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Corpses Are Forever (2004)

The Gates of Hell have blown open and it is up to an amnesiac spy and a rag-tag bunch of soldiers to find out how to close it.


Jose Prendes


Jose Prendes


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Lynch ... General Morton
Jose Prendes ... Malcolm Grant / Quint Barrow
Brinke Stevens ... Dr. Emily Thesiger
Bill Perlach Bill Perlach ... Father James 'Preacher' Mason
Debbie Rochon ... Marguerite
Linnea Quigley ... Elli Kroger
Don Calfa ... Jack Stark (as Lance Fladoda)
Conrad Brooks ... Mr. Fairbrass
Felissa Rose ... Gina Matthews
Trista Favor ... Nurse Tittwana
Kwame Riley Kwame Riley ... Lt. Anderson
Jessica Lewis Jessica Lewis ... Pvt. Crisp / Zombie
Rachel Chin Rachel Chin ... Pvt. Lee
Luis-David Madera Luis-David Madera ... Pvt. Raymond / Zombie (as Luis Madera)
Erik Herbster Erik Herbster ... Pvt. Rip


Malcolm Grant, a government secret agent wakes up with amnesia in a post-apocalyptic world in permanent darkness and overrun by the living dead. Malcolm teams up with an army contingent led by General Morton to find answers hidden in his consious to find a solution to stop the zombies and find the source. Written by Anonymous

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It's the Night, Dawn and Day of the Dead ... All At Once See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence






Release Date:

27 July 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Les portes de l'enfer See more »

Filming Locations:

Miami, Florida, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

C-47 Films See more »
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Did You Know?


In the scene where General Morton is briefed concerning the extent of the zombie infestation, his back is to a large glass window. Outside, regular street traffic can be seen (no zombies or other signs of mayhem). See more »


[Stark checks his watch after coming back from the dead]
Jack Stark: Jeez, my watch stopped. So did my heart, for that matter.
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Crazy Credits

The film is dedicated to actress Linnea Quigley's dog DOC, who passed away due to cancer during the post production of the film. He was the director's favorite of Linnea Quigley's five dogs. See more »


Referenced in The Haunting of Whaley House (2012) See more »

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The marketers should be sued for false advertising!
7 October 2004 | by zombizillaSee all my reviews

I picked up this DVD in Hollywood Video hoping for a little zombie fix. Instead, I found myself going "Huh?"

CORPSES LAST FOREVER tries to be an original take on the zombie genre. The prologue before the credits is not bad. In black and white, we find a young man lying on the floor all bloodied. As he revives, a voice-over of his thoughts are trying to piece together what happened to him. He feels no pain, even though he has been shot and suffered a mangled leg. He grabs a gun on the floor and goes in search of his car.

OK, I was somewhat hooked at this moment.

After the opening credits roll (a take on James Bond films), we are introduced to a guy who has no idea who or where he is. But all of a sudden, he is kung-fooing some zombies who seem to be lined up left and right of center. This is where I start to groan, because these kicks and punches are NOT landing at all! I was reminded of the Elvis comeback special where Big E is showing off his martial arts moves in a musical/dance sequence where E seems to be kicking major bad-guy ass but the moves miss and the bad guys just merely jump and roll on the floor.

The plot of the movie seems to be part spy adventure, part army commando film and part devil-taking-over-the-world scenario. Zombies? Yes, there are zombies, but they seem to more fodder for the star to use his kung-foo than the driving force for the plot.

Jose Prendes wrote, directed, produced and stars in dual roles as the flashback guy and the kung-foo spy. Supposedly funded by Prendes' trust fund, the budget really shows. He seems to try and pay homage to several genres here. Several horror vets appear alongside Prendes; Richard Lynch, Debbie Rochon and Lennea Quigley (No, guys. She doesn't show any skin). Don Calfa (Ernie from ROTLD) is listed as a producer, along with Lynch. This Prendes must have some connections down there in Miami, where this was filmed.

Now the zombie action.

There is no munching, head shots or vacarious gore. NONE! The zombies only seem to stagger around while Prendes kung-foos them around and roll on the floor. Just like Elvis.

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