Braindead

Braindead

Braindead

Peter Jackson's extremely gory, blood drenched zombie horror comedy, his third feature film. Tim Balme is Lionel, a mummy's boy who has his hands full trying to woo Paquita (Diana Penalver) and deal with a zombie outbreak in Wellington after his mum (Elizabeth Moody) gets infected via a Sumatran Rat Monkey bite.

Best Film, Director, Actor, Screenplay and Design at the New Zealand Film and TV Awards 1993.
1992Rating: R1697 minsNew Zealand
ComedyHorror
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

The best to date from Kiwi gore specialist Peter Jackson.

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Time Out

Time Out

press

The finale, in which Lionel reduces a horde of flesh-eaters to a mulch of blood, flesh and offal with the aid of a flymo, is probably the goriest scene ever.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Because all of this looks blatantly unreal, and because the timing of the shock effects is so haphazard, Dead Alive isn't especially scary or repulsive. Nor is it very funny.

0

This Peter Jackson classic is both disgusting and wildly entertaining. Honestly all I can say is what in the world, wtf. It is absolutely hilarious and believe me it does not fail to deliver on over the top and both disgusting and laughable practical effects. I loved it. One of my favourite films in the genre.

5.0
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Still wonderful after all these years! Visceral, hilarious, gore-filled, gooey and fun all the way - love it! If you loved THE EVIL DEAD 2 - this is for you! Beats LORD OF THE RINGS as Jackson's best film to-date - a masterpiece of blood-spattered comedy that never fails to bring a smile to my face... Now, where's my lawnmower?

5.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

The best to date from Kiwi gore specialist Peter Jackson.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

The finale, in which Lionel reduces a horde of flesh-eaters to a mulch of blood, flesh and offal with the aid of a flymo, is probably the goriest scene ever.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Because all of this looks blatantly unreal, and because the timing of the shock effects is so haphazard, Dead Alive isn't especially scary or repulsive. Nor is it very funny.

0

This Peter Jackson classic is both disgusting and wildly entertaining. Honestly all I can say is what in the world, wtf. It is absolutely hilarious and believe me it does not fail to deliver on over the top and both disgusting and laughable practical effects. I loved it. One of my favourite films in the genre.

5.0
0

Still wonderful after all these years! Visceral, hilarious, gore-filled, gooey and fun all the way - love it! If you loved THE EVIL DEAD 2 - this is for you! Beats LORD OF THE RINGS as Jackson's best film to-date - a masterpiece of blood-spattered comedy that never fails to bring a smile to my face... Now, where's my lawnmower?

5.0
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