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Keith Allan (screenplay)
Delondra Williams (screenplay)
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Release Date:
27 October 2012 (USA) See more »
Their Time Has Come!
During a zombie apocalypse ,a group of survivors hide on Alcatraz Island to escape from rising zombie hordes... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Ethan Suplee ... Marshall

Mariel Hemingway ... Lynn Snyder

LeVar Burton ... Dr. Dan Halpern

Danny Trejo ... Captain Caspian

Heather Hemmens ... Ashley

French Stewart ... Doctor Arnold

Chad Lindberg ... Kyle
Madonna Magee ... Vivian

Andy Clemence ... Bob
Peter Ngo ... Jud Nagase

Lilan Bowden ... Jun Nagase
Kim Little ... Pauline

Lorenzo Eduardo ... Park Ranger Sanchez

Kerisse Hutchinson ... Julie

Jon Kondelik ... Jason

Hector Luis Bustamante ... Ramon

Angelique Cinelu ... Letty

Keith Allan ... Tash

John A. Lorenz ... Kenny

Tia Robinson ... Sarah

Kieran Gallagher ... Brian
Leslie Garbett ... Victoria
Jennifer Cobb ... Lynn Double

Christina Ford ... Ashley Double
Dakota Ely ... Baby
Alex Rondon ... Bob's Lover
Adrian Avila ... Scumbag
Nura Awda ... Survivor
Christopher Dorman ... Survivor
Thomas Dukeman ... Survivor
Deborah Flores ... Survivor
Troy Hatt ... Bugsy
Rosibel Hidalgo ... Survivor

Carole Maldonado ... Survivor
Norm Adams ... Zombie
Logan Allen ... Zombie
Olga Antonova ... Zombie
Melissa Ayala ... Zombie

Russell Becker ... Zombie
Bud Benson ... Zombie

Adrian Black ... Hero Zombie

Eric Brenner ... Zombie
Brett Bullock ... Zombie
David Cardenas ... Zombie
Huge Castagnari ... Zombie
Michael Patrick Carmody ... Zombie
Andrew Chavez ... Zombie
Rachel Chavez ... Zombie

Amanda Chism ... Zombie
Faith Craig ... Zombie
Christopher Le Creen ... Zombie
Justin Clark ... Zombie
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Felicia Dillon ... Zombie

Frank Forbes ... Hero Zombie
Rayman Jilani ... Zombie

Daniel Korman ... Zombie (as Daniel Duvet)
Graham Mackie ... Zombie

Mercy Malick ... Zombie Housewife

Aleh Neliubin ... Hero Zombie
Joseph Oliveira ... Zombie Herrera

Charles Peeke Jr. ... Water Zombie
Dale Pulliam ... Zombie
Miranda Rae ... Zombie
William Sturtevant ... Hero Zombie

Michael Tari ... Zombie
Robert Tarpinian ... Zombie

Matt Zimmer ... Zombie

Directed by
Nick Lyon 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Keith Allan  screenplay
Delondra Williams  screenplay

