Hell of the Living Dead

Hell of the Living Dead

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Director: Bruno Mattei

Cast: Bruno Mattei, Margit Evelyn Newton, Franco Giraldi, Selan Karay

     
 

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In this woeful "zombie" film, an accident occurs in a scientific lab in Papua-New Guinea sending out a dangerous chemical in a cloud of green smoke and turning the technicians and locals into ghouls ravenous for human flesh. An Italian news reporter (Margit Evelyn Newton) and her crew land on the island in search of the story, quickly followed by a search-and-destroy… See more details below

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In this woeful "zombie" film, an accident occurs in a scientific lab in Papua-New Guinea sending out a dangerous chemical in a cloud of green smoke and turning the technicians and locals into ghouls ravenous for human flesh. An Italian news reporter (Margit Evelyn Newton) and her crew land on the island in search of the story, quickly followed by a search-and-destroy mission of soldiers. From that point onward, highly unreal dialogue ("something eating you?") would classify the movie as a cult-camp favorite. When the mismatched or unmatched sequences in the film are combined with ugly color and moronic dialogue, it is difficult to tell whether the living-dead or brain-dead dominate the film.

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Dawn Of The Dead spawned many an Italian-made ripoff but none of them were ever as awful or crazy as Bruno Mattei's jaw-dropping Hell Of The Living Dead. This film is likely to amuse trash fans in countless ways. The script has dreadful characterizations and dialogue but shows a perverse inventiveness in the types of zombies it comes up with: there's a little boy zombie, a priest zombie, several zombie natives etc. It also comes up with head-scratchingly bizarre plot hooks like having the female reporter strip off her clothing to interact with the natives or a SWAT team member donning a tutu he finds in abandoned house's closet. Director Mattei (working here under the pseudonym Vincent Dawn) enhances the film's accidentally surreal wretchedness by loading it down with jungle stock footage and shamelessly recycling Goblin's Dawn Of The Dead soundtrack for its musical score. The end result isn't scary or convincing in the least but Hell Of The Living Dead is so incredibly, cluelessly bad that it makes perfect fare for cult-flick fans to use on their next "bad movie night."

Product Details

Release Date:
10/30/2007
UPC:
0827058111195
Original Release:
1980
Rating:
NR
Source:
Blue Underground
Region Code:
0
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:41:00
Sales rank:
36,113

Special Features

Hell Rats of the Living Dead - interview with diretor Bruno Mattei; Theatrical trailer; Poster & still gallery; Bruno Mattei bio

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Margit Evelyn Newton Lea
Franco Giraldi Mike London
Selan Karay Actor
Robert O'Neil Actor
Luis Fonoll Actor
Gaby Renom Actor
Ester Mesina Actor
Victor Israel Actor
Bernard Seray Actor

Technical Credits
Bruno Mattei Director
Claudio Borroni Editor
John Cabrera Cinematographer
Sergio Cortona Executive Producer
J.M. Cunilles Original Story,Screenwriter
Giuseppe Ferranti Makeup Special Effects
Claudio Fragasso Asst. Director,Original Story,Screenwriter
Goblin Score Composer
Romano Pampaloni Sound/Sound Designer
Antonio Velart Production Designer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Hell of the Living Dead
1. Program Start/Main Titles [1:36]
2. Module Antares [2:08]
3. Rat Attack [3:14]
4. Operation Sweet Death [3:07]
5. Hostage Situation [3:37]
6. The Negotiators [5:00]
7. In the Valley [2:05]
8. Modern Mother [3:41]
9. Zombie Child [8:56]
10. Major Catastrophe [1:25]
11. Greasepaint & Grass Thong [4:06]
12. The Tribe [6:47]
13. Campfire Fun [2:50]
14. Zombie Rampage [3:18]
15. Bloodthirsty Bastards [5:09]
16. Hungry Hoards [6:09]
17. Chaos at the U.N. [3:34]
18. Undead Family [11:52]
19. Zombie Beach [5:06]
20. Scene of the Crime [4:07]
21. Blood Bath [2:09]
22. The Solution [6:14]
23. Ruined Evening [3:08]
24. End Credits [1:00]

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