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The Revenant (2009)

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In Los Angeles, a fallen soldier who has joined the ranks of the living dead reunites with his best friend in order to deal with the city's drug dealers and killers - a perfect way to collect the blood that one of them so desperately needs.

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Joey Luebner
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Janet
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Mathilda
Eric Payne ...
Baily
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Palance
Theda Reichman ...
Bart's Parents
Richard Reichman ...
Bart's Parents
Wally White ...
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Mourner (as Zoe Simpson)
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Mourner
Frante Foggie ...
Bart's Friend
Kevin Lyons ...
Bart's Friend
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The night after his funeral, Bart, a soldier killed in Iraq gets up out of his grave and seeks out his best friend Joey. At dawn Bart's body falls to the floor, only to reawaken the following dusk. He and his buddy decide that he is a revenant: an articulate zombie that needs to drink blood to arrest the decomposition of his body. Written by MidnightMadwoman

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Keeping our streets safe for the UNDEAD See more »

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Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

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Rated R for strong bloody violence, pervasive language, some drug use, sexual content and graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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Joey runs into a liquor store called Samsa's in order to help Bart. Gregor Samsa is the name of the main character in Franz Kafka's novella Metamorphosis; he awakes one morning to find that he has transformed into a monstrous creature and is subsequently forced to reassess his life. See more »

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When the Vigilante Gunslingers bust the corrupt cops in the warehouse, there are some close-up shots of their faces, wearing sunglasses. Through the glasses, it is visible that both actors aren't wearing the zombie contact lenses at that moment. See more »

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Joey: Bart... you gotta kill me. You gotta kill me, man...
Bart: Kill you?
Joey: I can't go through eternity talking with a fuckin' dildo on my throat.
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References Dirty Harry (1971) See more »

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Tengo Un Trato
Written and performed by Mala Rodríguez
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Deserves To Be A Huge Cult Classic
11 December 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Despite winning a lot of awards at various festivals (check out the wiki page for the impressive full list), The Revenant was frustratingly not given a proper release for far too long.

It deserves to become a cult classic (in the best sense of the phrase) though as it's a very intelligently written new take on the zombie genre, something with a lot of genuinely fascinating ideas which are explored beautifully. Ultimately a horror film with a comedic edge, it has a lot of fun with it's concept, whilst still managing to pull off some truly horrible scenes. Yet it's also got a very strong emotional core, and certain moments are surprisingly tender and touching.

I won't say much more as part of the fun is seeing how the film develops, but ultimately I loved this and would really recommend it to any film fan - and not just those in to horror films.


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