Director: Peter Jackson Run Time: 104 min. Format: Digital Rating: R
Release Year: 1992
Starring: Diana Peñalver, Elizabeth Moody, Timothy Balme
Peter Jackson’s second feature film brings all the disgusting gooey gore effects from his debut Bad Taste into this tale of a New Zealand community dealing with, what else, zombies!
A budding love affair between a nerdy momma’s boy, Lionel Cosgrove, and sweet Paquita gets complicated in this gory Dead Alive tale. As if dealing with Lionel’s meddling mother on their first date at the local zoo wasn’t enough, they really have to deal with her after her bite from a “Sumatran Rat Monkey” turns her into a vile flesh-eating walking dead! Cue many scenes of blood, ooze, projectile spewing, lawnmover-chopping, zombie babies, and fighting priest (who kicks ass for the lord) and Dead Alive delivers on Jackson’s promise to truly gross us out…and entertain us. Don’t miss this midnite grossfest to find out if Lionel saves his lady and his town!