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Helldriver (2010)
"Nihon bundan: Heru doraibâ" (original title)

 |  Horror, Sci-Fi  |  23 July 2011 (Japan)
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Stilling reeling from the events of a zombie apocalypse, a young woman, along with a group of allies, makes her way across a dystopian Japan in search of her mother, the Zombie Queen.

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Credited cast:
Yumiko Hara ...
Kazuki Namioka ...
Yûrei Yanagi ...
Minoru Torihada
Taka Guadalcanal ...
(as Guadalcanal Taka)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Midori Aoyama
Wall guard
Yukihide Benny ...
Man on the wall
Norman England ...
Annoyed patron
Yasuhiko Fukuda
Yukihiro Haruzono
Rie Hayasaka
Miki Hirase
Horiken ...
(as Horiken.)


Stilling reeling from the events of a zombie apocalypse, a young woman, along with a group of allies, makes her way across a dystopian Japan in search of her mother, the Zombie Queen.

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Release Date:

23 July 2011 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Helldriver  »

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$600,000 (estimated)

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15 October 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Okay, when you go to see a so-bad-it's-good horror/zombie movie, there are a few expectations that need to be met and I could never get past the fact that the act of watching zombies getting killed wasn't amusing. Seriously. The movie used thousands of liters of blood and all too often watching it spray was not remotely funny. The movie delivers on a lot of fronts, but at the end of the day there was too much gore and weird sh*t going on and not enough hilarity and cheering on the hero on screen.

When I saw the movie, it was the headliner for a horror movie film festival and by all means all of the circumstances for movie success were there, but it was just one of those ineffable things where the movie just didn't live up to the expectations.

tl;dr Had potential, but not as entertaining/lighthearted as it should have been

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