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Death Metal Zombies (1995)

| Horror | Video 1995
Brad Masters enters a contest and wins an album by his favorite band of all time, Living Corpse. The tape has a special song called "Zombiefied", which turns Brad and his friends into ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Lisa Cook ... Angel
Bill DeWild ... Brad, Nixon Killer
Todd Jason Cook ... Tony
C. Jo Vela ... Kathy
Milton Rush ... Johnny
Mike Gebbie ... Tommy
Thomas Banta ... Shengar
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Terry Aden ... Eddie
Edie Cook ... Girl #3
Sabrina Cook ... Thief
Rick Cotton ... Evil Guy #2
Wes Dodson ... Featured Zombie
Susan Higgins ... Jogger
Julia Hollingsworth ... Girl #1
Jay Hova ... Evil Guy #1
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Brad Masters enters a contest and wins an album by his favorite band of all time, Living Corpse. The tape has a special song called "Zombiefied", which turns Brad and his friends into zombies at a party. Luckily, Brad's girlfriend Angel misses the party and it is up to her to save her friends. She runs into Shengar (lead singer of Living Corpse and ruler of the dead world) , who attempts to stop Angel. During Angel's escape, she teams up with her friend Tommy who learns that there is only way to stop the zombies. Now, Angel and Tommy have limited time to figure out how to reverse the zombie curse and save their friends. DMZ is known for it's strangely original story. Written by Anonymous

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rock | death | death metal | See All (3) »

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They like their music loud and their victims fresh! See more »

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The movie originally had a different actor who played Johnny, which was the featured character in this version. Several scenes were shot before the script was re-written and characters swapped around, placing Brad as the main male lead. See more »

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You can see the shadow of the camera man when Angel is surrounded by the "slacker zombies" in the dream-like sequences where she is encircled by them. See more »

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Eddie: Hey circus boy what's up?
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Featured in Penny Pinchers: The Kings of No-Budget Horror (2017) See more »

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Cold Hate
by Dead World
Courtesy of Relapse/Release Records
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I love metal. I love zombies. I didn't love Death Metal Zombies.
29 January 2018 | by See all my reviews

As a fan of both gory low-budget movies and very loud rock music, it pains me to say that this mid-'90s home-made zombie flick was clearly put together by avid horror/metal fans with far less talent than taste. I wanted to like the film, but the dreadful acting, weak direction and awful script sucked all the fun out for me. Those involved look like they were having a great time, but I cannot say the same for myself.

The pitiful plot sees metal-head Brad (Bill DeWild) winning a radio competition, the prize being a special tape of music by his favourite band, Living Corpse. When Brad plays the cassette to his friends, the head-banging pals are transformed into zombies and ordered to kill by Living Corpse's lead singer Shengar (Thomas Banta). Meanwhile, a serial killer in a Nixon rubber mask is also on the prowl.

Kudos to director Todd Jason Cook for actually getting one of the girls to commit to a shower scene, and for achieving some reasonable splatter effects on an almost non-existent budget, but the cheapo gore and gratuitous nudity doesn't make the film any less painful to watch.


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