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Two inexplicably coherent zombies awake amidst a zombie attack, and decide to take a road trip to find the one's lost love, unaware they are being chased by the agents of a ruthless company with its own agenda.

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Mike Kellerman
Ross Kidder ...
Brent Guthrie
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Cheese
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Thomas Jeremiah
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Ellie Masterson
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Emily
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McDinkle
Greg Dow ...
Gillman
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Cliff
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Charles
Jamie Wheatley ...
Cop / Zombie
Brian Matthew Richardson ...
Eric
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Mandy
Alexander Borrello ...
Jack
Brock Tarzana ...
Cabin Redneck
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Two inexplicably coherent zombies awake amidst a zombie attack, and decide to take a road trip to find the one's lost love, unaware they are being chased by the agents of a ruthless company with its own agenda.

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The dead will walk, talk and ride shotgun.


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Rated R for bloody violence and gore, language, some sexual content and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Michael McKiddy (who plays Mike Kellerman in the film) wrote, sang, and played guitar on the song "Say Hi" (which plays throughout the last half of the film and into the credits) with his band Right on Wagner. He also wrote and performed the song "Forever Last," which plays in the background during the scene where Mike first runs into Ellie. See more »

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When Mike Brent and Cliff are stopped at the road block Cliff's sunglasses appear and disappear between shots. See more »

Quotes

McDinkle: What the hell makes you think they were here, Convict.
Gillman: Just let him do his job.
McDinkle: Shut the fuck up Gillman.
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Features The Evil Dead (1981) See more »

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Message from Angela
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Surprisingly Good
29 December 2011 | by (Cincinnati, OH) – See all my reviews

Deadheads is both a zombie movie and a love story about two zombies who go on a cross-country road trip to reconnect with a girlfriend from their waking life. It is far better than one might expect from the premise.

I am not particularly interested in zombie movies so I was pleased to find that Deadheads had characters with very human motivations; several times during the film I found myself caring for Michael McKiddy's character, despite his zombie appearance.

One great thing about the film is its self-awareness. The directors, and actors know they are making a zombie love story, and they embrace the ridiculousness of that fact completely. The movie is all about fun--there are many pop-culture references, references to other movies, and a lot of extremely vulgar humor and absurd situations that could only happen in an independent film. There is however, just enough sentimentality to keep it human and down to earth. In other words, if you make your girlfriend watch only one zombie movie this year, make this the one--it has enough echoes of romantic comedy to appeal to a larger audience. With that said, I am confident I am the target demographic: a male who grew up loving 80's movies.

There are several scenes that seem a little too long but overall the pacing is good, the action is exciting, and the length felt right. Deadheads is not going to change the world. But if you have an interest in humor, gore, and want to be entertained for an hour and a half it is worth your time.


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