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The Video Vacuum

DEAD-ALIVE (1993) ****

Before he hit the box office jackpot with the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Peter Jackson directed this awesome gore comedy, which is definitely the goriest movie ever made. It’s all about Lionel (Timothy Balme) whose domineering mother gets bitten by a rabid Sumatran Rat Monkey (from Skull Island) and slowly becomes a zombie. Lionel tries to keep her under control with tranquilizers but she eventually snaps and bites a nurse and a priest (who have undead sex and have a zombie baby) that he keeps in his basement. The finale where the zombies attack Lionel’s sleazy uncle’s party is a gore lover’s wet dream as Lionel dispatches hundreds of zombies with a lawn mower. The gore effects are excellent and the stop motion animation on the monkey is great. Jackson packs in tons of laughs and buckets of blood into this gory horror comedy masterpiece.

AKA: Brain Dead.
Tags: d, horror, zombie
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