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Zombie Dearest (2009)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Horror | 4 August 2009 (USA)
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When failed comic Gus Lawton pushes his wife too far, he finds himself chasing her across the country to the abandoned farmhouse of her childhood. Given the choice between losing Deborah or... See full summary »

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Gus Lawton
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Deborah
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Quinto - the zombie
John Jarvis ...
Donny
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Uncle Pete
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Reverend Harper
Wendy Jewell ...
Gwen
Beverly Cooper ...
Aunt Ellen
Paul O'Sullivan ...
Mr. Roeder
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When failed comic Gus Lawton pushes his wife too far, he finds himself chasing her across the country to the abandoned farmhouse of her childhood. Given the choice between losing Deborah or living by her plan, Gus gets busy fixing up the old place. Starting with the septic tank. In a moment of desperation, he digs up the very thing he needs, a zombie who'll do anything he wants... for now, anyway. As the zombie's own desires threaten their plans, Gus and Deborah come together in a desperate struggle to get what they want, regardless of the cost. Zombie Dearest is a genre-bender that speaks to the "living dead" - the hunger and the horror - in all of us. It's a wild ride that's both smartly comic and deeply quirky. Written by Anonymous

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Dearest is character driven horror - a genre bender in which comic characters are devoured by the grisly consequences of their unchecked desires. See more »

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References Mommie Dearest (1981) See more »

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Gus's Theme and Unearthing Quinto
Written by David Kemker, Slater Jewell-Kemker, and Matthew Harrold
Performed by Matthew Moore and Matthew Harrold
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What A Stinker!!!
2 March 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

You won't dig up a worse horror comedy than this low-budget chiller. "Zombie Dearest" has a promising premise. Destitute comedy writer Gus Lawton hasn't made money in five years, six years according to his wife. He experiments drunkenly with some tasteless joke material that has him performing a penis joke for his wife's best friend while his wife witnesses this outrage. Gus slips a sock puppet over his penis, cracks the door, and sticks it out. Using a lewd voice, he invites anybody to come set on his face. Not surprisingly, Deborah (Shauna Black of "Urban Legends: Final Cut") accuses Gus of infidelity. She leaves him and drives off. She visits her father and learns about a farmhouse that could be profitable. Gus follows her out to the farmhouse and uses it as an excuse to prove his commitment to her. He agrees to fix the house up. While he is digging up his septic tank, he uncovers a zombie named Quinto (David Sparrow of "Four Brothers") in the process. Apparently, freshman writer & director David Kemker must have thought he could exploit an idea that Simon Pegg never took advantage of "Shaun of the Dead" when the hero's slacker roommate Ed (Nick Frost)turned into a zombie. He chained Ed up out in his back yard. Similarly, Gus confines Quinto in the backyard excavating the sewage tank. Meanwhile, Gus is having marriage problems with his wife There isn't anything either frightening or funny about his pedestrian farce. Kemker violates zombie rules initially because Quinto doesn't mindless attack Gus. Eventually, Quinto takes a bite out of Gus and our hero turns into a zombie. Bottom of the barrel material that should be buried under a septic tank.


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