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Braindead

Film (Trailer) – 1992

R16
Restricted

After his mother gets infected by a bite from a deadly Sumatran rat monkey, Lionel (Almighty Johnson Tim Balme, in an award-winning performance) has to contend with a plague of the living dead while attempting to woo the love of his life. Peter Jackson had already been tagged with the title  ‘The Sultan of Splatter’ after his first two features, but this was the film that confirmed it. Armed with a decent budget, he takes a Flymo to fusty 1950s New Zealand and takes cinematic gore to a whole new extreme in the process.

The film is basically like a theatrical farce in many ways. Lionel ends up with a problem of having all these zombies in his house, without wanting anyone else to find out about it .. .every possible thing that could go wrong, does go wrong.
– Peter Jackson

Produced by

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WingNut Films

Acknowledgements

Made with funding from the NZ Film Commission in association with Avalon/National Film Unit

Music

Closing credits song 'The Stars and Moon' composed by Peter Dasent and Jane Lindsay, and sung by Kate Swadling

Soundtrack released on 7 July 1997

 

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