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Dead Alive ( Braindead ) (1992) Movie Reviews

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03/31/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Wayy too cheesy for my taste

Having heard on how great and gory this film was I got myself a copy..umm yeah? The movie itself is soo bad I will not even rate it a b film however that is where the comedic value comes in as the cheesy gore scenes at times had me breathless in laughter especially with the zombie baby that two of the zombies made together. The film is gory however keep in mind it was made years ago and the fx used would be so much better and nastier if it was made today.\

Hard to believe this film was directed by the same guy who brought forth The Lord Of The Rings series of films..Peter Jackson well I guess we all have to start somewhere don't we?

Storyline here is as follows... At the beginning of the film we see a crew out in what I believe his the darkest parts of Africa where they have ju...

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Harley Lond
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02/20/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Dead Alive

Before he traveled to Middle Earth, Peter Jackson directed the goriest film of all time, "Dead Alive" (1992), a riotous mix of horror and comedy that stands right up there with 'The Evil Dead' as a modern classic of the genre. Set in Jackson's home of New Zealand, the film follows the trials and tribulations of Lionel, a young man whose domineering mother is bitten by a rat monkey and turns into a flesh-eating zombie who infects everyone she bites. Lionel tries to hide mom from the world, but she starts growing bigger and bigger until she becomes the size of a house -- literally -- and a party thrown by his uncle turns into a bloodbath the likes of which you have never seen before on the big (or little) screen. As Lionel tries to fend off the horde of zombies created by mom, he turns to h...

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Daniel Corleone
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02/06/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Dead Alive (Braindead) review

This would have been better with improved character development and skilled acting. The gore factor is high from the very start. A poor version of Evil Dead and Dawn of the Dead, the special effects were not as impressive and had ludicrous scenes at times. Lionel is not an interesting protagonist and really horrible editing was evident. The fighting priest was action packed and funny. Plot was all over the place and screenplay wasn't polished. "Lionel's relative exclaims: "Blood is thicker than water Lionel." The greed and romantic angle seems to be presented in the latter portion of the film. Acting of the characters were aweful that that it was enough reason to laugh about it. Dead Alive (Braindead) provided a few laughs and horrific sequences despite its lackluster direction.

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04/17/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)


This is definitely the funniest and goriest horror movie I have ever seen. Beats Evil Dead II in my opinion, which really means a lot. Evil Dead II was my favorite horror flick for many, many years (probably have to say it still is, even though Dead/Alive surpasses it in some respects.) There is comedy, gore, zombies, blood, guts, a butt kicking priest, and an infamous scene with a lawnmower. Oh yeah, and a demented zombie baby. If you like gore and humor mixed together, Dead/Alive is definitely for you. Peter Jackson's earlier movies are in stark contrast to his later work (King Kong, Lord of the Rings Trilogy) but his talent as a director is evident in this one. If you liked Dead/Alive, check out one of Peter Jackson's other early movies. It is called Bad Taste.

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