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The Demented (2013)

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Six college friends unite for a weekend getaway where they find themselves fighting for their lives after a terrorist attack turns the local residents into rage infused zombies.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kayla Ewell ... Taylor
Richard Kohnke ... David
Ashlee Brian ... Brice
Brittney Alger ... Naomi
Sarah Butler ... Sharley
Michael Welch ... Howard
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chris Ashworth ... Military Soldier
Jesse Brooks Jesse Brooks ... Zombie
Ashleigh Dejon ... Student
Kerry Kelly Gridley ... Zombie
Emmanuel King Emmanuel King ... Sean
Joy Kate Lawson ... Little Girl
Alexandra Lucchesi ... Demented Woman #5 (as Catherine Lucchesi)
Kristen Merritt Kristen Merritt ... Biter
Tien Pham ... College Student
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In Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Taylor, her boyfriend David and their friends Brice and his girlfriend Naomi travel together on vacation to spend a couple of days with their friends Sharley and her boyfriend Howard in the house of his family. On the next day, they see a missile exploding near the house and soon they learn that the USA is under a biological terrorist attack. Out of the blue, a hostile dog comes to the real estate and they decide to lock the door and go sleep. On the next morning, the dog is still stalking them and Brice kills it with a baseball bat. David decides to take the dog to the CDC and he discovers that the locals have transformed in sort of zombies. The friends are attacked by these zombies and have to find a means to escape and survive the hordes of zombies. Will they survive? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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USA

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English

Release Date:

20 August 2013 (Taiwan) See more »

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Demente See more »

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Second zombie film that Michael Welch is involved in. The first one being Day of the Dead (2008). See more »

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When a horde of zombies hits a fence, you can see the prosthetic makeup on one of their faces fall off. See more »

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It was sort of demented...
9 August 2013 | by Paul Magne HaakonsenSee all my reviews

"The Demented" is sort of a reminiscent of a lower-budget version of "28 Days Later". So is that a good thing or a bad thing? Well that depends on what kind of zombies - or infected - you enjoy in movies.

Story-wise, then "The Demented" is a very standard movie as movies go in the zombie genre. A group of young people find themselves trapped in a rural setting when a biological outbreak takes place - turning people into crazed killers. And I would use the term zombie loosely here, as they aren't exactly zombies, if you measure them up by the standard of many movies in the genre.

The infected in the movie, like in "28 Days Later", are agile and fast running. And for some reason they have to make sounds like prowling animals. And also, once you become infected, your clothes become shredded and ripped. Try looking at all the infected, their clothes is all torn and ripped, and they are smeared in blood, yet they don't have any visible cuts, wounds, bite marks and the like. It was a little bit too ridiculous.

The way the movie ended was actually a nice twist to an otherwise generic zombie movie. I will not spoil anything by mentioning it here, but I didn't see that ending coming, not by a long shot.

As for the title of the movie, well, they could have found something more appropriate, as "The Demented" doesn't really do a zombie movie any kind of justice in any possible way.

For a zombie movie, then "The Demented" didn't really bring anything new or innovative to the genre. Everything in the movie has been done or seen before. But still, the movie was enjoyable and actually fared well for a movie of this production value.


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