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A quaint Australian fishing village is overcome by meteorites that turn its residents into the ravenous undead, leaving a small group of those unharmed to find a way out.

Directors:

Michael Spierig (as The Spierig Brothers), Peter Spierig (as The Spierig Brothers)

Writers:

Michael Spierig (as The Spierig Brothers), Peter Spierig (as The Spierig Brothers)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Felicity Mason ... René Chaplin
Mungo McKay ... Marion
Rob Jenkins ... Wayne
Lisa Cunningham Lisa Cunningham ... Sallyanne
Dirk Hunter ... Harrison
Emma Randall ... Molly
Steve Greig Steve Greig ... Agent
Noel Sheridan ... Chip
Gaynor Wensley Gaynor Wensley ... Aggie
Eleanor Stillman Eleanor Stillman ... Ruth
Robyn Moore ... Officer in Locker Room
Robert Jozinovic ... Man in Office
Peter Mensforth Peter Mensforth ... Cricket Batsman
Jacob Andriolo Jacob Andriolo ... Yougn Cricketer
Michele Steel Michele Steel ... Screamer
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Storyline

Peaceful, rustic Berkeley is a charming fishing community where life is sweet and the people friendly. All that is about to change. After losing her childhood farm to the bank, local beauty Rene decides to leave town and head for the big city. Suddenly, an avalanche of meteorites races through the sky, bombarding the town and bringing an otherworldly infection. Departing is going to be much more difficult than she had planned. The living dead are awakened and Rene is now caught in a nightmare of zombies hungry for human flesh. She manages to find salvation in a small isolated farm house owned by the town loony, Marion. There she is met with four other desperate survivors. Together they battle their way through a plague of walking dead and discover that there is more transpiring than just an infection. Written by Cropduster35

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Rated R for strong violence and gore, and for language | See all certifications »

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It was the midnight madness session on September 13th 2003 at the Toronto International Film Festival, where it was the last film to ever screen at the historic Uptown Theatre before it was demolished. See more »

Goofs

Officer Harrison fires 14 rounds out of a six-shot revolver. See more »

Quotes

Marion: ...time is short. So you gotta ask yourself: Are you a fighter, Fish Queen, or are you zombie food?
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Crazy Credits

"The characters and events depicted in this photoplay are fictitious. Any similarity to actual persons, living or living dead, is purely coincidential." See more »

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Spoofs The Matrix (1999) See more »

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Little Green Men
Written by Cliff Bradley & Damien Taylor
Performed by Buttkrak
Recorded and Produced by Cliff Bradley
©Cliff Bradley 2002
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The greatest Aussie horror film since Zombie Brigade!
4 October 2003 | by El-StumpoSee all my reviews

Something is seriously wrong in the quiet Queensland hamlet of Berkeley: rocks are falling from the sky, carrying a virus that turns local residents into flesh-crazed fiends. And that's just the start of the powerhouse slam-bang debut from Brisbane twin filmmakers Peter and Michael Spierig, an audacious triumph of invention and imagination over budget and genre constraints. Even more remarkable is the fact that two local Brisbane boys have achieved the impossible and created an original Aussie zombie epic that is set to lay waste to the international horror community.

Ever the post-80s horror boom cultural vultures, Spierigs plunder shamelessly from the expected sources - the grey apocalypticism of George A Romero's Dead trilogy, the outrageous gore setpieces of Peter Jackson's blood-soaked Bad Taste and Braindead, the camera histronics of early Sam Raimi and Coen Brothers efforts - while breathing new life into the long-exhausted zombie cycle and making a film that is entirely their own. Undead marries a wholly unpredictable narrative, jawdropping effects (graphic enough for the most jaded of gorehounds) and a frighteningly assured grasp of cinematic language. As expected there's buckets of gallows humour, but the film never trades cheap laughs for its primary purpose: delivering good old-fashioned blood-curdling shocks.

If Aussie horror is a dead duck, Undead blows it out of the water.


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 September 2003 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Queensland, Australia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

AUD1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,527, 3 July 2005

Gross USA:

$41,196

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$237,579
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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