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Redneck Zombies

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Redneck Zombies
Theatrical Release Poster
Directed byPericles Lewnes
Screenplay byFester Smellman
Story by
  • Zoofeet
  • P. Floyd Piranha
Produced by
  • Edward Bishop
  • Pericles Lewnes
  • George Scott
  • Lisa M. de Haven
  • William E. Bensen
  • William L. Decker
  • James Housley
CinematographyKen Davis
Edited byEdward Bishop
Music byAdrian Bond
Distributed byTroma Entertainment
Release date
  • 1987 (1987)
Running time
84 minutes
CountryUnited States

Redneck Zombies is a 1987 American horror comedy Z movie, directed by Pericles Lewnes and released by Troma Entertainment.


A barrel of radioactive waste is lost out in the woods, leading to some demented rednecks find it, and use it as part of their still. Everybody who drinks the liquor they produced turns into zombies.


  • Lisa M. DeHaven as Lisa Dubois
  • James H. Housely as Wilbur
  • Martin J. Wolfman as Andy
  • Anthony Burlington-Smith as Bob
  • Tyrone Taylor as Sgt. Tyrone Robinson
  • Bucky Santini as Ferd Mertz
  • Boo Teasedale as Sally
  • Darla Deans as Theresa
  • Joe Benson as Hoss
  • William Decker as Jethro Clemson
  • P. Floyd Piranha as Junior Clemson
  • Pericles Lewnes as Billy Bob Clemson
  • William E. Benson as Jed Clemson
  • Alice Fay Stanley as Imelda Clemson
  • Stan Morrow as Dr. Kildare
  • Brent Thurston-Rogers as Dr. Casey
  • Allan Hogg as Colonel Sir
  • Frank Lantz as Crazy Hitchhiker
  • Joan Murphy as Knockers
  • Sandy Bishop as Miz Ashley
  • Alex Lewnes as Fester Ashley
  • Matthew A. Goldberg as Matt
  • Benjamin K. Goldberg as Ben
  • J. Nick Alberto as Jake The Butcher
  • Michael Poole as Butcher's Customer
  • Jan Luffman as Butcher's Victim
  • Jim Bellistri as Private Loren
  • Peter Kief as Private Sherman
  • E.W. Nesneb as Tobacco Man
  • Steve Sooy as Mental Patient One
  • Anthony M. Carr as Attendant One
  • Ken Davis as Mental Patient Two
  • William Craft as Victim


Redneck Zombies was one of the first films shot entirely on videotape and then released to the home-video market (making it a straight-to-video film). The film was once used as an answer in a 1980s edition of Trivial Pursuit, the question being "What film has the tagline 'They're Tobacco Chewin', Gut Chompin', Cannibal Kinfolk from Hell!'". Director Pericles Lewnes went on to work as a special effects supervisor on several other Troma productions.[1] William Benson (Pa) went on to become an Emmy-award winning director for NASA.


The film was released on VHS and DVD by Troma Entertainment. A new 20th anniversary edition of the film was released on DVD January 27, 2009. It includes the never before released soundtrack on CD.[2] In 2022 the film was re-released by VHS Haven on a limited edition VHS.[3] The film was released on blu-ray in 2023 by Degausser Video, a straight-to-video imprint of Vinegar Syndrome.[4]


  1. ^ Stine, Scott Aaron (2015). The Gorehound's Guide to Splatter Films of the 1980s. McFarland & Company. p. 248. ISBN 9781476611327.
  2. ^ "Redneck Zombies: 20th Anniversary Gold Edition (DVD)". dvdempire.com. Retrieved 2011-04-16.
  3. ^ Haven, V. H. S. "Redneck Zombies VHS". VHS Haven. Retrieved 2022-04-28.
  4. ^ "Redneck Zombies". vinegarsyndrome.com. Retrieved 2024-01-18.

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