Boy Eats Girl (2005)

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A boy declares his love for his girlfriend, only to die the same night. He is brought back to life by his mother as a flesh-craving zombie, who sires more teen undead while trying to control his, er, appetite for his beloved.



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Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


This zombie loves his girlfriend for her brains. See more »


Horror | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence/gore, language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

23 September 2005 (Ireland)  »

Also Known As:

Scary Video 5  »

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Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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When Jessica hides in the house, she changes clothes - is there really time for that, when you are chased by zombies? See more »


Henry: What's it like, being dead, Nathan?
Nathan: It's empty. Numb. There's no blood circulating.
Diggs: None? Not even... down there?
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Harmless fun
9 October 2005 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

From the title "Boy eats Girl" it's pretty clear that this film is one that requires you to leave your brain outside the door. Do that and you should enjoy it. If you're hoping for anything more than a bit of enjoyable fluff, look elsewhere.

The film starts off great, the audience gets to know the main characters quite well, and there are more than a few good laughs. It goes downhill slightly from the moment in the film were the infection begins to spread. This is mainly because it all seems so rushed. However the gory bits (which there is quite a lot of for a 15A film) are varied and inventive enough to keep the viewers entertained.

The main cast all do a good job, in particular David Leon and Tadhg Murphy. Samantha Mumba is good in her role, but she hasn't got as much dialogue as you'd expect from the films lead. Some of the supporting cast however (for example, Bryan Murray as Fr.Frears) are awful.

Overall it is an entertaining, funny, gory movie, and one of the best Irish productions in a long time.

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