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Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave (2005)

A college student creates a drug called "Z" and sells it on campus, inadvertently resurrecting the living dead, who wreak havoc at a Halloween rave.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aimee-Lynn Chadwick ... Becky
Cory Hardrict ... Cody
John Keefe ... Julian Garrison
Jenny Mollen ... Jenny
Peter Coyote ... Uncle Charles
Claudiu Bleont Claudiu Bleont ... Aldo Serra
Sorin Cocis Sorin Cocis ... Gino
Cain Manoli ... Jeremy (as Cain Mihnea Manoliu)
George Dumitrescu George Dumitrescu ... Artie
Maria Dinulescu ... Shelby (credit only)
Catalin Paraschiv Catalin Paraschiv ... Skeet
Radu Romaniuc Radu Romaniuc ... Brett
Sebastian Marina Sebastian Marina ... Dartagnan
Violeta Aldea Violeta Aldea ... Rainbow
Ricky Dandel Ricky Dandel ... Coach Savini
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Storyline

While illegally selling one canister of Trioxyin-5, Charlie Garrison is murdered by a zombie. His nephew Julian Garrison finds two canisters hidden in the attic of his house with his girlfriend Jenny and they ask their friend Cody to analyze and research the chemical product. Cody finds that the composition of the product is very similar to ecstasy and he processes the chemical, making a large quantity of a drug that he called "Z" to make money. Using the services of the local drug dealer, they sell "Z" in the college campus. In the Halloween, the DJ and Jenny's brother Jeremy organizes a rave party. Meanwhile, Julian, Jenny and Cody disclose that the drug transform the users in zombies, and with the support of two weird agents, they try to stop the distribution of "Z". Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Plot Keywords:

sexy | drugs | rave | undead | living dead | See All (20) »

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They will Eat your Brains Out! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence/gore, sexuality, nudity, drug use and language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 August 2006 (Thailand) See more »

Also Known As:

Return of the Living Dead 5: Rave to the Grave See more »

Filming Locations:

Bucharest, Romania See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color
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Trivia

One of the characters is named "Coach Savini". This is a "tip of the hat" to horror effects artist Tom Savini, who perfected the classic zombie look in most of the George Romero films. See more »

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(at about 38 mins) A boom mic is visible in the reflection of the roof of a car. See more »

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Frat Boy #1: Gee girl, slow down! Usually I don't get none of that unless I take you to the Olive Garden!
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Follows Return of the Living Dead II (1988) See more »

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A great piece of s***
27 April 2007 | by yancyscott1See all my reviews

This is a horrible, horrible movie. Do not watch this if you're looking for quality. If however, you are looking for something to laugh at, this might be a good pick. There are some genuinely ridiculous elements, some quotably bad lines, and some comically low-budget special effects. And there are breasts. It is 86 minutes of brain-hungry lab rats, cheerleaders getting bitten in the butt, and ambiguously foreign bad guys that end up dressed like female vikings. The fact that the climax takes place at a rave, and that the movie came out about five years after rave culture effectively died out, makes it even more campy and off-target. I had a hard time deciding whether to give this movie just one star, or all 10. I believe it is a success because it does actually achieve something. It's easy to make a film that is mediocre, say, four or five stars, but you know there's something special when it's really this bad.


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