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Meat Market (2000)

Unrated | | Action, Horror, Comedy | Video 6 December 2000
Animals attacks, says the TV news. But two ex-security agents know the real cause - maybe the real culprits. Shahrokh and Argenta are former employees of a company they knew to be ... See full summary »


Brian Clement


Brian Clement, Nick Sheehan (story) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Bettina May Bettina May ... Argenta (as Claire Westby)
Paul Pedrosa Paul Pedrosa ... Shahrokh
Alison Therriault Alison Therriault ... Nemesis
Teresa Simon Teresa Simon ... Valeria
Chelsey Arentsen Chelsey Arentsen ... Tiamat
Cam Pipes Cam Pipes ... El Diablo Azul
Ivan Meade Ivan Meade ... El Diablo Azul (voice)
Ken Peters Ken Peters ... Dr. Oppenheim
Clifton Mitchell Clifton Mitchell ... Lt. Ayers
Bryn Johnson Bryn Johnson ... Pvt. Holden / Featured Zombie
Chris Clement Chris Clement ... The Mayor
Nick Sheehan Nick Sheehan ... Yuppie
Brian Clement Brian Clement ... City Official / SWAT Unit / Featured Zombie
Scott Roberts Scott Roberts ... Officer Bate
Mark Walsh Mark Walsh ... Officer Ramsey


Animals attacks, says the TV news. But two ex-security agents know the real cause - maybe the real culprits. Shahrokh and Argenta are former employees of a company they knew to be conducting bizarre medical experiments. What has resulted are not animals attacks, but attacks by humans turned into vicious, decomposing, cannibalistic zombies. Their efforts to stem the violence in vain, hunted by the authorities, Shahrokh and Argenta escape the city just as it is engulfed in chaos. Their only hope lies in finding and organizing the few remaining survivors. What they find - three women claiming to be vampires with high-tech weaponry, a deranged and washed-up Mexican wrestler, a wounded soldier, and a scientist who may know more than he lets on - offer more questions than answers. Can this tiny cadre hope to defeat an army of the undead? And if they succeed...will there be anyone left alive? Written by Anonymous

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From the depths of hell...the dead have returned to walk the earth. Pray for help.


Action | Horror | Comedy


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Crazy Credits

As seen in the closing credits: "Actually everything you have just seen is true. The dead are rising. Buy a shotgun." See more »

Alternate Versions

In the United States, the DVD version has been slightly edited. It removes two explicit shots of genitalia during a sex scene. The VHS version is uncut. See more »


References Day of the Dead (1985) See more »

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Its okay. Considering the budget
24 February 2008 | by stepflanSee all my reviews

I'm not sure what to tell you about this film. It's just another crazy home-made zombiefilm with a bunch of bloody effects and bad actors. Its great fun for a day you're really tired and ready for some zombie-action. There is some blood and guts, the make-up effects on the zombies aren't that bad. And there are also some sex scenes. But it's nothing you haven't seen before. The thing about Meat Market is that some scenes work, and some don't. I think that the directors had too high hopes and visions for this movie. They just tried too hard. And you shouldn't do that when making movies with such a low budget as this. So a lot of the stuff in the film just makes you yawn and look at your watch. The story just doesn't seem to work, some of it does. But it just gets stupid after a while, especially when a bunch of vampires starts to show up in the middle of this mess with their lazerguns and long boring vampire stories to tell. It's embarrassing just to think about it. If you want to see a low-budget zombiemovie full of blood and a lot of brain eating zombies then I don't really recommend Meat Market, it's not worth it. If you're interested in the genre I should recommend "Dead Next Door", "Burial Ground" or "The Beyond". If you want to see this film you have got to be really interested in low budget horror.

The music can be quite annoying as well, but it's not that bad in some scenes. It doesn't always fit the situation, but most of it doesn't. It doesn't really have that entire "zombie look" over it. The theme always really fit the genre of the movie. The movie is not an entire crapfest .As I said there is some stuff in it that may interest you. I love to see how other amateur's film make their own stuff. You have got to give them some credit for trying though.

I have said this many times before about an independent no-budget film. But this time I really mean it...I could make a better movie than these guys! And if you have seen my stuff, then I think that speaks for itself. I think what the movie misses "that little extra". It's just the same again and again throughout the whole movie. But Meat Market isn't THAT bad. There are still some good highlights. Even some humour. And if you love stuff that is "so bad it's good" you should check out Meat Market.

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