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  (in credits order)

Matthew Davis ... Mike

Julianna Robinson ... Vanessa

Michael Grant Terry ... Tim

Betsy Beutler ... Cindy

Colby French ... Nick Steele

Richard Riehle ... Colonel South
Jack Orend ... Dr. Richter

Joel McCrary ... Mark Kanan

Tracey Walter ... Mr. Whicks

Oren Skoog ... Danny
Will Stiles ... Chad

Michael Cornacchia ... Ronald Rupert Eschelon III

Larry Weissman ... The Drunk
Dominique Purdy ... Dom

Stephen Simon ... Military Driver (as Steve Simon)

Jon Monastero ... Military Navigator
McKay Stewart ... Private Suntody

Steve Kim ... Chinky

Matthew Hatchette ... Lead Soldier

Tony Snegoff ... Biohazard Soldier
Loren Dennis ... Pool Player #1

Larnell Stovall ... Pool Player #2
Ronald Kohnen ... Mr. Laramie
Kelly Hughes ... Mrs. Laramie

Edward Conna ... Orderly #1 (as Eddie Conna)

Dwayne Standridge ... Orderly #2

Marque Ohmes ... Orderly #3
David Kiiskinen ... Guard

Mandy McMillian ... Reporter #1
Crystal Hoffman ... Reporter #2

Cary Joseph ... Reporter #3
Allan Hagan ... Officer Fluffy

Joseph Gatto ... Officer Fancy (as Joe Gatto)
Richard Miranda ... Dead Illegal / Brain Taco / Cook #1
Abran Trujillo ... Cook #2

Scott Rosen ... Soldier #1 (as Scott Kosen)

Bill Leaman ... Soldier #2
Luke LaFontaine ... Zombie

Luke Darnell ... Zombie
Christopher 'Critter' Antonucci ... Zombie Bowler (as Chris Antonucci)

Samuel Reynolds ... Zombie Bowler (as Sam Reynolds)

Danny Downey ... Zombie Bowler

Kim Robert Koscki ... Zombie Bowler (as Kim Koscki)

John Ross ... Zombie Bowler
Manuel Torres ... Teen #1
Louis Reyes Alvarez III ... Teen #2
Robert Castanon ... Teen #3
Carlos Huirez ... Valet
Matthew Kohnen ... Hand job
Sean Kohnen ... Mr. Handy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jose Acevedo ... US Soldier (uncredited)
Tess Bodley ... Bowling Extra (uncredited)
David Garcia ... Soldier (uncredited)

Directed by
Matthew Kohnen 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Matthew Kohnen 
Sean Kohnen 

