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Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave (2005)

A college student creates a drug called "Z" and sells it on campus, inadvertently resurrecting the living dead, who wreak havoc at a Halloween rave.

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George Dumitrescu ...
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Radu Romaniuc ...
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Sebastian Marina ...
Dartagnan
Violeta Aldea ...
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Ricky Dandel ...
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While illegally selling one canister of Trioxyin-5, Charlie Garrison is murdered by a zombie. His nephew Julian Garrison finds two canisters hidden in the attic of his house with his girlfriend Jenny and they ask their friend Cody to analyze and research the chemical product. Cody finds that the composition of the product is very similar to ecstasy and he processes the chemical, making a large quantity of a drug that he called "Z" to make money. Using the services of the local drug dealer, they sell "Z" in the college campus. In the Halloween, the DJ and Jenny's brother Jeremy organizes a rave party. Meanwhile, Julian, Jenny and Cody disclose that the drug transform the users in zombies, and with the support of two weird agents, they try to stop the distribution of "Z". Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Dance 'Til You Drop... Dead. See more »

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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Rated R for strong violence/gore, sexuality, nudity, drug use and language | See all certifications »

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Return of the Living Dead 5: Rave to the Grave  »

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One of the characters is named "Coach Savini". This is a "tip of the hat" to horror effects artist Tom Savini, who perfected the classic zombie look in most of the George Romero films. See more »

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(at around 5 mins) In the first scene, the male "corpse" can clearly be seen breathing. See more »

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Cody: Based on what we've seen, if anybody were to drop some Z, they'd become a zombie no matter what!
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Follows Return of the Living Dead III (1993) See more »

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Speaker Freaks
Written by Jimmy Kaleth, Bob Mitchell and Jez Pike
Performed by Jimmy Kaleth, Bob Mitchell and Jez Pike
Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music & Promusic, Inc.
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Poor ending to a horror series
13 April 2007 | by (Perth, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

This final (?) film in the Return Of The Living Dead horror film franchise puts a final nail in the lid of the coffin for this series. The film has little to do with previous entries, except for the Trioxcin gas found in the barrels. Supposedly this is a sequel to part 4. Some of the main characters return, true. They have graduated from high school and are now in college. The problem lies in the fact that they have all seemingly forgotten what befell them in the previous film. So when the barrel with the gas and the zombies do show up, it is as if it is all brand new. Heck, even main character Julian seems to have forgotten that he hates his uncle (Peter Coyote in a very small cameo) after the events of the last film. The zombies are not very exciting visually (mostly some grey skin and latex cheekbones) and the rules of how they act seem to change as the story decrees it necessary. For instance, at times they can run and later on they can only shuffle about. Its too bad that the series had to go out on such a low note. It really did deserve better than this.


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