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Brain Dead (2007)

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The story of six people caught in the unusual (except in horror films) predicament of being stranded in a deserted fishing lodge with a host of alien-infected, mutant amoeba-controlled zombies at their doorstep.


Kevin Tenney


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Credited cast:
Joshua Benton ... Clarence Singer
Sarah Grant Brendecke Sarah Grant Brendecke ... Sherry Morgan
David Crane ... Bob Jules
Andy Forrest ... Reverend Farnsworth
Alexandra Goodman ... Interviewer
Chad Guerrero ... Deputy Jimmy Ray
Elizabeth Lambert ... Candy
Greg Lewolt Greg Lewolt ... Deputy Jimmy Bob
Tess McVicker Tess McVicker ... Ranger Sydney
Dennis Michael Tenney Dennis Michael Tenney ... Bill
Cristina Tiberia Cristina Tiberia ... Amy Smoots
Michelle Tomlinson ... Claudia Bush
Jim Wynorski ... Sheriff Bodine


The story of six people caught in the unusual (except in horror films) predicament of being stranded in a deserted fishing lodge with a host of alien-infected, mutant amoeba-controlled zombies at their doorstep.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


An alien parasite hungry for human hosts ... The infected rising from the dead, ravenous for brains ... A group of desperate misfits battling for survival ... Someone has a really bad travel agent! See more »



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Release Date:

17 October 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Мертвый мозг See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Prodigy Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


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Did You Know?


Cinematographer Patrick McGowan only shot the film for the first three weeks of the shoot. After McGowan left, Alex Simon took over for the last remaining week of production. See more »


Clarence Singer: Ow fuck! I've been shot
Sherry Morgan: Oh shit. Is it bad?
Clarence Singer: Have you ever been shot when it's good?
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References The Return of the Living Dead (1985) See more »


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Written by Matt Roberts and Dave Steffen
Performed by Hedder
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Alien parasites, blood, gore and laughter; it is all here...
1 July 2012 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

Actually "Brain Dead" was a nice surprise for a zombie movie that doesn't brandish a several million dollar Hollywood budget. Sure the story here doesn't offer anything new to the zombie genre, and actually borrows heavily from the classic horror movie "The Evil Dead".

The story is about a meteor striking Earth, and amazingly enough strikes through the forehead of a fisherman. The meteor, of course, is carrying some alien parasite which takes over the body of the fisherman and instantaneously turns him into a mutant zombie-like creature. Two convicts escape from the local police and seek shelter in a remote cabin. Two hiking women lost in the woods seek shelter in the cabin. And a lusty televangelist and one of his congregation girls seek shelter in the cabin. These unlikely destinies come together and band together for surviving the night, as ravenous space mutant-zombies are stalking the dark woods.

Yeah, fairly average story here, and actually, the movie wasn't carried by the plot of the story. "Brain Dead" was carried by the rather outstanding acting performances by almost every single actor and actress and the gory special effects.

The characters in the movie were also pretty good, sure they were stereotypical in their own way, but they were also very memorable and unique in their own way. Each character brought something nice to the story.

"Brain Dead" has a good amount of blood and gore, most likely even enough to keep most gorehounds happy. I was satisfied with the amount of mayhem, and the effects were actually nicely made.

If you expect a zombie movie, which I did, you might be a bit disappointed, as it is not actual stereotypical zombies as in many other movies, but it is more like mutated space-zombies, in lack of better words. But despite that fact, then "Brain Dead" was actually a rather enjoyable movie on almost every front.

Lots of blood, gore and laughs, just lacking actual zombies.

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