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Revenge of the Dead (1983)

Zeder (original title)
R | | Horror | January 1985 (USA)
Stefano, a young journalist, buys a used typewriter and accidentally sees that some text is still readable on the ribbon. He manages to reconstruct the story of a scientist, Paolo Zeder, ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Stefano
... Alessandra
Paola Tanziani ... Gabriella Goodman
Cesare Barbetti ... Dr. Meyer
Bob Tonelli ... Mr. Big
Ferdinando Orlandi ... Giovine - faux Don Luigi
Enea Ferrario ... Mirko
John Stacy ... Professor Chesi
Alex Partexano ... Police Lt. Guido Silvestri (as Alessandro Partexano)
Marcello Tusco ... Doctor Melis
Aldo Sassi ... Don Mario
... Young Gabriella
Enrico Ardizzone ... Benni
Maria Teresa Tofano ... Anna
Andrea Montuschi ... Inspector Bouffet
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Stefano, a young journalist, buys a used typewriter and accidentally sees that some text is still readable on the ribbon. He manages to reconstruct the story of a scientist, Paolo Zeder, who in the 1950's discovered that some types of terrain have the power to revive the dead that are buried in them. Stefano's investigations bring him in contact with a group of renegade scientists that are still making experiments to prove Zeder's theories. Written by Giancarlo Cairella <vertigo@imdb.com>

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One man's search for an ancient secret...and the dead will rise from their graves! See more »

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Revenge of the Dead  »

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ITL 500,000,000 (estimated)
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Aside from the US box art this is not a zombie movie, but it is quite good.
14 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

It's a shame some video companies mis-market films in a deliberate attempt to get consumers to rent or buy movies based on false assumptions. Zeder is one such film that sadly falls into this category here in the US. Ravenous zombies claw their way out of man-hole covers and sewer gratings on to city streets in search of human flesh... or at least that's what the box depicts. Unfortunately for some, Zeder was never intended by anyone, other than the US video distributors, to be a zombie movie! What Zeder is, is an inventive horror-thriller that has quite a few unique ideas that, while fumbled at the very end, are engaging and fresh. More of a horror-mystery than anything else, a writer follows a trail of strange events that lead him to a secret society of occultists who are experimenting with some ancient, highly secret ways of returning the dead to life. This is a much simplified version of the plot and I don't want to give too much away. There are some great creepy moments and lots of plot twists. Granted the film ain't Zombie, just like it ain't Gusseppe Verdi. You shouldn't expect it to be either one. Take it as it is and enjoy it or try and force it to conform to what you want it to be and be disappointed.


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