rotting corpse in a toxic barrel that
fell out of an army truck underneath a
pipeline and a kid Jesse Wilson
(Michael Kenworthy) is told by a
couple of bullies Billy (Thor Van
Lingen) and Johnny (Jason Hogan) that he
got accepted into their club as they dare
him to go to their fort only to realise
that it's a mortuary as they trap him in
there. Nearby, Billy and Johnny
accidentally release a gas from the
barrel they found underneath the bridge
when they try to open it. They walk home
feeling sick. Meanwhile this revived the
corpse as it's hungry for brains.
To top it all off, the gas flows into a
graveyard causing a rainstorm and the
dead starts to crawl out of the grave and
terrorise a neighborhood looking for
brains while the army and survivors try
to put a stop to the zombies.
The gas also flowed into the mortuary but
Jesse has managed to escape while two men
Ed (James Karen) and Joey (Thom
Matthews) are cutting up corpses in their
coffins to take their jewellry. They
suddenly get infected by the gas.
Jesse, his sister Lucy (Marsha Dietlein),
and a delivery kid Tom Essex (Dana
Ashbrook) tries to escape the madness
with the zombies invading the
neighborhood with the help from a local
Doc Mandel (Philip Bruns) but
then he finds out that both Ed and Joey
have no pulse which can make things more
difficult for them along with Billy
resurrected into a zombie and still
trying to terrorise poor Jesse.
Great shots of the graveyard and
the comedic looks at the dead crawling
out of the grave too plus has great
scenes of the zombies invading the small
There's a good shot on a barrel falling
from an army truck and landing into the
Good shots on the Jesse Wilson being pitted against two bullies
telling him he's in the group and
insisting him to see their fort which
there's good shots on all of them as well
as making it look like they're going to
A good moment with them in a
water pipe seeing the barrel as well as
good close up shots on the three of them
screaming in terror at what they see.
Some good slapstick moments
surrounding Ed, Joey and Lucy Wilson stopping by a mortuary and getting
ready to do some dirty work at the
Good close up shots on Jesse Wilson inside the mortuary trying to climb
up a window with a coffin springing out
as well as him crashing to the floor
through the coffin and then a nice shot
on him lying on a ground with the corpse
next to him.
A nice close up shot on Billy and his friend by trying to
figure out how to open the barrel with a
good shot of steam spitting out as they
react well by coughing. Plus there's a
great shot on the steam flowing through
the graveyard with nice shots on the
gravestone's plus a nice shot on rain
falling down on the ground with the mist
A nice comedic moment with Ed looking at a corpse and cutting off some
pieces and being sarcastic about it and Joey acting grossed out by it all and almost
about to leave.
A good moment with Jesse having a brief discussion with Billy sick in bed as it was well
done looking like he was dying and it
looked almost gruesome too.
There's a great dark shot with Jesse trying to get a look at the barrel
realising that it's empty and then a nice
movement on him reflecting a
flashlight on Tarman calling out
"Brains" to him which looked
very creepy as well as him tripping back
and trying to get away.
There's perfect shots on the mist in the
graveyard with the zombie's rising
from the grave as
there was the odd slapstick with other zombies falling into the holes
of the grave's where they crawled
out of which seemed to spice it up a bit
with the dark comedy used in the film.
Also a nice shot on a zombie rising up from a coffin
in the mortuary with great freaked out
reactions by Ed and Joey after spotting it as this showed some
nice timing with both the dark comedy and
the horror blended in together.
A good outdoor shot on Lucy waiting
outside of the mortuary and then a nice
shot on her spotting a zombie calling to her with her acting
frightened and then bumping into a pussface
zombie with her screaming and then
punching through his face with many great
close up takes on this.
A great close up shot on Billy's Dad bending down at a female zombie and then her
rising up to bite his head which looked
gruesomey well shot. There's also a
perfect dark camera shot surrounding Ed, Joey and Lucy in
the middle of the road with
zombie's circling around them.
A great funny moment with Ed, Joe and Lucy freaking
out inside of a house with Tom Essex stabbing a zombie head and
trying to get rid of it in which this moment offers a few chuckles with his work
on that. Also there's a nice shot on a
through a glass door and grabbing Jesse's hair which looked perfect too.
