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In 1957, a zoologist traps a rare Sumatran rat-monkey on Skull Island and brings it back to New Zealand with the locals hot on his trail. Later, a young man falls in love and takes the young woman to the zoo. His overbearing and disapproving mother follows them and gets bitten by the rat-monkey. The monkey's bite turns her into a zombie, and her doting son has to keep her and the others she's bitten tranquilized in the basement while trying to preserve his love life.
Some things won't stay down... even after they die.
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Release Date: February 12, 1993
Runtime: 104 mins
All Genres: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Languages: English, Spanish
Country: New Zealand
IMDB Rating: 7.6
Brimstone Pit Rating: 8.6 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With B
MPAA Rating: R
MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated R for an abundance of outrageous gore.
Timothy Balme ...Lionel Cosgrove
Diana Penalver ...Paquita Maria Sanchez
Elizabeth Moody ...Mum (Vera Cosgrove)
Ian Watkin ...Uncle Les
Brenda Kendall ...Nurse McTavish
Stuart Devenie ...Father McGruder
Jed Brophy ...Void
Stephen Papps ...Zombie McGruder
Murray Keane ...Scroat
Glenis Levestam ...Nora Matheson
Lewis Rowe ...Mr. Matheson
Elizabeth Mulfaxe ...Rita
Harry Sinclair ...Roger
Davina Whitehouse ...Paquita's Grandmother
Silvio Famularo ...Paquita's Father
Brian Sergent ...Vet
Peter Vere Jones ...Undertaker
Tina Regtien ...Mandy
Bill Ralston ...Stewart
Tony Hopkins ...Winston
Tony Hiles ...Zoo Keeper
Duncan Smith ...Drunk
Tich Rowney ...Barry
George Port ...Lawrence
Stephen Andrews ...Spike
Nick Ward ...Spud
Kenny McFadden ...Gladstone
Angela Robinson ...Courtney
Johnny Chico ...Head Chief
Peter Jackson ...Undertaker's Assistant
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Braindead Horror Film Trailer 1
"The Stars and Moon"
"Heat of My Thoughts"
"Barwick Green (Theme from The Archers)"
More Movie Taglines:
- Some things won't stay down... even after they die.
- There's something nasty in Lionel's cellar
- His family!
- You'll laugh yourself sick!
- Prepare for complete mental shutdown...
- The rot has set in....
- Uncle Les: Ahhh, so you found your father's old stag movies, didn't ya?
Mr. Matheson: What we need is another war!
Lionel Cosgrove: That's my mother you're pissing on.
Father McGruder: Stand back boy! This calls for divine intervention!
Paquita Maria Sanchez: Your mother ate my dog! Lionel Cosgrove: Not all of it.
- During the lawnmower scene, movie blood was pumped at five gallons per second.
The song played on the organ as the mourners wait to enter the church (prior to the embalming scene) is none other than Sodomy from Peter Jackson's previous film Meet the Feebles (1989).
Director Cameo: [Peter Jackson] Undertaker's assistant.
The movie was finished under budget with NZ$45,000 remaining. Peter Jackson used it to spend two days shooting the park scene with Lionel and the baby Selwyn. He has gone on to say that it is his favorite scene.
The rental in Sweden (and probably other countries as well) came with supplemental vomit bags.
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Rating: 8.6 out of 10.0 - 69 votes cast total
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