Produced by
Paul Bales .... co-producer
Mary E. Brown .... line producer
Ray Cannella .... associate producer
David L. Garber .... associate producer
David Michael Latt .... producer
Karen O'Hara .... associate producer
Cody Peck .... behind the scenes producer
Chris Regina .... associate producer
David Rimawi .... executive producer
Thomas P. Vitale .... associate producer
Devin Ward .... line producer: San Francisco
Original Music by
Chris Ridenhour 
Cinematography by
Alexander Yellen 
Film Editing by
James Kondelik 
Casting by
Gerald Webb  (as G. Webb)
Production Design by
Mark Macauley 
Art Direction by
Samuel Wilson-Lassalle 
Costume Design by
Ashli Pingry 
Makeup Department
Joseph Cornell .... special makeup effects artist
Austyn Cuccia .... key makeup artist (as Austyn Jessie Cuccia)
Regina de Lemos .... assistant makeup artist
Regina de Lemos .... special effects makeup assistant
Ryan J. Evans .... special makeup effects artist
Frances Ferris .... makeup department head
Corinne Foster .... special makeup effects department head (as Corinne Dutra)
Josh Foster .... special makeup effects supervisor
Mariah Kraft .... assistant makeup artist (as Mariah Wright)
Tara Lang .... special makeup effects artist
Liz McCracken .... key special makeup effects artist
Alex Rondon .... special makeup effects artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Adrian Avila .... second second assistant director
Joe Bohn .... first assistant director (as Joseph Bohn)
Ron Ridenour .... second assistant director (as Ron R. Ridenour)
Warren Upson .... second assistant director
Geoffrey Mark .... second unit director (uncredited)
Art Department
Mike DiGrazia .... key art designer: poster
Sound Department
Miriam Cole .... sound effects editor
Michael Hardman .... sound editor
Christina Horgan .... adr recordist
Andy Hurtado .... sound effects editor
Matthew Manselle .... sound effects editor
Steve Neal .... sound designer
Lisa Ries .... supervising sound editor
Carrie Sheldon .... sound mixer
Eugene E. Thompson .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Joseph Cornell .... special effects supervisor
Corinne Foster .... special effects coordinator (as Corinne Dutra)
Josh Foster .... special effects foreman
Ryan Jenkins .... special effects makeup
Alex Rondon .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
David Bowers .... visual effects artist
Sasha Burrow .... visual effects artist
Steve Clarke .... visual effects artist
Michael R. Currie .... visual effects artist
Fernando DeGyves .... visual effects artist
Juan Carlos Ferrá .... visual effects artist
Maria Gonzalez .... visual effects
Aine Graham .... compositor
John Hughes .... visual effects artist
Paul Knott .... visual effects artist
Joseph J. Lawson .... visual effects supervisor (as Joseph L. Lawson)
Geoffrey Mark .... visual effects supervisor
Kirsten Matan .... compositor
James Mcdonald .... visual effects artist
Turker Mutlu .... visual effects: modeler
Joel Perez .... visual effects artist
Alina Quiñones .... visual effects artist
Emanuel Rosario .... visual effects lead
Jeffery Scheetz .... visual effects artist
Paul Song .... visual effects artist
Sandell Stangl .... visual effects coordinator
Jason A. Suarez .... visual effects artist
Anyenise Vilches .... visual effects artist
Aaron Witlin .... visual effects artist
Stephen Bralver .... stunts
Jerry L. Buxbaum .... stunt coordinator
Joe Childs .... stunts
Ibrahim Elkest .... stunt performer (as Mohamed Ibrahim Elkest)
Kieran Gallagher .... stunt performer
Leslie Garbett .... stunt performer
Rob Goc .... stunt driver
Steve Kim .... stunts
Matt Merchant .... stunts
Robert Tarpinian .... stunts
Torrey Vogel .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
David M. Adams .... lighting technician
Nick Bianchi .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Joe Bou .... additional second assistant camera
Kenneth M. Chernow .... grip
Charles Christopher .... still photographer
Vasiliki Constantinou .... electrician
Jerry Ginn .... lighting technician
Rob Goc .... grip
David Graves .... lighting technician
Temma Hankin .... still photographer
Zachary Helmer .... gaffer
Dan Keener .... best boy (as Daniel Keener)
Zachary Kertesz .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Kenneth Marc .... grip
Douglas Mazell .... still photographer
Nick Medrud .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
James O'Conner .... key grip
Jeff Siljenberg .... additional photography
Sandell Stangl .... digital imaging technician
Oli Williams .... camera operator
Casting Department
Cambria Hankin .... casting associate
Jon Kondelik .... casting associate
Crystal Lee .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Troy Conway .... wardrobe assistant
Monica Freyre .... wardrobe assistant
Vonne Stollmayer .... costumer production assistant
Editorial Department
Maria Cardoza .... post-production assistant
David Courtice .... post-production coordinator
Steve Gijrath .... editor: Behind The Scenes/EPK
Donovan Kosters .... dcp mastering
Ronny Law .... first assistant editor
Cody Peck .... on-line editor
Cody Peck .... post-production assistant
Mark Quod .... colorist
Mark Quod .... post production supervisor
Sandell Stangl .... assistant editor
Location Management
Desiray McFall .... location scout
Madeline Randolph .... location manager
Music Department
Alexander Arntzen .... composer: additional music
Christopher Cano .... composer: additional music (as Chris Cano)
Transportation Department
Bruce Blackstone .... driver
Charlie Converse .... driver
Robert Dargenzio .... driver
Bob Ellis .... transportation coordinator (as Robert Ellis)
Sean Erman .... driver
Johnny Escobedo Jr. .... driver
Troy Haddock .... driver
Roger Ligman .... driver
Robert Walczuk .... driver
Other crew
John B. Austin .... set medic
William Boodell .... behind the scenes director
Maria Cardoza .... post production assistant
Michael Cook .... production coordinator
Richard Lee Dalton .... production assistant
Jamie Day .... Animal Trainer
Vickie Day .... Animal Trainer
Nora L. Ferris .... insurance broker
Ryan Figueroa .... production assistant
Frank Giarmona .... production assistant
Mark Gravender .... pre-production coordinator
Joel C. Lopez .... assistant production coordinator
Joel Moren .... production assistant
Mark Munoz .... production assistant (as Marc Munoz)
Lashorn Mykoo .... production assistant
Chris Prange .... production assistant
Shawn Smithson .... key production assistant
Danny Sosa .... production assistant

