Zombie Film Fridays: Braindead (Dead Alive)

If you have not seen Braindead (or Dead Alive as it’s called in the United States), I suggest watching it. Immediately! Directed by Peter Jackson and cheesy to the core, it’s a fun movie!

Lionel, a Mama’s boy has the unwanted honor of having to look after his overbearingly evil mother. He ends up falling in love with a local woman who believes that they’re destined together. In a moment of intentional sabotage of one of their dates, his mother is bitten by a mysterious creature that ends up zombifying her. It’s only a matter of time before she rises from the dead a powerful, bloodthirsty zombie. It’s only a matter of time before she starts infecting residents of the town and Lionel has to stop her…and them.

My Rating: A-

Interesting Facts: During the lawnmower scene, movie blood was pumped at five gallons per second, rental of the movie in Sweden (and probably other countries as well) came with supplemental vomit bags, and this movie is said to be the bloodiest of all time (measured in amount of film blood used during the production).

And now it’s time for the trailer!

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