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Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave -- A college student creates and sells a drug called 'Z' on campus which resurrects the living dead, who wreak havoc at a Halloween rave.


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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Aimee-Lynn Chadwick ... Becky

Cory Hardrict ... Cody

John Keefe ... Julian Garrison

Jenny Mollen ... Jenny

Peter Coyote ... Uncle Charles
Claudiu Bleont ... Aldo Serra
Sorin Cocis ... Gino

Cain Manoli ... Jeremy (as Cain Mihnea Manoliu)
George Dumitrescu ... Artie

Maria Dinulescu ... Shelby (credit only)
Catalin Paraschiv ... Skeet
Radu Romaniuc ... Brett
Sebastian Marina ... Dartagnan
Violeta Aldea ... Rainbow
Ricky Dandel ... Coach Savini
Sandu Mihai Gruia ... Mortician (as Sandu Gruia)
Aurelian Surulescu ... Guitarist
Dan Bordeianu ... Frat Boy #1
Eduard Opaski ... Fat Gouged Eye Zombie
Diana Vladu ... Roommate

Maria Roman ... Serenity
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vlad Coada ... Janitor (uncredited)

Ionut Grama ... John (uncredited)
Mike Measimer ... Stoner #1 (uncredited)

Directed by
Ellory Elkayem 
Writing credits
William Butler (written by) &
Aaron Strongoni (written by)

