16 user 26 critic

American Zombie (2007)

1:27 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

Pic documents the daily lives of a small community of the living deceased who make their home in Los Angeles.





Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Dead End I (2003)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Christmas Eve. On his way to his in-laws with his family, Frank Harrington decides to try a shortcut, for the first time in 20 years. It turns out to be the biggest mistake of his life.

Directors: Jean-Baptiste Andrea, Fabrice Canepa
Stars: Ray Wise, Lin Shaye, Mick Cain
Calvaire (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A singer's car breaks down deep in the woods.

Director: Fabrice Du Welz
Stars: Laurent Lucas, Brigitte Lahaie, Gigi Coursigny
Candyman (1992)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The Candyman, a murderous soul with a hook for a hand, is accidentally summoned to reality by a skeptic grad student researching the monster's myth.

Director: Bernard Rose
Stars: Virginia Madsen, Xander Berkeley, Tony Todd
Wolf Creek 2 (2013)
Action | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The outback once more becomes a place of horror as another unwitting tourist becomes the prey for crazed, serial-killing pig-hunter Mick Taylor.

Director: Greg McLean
Stars: John Jarratt, Ryan Corr, Shannon Ashlyn
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A scientist becomes murderous after discovering, and being exposed to the radiation of, a powerful new element called Radium X.

Director: Lambert Hillyer
Stars: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Frances Drake
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

In the early part of the 21st century, an unknown deadly virus is spreading among the population. The planet becomes infested with a new threat unlike any other The Undead. Three compelling... See full summary »

Directors: Michael G. Bartlett, Kevin Gates
Stars: Scott Ainslie, Toby Bowman, Victoria Summer
Kill Zombie! (2012)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

The bizarre story takes place in Amsterdam-West, where a virus turns people into bloodthirsty zombies. Although much blood is flowing and many limbs chopped off, there is a lot to laugh at in this bizarre horror comedy.

Directors: Martijn Smits, Erwin van den Eshof
Stars: Yahya Gaier, Mimoun Ouled Radi, Gigi Ravelli
Adventure | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

Vinny and Sebastion, two burnouts, going nowhere in small town suburbia and still riding the high of their high-school days, start a business doing the only thing they have ever excelled at... See full summary »

Director: Alex Ballar
Stars: Beau Nelson, Wolfgang Weber, Susan Graham
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Turning the zombie film on its head, this film is an oddball comedy from the perspective of the brain munching monsters themselves.

Director: Matthew Kohnen
Stars: Matthew Davis, Julianna Robinson, Michael Grant Terry
Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Life is wonderful for the people in the quiet, island town of Port Gamble....until a zombie virus outbreak!

Director: Kevin Hamedani
Stars: Janette Armand, Doug Fahl, Cooper Hopkins
Ozone (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

While ambushing a drug-dealer, Detective Eddie Boone (James Black) is injected in a fight against the dealer with a new drug called Ozone, which transforms the users in powerful zombies. ... See full summary »

Director: J.R. Bookwalter
Stars: James Black, Tom Hoover, Bill Morrison
Dead Air I (2009)
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Logan Burnhardt is the ego-king of the airwaves, but his unflappable persona is put to the test when a terrorist bio-attack unleashes a plague of flesh-ripping maniacs on Los Angeles.

Director: Corbin Bernsen
Stars: David Moscow, Bill Moseley, Dan Lauria


Cast overview, first billed only:
John Solomon ...
Andrew Amondson ...
Dr. Gloria Reynolds (as Amy D. Higgins)
Jose Solomon ...
Hank Baker
Philip Newby ...
Rodrigo Weiss
Finneus Egan ...
Roger Ainslie ...
Jim Miller
Stan Boyd


Pic documents the daily lives of a small community of the living deceased who make their home in Los Angeles.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

mockumentary | zombie | See All (2) »


Comedy | Drama | Horror

Parents Guide:



Official Sites:




Release Date:

28 March 2008 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:

Box Office


$1,000,000 (estimated)

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


(European Film Market)


See  »

Did You Know?


Features Zombie Island (2005) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

They're here. They're dead... Get used to it!
31 March 2008 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

"American Zombie" is probably the biggest pleasant surprise I encountered in quite a few years and I urge every fan of cinema – whether horror or films in general – to check it out as soon as the opportunity occurs. The film is an odd and unconventional mixture between a zombie film (duh!) and the so-called "mockumentary" (people with hand-held cameras registering the unusual situation they find themselves stuck in). Just because of this label, I approached "American Zombie" with extreme caution and low anticipations. Let's be honest, the market for zombie movies already suffers from over-saturation since many years and the Mockumentary forms a suddenly unstoppable trend ("Cloverfield", "rec", …) that yet has to prove its stability. George A. Romero also joined in on the combination of zombies and shaky cameras with his latest effort "Diary of the Dead". Now, he's an acclaimed director and even the founding father of zombie cinema, but what to expect from a bunch of inexperienced documentary makers? Well, I love being proved wrong when it comes to innovating and new film projects! "American Zombie" is refreshing, original, intelligent, well structured and far more stylish than it has any right to be. The subject matter may sound ridicule, but writer/director Grace Lee presents everything in a convincing style and even the cast members, who have the difficult task of depicting plausible corpses, play their roles with a constant straight face. The script uniquely introduces resurrection from the dead as some sort of congenital defect, caused by a substance in the brain that is activated in case of a violent death. There are several categories of "Revenants", varying from the absolute braindead to the living dead with most of their vital brain capacities still intact. Throughout a period of several days, a Los Angeles film crew follows four of these "intelligent" zombies and illustrates how they live their everyday afterlife, deal with all sorts of discrimination and desperately attempt to oppress their physical decomposing. Just like normal people, these revenants have different personalities, hopes, desires, sentiments and goals to achieve. Meanwhile the film also centers on the arguments between the filmmakers mutually, as Grace wants to maintain an objective viewpoint whereas John continuously confronts the revenants with provocative questions. The revenants' stories and the crew's constant quarrels are already fascinating to behold, but the script is uplifted to an even higher level of quality through interviews with other groups. There are scientists listing the characteristics and history of the Living Dead, Zombie-haters (displaying various ways to destroy a dead brain) and Zombie-chasers (similar to people who write love letters to convicts on death row). Seemingly without much effort, "American Zombie" succeeds in bringing a biting satire that subtly mocks modern social issues and media sensationalism, but simultaneously doesn't lose track of story depth and character drawings. There are multiple powerful scenes in the film and you honestly come to care for the revenants … even though the maggots occasionally fall out of their bodies. "American Zombie" is also a rather atypical "Mocumentary" (since there are still professionals in charge of photography, sound and editing) so the amount of shaky camera movements and extreme close-ups are thankfully kept to a minimum. Highly recommended to open-minded cinema lovers.

21 of 30 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
zombie fans ...skip this one hanikingkong
I highly recommend this movie elperrosato
not real zombies? mattheos
this is a good one sluehn
zombie american traceydeer
The Blue Vials Wheeljak
Discuss American Zombie (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: