Redneck Zombies

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Redneck Zombies
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Pericles Lewnes
Produced by Pericles Lewnes
George Scott
Written by Fester Smellman
Story by
P.Floyd Piranha
Starring Lisa de Haven
W.E. Benson
William W. Decker
James Housley
Austin "Amac" McLaurine
Austin "Sexy Man" Brewer
Music by Adrian Bond
Cinematography Ken Davis
Edited by Edward Bishop
Distributed by Troma Entertainment
Release dates
  • 1987 (1987)
Running time
84 minutes
90 minutes (Director's cut)
96 minutes (25th Anniversary)
Country United States
Language English
Budget $10,000 (estimated)

Redneck Zombies is a 1987 very low budget independent horror comedy trash film directed by Pericles Lewnes and released by Troma Entertainment.[1]


The movie is notable for being one of the first films shot entirely on videotape and then released to the homevideo market (making it a straight-to-video film). The title of the film was once used as an answer to a question in an 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, including The Toxic Avenger Part II, The Toxic Avenger Part III, and Troma's War, as well as Shatter Dead.

The budget for this movie was so low (estimated $10,000) that the filmmakers could only afford one breakaway candy glass bottle.[2] The filmmakers sent the movie to several releasing corporations, in order to get the film released, but all of whom turned it down. Finally, Troma picked up the movie. Troma was the original distributor the filmmakers sent the film to. [3]This film was shot in 32 days on weekends over the course of a year.[4]


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.[5]


  1. ^ "Redneck Zombies". IMDb. Retrieved 2008-08-03. 
  2. ^ Redneck Zombies IMDB Trivia
  3. ^ Redneck Zombies IMDB Trivia
  4. ^ This film was shot in 32 days on weekends over the course of a year.
  5. ^ "Redneck Zombies: 20th Anniversary Gold Edition (DVD)". Retrieved 2011-04-16. 

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