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Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave -- A college student finds a canister in his uncle's attic that contains a drug more potent than Ecstasy.
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
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
Gracie Poletti .... voice actor (as Gracie Moore)
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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Filmed back-to-back with Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis (2005).See more »
Revealing mistakes: (at around 5 mins) In the first scene, the male "corpse" can clearly be seen breathing.See more »
[Aims for zombie girl, but shoots man]
Cody:Oops! I hope he was a zombie.
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
The last nail in the coffin for ROTLD series..., 29 October 2011
Author: Retrovenger from United States

This is a truly hateful movie, towards fans of the series and zombie fans in general. The ROTLD movies have often pride themselves on being the "true" story of Romero's NightOTLD and have been usually fun to watch for the humor and effects. This one has neither, nor anything that truly ties it together with the past sequels. The only thing this movie is full of is stupidity; pure, undiluted stupidity.

Having found one of the familiar 'zombie' tanks, that just happen to be lying around, a group of college students take it to their campus labs in hopes of understanding what it they use it in making a drug called "Z"(...Ha...ha...). What follows is menagerie of plot holes and thoughtless actions, which are the only way the plot, which is deader than any of the 'zombies' in the film, is able to move along.

As for the reason I mention 'zombies' is because unlike the previous movies, these 'zombies' CAN die from head-shots, or even getting their ears punctured. They smell when they turn, pretty much instantly, even though they aren't really rotting or can sweat. We also have 'zombie' rats that can't tell a real brain from plastic one on an anatomy figure. Then we have a line of up people just meant to be eaten; not batting an eye the panicking people, hear or see the 'zombies' coming, or able to even fight back, to help spread the plague.

As for the 'zombie' drug, it has a random release time depending on weight, age, and other factors of the buyer, which we learn about a quarter into the third act. So even though the drug has been in circulation for maybe week, and consumed countless times by annoying DJ and the dealer, we don't get any 'zombies' until near the end of the second act. Which also gives us time for a bunch of time with the truly despicable characters of the film.

There is not even a single thing laughable in this movie. It tries to be funny, thinking that oblivious characters or ironic T-shirts are humorous, but ultimately falls short of the punchline with both ankles snapped off. It does manage a statically impossibility ability to not make you laugh at the sheer stupidity of anything.

If you are a fan of zombie movies, never watch this one. It's not even 'so bad it's good', more like 'so bad you will be buying a new TV because you'll have put your fist through the screen'. If you find a copy, I implore you to burn it to ashes, never spend a dime on it, rented or otherwise.

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