Good shot on a Mom hugging Billy looking lifeless and then a
great close up shot on his about to bite
her head with a close up shot on her
showing a surprised expression which
looked quite disturbing.
A nice shot on both Tom struggling against a
zombie in the house with them wrestling
on the TV and a good close up shot on
them hitting a TV clicker with a workout
show airing and then good shots on the
other zombie's stopping at
what they're doing and walking towards
A great moment with the main people
speeding away in a car with a zombie on a car trying to
grab at them. There's also funny shots on
them battling a cut off hand which is
grabbing Ed by the throat as
well as a good shot of the hand being
thrown out of the car and flipping the
bird. The situations on all of this looked
We spot a moment with Doc Mandel in a hospital room testing Ed and
Joey in which the two of them do well
groaning and crying as well as Doc
telling the news that they aren't alive
which is a cheesy remake on the first
A nice moment with a zombie in a hospital with
Jesse trying to hide and then a good
shot on this zombie smashing
through some glass to try and get to him.
There's also a nice comedic moment on
this living corpse after he is cut in half trying to
find his body which can offer the odd
laugh for those who are scared of zombie
flicks by making up showing the dark
comedy here thanks to a good slapstick
moment on all of this.
A good shot on two army soldiers
shooting their guns at Ed as
well as a nice close up shot on him rising up again with a goofy expression.
A nice scene with Lucy driving
in the car and then Joey suddenly
showing an evil grin and telling her that
he wants to eat her brains with
her running away in a cathedral and him trying to convince her for him to eat it
and telling her how it would taste which
was quite humorous on how it was done.
There's also a nice close up shot on him
trying to act charming in order to eat
her brain. Then there's a good shot on
him biting her head with a nice close up
shot on her getting a rouse out of it.
There's another good scene with both of the soldiers sitting near
their jeep with their weapons in hand
firing away at the zombies which was
Nice shots on both Doc and Jesse throwing brains
out of a truck with the
zombies going for the brains. Plus
there's a good close up shot on Billy picking one up and eating it.
Also a great shot on the zombie's behind a metal fence trying
to get in with Billy climbing
up over the fence and pressing the button
to open the metal fence.
There's also good struggling moments
between Billy attacking Jesse in a moment of survival.
Bottom line is that this sequel didn't
pick up after the first film and was
basically a remake of the first flick as
well as spoofing many other types of
events like Michael Jackson's video
"Thriller" as well as Dawn
of the Dead. Yet this films
lacks big time and not really doing a
heck of alot. Since there were good
performances and a nice direction it's
saved from bombing but at the same time
misses by being considered an average
There are nice scenarios though with mean
kids picking on another one by trying to
trick him that he was accepted into a
club and then they discover the barrel
with the corpse inside of it. We get to
see a cameo by Tarman but that doesn't
make up for a bad plotline. Plus, there's
some of the same one liners used in this
one as well as some of the same actors
playing different characters on them
slowly turning into zombies like they did
in the first film with the same elements
on what they're going to do. C'mon!!!!
This film should've taken place after the
first one and it didn't. So it was
There is I must say, neat special effects
with the gore as well as zombies being
electrocuted which was worth watching
too. Plus there's lots of good dark shots
on the zombies trying to attack their
There's another sequel which is a story
by itself but it was alot better and more
The acting was
very slapstick like in the first film but
done in a good fashion. James Karen
(Ed) plays another character and really knew
how to behave gross and sarcastic. He
certainly portrayed a redneck type of
role in the film and did it with great
style. His timing on his dark comedy was
just right. He also really knew how to
whine and act childish when the terrors
starts to happen like in the first film.
Thom Matthews (Joey) also returns playing a
different character and like in the first
film played his sidekick. He still showed
some awesome energy and a nice goofiness
to his part in the film along with his
insecure attitude. Also does well acting grossed out by what he spots in a certain scene. Also knew on how to act sick and crazily out of it. Plus was good when changed into a zombie acting more comedic this time and less wild in which he seems to show it off nicely too.
