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Directed byMichael J. Hein
Produced byHoward Hein
Written byMichael J. Hein
CinematographyBud Gardner
Edited byJim Boyd
MooDude Productions
Release date
  • 2001 (2001)
Running time
95 minutes
CountryUnited States

Biohazardous is a 2001 American horror film written and directed by Michael J. Hein. It stars Sprague Grayden as a teenager who discovers that a local research company has been creating zombies.


A research company founded by ex-Nazi scientists moves to a small town. Bored, several teens break in and find that the company has been reanimating the dead. Stuck there with the zombies, they attempt to escape with the help of a few cops and employees who are also present.



Filming took place in Hillsdale, New Jersey. The budget was less than $100,000.[1]


Biohazardous was released on DVD in the United States on February 18, 2003.[2]

Reception and legacy[edit]

Drive-in film critic Joe Bob Briggs called it "a pretty much by-the-numbers, micro-budget effort".[3] Jerry White of Beyond Hollywood wrote that the film is enjoyably bad, as many scenes are unintentionally funny.[4] Daniel Benson of HorrorTalk rated it 2/5 stars and wrote that the film's special effects can not overcome the other faults, including poor writing and acting.[2] Writing in The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia, academic Peter Dendle said, "The filmmakers exploit the limited location as best they can" but "there's little build-up of tension".[5]

As an outgrowth of Biohazardous, Hein founded the New York City Horror Film Festival.[6]


  1. ^ Beckerman, Jim (2002-06-02). "Dead walk the streets of Hillsdale Director's 'Biohazardous' is a tribute to Romero". The Record. Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2015-03-01 – via Highbeam Research. (Subscription required (help)). Cite uses deprecated parameter |subscription= (help)
  2. ^ a b Benson, Daniel (2005-11-20). "Biohazardous". Horror Talk. Retrieved 2015-03-01.
  3. ^ Briggs, Joe Bob (2002-05-16). "Joe Bob's Drive-In: 'Biohazardous'". United Press International. Retrieved 2015-03-01.
  4. ^ White, Jerry (2005-01-09). "Biohazardous (2001) Movie Review". Beyond Hollywood. Retrieved 2015-03-01.
  5. ^ Dendle, Peter (2012). The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia, Volume 2: 2000–2010. McFarland & Company. pp. 34–35. ISBN 978-0-7864-6163-9.
  6. ^ Levin, Jay (2011-07-13). "Michael J. Hein, creator of horror film fest, dies". The Record. Retrieved 2015-03-01.

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