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Boy Eats Girl (2005)

A boy declares his love for his girlfriend, only to die the same night. He is brought back to life by his mother as a flesh-craving zombie, who sires more teen undead while trying to control his, er, appetite for his beloved.

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Stephen Bradley

Writer:

Derek Landy
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Samantha Mumba ... Jessica
David Leon ... Nathan
Tadhg Murphy ... Diggs
Laurence Kinlan ... Henry
Sara James Sara James ... Cheryl
Mark Huberman ... Samson
Sarah Burke Sarah Burke ... Charlotte
Paul Reid ... Shane
Jane Valentine Jane Valentine ... Glenda
Conor Ryan Conor Ryan ... Kenneth
Deirdre O'Kane ... Grace
Doreen Keogh ... Mrs. Brumble
Bryan Murray ... Mr. Frears
Denis Conway Denis Conway ... Craig
Lalor Roddy ... Fr. Cornelius
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Storyline

The restorer and single mother Grace is working in an ancient church and she finds a hidden crypt with a voodoo book of resurrection. However, Father Cornelius asks her to go home and forget her findings. Her son Nathan is a sensitive and shy teenager bullied by Samson at school. He has a crush on his friend Jessica, but he does not declare to her. His best friends Diggs and Henry schedule a date of Jessica with Nathan. However her father grounds her in her bedroom and when Nathan calls Jessica, her father tells that she has dated a good looking guy in a car. Jessica flees through the window, but Nathan and Jessica fail to meet each other. Jessica takes a ride in Kenneth's car and Nathan believes that she is dating the schoolmate. He goes home, drinks whiskey and puts a rope around his neck. When Grace comes home, she opens Nathan's bedroom door and accidentally she hangs her son. Grace resurrects Nathan, but soon she finds that something did not work out when her son bites Samson and... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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This zombie loves his girlfriend for her brains. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence/gore, language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

Ireland | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 2005 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Scary Video 5 See more »

Filming Locations:

Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland See more »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Domhnall Gleeson's film debut. See more »

Goofs

When Craig is running from the zombies, he pulls off two planks from a fence, but the wooden bar at the top stays on and he breaks it separately. Later, when he replaces the piece of fence, the wooden bar is attached to the two planks. See more »

Quotes

Diggs: Do you have any special powers or anything?
Nathan: I'm stronger, I'm faster, and I don't feel pain.
Diggs: Can you fly?
Nathan: No, Diggs, I can't fucking fly!
Diggs: Pity.
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Harmless comedy fun
16 April 2006 | by SteveRaccoonSee all my reviews

Boy Eats Girl is the kind of film to watch when you're in a non-committal mood, something that demands only vague attention and which doesn't try to be clever. If you want a horror or a zombie movie then look elsewhere, it's neither nor does it try to be.

It is a comedy, let's get it straight right now, not a zombie film. Romero's legacy to pop culture and the film industry certainly gets a good outing here, but this isn't a film to make gorehounds feel fat and happy, nor will zombie purists find anything to debate over.

A lot of the characters are like those from sappy American Teen comedies but with Irish accents and in situations involving blood and throw-away limbs.

Perhaps this helps: It's California Man with gore.

It entertained me for the short running time (about an hour I made it) and I liked it enough to cough up £5 for it. If you give it a chance as a silly gory comedy, you may well like it too.


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