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Deadlands: The Rising (2006)

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October 2008. A biochemical weapon explosion causes a freak chain of events and brings the dead back to life. It is up to five people to make a stand for survival against an ever growing army of the Living Dead.



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Credited cast:
Dave Cooperman ...
Gary Ugarek ...
Michelle Wright ...
Brian Wright ...
Connor Brandt ...
Evacuee Woman
Jeremy Paris ...
Arguing Man #2
Chris L. Clark ...
Suit Zombie (as Chris Clark)
Nathan Rosen ...
Brian Marinelli ...
Private Marinelli
Bruce Morgan ...
Commanding Military Officer
Shelter Director (FEMA)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
William Abel ...
National Guardsmen #3
Patty Aiello ...
Evacuee / Zombie


October 2008. A biochemical weapon explosion causes a freak chain of events and brings the dead back to life. It is up to five people to make a stand for survival against an ever growing army of the Living Dead.

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The world as we know it... Is coming to an end!



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23 October 2006 (USA)  »

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The original production budget started at $5,000 and was originally to be a short film. After filming most of the traffic jam sequences. The director invested another $10,000 to purchase more equipment and secure more locations to expand the story. See more »


During a steadi-cam shot prior to the zombie attack on the traffic jam the camera man is visible in the window of one of the vehicles See more »


[first lines]
Michelle: [narration] Six Months, that's how long it took for the world as we knew it to come to an end. The bible preached the world would end in fire and war. It ended in plauges and hunger. All brought on by the technology built to protect us. Conventional Weapons weren't enough, we built more powerful weapons. Weapons capable of spreading disease, plagues or hunger, weapons designed to do the un-imaginable... and in the end, it took one man with one weapon.
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Actor's Lonnie Martin and Cindy Marie Martin appear in a scene at the end of the films credits. Also below the copyright notice, a statement that "No Animals or Zombies were harmed during the making of this film" appears as the last item. See more »


References Night of the Living Dead (1968) See more »


Performed by Gary Ugarek (as Dj Gary Franks)
©2000/2002 Phar-Out Records
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Indie horror done right
11 February 2007 | by See all my reviews

I recently watched this film after trading a friend my Stink of Flesh DVD for Deadlands: The Rising, and I will admit I received the better deal.

First, Deadlands is no masterpiece of low budget indie cinema, but what it is, is a zombie film which is entertaining, gory, and fun. Indie zombie films get a lot of bad rap, as does indie cinema in general. So many people are used to the polished Hollywood look and feel that when someone attempts a reality based horror film it easily gets looked over. Deadlands is one of those films that takes all the glamour out of film-making and firmly grounds it in reality.

Deadlands is no masterpiece. It's weak spots lie in the acting, an entire unknown cast with little experience, but it is far from horrible. The editing on the film is decent and the soundtrack is superb. The music builds a lot of great tension and fits this film perfectly. Many applause to the composers for the music in the film. The zombies are of the running type, but the film also shows the shambling George Romero type zombies as well and to be honest the mix of fast and slow works well with the film. The zombie attacks are fast and brutal, the best of which is the traffic jam of evacuees swallowed up by hundreds of zombies catching them in every direction they try to escape. That scene is an edge of your seat experience all by itself. Deadlands only other fault is the running time which is just under 70 minutes.

The two other most outstanding things about Deadlands, besides the music, was shot selection and set pieces. You can easily tell the filmmakers were aiming for an epic size film and they pulled it off to an extent.

Don't let the meager budget keep you from checking this out, especially if you are a zombie film fan. This is one for every zombie fans' collection.

7 stars out 0f 10 stars, deducting 3 stars for running time(wish it had been 20 minutes longer) and the acting.

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