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Dead Meat (2004)

An infection spreads from slaughtered animals to humans, which causes the dead to rise and feed on the living.

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Conor McMahon

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marian Araujo Marian Araujo ... Helena (as Marián Araújo)
David Muyllaert David Muyllaert ... Desmond
Eoin Whelan Eoin Whelan ... Cathal Cheunt
David Ryan ... Martin
Amy Redmond Amy Redmond ... Francie
Kathryn Toolan Kathryn Toolan ... Lisa
Ned Dennehy ... Road Zombie
John O'Connor John O'Connor ... Farmer
Ivan McCullough Ivan McCullough ... Abbey Zombie
Anthony Litton Anthony Litton ... Abbey Zombie
Roy Gleasure Roy Gleasure ... Abbey Zombie
Daniel Katz ... Bio Team (as Danny Katz)
Paul Markey Paul Markey ... Bio Team
Kurt Lang Kurt Lang ... Bio Team
Nicholas Ward Nicholas Ward ... Bio Team (as Nicky Ward)
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Storyline

The tourist Helena (Marián Araújo) and her mate Martin (David Ryan) are traveling by car through the County of Leitrim, Ireland, when Martin hits a man. He brings the body to his car, and the corpse returns to live and bites him. Helena looks for help in a cottage and is attacked inclusive by Martin. Sooner she realizes that the place is infested of zombies. She meets the gravedigger Desmond (David Muyllaert) and they cross the countryside trying to find a safe place. They meet another couple and they become aware that the mad cow disease has infected humans transforming them in living dead. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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It's not what you eat, it's who you eat!


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

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Country:

Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 2004 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Carne muerta See more »

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Three Way Productions See more »
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Color
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Trivia

First Conor McMahon Horror Movie. Second being Stitches (2012) and then From the Dark (2014). See more »

Goofs

Louise Gallagher and Anita Martin are each credited twice as Castle Zombies in the closing credits. See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Things That You Do
Written by Peter Foott
Music by Cormac O'Connor
Performed by Joe O'Gorman
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Its not what you eat....its WHO you eat
25 November 2004 | by MarkSee all my reviews

What can I say, DEAD MEAT is excellent. The first true Irish Horror film sets a high standard for all future Irish features to live up to.

A wonderful blend of genuine thrills and over the top humour, DEAD MEAT manages excellently to satisfy all the viewers needs. First and foremost, DEAD MEAT is a film made by horror fans for horror fans. This is what makes this film such a genuine treat.

The basic plot revolves around a cow suffering from mad cow disease breaking out and attacking a farmer. This leads to a new strain of the disease that once infected turns everyone into flesh eating Zombies. The film follows a group of stranded folk and there efforts to make it through the horde of Zombies and make it to safety.

Plot aside, this film succeeds where many other imitators failed due to the fact that it doesn't take itself overly serious, but at the same time refrains from falling into the trap of lame slapstick. This is the directorial debut of Conor McMahon and his work along with the Irish Horrorthon founders, Ed King and Michael Griffin shows a genuine eye for what made all the classic horror films so good.

A mixture of modern humour with the style and atmosphere of classics such as Night of the Living Dead and the many 70's Italian Zombie films this film is guaranteed to delight any fan of the genre (or just enjoyable films in general). Another worthy note is the music which shifts from an eerie score to at times a John Carpenter-esque style. Over analysing the film would only take away from the pure fun and entertainment that this film embodies,

Destined to be a cult classic, Get it, watch it and ENJOY IT!!!


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