Dana Ashbrook (Tom Essex) does well as a geeky
type of teen who tries to save the day by
showing great characteristics and shocked
expressions when he has to get away from
the zombies. He brought everything he had
on the big screen and was highly
energetic too. Probably one of the best
supporting actors in the film.
Michael Kenworthy (Jesse Wilson) had the nice kid
like looks and a good imaginative
personality who loves action superhero
comics and can come across as someone who
is into all sorts of excitement. He
brings alot out of his personality and
knew how to act humerous while trying to
fight for his life too. He does well acting
scared when he spots a corpse next to him during a certain scene.
Marsha Dietlein (Lucy Wilson) certainly came
across well with her screaming and
freaked out reactions as the girlfriend
in the film in which she does it so much
she was truly annoying in which she was
supposed to have been and does this all
very well. She had the beautiful looks
which was a nice plus for a horror film
character being the victim of the terrors
around her. Shows off a nice
freaked out reaction when someone tells her about wanting to eat her brain.
Philip Bruns (Doc Mandel) brought some descent wit as a doctor in the film and shows some nice timing with the comedy used in the film. He knew how to draw attention to the screen as one of the key members in the film. He wasn't overly terrific but still can do the job.
Thor Van Lingen (Billy) lived to play a
school bully like kid in the film as he
shows nice mean looks to his part along
with his dominating attitude. He
certainly reminds you of someone you were
picked on for sure and is perfect with
his nastiness too. He also looked
creepier when he was resurrected into a
zombie and brought alot of terror out of
him when he performed that way too.
A guy chops up a
A woman prods her hand through a zombies
Zombies bite the tops of people's heads
to eat their brains.
Zombies arms are cut off as well as a
body blown in half.
Zombies faces are torn off.
Lots of exposed brains.
We hear the odd string
plucking and some fine thin violin
playing along with some screechy noises.
There's also good windy type synthesizer
playing too along with the deep aaino
playing to top it off when the dead will
soon rise as well as great music beats for this situation which sounded very 80's style and not overrated at all which did justice big time. There's also some nice strong
classical music sounding light and then
really getting into it when the terror
happens. Also good synthesizer music as well as chiming sounds that is really out there.
There's a great powerful 80's soundtrack which is better than
the first one:
The near beginning before the opening credits there's an army truck carrying stuff as the track Julian Cope with "Space Hopper" is being played which has a fast pace to it sounding 80's cheese but in a good way which shows a nice rhytm to what is happening here.
A nice song by Leatherwolf while there's a vehicle speeding away
with their stompin tune "Alone in
the Night" as this really gets to the rhythm of things as well as the wailing vocals that we hear too.
Also there's a great metal tune by Anthrax with "A.D.I./The Horror of It All"
during a scene where some of the
survivors are throwing brains in the back
of a truck when they're trying to get
away from them which had a real balls to the wall feel which was a great choice.
Now I've seen this movie a few times and there's a different songtrack to the closing credits so I will review both of them. First up a nice cover tune during the closing credits with a group called The Big O with "Monster Mash" which has a great tune to it with great synthesizer stompin sounds.
Yet on another version we have Lamont with Flesh to Flesh which is a better one for a closing credits of this kind in my personal opinion as there's insane vocalising really drawing the power in as it is very 80's genre which suits a retro film such as this one. Yes I go for this one instead.
Wilson: That's why you're dead,
asswipe. No brains and a big mouth!
You're right, there's a chill in the air
tonight. Fifty-eight years old, can't be
too careful in this weather.
Joey: [Pointing to coffin]
Ya, you'll end up in one of those.
Ed: Uh-uh. Not me. You'll never
find me in one of these. I'm gonna get me
Joey: You're just afraid that some
old creep like you is gonna come along
and steal your head.
Ed: Watch your tongue, boy, if you
like this job!
Joey: Like this job?
Mandel: Hey look, its Harvey!... It
wasn't my fault Harvey, we ran out of
I feel like we've been here before.
You... Me... Them!
Joey, I'm not into dead guys!
You told, you told, now you die like me.
Wilson: Look, they're ugly and
they're dirty and they're dumb, and I
don't even care if they are dead. I hate
'em, there's no way they're touching me!
Let me eat your braaaiiiiiinnnnn!
Head: Get that damned screwdriver out
of my head!