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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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Conor McMahon
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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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Trivia

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

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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 »

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Things That You Do
Written by Peter Foott
Music by Cormac O'Connor
Performed by Joe O'Gorman
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Cheap, cheerful, bloody good fun
11 October 2005 | by paulnewman2001See all my reviews

Say what you like about writer/director Conor McMahon's debut, but he knows his walking dead movies from the entrails out.

This loopy, atmospheric and gore-splattered low budget tale set in rural Ireland about mad cow disease jumping to humans and turning them into gut-chomping zombies is teeming with references and visual nods to a dozen other movies.

But whereas Shaun Of The Dead stuck largely with George A Romero's canon, McMahon's clearest inspirations are the brooding autumnal landscapes of The Living Dead At The Manchester Morgue, the invention of The Evil Dead and the unhinged splatstick of Peter Jackson's Brain Dead.

The tonal shift between horror and black humour isn't always smooth but McMahon and his enthusiastic cast hurl themselves into it with gusto, whether dwelling gleefully on the obligatory slippery red zombie picnic or ratcheting up the tension for some genuinely harrowing moments.


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