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89 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Continuity: It is stated that the zombies act independently of the central nervous system. Given this, there is no explanation for why head shots kill the zombies.See more »


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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
It Features Flat Performances And Adds Nothing Really Original To The Standard Zombie Storyline, 9 July 2013
Author: sddavis63 ( from Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada

From the very beginning of this movie I found myself wondering about the title of all things! "Rise Of The Zombies." It suggests that the movie is going to be about the beginnings of a zombie plague - how it happened, where it came from. But no. Actually, from the very opening scenes of the movie it seems pretty clear that the zombies have already risen! They're pretty much in control and there don't seem to be all that many survivors. Over the course of the hour and a half, we do find out that it probably started with an infected water system, and that it's pretty recent. One of the characters is pregnant, and she says she got pregnant at a party two months before. So, since people probably haven't been partying much since the zombie plague started, this whole thing must have happened in less than two months. But that's not the focus of the movie. Not at all. Those are just snippets of information that come out. So, yes, strange choice for a title.

With this being set in San Francisco (although the plague seems to be worldwide, or one assumes that there would be rescue missions) what survivors there are have holed themselves up on Alcatraz Island. So that's a bit of a twist: a high security prison becoming a sanctuary. Unfortunately, it seems that even Alcatraz isn't a very secure sanctuary. Every now and then zombies come wading ashore and have to be killed. Now, I've never looked it up, but I assume that the water depth between San Francisco and Alcatraz is more than 6 feet (ie, more than the height of your average human being - or zombie - or it wouldn't have been much of a prison) which suggests that since the zombies don't appear to be the type to enjoy boating they must be able to walk a fair distance under water. OK. Why not. It makes it harder to find a real place of refuge, thus increasing the hopelessness that's always at the centre of a zombie movie.

Aside from that little twist, though, there's not a lot of originality to this. The zombies are zombies. They're the undead, re-animated corpses controlled by a virus of some sort with a taste for the flesh and blood of living humans. Got it. Seen it many times.

The cast features a collection of fairly well known faces, although mega-stars they're not. People like Mariel Hemingway, LeVar Burton, French Stewart. They're all in this. A couple of others. Faces and names you know, in other words. Unfortunately, though many of the faces are familiar, the performances weren't great. Hemingway was probably the most front and centre as a scientist who takes a group from Alcatraz back into the city to try to find the lab where an antidote to the virus was being worked on. She didn't really grab me. Burton was given the most opportunity for a character the viewer could sympathize with. He stays behind on Alcatraz while Hemingway's group goes into the city and others go off in search of rescue, and he keeps two living zombies (or is that a contradiction?) locked up to experiment on as he looks for a cure. The attempted heart-wrenching is that one of the zombies he has locked up is his own daughter. Still, I would have to say that my reaction to most of the cast is that they were less than convincing in their roles; unenthused about playing them perhaps?

So, really, what you have here is a mediocre movie that adds nothing original to the zombie genre, and rather flat performances from the cast. Not a winner, in other words. (3/10)

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