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A Cadaver Christmas (2011)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Horror | 2 April 2011 (USA)
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United by terrifying and bizarre circumstances, the janitor, the drunk, the bartender, the cop, his perp, and the student security guard must fight to undo the professor's work. A dark ... See full summary »


Joe Zerull





Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Rairdin-Hale Daniel Rairdin-Hale ... The Janitor (as Dan Hale)
Hanlon Smith-Dorsey Hanlon Smith-Dorsey ... Tom Tunninbum
Yosh Hayashi Yosh Hayashi ... Sam Sheriff
Ben Hopkins Ben Hopkins ... Eddie
Jessica Denney Jessica Denney ... Kristen Stable
Andrew Ryan Harvey ... The Perp (as Andrew Harvey)
Michael Kennedy Michael Kennedy ... Professor Hildencress
Mark Weitzel Mark Weitzel ... Zed Cadaver
Matt Cox Matt Cox ... Plunger Face Cadaver
Megan Cox Megan Cox ... Broken Foot Cadaver
Sarah Garvey Sarah Garvey ... Bar Witch Cadaver
Bob Zerull Bob Zerull ... Bald Bar Cadaver
Rusty K. Koll Rusty K. Koll ... Beard Bar Cadaver
Lisa Kahn Lisa Kahn ... Hallway Mom Cadaver
Jim Leichsenring Jim Leichsenring ... Hallway King Cadaver


United by terrifying and bizarre circumstances, the janitor, the drunk, the bartender, the cop, his perp, and the student security guard must fight to undo the professor's work. A dark force is at work in the cadaver lab this Christmas and this unconventional band of heroes are the only hope the world has against an army of living corpses that are quickly recruiting new members. The undead have been given the gift of life and it's up to the janitor to take it back. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Horror


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The characters and events depicted in this film are completely fictitious. Any resemblance to persons living, dead, or undead is purely coincidental. See more »


References Big Trouble in Little China (1986) See more »

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Immensely entertaining and enjoyable zombie comedy
24 February 2014 | by kannibalcorpsegrinderSee all my reviews

Forced to bring a group of disbelievers into a college dorm, a janitor leads the group through the halls filled with zombies reanimated through an on-campus experiment and must find a way of getting out safely.

This turned out to be quite an enjoyable and cheesy zombie effort. One of the biggest pluses here is the fact that there's a rather enjoyable atmosphere created from the goofy action presented. There's some rather enjoyable material to be found here as the plot allows this ample opportunities to get rather silly at times where the groups' bumbling nature in regards to both offensive and defensive tactics against the zombies gets rather silly at times, utilizing mops and brooms for offense, slipping and sliding on blood-soaked hallways and using everything from desks and notebooks to provide a barrier against the encroaching hordes and the over-the-top nature here keeps this one quite enjoyable. Combined along with the jokes and word-play present, this one has more laughs than expected though this one never forgets to have a hand in the scares which is what allows this one to keep the zombies as threats. They're the slow, shuffling variety which keeps the factor here based on the overall number of creatures there swarming around them as they fight them off, resulting not only in pretty enjoyable scenes but also plenty of action within as the group has plenty of time to fight them off. This also adds some pretty decent amounts of gore to the proceeds, and while these make for some rather entertaining measures, it does have a few flaws in that the comedic nature wears thin after a while with some of the jokes loosing their luster and the whole enterprise being loaded by a rather preposterous storyline that gets almost no fleshing out and remains ludicrous upon scrutiny. Otherwise, there's a whole lot to like here.

Rated R: Graphic Violence, Graphic Language, Brief Nudity and comedic sexual scenes.

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2 April 2011 (USA) See more »

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Davenport, Iowa, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital



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1.78 : 1
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