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Not Rated | | Horror | Episode aired 2 December 2005
A hotshot White House speech writer deals with the publicity nightmare of his life when recently deceased soldiers return from beyond the grave.

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David Murch
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Marty Clark
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Janet Hofstadter
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Kurt Rand
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Marine Guard #1
Jason Diablo ...
Marine Guard #2
Karen Elizabeth Austin ...
Mom (as Karen Austin)
Daniel Wesley ...
Bobby Earl Beeler
Penelope Corrin ...
Registrar
J. Winston Carroll ...
Rev. Clayton Poole (as J.W. Carroll)
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Kathy Hobart
Nathaniel DeVeaux ...
Mr. Baker
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Mrs. Baker
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Michael
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During the campaign for the reelection of the President of USA, the political consultant David Murch wishes live in a television talk show that a deceased soldier could come back from his grave to vote in the election as a marketing to promote his candidate. The president uses his idea in a speech and wishes that all the deceased soldiers could return from their graves for the election. Somehow his wish is granted and the soldiers died in the last war returns with the objective of voting in the opposition to the government. When the result of the election is manipulated and the president is reelected, all the soldiers deceased in pointless wars return to exile the members of the administration of the government. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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At the end, when the zombie soldiers coming out of their graves, the tombstones have the names of veterans of the horror and zombie genre, easy to read are Jacques Tourneur, G.A. Romero ( George A. Romero), Jean Yarbrough, and Delbert Tenney ( 'Del Tenney (I)'). Harder to read are Lucio Fulci, Victor Halperin, and Gordon Douglas. The (readable) graves have this order: Romero and Tenney in the first line, behind them Fulci and Halperin, and in the last line behind Fulci is Tourneur, who is in the middle of Douglas and Yarbrough. See more »

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David's brother was killed shortly after the Vietnam war. That means that his body should have been in a high state of decomposition, but in the closing scene he appeared "fresh". See more »

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References I Walked with a Zombie (1943) See more »

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Decent Horror, Great Political Satire
18 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

They parody Ann Coulter, Karl Rove, George W. Bush, and Cindy Sheehan. They use such phrases as "Bring It On", "Mission Accomplished", etc... They give homage to such luminaries as Jacques Tourneur, George A. Romero, Jean Yarbrough and Delbert Tenney.

And there's zombies.

While the horror aspect is minor (no gore or psychological stuff or anything like that), the political satire is brilliant if you have a slightly left-wing bias. The way they present the Iraq War and the Ohio voting machine scam in here is precious.

What to say? It's short, it's funny and it has zombies. Think I covered my bases. Not sure if it will have the long-lasting appeal of Joe Dante's other work (The Howling and Gremlins) but for now it really made me feel good to be an American.


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