Raiders of the Living Dead
|Raiders of the Living Dead|
|Directed by||Samuel M. Sherman
Brett Piper (uncredited)
|Produced by||Samuel M. Sherman
Dan Q. Kennis
|Written by||Samuel M. Sherman
|Music by||Tim Ferrante
George Edward Ott (Opening Theme)
|Edited by||John Donaldson|
|Distributed by||Independent International Pictures|
In an abandoned prison, a doctor has revived executed convicts as the living dead. Teenager Scott Schwartz (A Christmas Story, The Toy) creates a weapon from a laserdisc player's laser and pursues the walking dead, aided by his girlfriend and grandfather (western star Bob Allen). A reporter (Robert Deveau) on the trail of the story is helped by the town librarian, played in her final film role by Zita Johann (Boris Karloff's The Mummy, The Sin of Nora Moran). On the prison island, the zombies attack a security guard and tear him apart as the reporter and teenager venture into the prison caverns for a final showdown.
This film was originally started in New Hampshire in 1983 by co-writer Brett Piper under the title Graveyard. It was later completed in three weeks by writer-producer Samuel Sherman. Veteran actress Zita Johann came out of retirement to appear in one scene as an elderly historian.
- Robert Allen as Dr. Corstairs
- Donna Asali as Shelly Godwin
- Corri Burt as Michelle
- Robert Deveau as Morgan Randall
- Zita Johann as Librarian
- Bob Sacchetti as Man in Black
- Scott Schwartz as Jonathan
- Version 1: the first cut called Dying Day, directed by Brett Piper
- Version 2: the second cut called Dark Night, directed by Brett Piper
- Version 3: the third cut called Raiders of the Living Dead, featuring new footage shot by Sherman
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- "Company Credits for Raiders of the Living Dead". imdb.com. Retrieved 2011-04-16.
- "Raiders of the Living Dead (DVD)". dvdempire.com. Retrieved 2011-04-16.
- "Raiders of the Living Dead (DVD)". amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 2011-04-16.
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