Production Company: Spierigfilm
Studio: Lions gate (U.S.) / I-On New Media (German) / CTV International (France)
Cast: Felicity Mason as Rene, Mungo McKay as Marion, Rob Jenkins as Wayne, Lisa Cunningham as Sallyanne, Dirk Hunter as Harrison, Emma Randall as Molly, Steve Grieg as Agent, Noel Sheridan as Chip, Gaynor Wensley as Aggie, Eleanor Stillman as Ruth, Robyn Moore as Officer in Locker Room, Robert Jozinovic as Man in Office, Peter Mensforth as Cricket Batsman, Jacob Andriolo as Yougn Cricketer and Michele Steel as Screamer
Crew: Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig (writers, producers and directors)
Peaceful, rustic Berkeley is a charming fishing community where life is sweet and the people friendly. All that is about to change.
After losing her childhood farm to the bank, local beauty Rene (Felicity Mason) decides to leave town and head for the big city. Suddenly, an avalanche of meteorites races through the sky, bombarding the town and bringing an otherworldly infection. Departing is going to be much more difficult than she had planned.
The living dead are awakened and Rene is now caught in a nightmare of zombies hungry for human flesh. She manages to find salvation in a small isolated farm house owned by the town loony, Marion (Mungo McKay). There she is met with four other desperate survivors. Together they battle their way through a plague of walking dead and discover that there is more transpiring than just an infection.
Undead is a horror film in the vein of Night of the Living Dead and The Evil Dead and features an overflow of gore and visual effects to make any horror fan squirm with delight.
Film Fetish trivia:
Michael and Peter Spierig, Australian brothers, wrote, directed and produced the film completely independently. The brothers rendered most of the special effects on their home computers. The film went on to become a cult hit the their home country in 2003. Lions Gate bought the distribution rights for the U.S.
There were two months of rehearsals before actual production began on the film.
Over 600 liters of fake blood was used during filming.
Most scenes in Undead were shot in one or two takes because of the low budget.
Crazy has come to town for a visit!
Official Websites: undeadthemovie.com
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Release Dates: JULY 1, 2005
Genre: HORROR / SCI-FI