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Deadlands: The Rising (2006)

Unrated | | Action, Horror, Thriller | 23 October 2006 (USA)
In 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 ...
#11 Zombie
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


In 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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Box Office


$10,847 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,064, 14 April 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,025, 3 May 2007
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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The very first script was titled "Beyond Dead" and was written in 2003. The first script focused on the start of the epidemic and making its origins unknown. In early 2005, the script was revised and the plot was set a year after the outbreak, because of the budget constraints this script was revised again, and portions of the original Beyond Dead script was incorporated in the revised script. See more »


When Actors Michelle Wright and Connor Brandt run from the living room of the house to the kitchen of the house Connor shrinks in size by 4-6 inches. This was because the living room section of the scene had to be re-shot. 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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Crazy Credits

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 28 Days Later... (2002) See more »


Closing Credits Medley
Performed by Gary Ugarek
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Why do so many hate this film?
11 May 2007 | by See all my reviews

Being an army brat for so many years had me living all over the world and trust when I say, "I have seen my fair share of bad movies". However, what I don't get is what people hate about this film. Have any of you seen any other low budget independent zombies films? I would assume not or I wouldn't be reading some of the forum comments I have read, nor would I have read the two poor comments/reviews left for the film.

Lets be honest this film isn't a perfect 10, no film really is, but this films is a solid 6/7 all the way. Take into consideration the budget and what was pulled off, this is easily one of the better zombies films to come from the underground in years. It has its moments of being a tad slow, and it has its moments of being spot on.

Before I even watched this I had my doubts, I then read a few reviews, one being from Canada's very own horror-movies.ca. I also read the bad reviews at Cinematical and Bloody-Disgusting, and I can say this easily, the bad reviews don't have a clue. From reading the reviewers comments you can tell the film was slagged off as a waste of their time as they are too busy trying to scoop the next Hollywood horror blockbuster. This is where word of mouth has to come into play, and I will set you all straight. This is a decent zombie project and if you are a true zombie fan you will love it or like it, there is no hate, unless you don't like running zombies.

This was good effort, even if the acting is poor at times, and the film really comes together as it progresses. This is definitely not one of those films where you need to care about characters, it is just a ride along of sorts that honors all the best things there is to honor in the zombie genre.

6.8 out of 10

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