Some things won't stay down... even after they die.
When a Sumatran rat-monkey bites Lionel Cosgrove's mother, she's transformed into a zombie and begins killing (and transforming) the entire town while Lionel races to keep things under control.
If someone were to ask me which horror film I believe to be the most quotable I would pass up the sequels to Evil Dead and say, Peter Jackson's Dead Alive (Braindead).
I spent a majority of the 1990s watching Dead Alive over and over and over again. It was probably one of my most rented movies. When I finally broke down and bought it on VHS I got home only to find upon closer inspection that I had purchased a "rated R" version. I remedied this by going to the video store, renting their unrated version, bringing it home, swapping out the R-version I bought for their unrated version and then returning the edited movie to the video store.…
I've always had a huge fondness of gore and as such it is surprising that it took me this long to watch what is often referred to as the bloodiest, goriest movie of all time. Sitting down to watch this I had fairly high expectations. I am not pleased by just gore, there needs to be an adequate amount of creativity and quality in the gore for me to find any enjoyment in it. Luckily, Peter Jackson's Braindead delivers in both the aforementioned aspects and at the same time has an irresistible charm and humour about it that makes it an absolute blast to watch.
It is every bit as nasty as people have described it to me and there…
“I kick arse for the Lord!”
-Father McGruder (Stuart Devenie)
Film 20 of October 2012 – Halloween Season of Horror!
Argh! Really lagging behind with this project! Ah well, here’s the entry overdue for at least a couple of days, Jackson’s Braindead.
Before the now infamous Peter Jackson struck gold with his blockbuster adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien’s novel series, The Lord of the Rings, he was responsible for a handful of low-budget, often surreal pictures. Many of these turned out to be diamonds in the rough, especially his 1987 debut, Bad Taste, and his third feature film five years later, Braindead  (or Dead Alive in some corners of the world).
So the plot follows amiable mother’s boy…
So crazy you gotta love it. I don't have the stomach for all the scenes in this film but the minds that thought of the things that happen... disgusting genius. Everything with the baby is phenomenal, it's so goddamn hilarious.
"I Kick Ass for the Lord!"
Before Peter Jackson would go and make Lord of the Rings, he made Dead Alive. Possibly the goriest zombie film of all time. It was alot of fun to watch. The Best part was when the Priest is kicking some zombie butt. The main character made me think of Norman Bates a lot, and consequently Ed Gein. Also the score sounded a lot like the Troll 2 soundtrack, which I thought was weird. This film is a lot of fun. It felt a little long at the end but it was still enjoyable to watch. Good Script and plenty of gross out moments to go with the comedy. Not a lot of scares but I don't think that's what this film is meant to be so I'm fine with that. Absolutely worth a watch.
Underage achievement unlocked: I snuck into this R16 film when I was 14. I post this here in the solemn hope that I am not still sought by law enforcement, and in the knowledge that I'm sorry for what I've done.
I'm not sorry that I saw this film. I'm the opposite of a fan of the horror genre. Braindead was hilarious and I wasn't scared. It was at a time when I hadn't really heard or seen New Zealand on the big screen. "We're from Auckland Zoo", or something.
If you like Lord of the Rings, and you think you'll like the Hobbit, that really doesn't mean you'll like Braindead. Perhaps if you like zombies, custard and lawnmowers it will more your cuppa.
Possibly Peter Jackson's most entertaining film, and pretty much the apex of pre-CGI gore.
Και πεντακόσιους κουβάδες αίμα, Κυρ-Στέφανε, θα το γλεντήσουμε απόψε.
I kick arse for the Lord!
I died. What the fuck Peter Jackson?! This is so gross, disgusting and because of it you are going to love it. THAT FUCKING BABY!
Dead Alive is first and foremost an over-the-top display of gore. It's all done with an air of humor to it, of course, but it can still be pretty messed up. Comparisons are drawn between something like Evil Dead II, but I think there are marked differences in tone.
Evil Dead II is still something of a traditional horror movie with some tension. I don't think Dead Alive has much in the way of tension. It's almost more of a comedic take on George Romero's zombie films shot with some of the surface stylings that Evil Dead would utilize. I suppose you could also describe it as somewhat lacking in the supernatural.
I also think the Evil Dead films have…
Kicks ass for the Lord.
This really is the goriest film ever made. It's campy, cheesy, and comedic. I loved it a lot.
Certainly a fun gross out movie for those who are into things like that. Not exactly my thing, but I can definitely see why it has a cult following. Don't take my low rating to heart, it simply wasn't for me. However, if you like laughs and gore then please don't miss this one.
This was just a wonderful gore fest. Jackson's first films are surely something to behold. Decent plot and hilarious.
#99 of Top 100 Best Horror Films
Goriest movie of all time? Maybe.
It's certainly one of the most fun to watch, in league with the Evil Dead trilogy. This movie has everything! Zombies, lots of blood and gore, and evil rat monkeys! Mr. Peter Jackson, pls come back to making campy horror movies!!