Produced by
Vladimir Dostal .... executive producer
Tom Fox .... executive producer
Anatoly Fradis .... producer
Lyudmila Fradis .... co-producer
Mikhail Gugin .... co-producer
Marcus Knaus .... associate producer
Nikolai Makarov .... executive producer (as Nikolay Makarov)
Angelo Pastore .... line producer
Steve Scarduzio .... producer
Tamara Taillie .... associate producer
John Vulich .... associate producer
Bogdan Moncea .... line producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Robert Duncan 
Ralph Rieckermann 
Aimee-Lynn Chadwick (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Thomas L. Callaway (director of photography) (as Thomas Callaway)
Film Editing by
James Coblentz 
Production Design by
Calin Papura 
Art Direction by
Mircea Onisoru  (as Mircea Onisor)
Set Decoration by
Cornelia Chiu 
Costume Design by
Ana Ioneci 
Makeup Department
Alexandra Barladeanu .... assistant hair stylist (as Alexandra Birladeanu)
William Bryan .... suit fabrication: Optic Nerve Studios
Daniela Busoiu .... key makeup artist (as Dana Busoiu)
Catalin Ciutu .... key hair stylist
Ken Culver .... senior foam technician
Glen Eisner .... sculptor: Optic Nerve Studios
Anastasia Eremciuc .... assistant makeup artist (as Anastasia Ierenciuc)
Bridget Flannery .... wigs: Optic Nerve Studios
Greg Funk .... key makeup effects artist: Optic Nerve Studios
Joe Giles .... production assistant: Optic Nerve Studios
Jonathan Gording .... contact lenses (as Dr. Jonathon Gording)
Glenn Hetrick .... painter: Optic Nerve Studios (as Glenn Hetrich)
Glenn Hetrick .... sculptor: Optic Nerve Studios
Hiroshi Katagiri .... sculptor: Optic Nerve Studios
Brittany Kress .... production assistant: Optic Nerve Studios
Richard Maybery .... painter: Optic Nerve Studios (as Rich Mayberry)
Mike Measimer .... makeup effects department head: Optic Nerve Studios
Andrew Meyers .... suit fabrication: Optic Nerve Studios
Viorel Militaru .... prosthetics makeup artist: Optic Nerve Studios (as Viorel 'Pokemon' Militaru)
Larry Odien .... prosthetics makeup artist: Optic Nerve Studios
Lufeng Qu .... painter: Optic Nerve Studios
Lancel Reyes .... shop manager: Optic Nerve Studios
Dave Snyder .... prosthetics makeup artist: Optic Nerve Studios
Andrea Dardea Tesdall .... prosthetics makeup artist: Optic Nerve Studios (as Andrea Dardea)
Gary J. Tunnicliffe .... prosthetics makeup artist: Optic Nerve Studios (as Garry Tunnicliffe)
John Vulich .... makeup effects supervisor
John Wheaton .... painter: Optic Nerve Studios
John Wheaton .... sculptor: Optic Nerve Studios
Martin Astles .... makeup effects sculptor (uncredited)
Reyna Rhone .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Eugen Dinca .... unit production manager
Bogdan Moncea .... production supervisor
Robert Parigi .... post-production supervisor
Bogdan Stefanescu .... unit production manager: second unit
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alexandra Burca .... third assistant director
Adrian Conerth .... first assistant director
Bogdan Dumitrescu .... third assistant director trainee
Aniela Galiceanu .... second assistant director (as Aniela Mocanasu)
Mircea Hategan .... first assistant director: second unit
Cristina Iliescu .... second assistant director (as Cristine Iliescu)
Cornelia Stefan .... first assistant director
Art Department
Daniel Barbu .... prop man
Crina Cartos .... construction coordinator (as Crina Cartas)
Alex Constantinescu .... construction supervisor
Stefan Cristian .... on-set dresser
Ruxandra Ionica .... assistant art director
Florin Mirghes .... property master
Roberta Nechifor .... assistant set decorator
Sorin Popa .... buyer
Sorin Popa .... lead man
Lufeng Qu .... painter
Zoli Szabo .... draftsman
Doru Vlad .... assistant set decorator
John Wheaton .... art director: Optic Nerve Studios
Razvan Bestea .... graphic designer (uncredited)
Sound Department
Pembrooke Andrews .... sound assistant
Brian Best .... supervising sound editor (as Brian T. Best)
Tiberiu Borcoman .... production sound mixer (as Tibi Borcoman)
William Dotson .... supervising dialogue editor
William Dotson .... supervising sound editor
Marshall Garlington .... re-recording mixer
Melissa Kennelly .... foley editor (as Melissa Pillmear)
Shawn Kennelly .... adr mixer
Shawn Kennelly .... foley mixer
Shawn Kennelly .... supervising foley editor
Vasile Luca .... boom operator
Laura Macias .... foley artist
Vince Nicastro .... foley artist
Radu Nicolae .... boom operator
Rick Polanco .... sound apprentice
Rachael Radulich .... adr apprentice
Vic Radulich .... adr editor (as Vick Radulich)
Cathie Speakman .... supervising adr editor (as Catherine M. Speakman)
Marian Stefan .... cable puller
Ken Teaney .... re-recording mixer
Jeffrey R. Whitcher .... sound effects editor (as Jeff Whitcher)
Special Effects by
Samantha Breault .... seamer: Optic Nerve Studios
Nik E. Carey .... fabricator: teeth, Optic Nerve Studios (as Nik Carey)
Nik E. Carey .... seamer: Optic Nerve Studios (as Nik Carey)
Jeff L. Deist .... mold department supervisor: Optic Nerve Studios (as Jeff Deist)
Damian Fisher .... mold maker: Optic Nerve Studios (as Damien Fisher)
Mircea Frenkel .... special effects assistant
Rick Galinson .... mechanical assistant: Optic Nerve Studios (as Rick Gallenson)
Brad Hardin .... mold maker: Optic Nerve Studios
Gene Heeter .... foam room supervisor
Lucian Iordache .... pyrotechnics supervisor
Lucian Iordache .... special effects supervisor
Larry Odien .... mechanical department supervisor: Optic Nerve Studios
William Ritter .... fabricator: eye, Optic Nerve Studios
Gary Yee .... mold maker: Optic Nerve Studios
Ionel Popa .... special effects makeup (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Prince Bagdasarian .... digital cleanup artist
Jess Bryden .... visual effects supervisor: I've Had It Productions
Joel Eckert .... additional visual effects
Brian Germain .... digital matte artist
Marcin Teodoru .... digital cleanup artist
Vladu Elena .... stunt person
Attila Nemes .... stunt coordinator
Florin Stancu .... assistant stunt coordinator
Madalin Dragan .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Cristian Mihaescu .... stunts (uncredited)
Valeriu Pavel .... stunt double (uncredited)
Claudiu-Cristian Prisecaru .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Stefan Solcan .... stunt double (uncredited)
Georgian Madalin Stancu .... stunt double (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Raduta Adi .... electrician: second unit (as Adi Raduta)
