Down 9,147 this week

Dead Air (I) (2009)

 |  Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  2009 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.3/10 from 1,927 users  
Reviews: 23 user | 18 critic

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.



0Check in

The 25 Most Immersive Worlds in Cinema

Highly immersive cinematic worlds can carry a movie, and we've rounded up the best of the best.

See the full list

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 45 titles
created 01 Jan 2011
a list of 32 titles
created 16 Aug 2012
a list of 48 titles
created 12 Oct 2012
a list of 34 titles
created 23 Dec 2012
a list of 37 titles
created 12 Aug 2014

Related Items

Search for "Dead Air" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Dead Air (2009)

Dead Air (2009) on IMDb 5.3/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Dead Air.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Rammbock (2010)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Just when Michael arrives in Berlin to visit his ex-girlfriend Gabi, a terrible virus starts spreading across the city at a rapid pace, turning people into mindless homicidal maniacs. Much ... See full summary »

Director: Marvin Kren
Stars: Michael Fuith, Theo Trebs, Anka Graczyk
The Horde (2009)
Action | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

An end of the world battle between gangsters, cops and zombies.

Directors: Yannick Dahan, Benjamin Rocher
Stars: Claude Perron, Jean-Pierre Martins, Eriq Ebouaney
Mutants (2009)
Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

In the middle of a zombie apocalypse, a resourceful couple hides out in an isolated abandoned building. The woman is pregnant and the man is infected, slowly transforming into the kind of inhuman monster they are trying to escape.

Director: David Morlet
Stars: Hélène de Fougerolles, Francis Renaud, Dida Diafat
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
Action | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

As the world succumbs to a zombie apocalypse, Cole, a hardened mercenary, is chasing the one person who can provide a cure. In his way aren't only the flesh-eating, super-athletic cannibals... See full summary »

Director: Mark McQueen
Stars: Craig Fairbrass, Danny Dyer, MyAnna Buring
Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A fellow scientist accidentally escapes containment aboard a plane during a turbulence. After she is gunned down by a security guard, she reanimates as a zombie, killing and infecting ... See full summary »

Director: Scott Thomas
Stars: David Chisum, Kristen Kerr, Kevin J. O'Connor
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

The remaining survivors of pan-global epidemic face a race against time to find a cure before they succumb to its zombie-inducing effects. Holed up in an abandoned military base, Tom and ... See full summary »

Director: Niki Drozdowski
Stars: Daniel Buder, Luise Bähr, Jerry Coyle
Alien Raiders (2008)
Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

It's the end of yet another night at Hastings Supermarket, an idyllic family grocery store in Buck Lake, Arizona. But the normal monotony of rounding up shopping carts and settling out the ... See full summary »

Director: Ben Rock
Stars: Carlos Bernard, Mathew St. Patrick, Rockmond Dunbar
Exit Humanity (2011)
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A young man's struggle to survive in the aftermath of a deadly undead outbreak during the American Civil War.

Director: John Geddes
Stars: Brian Cox, Mark Gibson, Dee Wallace
Pontypool (2008)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A psychological thriller in which a deadly virus infects a small Ontario town.

Director: Bruce McDonald
Stars: Stephen McHattie, Lisa Houle, Georgina Reilly
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A group of young film students run into real-life zombies while filming a horror movie of their own.

Director: George A. Romero
Stars: Michelle Morgan, Joshua Close, Shawn Roberts
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

On the night of the big High-School Prom, the dead rise to eat the living, and the only people who can stop them are the losers who couldn't get dates to the dance.

Director: Gregg Bishop
Stars: Jared Kusnitz, Greyson Chadwick, Chandler Darby


Credited cast:
Dee Dee (as Haley Alexis Pullos)
Business Woman


Radio Host, Logan Burnhardt, starts off his show with off-beat questions such as the whereabouts of the Taj Mahal, and why it is only photographed from the front. With listeners calling in on a variety of issues, he soon becomes aware that terrorists have planted chemical bombs in stadiums and crowded areas that make people violent. He subsequently asks his colleague to travel home to ensure that his wife, Gabbi, and child are safe - not knowing that terrorists will soon take over the building and hold him and other colleagues hostage and force them to make a live broadcast of their real agenda. Written by rAjOo (

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


All America's worst fears. Realized. At once. See more »

Parents Guide:



Official Sites:



Release Date:

2009 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs



See  »

Did You Know?


Riot footage shown on TV during the Movie, are from the "Göteborg Riots" during the EU Summit in Göteborg, Sweden in June of 2001 (Courtesy of Swedish TV4) and from riots following the seizure and clearing of the Youth Collective "Ungdomshuset" in Copenhagen on March 1st. of 2007 (Courtesy of Danish PBS Station DR1) See more »


Burt's wristwatch keeps changing wrists. See more »


Logan: [the radio station employees are barricading the doors with heavy desks. Lucy walks over and sets a potted plant on top of the desks] And that's supposed to do WHAT?
Lucy: Fuck you!
See more »


References Soylent Green (1973) See more »


I Don't Wanna Die
Written by Theresa Walker
Produced and Performed by Theresa Walker and Tim Hall
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A good film (even better if you haven't seen Pontypool)
21 February 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Dead Air - yet another zombie film. And this one doesn't even have the budget of the Resident Evil films, so that doesn't really bode well.

It's about a zombie outbreak (or rather 'infected' as the 'zombies' resemble the 'infected' people from 28 Days Later rather than George Romero's slow-moving 'shufflers') in Los Angeles which starts off near a late-night radio station. The staff there have no idea what's happening and do their best to cover the sensational news story as best they can.

It's mainly set inside the towerblock/radio studios which masks the lack of budget as best it can. However, the film's biggest problem is another ('zombie') movie made the year before called Pontypool. It too does exactly the same thing, i.e. a low budget zombie movie set in a late night radio station where a smart-alec 'shock-jock' covers the outbreak.

I quite enjoyed Dear Air. The characters were pretty believable and the plot slightly different as to the zombies' origins, but, all the way through it, I just couldn't get Pontypool out of my head.

If you haven't seen Pontypool and like zombie movies, I would definitely recommend Dead Air. However, if you have seen Pontypool, there's not an awful lot new here and it might come across as retreading old ground.

0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Plot similar to Pontypool? jinqui242
This is a Great Movie!!!!! joonam4
Little Harsh But Did Anyone Else Yell... timechangelater
When is this going to be released? mm90025
Corbin Bersen jculpepper
pontypool is much better and actually scary the_barnett
Discuss Dead Air (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: