Children of the Living Dead
|Children of the Living Dead|
U.S. DVD Cover
|Directed by||Tor Ramsey|
|Produced by||Karen Lee Wolf|
|Written by||Karen Lee Wolf|
|Music by||Alan Howarth|
|Distributed by||Lionsgate Home Entertainment|
Serial murderer and rapist Abbott Hayes disappears from the morgue and becomes the leader of several waves of zombies that attack his home town. Fourteen years after the last zombie attack, a businessman relocates bodies from a local cemetery to pave the way for progress, but sets in motion Abbott's next undead assault.
- Marty Schiff as Deputy Randolph
- Damien Luvara as Matthew Michaels
- Jamie McCoy as Laurie Danesi
- Sam Nicotero as Dusty
- Tom Savini as Deputy Hughes
- Heidi Hinzman as Candy Danesi
- Philip Bower as Joseph Michaels
- Tom Stoviak as Gregg Peters
- A. Barrett Worland as Abbott Hayes
- Justin Krauss as Steve
- Macey Schiff as Young Laurie
The film received negative reviews from critics. Russo called it the worst film that he had worked on, and said that he often tempted to resign from the production. Savini has also been dismissive of the film; in an interview, he said that it was originally meant to be a serious horror film but turned out horrible. Writing in The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia, Volume 2, academic Peter Dendle said, "Wretched and hopeless, this movie manages to be dismal, boring, and unnecessarily complicated, all at once."
- Dendle, Peter (2012). The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia, Volume 2: 2000–2010. McFarland & Company. pp. 41–42. ISBN 978-0-7864-6163-9.
- Savitski, Joseph (2004-11-14). "Children of the Living Dead (2004) Movie Review". Beyond Hollywood. Retrieved 2015-03-04.
- Gammon, Dave (2012-05-02). "Interview: John Russo (Night of the Living Dead)". HorrorNews.Net. Retrieved 2015-03-04.
- Carr, Kevin (2003-07-29). "Tom Savini: A Real Sex Machine". Film Threat. Retrieved 2015-03-04.
- Children of the Living Dead on IMDb
- Children of the Living Dead at AllMovie
- Children of the Living Dead at Rotten Tomatoes
- Apology from the director, Tor Ramsey at Homepage Of The Dead
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