Raduta Adi .... electrician: set dressing (as Adi Raduta)
Toni Cartu .... camera operator: "b" camera (as Tony Cartu)
Toni Cartu .... director of photography: second unit (as Tony Cartu)
Nicolae Chiosea .... company grip (as Nicolae Chiosa)
Nicolae Chiosea .... dolly grip: second unit (as Nicolae Chiosa)
Marian Costea .... electrician: second unit (as Costea Marian)
Marian Costea .... electrician: set dressing (as Costea Marian)
Daniel Dobrica .... electrician: second unit
Daniel Dobrica .... electrician: set dressing
Eugen Dumitru .... dolly grip
Eugen Dumitru .... grip: second unit
Alexandru Ioan .... still photographer
Laurentiu Ivan .... clapper
Dan Lita .... chief lighting technician
Dan Lita .... chief lighting technician: second unit
Robert Lucas .... on-set videographer
Laurentiu Marcu .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (as Marcu Laurentiu)
Mircea Modoi .... camera operator: "b" camera
Mircea Modoi .... director of photography: second unit
Vali Pal .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Andrei Radulescu .... video assist operator (as Andrei Zecheli)
Dumitru Radulescu .... generator operator: second unit
Viorel Sergovici .... director of photography: second unit (as Viorel Sergovichi)
Gociu Sorin .... still photographer (as Sorin Gociu)
Stefan Tarzioru .... best boy electric (as Stefan Tirzioru)
Stefan Tarzioru .... best boy electric: second unit (as Stefan Tirzioru)
Ion Tincea .... best boy grip: second unit
Sorin Udrea .... key grip
Sorin Udrea .... key grip: second unit
Bogdan Varzaru .... electrician: second unit
Bogdan Varzaru .... electrician: set dressing
Dan Patzelt .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Victor Toader .... camera operator (uncredited)
Casting Department
Dean E. Fronk .... casting: U.S.
Floriela Grapini .... casting: Romania
Elizabeth Hollywood .... casting assistant: U.S.
Ovidiu Paunescu .... casting assistant: Romania
Donald Paul Pemrick .... casting: U.S.
Viorel Stoian .... background extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Laura Ciobanu .... costume assistant
Aurelia Ivascu .... costume assistant
Luminita Lungu .... assistant costume designer
Ioana Popescu .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Larry Arpin .... i/o operator
Miguel Chavez .... assistant data manager
Mariana Cosor .... negative preparation
Jim Delany .... data manager
Joel Eckert .... post-production production assistant
Deleah Emery .... hi-def conversion
Tyler Emery .... hi-def conversion
Ruben Garcia .... digital intermediate supervisor
Rupert Garcia .... post-production accountant
Andrew Jones .... digital intermediate coordinator
Brian Kibbie .... negative assembler (as Brian Kibbe)
Scott Laster .... avid editor: Midtown Edit
Quest Marks .... conform manager
George McCarthy .... assistant editor
Laurent Morel .... telecine colorist
John Myrick .... post-production coordinator
Jon Pehlke .... conform manager
Joe van Slyke .... avid technician
David Waters .... digital intermediate production supervisor
Music Department
Avital Korin .... additional music supervisor
Avital Korin .... music editor
Tom Porter .... scoring assistant
Ralph Rieckermann .... music supervisor
Tom Porter .... assistant music editor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Raduta Adi .... driver: second unit (as Adi Raduta)
Vali Anton .... driver
Nicu Babancu .... driver
Ionel Calin .... driver
Iulian Calin .... driver
Cirprian Craciun-Busuioc .... driver (as Ciprian Craciun-Busuioc)
Sorin Dinu .... transportation coordinator
Andrei Dumitrescu .... driver
Eugen Dumitru .... driver: second unit
Nae Ioana .... driver
Virgil Muntean .... driver (as Virgil Munteanu)
Aurel Pongaru .... driver
Nicu Radu .... driver
Other crew
Raisa Aguf .... travel services: Jay Travel Service
Michael Alaimo .... re-voice actor
Alina Apostu .... script supervisor: second unit (as Aline Apostu)
Razvan Badea .... set production assistant
Bryan Blair .... supervisor: Optic Nerve Studios
Madalina Bland .... assistant to director (as Madalina Simionescu)
Richard Cansino .... re-voice actor
Alexa Coblentz .... voice actor
Josh Daugherty .... re-voice actor
Dennis Davidson .... public relations: DDA Public Relations
Ioana Dinu .... set production assistant
Alexandru Ducu .... set production assistant
Doug Erholtz .... voice actor
Julia Finn .... public relations: DDA Public Relations
Rupert Garcia .... production accountant
Marla Glover .... insurance services: Truman van Dyke Company
Nicole Gregory .... public relations: DDA Public Relations
Cristina Grigoras .... office secretary
Ion Grozea .... weapons handler
David Heckel .... re-voice actor
Marcus Knaus .... production coordinator
Yuri Lowenthal .... voice actor
Robert Lucas .... production assistant: Optic Nerve Studios (as Rob Lee Lucas)
Alexandra Margarit .... craft service
Albert Meade .... legal services: Alexander, Nau, Lawrence & Frumes
Lavinia Mercea .... production accountant
Teodor Mercea .... customs liaison
Kerry Michele .... voice actor
Mirela Mihai .... production secretary
Andreea Mititiuc .... office secretary
Gracie Moore .... voice actor
Erin Morris .... assistant: Mr. Fradis
Delia Mustareata .... on-set medic
Rick Nahas .... financial services: City National Bank
Robert Nau .... legal services: Alexander, Nau, Lawrence & Frumes
Peggy O'Neal .... voice actor
Corina Pana .... script supervisor (as Corina 'Chucky' Pana)
Ovidiu Paunescu .... extras coordinator
Vlad Paunescu .... production services: Romania, Castel Film Studios
Ruxandra Popescu .... cashier
Reyna Rhone .... production accountant: Optic Nerve Studios (as Reyna A. Rhone)
Lia Sargent .... re-voice actor
Cristian Savuica .... financial services: ING Bank
Greg Solomon .... production manager: Optic Nerve Studios
Steve Staley .... re-voice actor
Carmen Stanciu .... assistant to director
Bogdan Stefanescu .... location manager
Shane Sweet .... re-voice actor
Teodora Tabaran .... on-set medic
Oana Topliceanu .... production coordinator
Angelo Vacco .... re-voice actor
Liliana Voicu .... assistant craft service (as Lili Voicu)
Aurelian Vulpasu .... production coordinator
Stephanie Weier .... clearances: Clearance Domain
Cristian Bostanescu .... special thanks (as Cristi Bostanescu)
Dennis Davidson .... special thanks
Nick Holdsworth .... special thanks
Alan Jones .... special thanks
Eddie Kalish .... special thanks
Peter Locke .... special thanks
Joe Martino .... special thanks
Victoria Mzhavanadze .... special thanks
Vlad Paunescu .... special thanks

