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Bullets for the Dead (2015)

A hardened bounty hunter, a gang of outlaws in his trust and a preacher are forced to work together and battle their way across the old west of the 1870s when the zombie apocalypse begins.

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Michael Du-Shane
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Credited cast:
Christopher Sommers ... James Dalton
Emma Randall ... Mother
Jon Quested ... Zombie
Libby Munro ... Jessica
Vanessa Moltzen ... Annie Blake
Hugh Parker Hugh Parker ... Alan O'Rourke
Carol Burns Carol Burns ... Miss Winnie the bank teller
Linda Millar ... Zombie
Joel Knights ... Zombie
Mungo McKay ... Convict
Renaud Jadin ... Norville Sogard
James Kearney ... Zombie
Troy MacKinder Troy MacKinder ... Shotgun Murphy
Bronwyn Schmerl ... Convent Sister #1
Sebastien Golenko Sebastien Golenko ... Karl Blake
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A hardened bounty hunter, a gang of outlaws in his trust and a preacher are forced to work together and battle their way across the old west of the 1870s when the zombie apocalypse begins.

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29 November 2015 (Australia) See more »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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The character James Dalton shares the same name as the main character of Roadhouse. See more »

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Referenced in Fatal Visions: Bullets for the Dead Introduction (2016) See more »

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Australian Indie set in a Zombie infested Wild West
6 November 2016 | by t-dooley-69-386916See all my reviews

Now this is not a good film – but I really liked it so bear with me. It is well written and for such an oversubscribed genre, as that of the zombie one, you do need to have something to lift your project from the usual blood and entrails boredom that has beset films of late.

Anyway our film has a gang of nasty bank robbers led by an English debutante wanna be – who knows her way around an axe – and I don't mean a Stratocaster. They cross paths with a grizzled and bescarred bounty hunter who takes 'dead or alive' as literally as possible. He soon rounds them up and then they sort of realise that there are things that not only go bump in the night but also are adept at moaning a lot and eating internal body parts – nice.

Well the rest is a bit of a trail journey with unholy alliances and a ton of offal as is de rigueur in a zombie film. To say any more runs the risk of a plot spoil but with a zombie film you sort of expect what happens so not a biggy really.

So as I said this is not high culture and it lacks a bit – the make up is a bit am dram and some of the acting is a bit shouty and the special effects are a bit clumsy. The actual story though is tremendous fun and some of the actors really do put their all into it and so this ebbed and flowed in my affections. However, I was held until the final scene and although I said 'rubbish' at the time I sort of still really like it – hence the rating; if in doubt get a few beers and switch off and there is a good watch in here.


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