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After Death (Oltre la morte) (1989)

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A woman goes back to the island where her parents were killed. They had been working on a cure for cancer and accidentally raised the dead by angering a voodoo priest. With the woman is a ... See full summary »

Director:

Claudio Fragasso (as Clyde Anderson)

Writers:

Rossella Drudi (screenplay), Rossella Drudi (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jeff Stryker ... Chuck (as Chuck Peyton)
Candice Daly Candice Daly ... Jenny
Massimo Vanni ... David (as Alex McBride)
Jim Gaines Jim Gaines ... Dan
Don Wilson ... Tommy
Adrianne Joseph Adrianne Joseph ... Louise
Jim Moss Jim Moss ... Mad
Nick Nicholson Nick Nicholson ... Rod
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Storyline

A woman goes back to the island where her parents were killed. They had been working on a cure for cancer and accidentally raised the dead by angering a voodoo priest. With the woman is a group of mercenaries and they meet up with some other researchers. They raise the dead again and all hell breaks loose. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca> [edited]

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Action | Horror

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 July 1990 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Zombie 4: After Death See more »

Filming Locations:

Philippines

Company Credits

Production Co:

Flora Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Maurizio Cerantola (The Singer of the main theme song) later joined the Italian Led Zeppelin tribute band, Custard Pie as the lead singer from 1993 till 1997. Then in 2006, he started singing in an Italian Whitesnake tribute band called Cover-Dale. Two years later, the band split up. And nowadays he is singing in his new band Snake's Shadow, another Italian Tribute Rock band to Whitesnake. See more »

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When voodoo priest's possessed wife jumps out the crater, a rope is briefly but clearly seen lowering her to the ground. See more »

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Narrator: [first lines]
Narrator: There was once a group of men who believed they could solve the mystery of mysteries. They were scientists. Experts in chemistry, biology and physics. Students of alchemy. And of the arcane principles which governed the very equilibrium of our Universe. These men established a small research center on a remote tropical island. Where they proceeded with their humanitarian mission. A task linked to the fundamental principles of our very existence. Their aim was to conquer man kind's ...
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Follows Zombie (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Living After Death
Music and Lyrics by Al Festa
Vocals by Maurizio Cerantola
Performed by Al Festa
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"I'll take what's behind door number three, Gene"
31 January 2004 | by suspiria10See all my reviews

A boatload of people run into `technical difficulties' and are forced to dock on a strange island where the dead are heard screaming. They join up with some survivors running from the zombie hordes infesting the island. It seems that some odd years ago the island was a research center where the world's top scientists gathered to defeat man's worst enemy…death. But during the experiments it seems that the scientists tried to cure a young girls' disease and end up killing her instead. Unfortunately for them her big bad voodoo daddy takes it personally and opens the third doorway to hell. One girl survived the zombie onslaught and now as a woman must unlock the secret that will close the gate to hell.

The script in the end is way too disjointed. It seems that whenever the scriptwriter came up with something he would just half hazardly throw it in and hope for the best. The action/ adventure element was a nice touch and kept the pace flowing nicely. As what seems to be a common factor in Italian zombie movies we get a soft-focus look that to me is quite annoying at times. Add to the mix a rather lush jungle, at times a choking (and blinding) fog and a synth score that owes a great deal to John Carpenter and you get a above-average but rather plain (and sometimes funny) zombie flick. The makeup effects aren't anything to write home about but the zombies are relatively intelligent (they even shoot and talk) and chew the scenery with mucho gusto.


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