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During a zombie apocalypse ,a group of survivors hide on Alcatraz Island to escape from rising zombie hordes. When their refuge is overrun, and upon hearing that a scientist may have ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mariel Hemingway ... Lynn Snyder
Ethan Suplee ... Marshall
LeVar Burton ... Dr. Halpern
Danny Trejo ... Captain Caspian
Heather Hemmens ... Ashley
French Stewart ... Doctor Arnold
Chad Lindberg ... Kyle
Madonna Magee Madonna Magee ... Vivian
Andy Clemence ... Bob
Peter Ngo Peter Ngo ... Jud Nagase
Lilan Bowden ... Jun Nagase
Kim Little ... Pauline
Lorenzo Eduardo ... Park Ranger Sanchez
Kerisse Hutchinson Kerisse Hutchinson ... Julie
Jon Kondelik ... Jason
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During a zombie apocalypse ,a group of survivors hide on Alcatraz Island to escape from rising zombie hordes. When their refuge is overrun, and upon hearing that a scientist may have discovered a cure, they leave the island to seek him out. Written by G.N.

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27 October 2012 (USA) See more »

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Lynn gives Ashley a toy car while the girls sit in the trolley. After Lynn stands up to leave, a portion of the boom microphone handle can be seen coming into frame at the top right portion of the screen. See more »

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Better Than Most Films from The Asylum
28 October 2012 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Rise of the Zombies (2012)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Semi follow-up to ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE has a group of survivors living on Alcatraz island but being forced off when the zombies make it through the water. The survivors then decide to try and locate a scientist who they believe has came up with a cure for the zombie epidemic. Yes, here's another one from The Asylum but it always shocks me that so many people go into these films expecting a good movie. I mean, we know their history, we know the film is starting on SyFy yet people still expect to see a George Romero film for some reason. Personally speaking, when I watch these movies I hope to at least be entertained (by good or bad things) or that the film at least offers something you don't normally see. I'm starting to wonder if people go into Edward D. Wood, Jr. films expecting the work of John Ford. Anyways, this film here certainly doesn't offer much that you haven't already seen but for the most part I found it to be entertaining for a couple reasons. One is that the gore factor has really been turned up and it's to the point where these made-for-TV movies are getting away with more than what theatrical slashers could back in the 80s. One sequence shows a doctor ripping off and cooking his own flesh so that he can feed his starving zombie daughter. There's another scene where a woman must perform a C-section to help save a baby but the really outrageous stuff happens after this. There's also the non-stop gore of zombie bites and zombies getting their heads blown off. The story itself offers up a few interesting ideas but of course none of them are ever fully developed. Mariel Hemingway, Chad Lindberg and LeVar Burton are the latest celebs to get down with The Asylum and all three actually turn in very good and believable performances. So, is RISE OF THE ZOMBIES going to make people forget NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD? Not at all but hopefully people won't come to this thinking it's going to.


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