MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 15,570 this week

Rise of the Undead (2005)

Video  |   |  Horror  |  26 April 2005 (USA)
2.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 2.4/10 from 204 users  
Reviews: 19 user | 10 critic

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 »

Directors:

(as Jason Horton) ,

Writers:

(as Jason Horton) ,
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 967 titles
created 02 Aug 2011
 
a list of 695 titles
created 08 Oct 2011
 
a list of 1327 titles
created 02 Feb 2012
 
a list of 961 titles
created 23 Jan 2013
 
a list of 246 titles
created 20 Jun 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Rise of the Undead (Video 2005)

Rise of the Undead (Video 2005) on IMDb 2.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Rise of the Undead.

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Buffy
Mark Karem ...
Wound
Chantal Koerner ...
Screaming Woman
...
Naked Zombie
Sunshine Bond ...
Thrice Zombie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Whitney Getz ...
Lylah
Kyle Jemison ...
Lam
Robert Valentino Kitchen ...
Tall Zombie (as Robert Kitchen)
J. Brandon Maughon ...
Jim
...
J.
Leonard Zanders ...
Judge
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

apocalypse | siege | salad | monster | See All (4) »

Taglines:

Flee or face the creature inside.

Genres:

Horror

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 April 2005 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

$1,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

J.: Yes, but you know what they say?
Judge: No, what do they say?
J.: The best laid plans, something.
See more »

Connections

References Dawn of the Dead (1978) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

What are you afraid of?
23 April 2007 | by (the Mad Hatter's tea party.) – See all my reviews

Occurring outside happens to be the end of the world and a small group of survivors hold up in an abandon government building form the fiery apocalypse. For the occupants, trouble also lurks inside the dark corridors of the building, where they face off against flesh-eating zombies and a far more deadlier creature that knocks them off in an instant flash, whenever darkness fills the room.

The ambitiously zero-budget straight-to-DVD horror flick is filled with ideas, but limitations and muddled ventures is what keeps them mostly at bay. What they had to work with is very little, but they make the most of it with carefully competent handling in the technical side of productions. The forlorn building location they chose to shoot at built up an tautly dreamy atmospheric air and purposely dim lighting only enhanced its doom 'n' gloom feel and hid the awaiting menace. A foreboding soundtrack was quite an jaded experience when those techno cues came alive and loud sound effects packed a punch. Being shot in digital, made sure of few moody frames (like an hectic monster POV movement) but more often is was kept reasonably humdrum. Co-directors Jason Horton and Shannon Hubbell do pretty much a workman-like job without doing anything overly laudable, but what let it down for me was the deflated story and grating performances. What was going on was quite a boring blur, and the twist half-way through was a real groaner. The dreary premise kinda reminded me of "Resident Evil", but a very poor man's version of it. Actually the zombies aren't the main draw card here, but a lesser foe and the plot wants to be a little bit more than just a zombie film. Instead what goes on seems rather pointless and unfocused, and the laconic script whines with uninteresting drivel and even less development. Hearing these moronically token characters go on and on, had me thinking "zzzzzzz". Phew! At least there was some peculiar stabs at black humour, which I didn't particularly find humorous, but it made for better listening. Very wretch and weak were the performances, that I just didn't care for their fates. The fitting CGI effects were well handled and made to good use for such a production, while the make-up was another story with very little of it and what was there was indeed scratchy. Some blood is splashed about, but never in an over-the-top manner and at times off-screen or in the dark. The thrills when they come are a mixture of cheap to creative, but waiting around for them is a killer.

Flawed, but an admirably threadbare effort by the film-makers, however it doesn't mean I got to like it. There are some promising things to take away and I like the ominous air to it, but as a whole I came from it rather unsatisfied.


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
I saw it in a store in Paris appletmono
Sheer Crap. laurieny
Deserves the rating it has. hollaatme2007
Is this a real movie????? yorthon
Discuss Rise of the Undead (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?