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. A teenager, Scott Schwartz, 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.
- 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.
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- "Raiders of the Living Dead (DVD)". amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 2011-04-16.
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