Produced by
Sheldon Brigman .... executive producer
Patricia M. Derbyshire .... co-producer: music
Sean Kohnen .... producer
Andreas Olavarria .... executive producer
Steven Ritchie .... associate producer
Steven Ritchie .... line producer
Original Music by
The Newton Brothers 
Cinematography by
Allan Fiterman 
Film Editing by
Emily Chiu 
Michael Schwartz 
Production Design by
Jasmin Deva  (as Jasmin Graham)
Art Direction by
Shannon Kemp 
Costume Design by
Kanna Taniuchi (co-costume designer)
Amber Wilkerson 
Makeup Department
Steve Corwin .... special makeup effects assistant
Twyla Matambanandzo .... key makeup artist (as Twyla Matambamadzo)
Brenda Ramirez .... key hair stylist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rob Bola .... second assistant director
Kevin Carraway .... second second assistant director
Paul Hart-Wilden .... first assistant director
Art Department
Tess Bodley .... art department coordinator
Pallas Erdrich .... art swing
Rene Fresquez .... set constructor
Dustin Grabiner .... property master
Richard Miranda .... props/weapons
Russell Pinkston .... set dresser
James Sanjensis .... art production assistant
Samo Tusak .... set constructor
Wilson Weaver .... art production assistant
Wilson Weaver .... art swing
Raul Contreras .... carpenter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Dean Andre .... sound designer
Dean Andre .... sound mixer
Michael J. Fox .... supervising sound editor and re-recording mixer (as Mike Fox)
Wagner Fulco .... sound mixer
Patricio A. Libenson .... foley artist
Gregg Morganstern .... sound designer
Barry Shea .... boom operator
Holger M. Thiele .... dialogue editor
Holger M. Thiele .... sound designer
Rafael Tudesco .... dialogue editor
Rafael Maryska .... foley editor (uncredited)
Rafael Maryska .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Steve Corwin .... special effects assistant
Boyd Lacosse .... pyrotechnician
Richard Miranda .... special effects coordinator
Richard Miranda .... special effects makeup
Visual Effects by
Kanen Flowers .... digital intermediate colorist (as John Flowers)
Bobby Maruvada .... digital intermediate colorist
Tim Montijo .... digital effects artist
Kurt Rauer .... digital effects artist
Kurt Rauer .... visual effects supervisor
Randall Archer .... stunt double: Mr. French
Stephen R. Hudis .... stunt performer (as Steve Hudis)
John Ross .... stunt performer
Tony Snegoff .... stunt coordinator
Jeremy R. Stein .... stunt performer (as Jeremy Stein)
Markell Andrew .... stunts (uncredited)
Luke Darnell .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Loren Dennis .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Danny Downey .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Timothy Eulich .... stunts (uncredited)
David Kiiskinen .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Steve Kim .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Mandy Kowalski .... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Leaman .... stunt performer (uncredited)
T. Ryan Mooney .... stunts (uncredited)
Brian Munce .... stunts (uncredited)
Marque Ohmes .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Greg Reynolds .... stunts (uncredited)
Samuel Reynolds .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Luci Romberg .... stunts (uncredited)
Scott Rosen .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Surawit Sae Kang .... stunts (uncredited)
Eric Serna .... stunts (uncredited)
Larnell Stovall .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Efrain Aguilar .... electrician
Nicholas Allen .... digital imaging technician (as Voik Nallen)
Shannon Davis .... grip
Arturo Elizondo .... gaffer
Jared Hoy .... assistant chief lighting technician
Charles R. Mathews .... best boy grip (as Charles Matthews)
D. LaRue Mayo II .... electrician (as Darwin Larue Mayo II)
Scott McCleary .... best boy electric
Christina Ortiz .... first assistant camera
Myles Pettengill .... still photographer
Charles Schiell .... electrician (as Chris Schiell)
Wade Sellers .... grip
Mike Valentine .... second assistant camera
Conner Vandeer .... steadicam operator (as Conner Vander)
Jason Wheeler .... key grip
Kenny Wong .... additional still photographer
Animation Department
Fil Barlow .... title animator
Casting Department
Tammy Neill .... extras casting: DreamCast
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marlayna Cherisse .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Luis Flores Jr. .... colorist
Bobby Maruvada .... colorist
Other crew
Sandro Barcelos .... production assistant
Christiane Covington .... script supervisor
Joseph Gatto .... production assistant (as Joe Gatto)
Allan Hagan .... production coordinator
Matthew McArdle .... production assistant
Abran Trujillo .... key set production assistant
George A. Romero .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Aaah! Zombies!!" - USA (DVD title)
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USA:90 min | Spain:87 min (DVD edition)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Also released under the title "Aaah! Zombies!!".See more »
Tim:I got it. What do zombies look most like?
Vanessa:Keith Richards.
Tim:No, corpses. We look like corpses.
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12 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Half successful zombie comedy, 19 April 2009
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

I often wonder how far horror-crazed directors can and will go exploiting the concept of zombie comedies even further. The living dead haven't appeared in a genuinely scary movie since many years. The days of George A. Romero's original zombie trilogy are long over and nail-biting suspense has gradually turned into absurd comedy and grotesque splatter. The majority of zombie comedies are pretty lame, with some notably exceptions like "Shaun of the Dead" and "Fido", and practically none of them comes up with original ideas or creative new formulas. "Wasting Away", by debuting writer/director Matthew Kohnen, is one of the very first Indie flick that attempts something drastically inventive and brand new. The movie shows life from the perspectives of the zombies themselves. They assume they look and behave completely normal, but in fact they are disorientated and steadily rotting cadavers. This concept indeed sounds silly and even more implausible as regular zombie action, but it's undeniably innovative and particularly Kohnen's illustration of the world through zombie eyes is extremely ingenious. The initial black & white cinematography only turns into color when the four lead characters become infected with the zombie virus. From their viewpoints the normal and still uninfected people are hectic and incomprehensibly muttering beings. Four twenty-something friends with absolutely nothing better to do than hang around in a fast food restaurant become infected when they mix ice cream with a gooey green fluid from a barrel that lay at the entrance. The fluid obviously is a military experiment gone wrong and the foursome undergoes a vivid metamorphosis. As more and more people are getting infected, the zombies take peace with their new lifestyle and want to defend their rights. In spite of the original concept and a handful of effectively hilarious jokes and gimmicks, "Wasting Away" regretfully remains a low-budgeted and forgettable effort. The film is too long and for every neat sequence or clever piece of dialog there sadly is tedious and clichéd zombie movie footage. The lead players are mundane and annoyingly stereotypical horror caricatures, including the joker and the nerd kid, and the rest of characters aren't much better with the drunken bowlers and heavily mustached army colonel. Around the hour the whole thing just sort of gets retarded, with a man vs. zombie combat, talking heads and zombie bowling tournaments. There's quite a lot of carnage and bloodshed going on, but the emphasis merely lies on the comedy factor. Once again, the basic idea is nifty but clearly that wasn't enough. Nevertheless I'll be interested in seeing the future work of director Kohnen.

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