker ... Zombie
Lisa Toth ... Zombie
Rusty Wiseman ... Zombie
Noah Wolters ... Zombie
Chris Woods ... Zombie

Directed by
Scott Phillips 
 
Writing credits
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Scott Phillips  written by

Produced by
Gordon Garb .... executive producer
Shannon Hale .... producer
Jeremy Owen .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Chris Alexander 
Carrie Eliza 
 
Cinematography by
Richard Griffin (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Scott Phillips 
 
Production Design by
Israel Wright 
 
Costume Design by
Steven Gibson 
 
Makeup Department
Damon Aho .... special makeup effects artist
Vanessa Gottwald .... special makeup effects artist
Shannon Hale .... special makeup effects artist
Sara Lehmann .... special makeup effects artist
Stephanie Leighs .... special makeup effects artist
James Roach .... special makeup effects artist
Lisa Toth .... special makeup effects artist
 
Art Department
Randy Clarke .... package artist
Randy Clarke .... props
Scott Denning .... additional props
Daniel Gutierrez .... package artist
Patricia Rogers .... additional props
 
Sound Department
Quinton Campbell .... boom operator
Maui Holcomb .... post sound mix
Scott Phillips .... sound build
Andrew Vellenoweth .... boom operator
Israel Wright .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Cristofer Adrian .... special effects crew: props
 
Visual Effects by
Steve Fong .... digital effects
 
Stunts
Billy Garberina .... fight choreographer
Billy Garberina .... stunts
Kurly Tlapoyawa .... fight choreographer
Kurly Tlapoyawa .... stunts
Israel Wright .... fight choreographer
Israel Wright .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Griffin .... camera operator
Richard Griffin .... lighting technician
Jeremy Owen .... grip
Jeremy Owen .... still photographer
Israel Wright .... grip
Jeremy Owen .... behind the scenes camera (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Don Adams .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Cris Adrian .... body armor
Quinton Campbell .... production assistant
Ashley Evans .... production assistant
Steven 'Doc' Gibson .... body armor
Shannon Hale .... fake poo
Jeff Johnson .... technical advisor: military
 

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USA:85 min
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Quotes:
Nathan:I mean the way the world is today... what counts as a crime anymore?See more »
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References Zombie (1979)See more »
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18 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
I tried to like this..., 20 July 2005
Author: cmk4868 from United States

For a low budget film, this looks amazingly good. There is a script, some good gore effects, and a lot of evident hard work by the cast and crew. The acting is not terrible overall, and this film pays honorable tribute to the low budget zombie flick tradition.

Problem comes from the cast and premise. If you must make a sort core zombie flick with frequent nudity, I would argue that having attractive actors in the naked roles is pretty much a requirement. It also would be a good idea to have your strongest actors take the most important roles. They may even teach that last point in real film schools...

Instead, we get "Dexy" who not to belabor the point is not in the least attractive, resembling a younger Kathy Bates. If she was as good an actress as Ms Bates, all well and good, but she is really not talented. So to cast her in a key (arguably pivotal) role as the center of the action is unwise as she cannot bear the load of talent needed to transcend her blah appearance. There is too much residual disbelief involved for the audience to imagine a circle of desire and treachery with this uncharismatic and unappealing character as the center of it.

The other liability is Kristin Hansen, who plays Sassy. She is such a poor actress that another main liability, the silly Siamese twin claymation face "Dotty", becomes even more tedious. The whole plot involving the soldier falling for Sassy is jaw-droppingly perverse, reminding me of that moment in "Night of the Zombies" when the commando puts on the tutu and pirouettes around the room into the hands of a mob of zombies. The difference is that the latter moment made me laugh because it was enjoyably dumb, while the current instance just made me roll my eyes in incredulity due to the crappy acting job of Ms Hansen.

Anyway, these two mediocre actresses in key roles plus the Dotty subplot deflate the movie quite a bit. From the aspiring director in me, I wonder why the director didn't take the two cuter actresses appearing in bit roles and put them in the Dexy and Sassy role. The zombie girl is far more attractive, and the girl Matool rescues from the car is also cuter and can act substantially better than either Dexy or Hansen. So you want a cute woman for naked scenes, you have one, you want a better actress, check have one of those too. The casting of this film therefore makes even less sense objectively...

Anyway, if you don't expect even adequate acting from horror movies, and don't mind seeing people who look like they are from the local Applebee's naked, you may be able to enjoy this movie more fully. Even if you are more quality minded, this is a decent viewing for zombie movie completists, as there are a few interesting ideas here and the director seems to have a lot of talent in every element of film production except casting.

CMK

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