Having recently witnessed the horrific results of a top secret project to bring the dead back to life, a distraught youth performs the operation on his girlfriend after she's killed in a motorcycle accident.
James T. Callahan,
In 1968, in the Ravenside Military Hospital in a military facility in Pennsylvania, the army loses control of an experiment of a lethal bacteriologic weapon that changes the DNA and ... See full summary »
James Glenn Dudelson
John F. Henry II
A virus breaks out at a university and people start to become zombies. After 29 days, a team of AMS scientists and soldiers are sent in to deal with the problem. But while they search, things go wrong.
The scientist of the powerful and evil corporation Hybra-Tech Charles goes to Chernobyl to buy some gallons of toxic waste to perform experiments with zombies. When a teenager has an accident with his motorcycle and vanishes, his teenager's friends, leaded by Charles' nephew, find that he was moved to Hybra-Tech. They break in the facility trying to find their friend and accidentally release a group of zombies starving for brains. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Both this film and the next entry Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave (2005) stray away from the series' rules that the Trioxin zombies are no longer the indestructible juggernauts of the first movie three movies, but instead much weaker and sometimes are seen to be dispatched with no more than a few body gun shots. Prior to this film, nothing short of incineration or electrocution with extreme high voltage would destroy a Trioxin zombie. See more »
(at around 43 mins) When they are in the air ducts asking for directions over the radio, we see the map a girl is looking at and the compass is wrong. Instead of being North at the top, East on the right, South at the bottom and West on the left, it shows North on the top, West on the right, South on the bottom and East on the left. See more »
Veteran director Ellory Elkayem is at the top of his game with this dark but comedic entry in the Dead series. Starring a cast of exciting and talented young people, the action never lets up and the thrills keep coming without let-up. From the discomforting opening scenes, filmed in the haunting locale of Chernobyl itself, to the darkly hilarious zombie battles, this is a motion picture made to please both the fans and casual audiences of the zombie genre. Especially effective is superb actor Peter Coyotee who gives a memorably inspired performance as a scientist bent on world domination. Coyotee is deeply menacing with a touch of humor in a portrayal that breathes new life into the mad scientist cliché. Most refreshing are the strong female characters in this film, very able to hold there own or more while facing the horror unflinchingly. The dialog is sharp and witty as the script incisively explores metaphorically the threat of the giant corporate mentality permeating American society. While not for the squeamish, Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis is a thoughtfully produced and at times brilliant film that is well worth the time of the most discriminating student of cinema and genre fan alike.
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