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The Mothertown (2014)

Follows four groups of people during a zombie outbreak.


John Williams


John Williams




Credited cast:
Steve Larner Steve Larner ... Father Tea and Gimp
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Daniel Alexander ... Ronnie
Pete Bennett Pete Bennett ... Reporter
Richard Douglas Richard Douglas ... Zombie Victim
Gary Edwards Gary Edwards ... Steven
Sophie Elsby Sophie Elsby ... Stacey
Craig Gallimore Craig Gallimore ... James
Pete Gallimore Pete Gallimore ... Zombie
Nick Hancock Nick Hancock ... Self
Maura Judges Maura Judges ... Mary Edgar
Julia Langton-Virr Julia Langton-Virr ... Zombie Bride
Dan Lewis-Dayle Dan Lewis-Dayle ... Zombie
Colin Murtagh ... Zombie
Mark Rathbone ... Pub weirdo
Adam Southwick ... Additional Zombie


Follows four groups of people during a zombie outbreak.

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zombie | black comedy | monkfish | See All (3) »


Comedy | Horror

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Low budget blood and guts in the potteries - alreet duck
9 August 2017 | by one9eightySee all my reviews

A super fun, extremely low budget zombie film set in Stoke-on-Trent by local film maker John Williams.

Something got into the water and has infected the populous, survivors run for cover (and to hide in the nearest pub) from the flesh-eating hordes of zombies dredging through the potteries. The film follows different groups of people as they cope with the outbreak in their own unique way. From sadomasochistic sex pests to local louts, nobody is safe. Cameo performances from Pete Bennett and Nick Hancock help to add a bit of class to the film which is dripping with fake blood and dodgy zombies.

While everything is done low budget and intended to look and feel that way it generally works well. It wouldn't look too far out of place next to 'Basket Case' or 'Bad Taste' on a shelf of 80's horror films. The pace of the film varies at times which I think is my biggest criticism, not to say this feels wrong as I'd expect anything with zombies in to slowly trudge at times. There is enough humour here to keep you entertained, and while there are a few local 'in' jokes here it's nothing that'll stop your enjoyment or detract from the film.

I loved this film (but then I would as I am one of the zombies in it so I'm biased!), but so has everyone I've lent a copy of the film to. It's definitely worth a watch and I've rated higher funded films a lot lot lower, this has a heart and a story so will always get a decent write up from me. Enjoy!

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21 December 2014 (UK) See more »


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