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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 »

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Ana Clavell, James Glenn Dudelson (as James Dudelson)

Writers:

Ryan Carrassi (adaptation), Ana Clavell
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Laurie Baranyay ... Emma (as Laurie Maria Baranyay)
Stan Klimecko 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
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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 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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Country:

USA

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English | Russian

Release Date:

18 October 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Contagium See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When the Beretta pistol is fired, the slide mechanism doesn't cycle to chamber a new round. See more »

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References Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958) See more »

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A sad day for zombie fans
29 August 2005 | by slake09See all my reviews

There are bad movies, worse movies and awful movies. Many of them are quite watchable, assuming that you know what you're getting into and are prepared.

Day of the Dead 2: Contagium isn't one of those.

This film is just plain lousy, as if no one involved in the production really cared about it. The special effects would make Tom Savini cringe in embarrassment. The dialog is dumb, the acting wooden. Many moments of extraneous "drama" are thrown in for no discernible reason. Possibly they wanted to form more of a plot than other zombie movies; if so then it was a failure. Long before you can get into the plot you're distracted by the guns that don't appear to be shooting, the too-obviously fake blood and the actors who can't seem to get into their parts.

Editing and direction? Nonexistent. Cuts between scenes are abrupt, without any kind of lead in whatsoever. Camera angles? Forget it. Anything at all redeemable about this movie? Nope.

Go watch one of the Romero movies. Even if you've seen it a dozen times, it'll be more interesting than this.


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