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Rise of the Undead (2005)

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The apocalypse has arrived. Seven strangers escape a fiery blast that has engulfed the city. Refuge is found in an abandoned government building. Trapped with nowhere to go, they soon ... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Chrystal Skye Jordan ...
Mark Karem ...
Chantal Koerner ...
Screaming Woman
Naked Zombie
Sunshine Bond ...
Thrice Zombie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Whitney Getz ...
J. Horton ...
Kyle Jemison ...
Robert Valentino Kitchen ...
Tall Zombie (as Robert Kitchen)
J. Brandon Maughon ...
Leonard Zanders ...


The apocalypse has arrived. Seven strangers escape a fiery blast that has engulfed the city. Refuge is found in an abandoned government building. Trapped with nowhere to go, they soon realize they are not alone. Something sinister, hidden in the shadows, is slowly killing them off one by one. A game of survival has begun. Become the hunter or become the hunted. Written by Anonymous

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Flee or face the creature inside.





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Release Date:

26 April 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Rising Undead  »

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$1,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jim: "When there's no more room in hell..."
Judge: What?
Jim: Zombies, man. Walking dead, shoot-em-in-the-head, flesh-eating zombies. Just like in the movies.
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References Dawn of the Dead (1978) See more »

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Rise of the Blood Pressure
27 May 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A friend of mine lent me this film recently from his considerable collection of horror/zombie films. He assured me it was far worse than anything my former classmates at university had made during their media production degree course, ten years ago, using MiniDV camcorders and a flaky Apple editing program. He told me it was the worst film in history. Rubbish, I argued. Have you seen "Plan 9 From Outer Space"? Or "Shrunken Heads"? No, he said, but watch it. Honestly. It'll change your life.

So I did. And do you know what? Rise of the Undead really is the worst film I've ever seen in 32 years of academic studies, preview screenings, website reviews and DVD collecting. This film is an abomination - the unflushable log laid by independent film-makers in the U-bend of horror movies. It's hard to really pinpoint why to anyone who hasn't seen it, because every single component is truly rotten (sorry). The script resembles the anodyne ramblings of a D&D-obsessed teenager, the dialogue is hackneyed third-rate waffling, the director clearly thought non-linear scene editing and randomly coloured lens filters would engender a macabre ambiance rather than simply nausea, the supposed plot twist at 55 minutes will have you clutching your head in despair at the hour you've just wasted, and the acting...oh dear God, the acting. Never has the end of the world been greeted with such apparent indifference. Apart from the girl who screams a lot - so much so, at one point she actually emits two screams simultaneously.

Indeed, probably the most appalling element of this film is the sound production, with entire chunks of dialogue rendered (mercifully) inaudible. I'd guess the person "in charge" of the sound used a unidirectional mic instead of an omnidirectional one, because voices range from muffled to bellicose depending on how far they are from the camera. The occasional plink-plonk of sub-"Clockwork Orange" synth music does precisely nothing for the atmosphere, and despite being a huge fan of heavy metal, the closing credits music annoyed me so much I had to mute it. Think "Funny Games", only more incongruous.

I would recommend this film to two groups of people: (a) Film and media students, so they can avoid some of the most glaring errors in their own work, and (b) People who like to get bladdered on a Friday night and laugh their arses off at a bad film with their friends. The rest of you? Avoid like the plague. No pun intended.

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