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A quaint Australian fishing village is overcome by meteorites that turn its residents into the ravenous undead, leaving a small group of those unharmed to find a way out.

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Michael Spierig (as The Spierig Brothers), Peter Spierig (as The Spierig Brothers)

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Michael Spierig (as The Spierig Brothers), Peter Spierig (as The Spierig Brothers)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Felicity Mason ... René Chaplin
Mungo McKay ... Marion
Rob Jenkins ... Wayne
Lisa Cunningham Lisa Cunningham ... Sallyanne
Dirk Hunter ... Harrison
Emma Randall ... Molly
Steve Greig Steve Greig ... Agent
Noel Sheridan ... Chip
Gaynor Wensley Gaynor Wensley ... Aggie
Eleanor Stillman Eleanor Stillman ... Ruth
Robyn Moore ... Officer in Locker Room
Robert Jozinovic ... Man in Office
Peter Mensforth Peter Mensforth ... Cricket Batsman
Jacob Andriolo Jacob Andriolo ... Yougn Cricketer
Michele Steel Michele Steel ... Screamer
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Storyline

Peaceful, rustic Berkeley is a charming fishing community where life is sweet and the people friendly. All that is about to change. After losing her childhood farm to the bank, local beauty Rene decides to leave town and head for the big city. Suddenly, an avalanche of meteorites races through the sky, bombarding the town and bringing an otherworldly infection. Departing is going to be much more difficult than she had planned. The living dead are awakened and Rene is now caught in a nightmare of zombies hungry for human flesh. She manages to find salvation in a small isolated farm house owned by the town loony, Marion. There she is met with four other desperate survivors. Together they battle their way through a plague of walking dead and discover that there is more transpiring than just an infection. Written by Cropduster35

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and gore, and for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 September 2003 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

A zombik városa See more »

Filming Locations:

Queensland, Australia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

AUD 1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,851, 4 July 2005

Gross USA:

$41,196
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Company Credits

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Spierigfilm See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The zombies actually talk to the survivors if you listen closely. In the scene after they leave the shelter and go into the house, one zombie can be heard to say "join us". See more »

Goofs

In the middle of the film there is a scene where immense amount of blood squirts on the windshield of the van. Marion uses the windshield wiper to get rid off it but on the next scenes one can see a totally clean windshield again. See more »

Quotes

Harrison: I'll fuckin' finish you off faster than a fuckin' birthday cake at a fat chick's fuckin' birthday party!
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Crazy Credits

"The characters and events depicted in this photoplay are fictitious. Any similarity to actual persons, living or living dead, is purely coincidential." See more »

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Edited into Cent une tueries de zombies (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Little Green Men
Written by Cliff Bradley & Damien Taylor
Performed by Buttkrak
Recorded and Produced by Cliff Bradley
©Cliff Bradley 2002
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nice Aussie zombie indie loses steam towards the end
7 May 2005 | by movieman_kevSee all my reviews

Rene (Felicity Mason), the town beauty queen of Berkley, Austrailia, wants desperately to get out. But as her and her boyfriend are driving out of town, meteorites fall from the sky turning various town-folk into rampaging zombies. When Rene's boyfriend gets changed, she watches as a mysterious stranger (whom we later learn is the town 'crazy') dispatches the now zombiefied BF. She decides to hole up in the isolated farmhouse of said 'kook'. It's soon up to her, the guy, a husband, his pregnant wife, and two cops to survive long enough to figure what the hell is going on.

This Aussie film, while hopelessly derivative and ripping-off a great many great genre movies, is still a lot of fun. It looks far better than it's budget would imply and gore-hounds will be satisfied. That being said, the acting isn't the greatest and the movie pretty much loses steam towards the end when it veers decidedly off-course. But it's still very enjoyable for fans of the genre.

My Grade: B-


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