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Undead (2003)

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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.

Directors:

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

Writers:

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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Details

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:

AUD 43,868 (Australia), 4 September 2003, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,851, 4 July 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$41,196, 14 July 2005
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Company Credits

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Spierigfilm See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Every interior location was a set, despite the budget of the sets being under $5,000. Most sets were acquired previously by the directors from working on advertisements, and taking the left-overs. See more »

Goofs

When the party enters the General Store, Marion walks in completely naked. In the next shot, inside the store, we can clearly see him wearing striped boxers. See more »

Quotes

Marion: They can smell us. They want to feed off us.
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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 »

Connections

References Halloween (1978) 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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Gory zombie blasting fest
19 May 2005 | by tomimtSee all my reviews

Berkley, small town in the backwoods of Australia. One sunny day turns suddenly for worse, when a meteor storm raids over the village, turning everyone in to a brain munching zombies.

But soon it comes evident, that it's the aliens who are behind all this.

Well, the heroes of the film are our regular ragged bunch of men and women, some of them cool, some of them nervous as bleep. Two cops, pregnant woman, woman with problems, a pilot and a village idiot. And only the village idiot seems to know whats going on. Or does he?

Undead is your typical small budget, gore infested zombie flick, with a one difference: it has actually pretty neat special effects and some of the photography is pretty good looking.

But, then it comes to the plot: some jokes work, some don't. Behaviour of people stranded in Berkley doesn't have any sense at all, mostly they are just running around.

But thanks to good directing this movie rises above the most poorest excuses of the genre.

It certainly is watchable.


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