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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 »


Dave Parker


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

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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)


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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Horror | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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






Release Date:

26 July 2000 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Les morts haïssent les vivants See more »


Box Office


$150,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The hospital set at the beginning of the film is re-used from End of Days. See more »


Paul: You want me to throw a TV at them?!
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References The Evil Dead (1981) See more »


Written by Dinah Cancers, Lucifer Fulci, Elvorian Von Spivey and Hal Satan
Performed by Penis Flytrap
Courtesy of Bloody Daggre Records
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you say Homage, I say Rip-off, let's call the whole thing off
18 October 2005 | by movieman_kevSee all my reviews

A group of young filmmakers break into an old abandoned hospital to shoot a film and inadvertently open a portal that unleashes zombies on the hapless cast and crew in this horror-comedy. Mixing horror with comedy is a VERY tricky thing. The ones that work do so amazingly well (Dead Alive, Return of the Living Dead, Re-animator, bad taste, etc...). The movies that don't work are usually total ass.This self-referential name-dropping, scene stealing film is part of the latter and ranks down there with "Dead Heat" as far as what NOT to do to succeed. Horrible acting, music, lame jokes, stealing scenes outright from far better films, dime-store special effects, and an unengaging, unoriginal story all add up to a putrid stench-filled film.

My Grade: D-

DVD Extras: Commentary by Writer/Director Dave Parker, and actors Eric Clawson, Matt Stephens, Brett Beardslee, & Jamie Donahue; photo gallery; production art; a 20 minute behind the scenes featurette; Music video; a ad for the puppet master toys; and theatrical trailer

Gripes: If you have the commentary turned on and then go to the extras NONE of them will play sound. word of warning

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