UNDEAD (2005)

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AUDIENCE SCORE

Critic Consensus: This low-budget homage to the zombie genre borrows heavily from superior predecessors and revels in a pile of its own campiness -- neither original nor watchable enough to entertain.


Movie Info

When deadly meteorites start striking the calm, peaceful community of Berkeley, Australia, a ragtag group of strangers fight for their lives against a hoard of red-blooded zombies that have mysteriously infected the residents. Headed by the town's ex-beauty queen Rene (Felicity Mason) and the village kook, Marion (Mungo McKay), the clan of survivors battle their way through farmhouses, bomb shelters, and back roads until they are faced with a much bigger problem than just the gut-munchers on … More

Rating: R (for strong violence and gore, and for language)
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror
Directed By: , ,
Written By: Peter Spierig, Michael Spierig
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 11, 2005
Runtime:
Lions Gate Films - Official Site

Cast


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as Man in Office

as Cricket Batsman

as Young Cricketer

as Screamer

as Angry Father

as Fisherman #1

as Fisherman #2

as Young Zombie Girl

as General Store Owner

as Baby in Crib

as Newsreader

as Bullet Wound Victim

as Marion's Ex-Wife

as Zombie

as Zombie

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Critic Reviews for UNDEAD

All Critics (83) | Top Critics (24)

No amount of Zombie Rules can explain a movie like this, or the recent filmmaker fascination with a creaky old genre.

Full Review… | July 15, 2005
Denver Post
Top Critic

I'm definitely zombied out.

Full Review… | July 11, 2005
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

In fits and starts it's faintly cool, though the tone is all over the place.

Full Review… | January 21, 2010
eFilmCritic.com

A fun and often creepy little zombie entry into the genre...

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

An amusingly outrageous Australian variation on the familiar zombie theme, played mostly for laughs.

Full Review… | July 16, 2008
ESplatter

Undead isn't a joke - it's a punchline. Where's the setup?

Full Review… | October 3, 2007
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Audience Reviews for UNDEAD

½

Probably the most bizarre and unpredictable Zombie movie ever! This low-budget Aussie effort starts off as an extremely gory and darkly comic "Shaun of the the Dead" type flick, then things get a little... weird! Too weird for me. But I enjoyed the first half of the film delivering some very good bloody action despite the low-budget.

WrenchLT
Lee ?

Super Reviewer

½

Horror Not to Miss List Commentary:This is one of my top indie zombie flix, and I prefer it better to its other Australian peer Braindead by Peter Jackson. Though some audience members are frustrated with the genre-blurring that occurs because the film-makers are looking to up the visual ante of their movie, and they are thusly accused of being Spielbergian because of some of their additional creatures design and action-based horror scenes. I think it's all done just right, including the occasionally stiff acting. There are so many innovative zombie scenes, my favorite being a pair of walking legs with accompanying spinal cord, sans a torso. The protagonists are given action-style cinematic hyping, but it's justified and cool, not unnecessary and forced. Here's a zombie movie that not only bothers with continuity and structure, but the independent film-makers, two brothers, behind it further proved their dedication to this project by doing all of the CGI themselves on a 700mhz processor computer, for three years after shooting concluded. These effects are on par, and in some cases better, to what big Hollywood bucks is turning out even years later. This is truly proof that auteurs are still alive and, beyond that, still bothering to work with a concept/genre considered exhausted like zombies. Overlooked by zombie fans and totally misunderstood by mainstream viewers.

Stinger839
_kelly .King

Super Reviewer

½

I think the goal of this movie is to make a campy throwback movie that evokes the movies that the Sperig brothers loved growing up. It's like an Australian equivalent of Slither. But with much less finesse. But what it lacks in elegance is makes up for in sheer exhuberance, gore and giddiness. The comparison to Brain Dead is apt: it makes as much sense and is as much fun to watch. Aliens, and zombies, and killer acid rain, and hicks who know some sort of upside-down shotgun karate. I enjoyed this movie, but it lacked the freshness and novelty that was so delightful about Jackson's film.

MidnightMadwoman
Emily Armstrong

Super Reviewer

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