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The Dead Hate the Living! (2000)

R | | Horror, Comedy | Video 26 July 2000
When a renegade band of young filmmakers break into an abandoned hospital to make their horror epic, they stumble upon a real dead body and decide to use it in their movie. They ... See full summary »

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Dave Parker

Writers:

Dave Parker (screenplay), Paul Salamoff (story) (as Paul J. Salamoff) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Eric Clawson Eric Clawson ... David Poe
Jamie Donahue ... Topaz
Brett Beardslee Brett Beardslee ... Paul
Wendy Speake Wendy Speake ... Shelly Poe
Benjamin P. Morris Benjamin P. Morris ... Eric
Rick Irwin ... Marcus
David Douglas ... Chas
Matt Stephens Matt Stephens ... Dr. Eibon
Kimberly Pullis Kimberly Pullis ... Nina Poe
Andre 'Doc' Newman Andre 'Doc' Newman ... Maggot
Matthew McGrory ... Gaunt
Ariauna Albright Ariauna Albright ... Ellie Eibon
Anthony C. Ferrante ... Store Customer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brooke Bund Brooke Bund ... Zombie Corps (as Jeff and Brooke Bond)
Jeff Bund Jeff Bund ... Zombie Corps (as Jeff and Brooke Bond)
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Storyline

When a renegade band of young filmmakers break into an abandoned hospital to make their horror epic, they stumble upon a real dead body and decide to use it in their movie. They accidentally bring it back to life, open a portal to a dead world that releases dozens of other zombies, then struggle for their lives in a desperate attempt to flee from the creatures who apparently have them hopelessly trapped in the hospital. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Horror | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence/gore, language and some sexual content | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 July 2000 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Les morts haïssent les vivants See more »

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Budget:

$150,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to the director on the DVD commentary, the maggots that get rubbed onto the face of the bratty sister are real. However, they didn't tell her that. It was their way of getting back at her for not showing up for filming on the previous day, due to her booking a higher paying job on that day. This made them angry since the film was on an amazingly short 10-day shooting schedule. See more »

Quotes

Paul: You want me to throw a TV at them?!
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Connections

Edited into Monsters Gone Wild! (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Party in the Graveyard
Written by Johnny Ho, Gaby Godhead, King Dinosaur, and Dukey Flyswatter
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Everyone tries hard, but tough.
14 February 2002 | by capkronosSee all my reviews

I liked SCREAM as much as the next guy, but it's all but ruined horror films from 1996 and beyond. It's a shame to see it rub off on so many young horror filmmakers and an even bigger shame that they allow an overabundance of film references and endless blabber about various horror films to take the place of a plot and REAL dialogue. It's really a lazy way to construct a movie and really just a way to demonstrate the filmmakers know their s**t. Who really cares? And if they DO watch and love the horror films of Romero and Fulci, they'd know that nothing is worth sacrificing atmosphere, scares and a true sense of humor over. This movie is also derivative in its style- it is well photographed and richly colored in different shades, but even THAT aspect is just copycatting Dario Argento.

Everyone has already summed up the confusing "plot," of this Full Moon feature, so I won't waste time on it, just to say that THE DEAD HATE THE LIVING is made up of so many different elements from so many other zombie/horror movies that its OWN identity becomes lost in the shuffle and it doesn't quite make it as a comedy, a parody OR a horror film. However, I think some of the cast members (Jamie Donahue, Brett Beardslee..) have the potential to make an impression in the horror genre given the right opportunities.

Score: 3 out of 10.


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