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 revived executed convicts as the living dead. Jonathan (Scott Schwartz), a teenager, creates a weapon from a LaserDisc player's laser and pursues the walking dead, aided by his girlfriend and grandfather. A reporter on the trail of the story is helped by the town librarian. 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.
- Scott Schwartz as Jonathan
- Robert Deveau as Morgan Randall
- Donna Asali as Shelly Godwin
- Robert Allen as Dr. Corstairs
- Zita Johann as Librarian
- Corri Burt as Michelle
- Bob Sacchetti as Man in Black
This film 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.
The film was not shown theatrically in the United States until May 28th, 2017 at a special screening at Mahoning Drive-In Theater in Lehighton, PA with Producer/Director Samuel M. Sherman in attendance.
- 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
- "B-Sides: Raiders of the Living Dead Are After Me". Dread Central. Retrieved 2012-04-20.
- Stephen Jones. The Essential Monster Movie Guide. Billboard Books. 2000. Pg. 312
- "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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