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The Revenge of the Living Dead Girls (1987)

La revanche des mortes vivantes (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror | 16 September 1987 (France)
A chemical company manager and his secretary are both involved in corruption, sabotage and blackmail, which leads to toxic waste turning corpses into killer zombies.


Pierre B. Reinhard (as Peter B. Harsone)


Jean-Philippe Berger (adaptation) (as Philip Berger), Jean-Claude Roy (screenplay) (as John King) | 1 more credit »




Complete credited cast:
Cornélia Wilms Cornélia Wilms ... Ingrid Schwartz
Kathryn Charly Kathryn Charly
Anthea Wyler Anthea Wyler ... Brigitte
Véronique Catanzaro Véronique Catanzaro ... Jocelyne (as Véronik Catanzaro)
Sylvie Novak Sylvie Novak
Laurence Mercier
Patrick Guillemin Patrick Guillemin ... Jacques Alphan
Gábor Rassov Gábor Rassov
Christina Schmidt Christina Schmidt
Georges Lucas Georges Lucas ... Le gardien du cimetière
André Kay André Kay ... Le camionneur
Michel Tugot-Doris Michel Tugot-Doris ... L'artificier
Sylvain Salnave Sylvain Salnave ... Le patron du bistrot


A chemical company manager and his secretary are both involved in corruption, sabotage and blackmail, which leads to toxic waste turning corpses into killer zombies.

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Shocking beyond belief




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The 2006 DVD release from Retromedia claimed to be uncut, but was actually a censored print which only ran 74 minutes. The 2019 Blu-ray release from Severin runs 82 minutes, making it the first time the full uncut version has been released in the U.S. See more »


At the end, when the car is on fire and the money is "blowing away", you can tell the money is actually being dropped on the burning car and the scene is being shown in reverse - watch the fire and smoke go back *into* the car instead of blowing *away* from it. See more »

Alternate Versions

The 1995 UK Redemption video (released as "Revenge Of The Living Dead Girls") was cut by almost 3 minutes by the BBFC with heavy edits to scenes of gore and sexual violence including a woman's eye being gouged with a high heeled shoe, a man's penis being bitten off by a female zombie and the stabbing of a woman's vagina with a sword. See more »

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Dump these chemicals in the graveyard, what could go wrong?
10 February 2008 | by McQualudeSee all my reviews

A chemical company CEO boost profits by illegally dumping dangerous chemicals. The lackey dumps the chemicals, where else, but in a graveyard and when the chemicals soak into the ground, some recently dead young women get up out of their graves and decide to exact some revenge.

My appreciation for this movie demonstrates my weakness for campy B movies. While ostensibly a zombie movie, the zombies are quite unusual in that they only come out at night, are very cunning, can open and shut doors, can put on or take off clothes, swim, have sex and even drive cars. The explanation for all this was so obvious I admit I didn't guess it until I watched the alternate ending on the DVD. It also explains why the director played fast and loose with the plot throughout the movie attempting to obfuscate the obvious and I guess he succeeded with me.

The zombie girls have some issues with make-up continuity; their hands will be dead looking in one scene yet normal in the next. More continuity issues plague the victims whose state of dress changes from scene to scene. One female victim, her clothes ripped off in the attack, is once again covered a moment later as the zombie girls drag her from the room. The acting is terrible and the direction uninspired, technically the movie doesn't deserve a 6/10 but it manages to be entertaining despite its flaws and ultimately that's what movies are all about. Kudos to the casting department, the women are all very attractive without looking like bimbos.

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