A cop chases two hippies suspected of a series of Manson family-like murders; unbeknownst to him, the real culprits are the living dead, brought to life with a thirst for human flesh by chemical pesticides being used by area farmers.
The residents of a suburban high-rise apartment building are being infected by a strain of parasites that turn them into mindless, sex-crazed fiends out to infect others by the slightest sexual contact.
Now that zombies have taken over the world, the living have built a walled-in city to keep the dead out. But all's not well where it's most safe, as a revolution plans to overthrow the city leadership, and the zombies are turning into more advanced creatures. Written by
Dennis Hopper and Robert Joy previously co-starred together in Waterworld. At one point in that movie, Hopper's character licks his thumb and then touches his rifle's sight before taking a shot. This is the signature quirk of Joy's character in 'Land of the Dead'. See more »
The main zombie antagonist, who is seen throughout the movie, carries an AUG assault rifle and fires it repeatedly. However, he cumulatively fires more than the clip can hold and is never seen reloading. See more »
[Riley shows up]
You were always the smart one, Riley, much smarter than me.
[under his breath]
Not saying much.
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The old mid-1930s Universal Pictures logo begins the film. See more »
George returns with something a little different and scores!
I was able to catch an advance screening with friends last night, and maybe it was just the mood we were in, but we had a blast. It took me a few minutes to get the direction George was going with this one, but once I did, it cranked on almost every cylinder.
The first thing to note is this is not a serious, somber, scare you out of your pants zombie movie. What it actually plays out as instead is a social commentary on class, politics, and stereo types, while having a good time doing it. Think more Evil Dead meets Mad Max meets Night of the Living Dead, and you'll get a clearer picture of the movie George has made here.
Yes, it is very violent, and yes, there are plenty of "feedings." Highly recommended for those whose take zombie movies as seriously as they should.
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