Meat Market (film)

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Meat Market
Directed by Brian Clement
Written by Brian Clement
Story by Nick Sheehan
Tania Willard
  • Claire Westby
  • Paul Pedrosa
  • Alison Therriault
  • Teresa Simon
  • Chelsey Arentsen
  • Cam Pipes
  • Ken Peters
  • Clifton Mitchell
  • Bryn Johnson
Music by Justin Hagberg
Edited by Brian Clement
Frontline Films
Sub Rosa Studios
Distributed by Sub Rosa Studios
Release date
  • December 6, 2000 (2000-12-06)
Running time
90 minutes
Country Canada
Language English

Meat Market is a 2000 Canadian horror film directed and written by Brian Clement, based on a story by Nick Sheehan and Tania Willard. It stars Claire Westby and Paul Pedrosa as survivors of a zombie apocalypse who team up with a masked Mexican wrestler and a trio of vampires. The film was followed by two sequels, Meat Market 2 and Meat Market 3.


Ex-bounty hunters Argenta and Shahrokh discover that a wave of murders is the work of zombies. They team up with a trio of female vampires – Nemesis, Valeria, and Tiamat – and a masked Mexican wrestler, El Diablo Azul, against the zombies. Eventually, they learn that the zombies are reanimated by nanobots, which gives the zombies a collective consciousness. In the end, the scientist who created them is killed by his own creations.


  • Claire Westby as Argenta
  • Paul Pedrosa as Shahrokh
  • Alison Therriault as Nemesis
  • Teresa Simon as Valeria
  • Chelsey Arentsen as Tiamat
  • Cam Pipes as El Diablo Azul
  • Ivan Meade as El Diablo Azul (voice)
  • Ken Peters as Dr. Oppenheim
  • Clifton Mitchell as Lt. Ayers
  • Bryn Johnson as Pvt. Holden


Sub Rosa Studios released the film in a bundle with the sequel in January 2007.[1]


Bloody Disgusting rated the film 2.5/5 stars and said that the rating would have been lower had it not been an independent film, though the special effects were described as "decent".[2] Beyond Hollywood wrote that the film "suffers from every known pitfall of no-budget filmmaking, but in the end still manages to impress — if just slightly."[3] Writing in The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia Volume 2, Peter Dendle called it a "sad opus shot on Super VHS" that shows little of the creativity that goes into low budget labors of love.[4]


  1. ^ Miska, Brad (2007-01-29). "Horror in Your House: Tuesday, January 30, 2007". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved 2013-12-14. 
  2. ^ "Meat Market". Bloody Disgusting. 2004-10-22. Retrieved 2013-12-14. 
  3. ^ "Meat Market (2000) Movie Review". 2003-05-20. Retrieved 2013-12-14. 
  4. ^ Dendle, Peter (2012). The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia: Volume 2, 2000–2010. McFarland & Company. p. 128. ISBN 9780786492886. 

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