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Flight of the Living Dead (2007)

Plane Dead (original title)
Unrated | | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi | 24 June 2008 (Greece)
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A fellow scientist accidentally escapes containment aboard a plane during turbulence. After she is gunned down by a security guard, she reanimates as a zombie, killing and infecting several passengers and crew members on board the flight. A U.S. federal air marshall, along with a police officer, a flight attendant and a handful of survivors, must ride out the horrific flight just long enough to stay alive.

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A flight traveling between LA and Paris would cross North America first. If the flight ended up near Yellowknife over the ocean, the pilot would have had start going in the wrong direction for this course misdirection to occur. See more »

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Truman: Alright, we need to find everything that can be used as a weapon.
Megan: Does anyone have anything sharp?
Frank: Oh, they confiscated my toenail clipper. Pearl handled. It was quite lovely.
Truman: Damn Frank, you should've brought those. Could've saved the day.
Frank: You never know.
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Referenced in World War Z (2013) See more »

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Don't Blink
Performed by Bill Grainer
Music and Lyrics by Bill Grainer
Papa Claire Music Publishing, ASCAP
Produced by Johnny Chao, Jr.
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Competently executed gory fun
5 August 2007 | by See all my reviews

"Flight of the Living Dead" is a decent take on the Zombie genre that kept me on the edge of the seat for the full running time. It stands out because it presents you with some things you don't expect from the average low-budget direct-to-video Zombie flick, i.e. a script that actually works, decent acting, neat make-up effects and even a nice score.

What I liked about the plot: There's are rather long but surprisingly suspenseful introduction before it gets bloody. That part works because the writers use the time to introduce some well chosen stereotypes of characters that promise to be fun victims later on. There's the jock, his rich bitch girlfriend, the cute-but-stupid stewardess, the evil corporate guy and even a Tiger Woods look-kinda-alike, just to name a few. The movie also stays relatively plausible and plays coy before it kicks into high gear for the finale. It's a sudden and thoroughly enjoyable switch in tone.

"Flight of the Living Dead" is no disguised comment on society but as far as zombie butcherfests go, this one is pretty nice. Not revolutionary film making, but rather competently executed gory fun.

If you enjoyed the intro song and desperately tried to locate it without success: Take a look at the M*Space page of one Bill Grainer, the gentleman who wrote the song.


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