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Day of the Dead 2: Contagium (2005)

Not Rated | | Horror | Video 18 October 2005
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In 1968, in the Ravenside Military Hospital in a military facility in Pennsylvania, the army loses control of an experiment of a lethal bacteriologic weapon that changes the DNA and ... See full summary »


Ana Clavell, James Glenn Dudelson (as James Dudelson)


Ryan Carrassi (adaptation), Ana Clavell





Cast overview, first billed only:
Laurie Baranyay ... Emma (as Laurie Maria Baranyay)
Stan Klimecko ... Boris (as Steve Colosi)
John F. Henry II ... Jackie (as John F. Henry III)
Justin Ipock Justin Ipock ... Isaac
Julian Thomas ... Sam
Stephan Wolfert Stephan Wolfert ... Donwynn
Samantha Clarke Samantha Clarke ... Ava Flores
Joe C. Marino Joe C. Marino ... Marshall
Jackeline Olivier ... Vicky
Andreas van Ray Andreas van Ray ... Dr. Heller (as Andreas Van Ray)
April Wade ... Patty
Kevin Wetmore Jr. ... Jerry
Simon Burzynski Simon Burzynski ... Rubinsky
Mike Dalager ... Derber
Christopher Estes Christopher Estes ... Charlie


In 1968, in the Ravenside Military Hospital in a military facility in Pennsylvania, the army loses control of an experiment of a lethal bacteriologic weapon that changes the DNA and transforms human beings into zombies. A group of soldiers is sent to the hospital to eliminate the infected staff and interns but private DeLuca steals a test tube with the virus and hides it inside a vacuum flask. He is transformed into a zombie and killed but the vacuum flask falls in the grass. In the present days, a group of patients in the mental institution Ravenside Memorial Hospital finds the vacuum flask and later when one of them opens the vessel, the culture tube drops on the floor of a bathroom contaminating the group and their Dr. Donwynn. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Every day has a beginning




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When the bus arrives back at the Mental Hospital, as the patients are walking in there is a sign on the wall that says "Romero Ward", a reference to George A. Romero. See more »


When the orderly is switching off the dorm room lights the light switches are already down when he approaches them. See more »


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Why do I do this to myself?
20 October 2005 | by Beowolf2001See all my reviews

I am a zombie aficionado. Unfortunately, most zombie films stink. This is pure and simple fact. So now I've watched Contagium (I refuse to honor it with a Day of the Dead sub title, since it doesn't deserve it and is in no way connected with George Romero) and The Dead Next Door in the same week. Well, thats about three hours of my life wasted. This was simply a crappy, bad film. While it had better production values than say, any Italian Giallo Zombie film of the 80's and left crap by J.P. Bookwalter and Todd Sheets in the dust, it was still garbage. The writers didn't know if they wanted to make a Romero type Zombie film or a Return of the Living Dead Zombie film, so the zombies bounce back and forth between the two. The lame opening tries to tie this craporama in with the Romero films, but don't buy the hype. Every Day Has a Beginning is simply a rip off of "Every Saga Has a Beginning" from Star Wars and tries desperately to sucker the viewer into believing this has something to do with the Romero Films, the five opening minutes of any of Georges epics are way better than this movie. While there are a few nice gore scenes, there is no logic or real continuity in the story itself, which kills the whole movie. Watch this crummy waste of time if you must, but don't be surprised when the credits roll and you scream "WHY DID I DO THIS TO MYSELF? You've been warned!

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Release Date:

18 October 2005 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA


Box Office


$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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