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Raiders of the Living Dead (1986)

PG-13 | | Horror | March 1986 (France)
A newspaper reporter hears of strange goings-on on a remote island. He travels there and finds that a mad scientist lives there and he is creating zombies.

Director:

Samuel M. Sherman

Writers:

Samuel M. Sherman (story and screenplay), Brett Piper (story and screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Scott Schwartz ... Jonathan
Robert Deveau Robert Deveau ... Morgan Randall
Donna Asali Donna Asali ... Shelly Godwin
Robert Allen ... Dr. Carstairs (as Bob Allen)
Bob Sacchetti Bob Sacchetti ... Man in Black
Zita Johann ... Librarian
Corri Burt Corri Burt ... Michelle
Leonard Corman Leonard Corman ... Dr. Kapek
Christine Farish Christine Farish ... Karen
Nino Rigali Nino Rigali ... Detective Kruger
Barbara Patterson Barbara Patterson ... Mrs. Levitt
Tex Tuttle Tex Tuttle ... Truck Driver
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert A. Sacchetti Robert A. Sacchetti ... Man in black (as Bob Sacchetti)
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A newspaper reporter hears of strange goings-on on a remote island. He travels there and finds that a mad scientist lives there and he is creating zombies.

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Taglines:

They are evil. They are dead. They are ravenous...

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Before the film was completed, producers Samuel M. Sherman and Brett Piper sold the television rights to the film's re-edited rough cut. It was played on the USA Network's Up All Night (1989) series. The producers then used their sale money to complete the film. See more »

Connections

References Night of the Living Dead (1968) See more »

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The Dead Are After Me
Written and Performed by George Edward Ott
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They are evil. They are dead... ...I'll say!
21 October 2001 | by ContrarianSee all my reviews

As an avid Zombie movie fan, I bought this with hi-hopes of fun, gore and shambling ghouls. I got a shambling movie, no gore, and no fun (with the exception of the kid-hero frying his hamster with a laser gun (made from a cunningly converted laser disc player). That alone saved the movie from a score of 1. On the whole it looks like school kids on a budget of their accumulated paper-round savings put the movie together.

Even as a self confessed zombie fan I could only watch it once. In need of a second opinion I handed it on to another zombie fan. He watched it once too; then threw it in the bin for me.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1986 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Raiders of the Living Dead See more »

Filming Locations:

New Jersey, USA See more »

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Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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