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Corpses (2004)

The undertaker Fred is bankrupted and misses his former wife Helen. She has left him and is going to marry Captain Winston, whose daughter Rhonda is the girlfriend of Fred's assistant Jerry... See full summary »

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Captain Winston
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Rhonda Winston
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Jerry Gordon (as Stephen Williams)
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Fred Withers
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Helen
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Christopher Barnes
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Babs
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Tyler Jolley ...
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Jim Whipple ...
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Richard Courte ...
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Carjacker Zombie #1 (as Jude Lanston)
Louie Hampton ...
Carjacker Zombie #2
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The undertaker Fred is bankrupted and misses his former wife Helen. She has left him and is going to marry Captain Winston, whose daughter Rhonda is the girlfriend of Fred's assistant Jerry Gordon. Fred has accidentally developed an embalming formula that brings the dead back to life and he is able to control the zombies because they need a dose every hour to stay alive, otherwise they die. When Fred receives an eviction letter from the bank that intends to build a mall in the location of his funeral home with the agreement of Helen, he decides to use his zombies to steal money, pay the bank, achieve power and get Helen back. However, when Jerry accidentally drops the fluid of his formula, he loses the control of the situation in his mortuary and the dead seek revenge against him. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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

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The hotel scene between the hooker zombie and Jeff Fahey takes place in two different locations. The production was shut down for having expired permits so the scene was shot a few days later with The hooker zombie and an actor to double for Jeff Fahey. See more »

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Undertaker & Re-Animator
20 June 2007 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

"Corpses" is a totally retarded but enthusiast and engaging video-horror that aims for fans of comedy horror and brainless splatter. It's a terrible film, really, but quite entertaining if you leave your thinking capabilities at the door. The nearly bankrupt mortician of a small community accidentally invented a new embalming fluid that brings the corpses on his table back to life. Instead of making his discovery public and win a Nobel Price, he uses the invention to raise an army of docile zombies to settle the score with his obnoxious ex-wife, who ran off to live with the local sheriff and continuously tries to close down the mortuary. It's up to the undertaker's geeky assistant (who uses a ridiculous moped as transport) and his rebellious girlfriend to prevent more undead people from walking the streets again. The best thing I can say about "Corpses" is that's an adequately produced homage to cheesy 80's splatter; Stuart Gordon's legendary film "Re-Animator" in particular. The characters are walking talking stereotypes, the gory make-up effects are immensely over-the-top and the dialogs are deliberately incompetent. Gore, humor, stupidity, more gore and a little bit of gratuitous sleaze… Sometimes, that's all a undemanding horror fan requires to be satisfied.


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