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Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis (2005)

A group of teenagers, in an attempt to rescue their friend from an evil corporation, end up inadvertently releasing a horde of bloodthirsty zombies.

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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

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You cannot kill what is already dead. See more »

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

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Return of the Living Dead 4: Necropolis  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

Throughout the original "The Return of the Living Dead" trilogy, shooting zombies in the head did not kill them, which was a key plot point. Yet in this film, it seems to work. However, the name of the gas changes from 2-4-5 Trioxin, to Trioxin 5, which may indicate that these zombies are different. This doesn't explain out severed limbs can be animated by Trioxin 5 though, and is most likely just an example of poor film making, or trying to adhere to the currently accepted norm in zombie films. See more »

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Becky Carlton: [runs over a zombie] Sorry!
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Behind-the-scenes takes are shown during the end credits. See more »


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Last Night on Earth
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Written by Spider One and Adam Jeremy Williams
Performed by Powerman 5000
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Breaking from the classics was a mistake
11 April 2006 | by (Brandon, Manitoba, Canada) – See all my reviews

The first two Return of the Living Dead films were camp classics. I have yet to find a copy of RotLD 3, so no judgment there.

Necropolis is simply a bad film. The acting is sub-par even for the genre, the make-up and effects are nothing new, elements of the story and even the visuals are lifted almost directly from other films,in particular the existing Resident Evil films.

The best part of this film was watching the crew outtakes that roll during the credits. If they'd just made 2 hours of guys in zombie makeup goofing around, it would have been more worth watching.

I sincerely hope that this film doesn't set a bad precedent for the Romanian and Ukranian crews involved in its making.


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