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Also Known As:
"Return of the Living Dead 5: Rave to the Grave" - USA (promotional title)
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Rated R for strong violence/gore, sexuality, nudity, drug use and language
86 min
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Director Tobe Hooper was once attached to direct this and the previous entry Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis (2005) early in pre-production.See more »
Continuity: After the guy tells his friend that his uncle has been killed, there are cheerleaders behind them. But as the guy walks away in the following wide angle shot, the girls are gone.See more »
Tarman:Brains!See more »
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38 out of 55 people found the following review useful.
...and you thought pt. 4 was as bad as it gets!, 15 October 2005
Author: brennan79 from United States

Man, there are gonna be some seriously ticked-off fans. I mean, I'm a fan of the first 3 films (mostly 1 and 3) but I'm talking about the "die-hards" who are gonna be even more ticked than me because after 2 years of "in-the-making", THIS is what they come up with.

Sci-Fi channel can make all of the bad movies-of-the-week that it wants but making sequels to cult favorites like "Return of the Living Dead" is, well, they should really just know better.

As if part 4 wasn't bad enough (and it was awful), we get treated to something even worse: part 5. Having absolutely no redeeming qualities, it essentially plays like a 2-hour demonstration of what not to do when making a movie. Not even once does it rise to "so bad it's good" status as it's clear the writer and director aren't aware of ANY of the rules to good "bad movie"-making...such as this one: "Plot holes can exist as long as there is enough action to distract the viewer from focusing on them,"

The makers of this film apparently think every viewer has the IQ of a coat hanger because the plot holes come fast and steady from the beginning through to the end. Within the first ten minutes, we find ourselves asking: "Why is it that some of the high-school students in the P.E. class look to be about 30 years old?", "Where did the note about the guy's uncle come from?", "How can the main character have lived in his house for years (judging by the dust in the attic) without ever knowing about that secret room?" and "What exactly did Peter Coyote do to deserve this?" and then later, my favorite: "What high school lets unsupervised students use syringes on laboratory rats?" Meanwhile, we get mostly bad dialogue scenes instead of action (or camera work, atmosphere, good music, good dialogue scenes...really, take your pick), to go with these glaring questions.

Believe me, I'm not nit-picking. I normally don't mind plot-holes in otherwise entertaining movies. If I was able to overlook them while watching "House of the Dead", I'd say I'm pretty forgiving. I don't think a movie has to be completely in sync with reality, but come on, at least make an effort!

Here, it's obvious that someone was just too lazy or too inept to fix them...and that is just one problem that needs fixing! What about the fact that the zombies not only talk, but when they do, they sound just like...humans?! (Well, actually, that was more the case in part 4. Here, they only really talk when the opportunity for a lame one-liner presents itself.) Still, what about the fact that they feel pain? Or that they run (but only when convenient)? Honestly, I think this was made by people who have never seen a single zombie flick. If you don't agree, then explain the makeup effects because, let me tell you: gray face powder and latex cheekbones do not a zombie make.

Like I said, fans are gonna be ticked and die-hards may well storm the Sci-Fi Channel HQ. They would have been wise to change this to a stand-alone film instead of a sequel, but as it is, maybe "Return of the Living Dead 5: Dig Your Own Grave" would have been a better title.

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