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Swamp Zombies!!! (2005)

Not Rated | | Action, Horror | Video 10 June 2008
A chief physician at a large metropolitan hospital is formulating a serum to resurrect recently deceased "patients".When his facility comes under inspection from the federal government, the... See full summary »

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Len Kabasinski

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Heffron Brian Heffron ... The Hermit
Jasmin St. Claire ... Lillian Carter
Pamela Sutch ... Monica
Dan Severn Dan Severn ... Police Captain
Shannon Solo Shannon Solo ... Dr. Phillips
Len Kabasinski Len Kabasinski ... Jack (as Leon South)
Todd Humes Todd Humes ... FBI Hitman #1
Byron Marsh Byron Marsh ... FBI Hitman #2 (as Byron 'Bam' Marsh)
Monica Picirillo Monica Picirillo ... Anna
Kevin DuMond Kevin DuMond ... Agent Schiller
Terrence Smith Terrence Smith ... Professor Wiley
Amanda Tech Amanda Tech ... Judy
Sarah Presogna Sarah Presogna ... Jesse
Jen Switzer Jen Switzer ... Lisa
Chad Cozzens Chad Cozzens ... Rick
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Storyline

A chief physician at a large metropolitan hospital is formulating a serum to resurrect recently deceased "patients".When his facility comes under inspection from the federal government, the doctor is forced to dispose of the "patients" as quick as possible even though they are in mid-experiment and he doesn't know if his serum even will work. With the help of the evil hospital operations manager, he manages to ditch the experiments in the neighboring swamplands. Little do they know, their serum works, the experiments rise to "life" and wreck havoc on a group of students conducting science experiments at the swamplands. With the help of a swamp hermit, a beautiful innocent bystander, a park ranger, and the police captain they try to piece together what has gone on... as well as survive! Written by leon south

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Taglines:

Raised from the dead....Engineered to Kill.....Dying to eat

Genres:

Action | Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 June 2008 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Swamp Zombies See more »

Filming Locations:

Erie, Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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Budget:

$12,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

KillerWolf Films See more »
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Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The film was re-released to video on demand services in 2017 (13 years after it's filming), in a 92 min version. Nearly 30 mins were cut from the original release's run time (2 hours). See more »

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Any resemblance to real persons living, dead or undead is purely coincidental. See more »


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Bring out the Dead
by Criminally Insane
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More fun than some of the reviews led me to believe
27 February 2016 | by hocfocprodSee all my reviews

I'll admit, this movie was on "Prime", which I have mainly for shipping gifts, so it was essentially "free" for me. Or at least a bonus, so maybe I'm being easier on it than someone who paid for a DVD.

Don't get me wrong, it's not a masterpiece of high production values, but if you've ever wanted to see a Zombie Kung Fu movie, this is it. Some of the fight scenes fall a bit flat, but the ones that stand out are when the character doing the fighting doesn't look like an action hero, but still manages to know some out of the ordinary moves. It's unexpected and fun to see someone you're sure will be a one bite and they're done victim throwing kicks and punches like a pro.

I've noticed some other reviewers comment that black belts should be able to fight more convincingly. I'm sure that in real life they can, but on camera stunt fighting is actually very different from real fighting and much of how well it sells depends on the camera angle and rehearsals to build speed while keeping things safe. Overall, I thought most of the fight sequences were entertaining, if not entirely convincing.

The zombies were plentiful, the plot pretty straight forward, and the pace wasn't bad for a near two hour flick. I'll admit, however, that it did take me three sittings to finish this one. Mostly it was something I switched to when there was nothing else to do or watch.

Many people are correct that Jasmine St. Claire turned in one of the better performances of the movie and many of the cast members had moments when they seemed a bit lost in the dialogue, but that's to be expected of these micro budgeted features. Films like this are like community theatre. They're where aspiring pros cut their teeth and hobbyists play.

There are quite a few scenes when background noise is a distraction between cuts, but one of the big obstacles of no budget is not being able to control your surroundings. When you're shooting on a beach you couldn't afford to rent from the county for the day, if some guy wants to run a weed eater, you can't really stop him.

Like a few others who have commented here in the past, I'd love to see that missing hour of footage.


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