Dead Alive

Dead Alive

  • Director: Peter Jackson
  • Writer: Stephen Sinclair,Fran Walsh,Peter Jackson
  • Countries of origin: New Zealand
  • Language: English, Spanish
  • Release date: February 12, 1993
  • Sound mix: Dolby Stereo
  • Aspect ratio: 1.66 : 1
  • Also known as: Dead-Alive
  • "Braindead" is a horror film directed by Peter Jackson and starring Timothy Bam and Ian Watkin.
    The film tells a story of an expedition on Sumatra Island. They found a strange-looking rat monkey in the local area and took it back and sold it to the zoo. Unexpectedly, it produced a story of evil consequences.


    • Release date February 12, 1993
    • Filming locations Botanic Garden, Wellington, New Zealand
    • Production companies WingNut Films, New Zealand Film Commission, Avalon/NFU

    Box office


    $3,000,000 (estimated)

    Gross US & Canada


    Opening weekend US & Canada


    Gross worldwide


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    • By Pearlie 2022-04-19 09:01:56

      terrible ketchup

      I just watched "The Corpse Played the Boundary", and it was completely directed at my favorite "The Load of the Ring" and "KingKong", the director and the recommendation of everyone... After reading it, I was not disappointed...
          I remember what Adong said: Confused romance is actually similar to playing with corpses. Well, I'll take it as if I've seen Confusion, so I don't have the guts to look at it and still feel sorry in my heart, quack.
          OK, let’s talk about the biggest...

    • By Cathy 2022-04-19 09:01:56

      My watch book: "Group Corpse Played the Boundary"

      This is a world-renowned hilarious and disgusting horror film, and after watching it, I personally think it's poorly done. I don't find it scary, and I can't see how funny it is. The disgusting is really disgusting, but the special effects are too fake, and the plot concept is also very mentally retarded, and I despise the character of the hero from the beginning to the end, I don't know. Many fans think that what is the reason for its classics, broken limbs, broken arms, flying flesh, and...

    • By Jedidiah 2022-04-19 09:01:56

      A bunch of bloody zombies

      At the beginning of the film, there is a sense of humor. Young men and women in small towns meet and fall in love because of a word from the heroine's grandmother. Then came the bloody, disgusting scenes that followed. I opened this movie to watch it because it was boring for a while, and it turned out to be disgusting for a whole night. I thought that according to the atmosphere of this drama, there might be some deep meaning in the ending, so I stayed until the ending. In the end... In...

    • By Keanu 2022-03-25 09:01:09

      PJPJ What the hell is going on in your head?

      I really can't believe that this is Peter the Great's famous work, let alone his next movie is The Lord of the Rings

      The director is full of bad fun~ This pulp index is like the grandfather level of The Walking Dead, and he has to try his best to burst the thick juice while stuffing the jokes, and the people who make them retching and laughing... Father vs. Zombies, uncle finished cutting Zombie grins and smokes a cigarette

      It is strongly recommended by the...

    • By Eloise 2022-03-25 09:01:09

      The details of this play are very New Zealand accents, and they can be written in great detail.

      I remember that in 2003, when I first set foot on the land of Wellington, I couldn't wait to rush to WELLINGTON ZOO to find the evil creature with zero body fat - RAT MONKEY, but of course I didn't find it, and I was disappointed.

      One day in the middle of the night, I drove to KARORI's cemetery, but I didn't find the tomb where Father Bruce Lee played kung fu. The KARORI cemetery at night was really dark.

      After a few years, I heard that the evil old mother's mansion in HATAITAI...

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    • By Alysson 2022-04-24 07:01:07

      So funny, especially the first half. Zombies of different forms appear in the second half, which are a bit disgusting and creative in design....

    • By Brandy 2022-04-24 07:01:07

      So classic and so fun! ! There are a few really clapping hands! ! The male protagonist is a bit handsome~ Now I'm a little worried about whether I'm watching the full version. ....

    • By Junior 2022-04-24 07:01:07

      When I was a kid, I could rent such a bloody blockbuster and my whole family was...

    • By Justen 2022-04-24 07:01:07

      It's not so much a horror movie as a comedy movie. It's like a zombie movie in the 1990s in Hong Kong. I don't know who copied who. It's a pity that such a classic film is only watched now, so I don't feel...

    • By Lila 2022-04-24 07:01:07

      I watched it when I was very young, and I was disgusted to death. I clearly remember that I couldn't eat the meal that...

    Movie plot

    In 1957, an expedition captured an animal called a rat monkey on Skull Island in the southwest of Sumatra Island . The local indigenous people were very afraid of rat monkeys, because anyone who was bitten by it would become a zombie. The expedition team caught a rat monkey and sold it to the Wellington Zoo in New Zealand.
    Leno was an honest young man, he fell in love with a pretty girl named Paqueta. But Leno's mother Vera opposed...
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    Behind the scenes gags

    1. In the 2005 science fiction blockbuster " King Kong " directed by Peter Jackson , a box can be found in the interior description of the cargo compartment of the ship bound for Skull Island, which reads: "Sumatran rat monkey-no approach, beware Bitten". It is this "Braindead".
    2. In the game ""In the fourth scene of the Bloody Harvest campaign, there is a house with a weeder and corpses and blood all over the place. This is also a...
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    Movie quotes

    • Mum: YOU will look after me, Lionel.

    • Uncle Les: There's thousands of them!

    • Uncle Les: [to Paquita] Ooh I bet you go off like a rocket!