Brain Dead aka Dead Alive (1992) History of Horror

Mike Matei / October 25th, 2007


  • April 8, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    Man oh man! What did I just saw? Seriously, this might be the granddaddy of all gory horror films!

  • April 11, 2010 at 1:21 am

    i love this movie is so grate

  • April 14, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    I hate to admit it, but I’ve never really been a fan – I’m not sure why. I normally can’t get enough blood and gore (“Riki-Oh” has an acceptable amount), but there’s just something about this movie I don’t like. Maybe it’s the goofiness of it, but everytime I’ve seen it I was a little disappointed. I dunno. I’ve still got it on VHS – maybe I should give it another day in court.

  • art12767

    April 24, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    I’ve always wanted to find a copy of this movie thats called braindead, dead alive is an odd name and for some reason that poster of the girl thats pulling her mouth open to reveal a monster just pissed me off, i have no clue why either

  • UcpTeddy

    April 28, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    Oh god.. could not stop laughing! xD love Braindead due to that its so F-thing Sick & funny, favorite part is when they are goin to eat “vanilla” o.0 XD Eeew!

  • Shikster

    April 29, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    Well James….you get me here! I have never seen this one and put it in my netflix q. Thanks!

  • Zombiekiller

    May 24, 2010 at 9:43 am

    I just love that movie. I love when the priest kicks ass for the lord!

  • May 24, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    This movie really is the goriest film ever. I love it. I will show it to all my future girlfriends from now on

  • bombid

    May 27, 2010 at 2:58 am

    i dont like how you dont describe the story, only the gore =(

  • May 28, 2010 at 5:40 pm


    That’s because you don’t care about the story half-way through the movie, the gore steals the show.

  • Damonstein

    June 7, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    i saw this movie when i was 6. i was used to gore so it diddent shock me that much but i do remember the lawn mower part being crazy. love the refrence to that in l4d. i remember thinking a haunted house dealing with this movie would be cool. im not sure why i thought that. i never could stand haunted houses.

  • Heep

    June 20, 2010 at 6:50 am

    I remember seeing this movie when I was 10 years old. I havenยดt been same since ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Casper666

    June 21, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    I’m watching it right now and it’s like 12:30 at night, is that a good idea?

  • hippydudelad

    July 22, 2010 at 5:09 am

    There were a lot of quotes from this movie that made me laugh

    “Some of my best friends are pedophiles!”

    “I kick ass for the lord!”

    “It’s NECROPHILIAC you fucking asshole!”

    and the New Zealand just make them even funnier!

  • mcmikec84

    July 30, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    lol….i take it more as comedy than a horror movie.

  • w00tw00t

    August 25, 2010 at 4:09 am

    I must admit. The first time I saw this movie I was somewhere around 12 years old. Older sister was always bringing oldschool horrormovies back home to watch them and that’s how I saw most of the classics including this one. I still remember this one as a pure gorefest. I have never seen anything like that in my life. I really had to hold in my food the second time I saw it (a few years later) and there is still no other horrormovie which could be compared to this. All we get today are crappy, gore movies which could just be described as a thriller. Calling them horrors is just an insult for classics like this one.

  • Chawz

    August 25, 2010 at 6:04 am

    we get that its gorey, but why just talk about that?

  • Mczombie1

    August 29, 2010 at 11:57 am

    This movie is hardcore like if Grand theft auto and mortal kombat had a kid that was a murder and a rapest who took a bath in blood every time he shit him self…….damn im sorry that was WAY too much!

  • venom 51007

    September 7, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    This movie made me sick to my stomach i was in bed for at least 4 days 4 fricion days man!!!!

  • Micaoli

    September 15, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    Watched this one earlier today, only two wrod can be said; Holy Fuck

  • Rockymyowen

    September 20, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    Peter Jackson rulez!

  • Imgema

    September 28, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    I loved the scene where the old lady eats a dog and its big hairy tail is hanging out of her mouth… sick movie.

  • GialloHorror

    October 4, 2010 at 8:53 am

    “Pahtiez Ova”. This film is GOD!! The lawn mower scene is the shit! I also LOVE when that bithc screams in front of that door, and the zombie puches right through her mouth.

    “I Kick ahss for the lawd” LOL! Really fucking gory. Lucio Fulci made some pretty fucking gory films in the early 80s like “The Beyond” (1981).

    Don’t know which one is more gory, but the effects in “Dead Alive” (that’s the title I know it as) are much better

  • lhajun

    October 4, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    Shame that you reviewed this instead of Bad Taste (1987). Braindead is gorier, yes, but Bad Taste has it’s unique, creepy atmosphere.

    There was a time when Peter Jackson made good movies ๐Ÿ™‚

  • October 13, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    I love this movie. Nothing more to say.

  • TheBoredGuy

    October 27, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    Yes, this is also one of my favourites.

  • j

    October 27, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    watched this movie and youtube, the last 2 parts were flagged it was so bad!

  • November 6, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    i saw this movie when i was about 10 the vicar scene was fuuunny

  • November 14, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    Peter Jackson was actually born on Halloween 1961

  • limegreensquid

    December 2, 2010 at 5:01 am

    I’m going to have to check this one out…

  • BlackagarBoltagon

    December 6, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    Fantastic movie more entertaining than all LOTR movies combined. For Aesthetics class in college we needed to bring in one example of horror and one example of comedy. I showed the final massacre of all the people at the house party. Brain Dead did both comedy and horror but i resisted showing it twice. For humor i showed Cartman’s version of the Aristocrats joke. The reactions were priceless.
    WATCH IMMEDIATELY IF YOU HAVE NOT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • January 15, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    i remember watching this the first time. I bought it and i sat alone in my room laughing so hard that i couldn’t stop… then a day after that i said to all my friends have you ever seen brain dead everyone responding NO so we watched my oh my their were laughs all the time mostly during the baby killing scene in the park ๐Ÿ˜›

  • February 14, 2011 at 10:37 am

    “I kick arse for the lord.”

    That is so funny. Should be in the top 100 best quotes in movies. XD

    I have to watch this movie.

  • March 16, 2011 at 3:55 am

    This movie is awesome! I rented this along with Evil Ed and Street Trash for movie night a long time ago and still love it.

  • Crude

    March 23, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    i’m from new zealand, my brothers used to always watch this movie when i was younger and i thought it was horrible. Now that i’m older i think its hilarious!

  • May 6, 2011 at 6:32 am

    this film is fucking awsome i recently got it on ebay for โ‚ฌ15 SOOOOOO WORTH IT

    oh its called BRAINDEAD in europe doesnt matter though

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    May 21, 2011 at 10:40 am


  • SpiritSoldier

    May 27, 2011 at 12:42 am

    Amazing movie, i remember watching it as a kid and loving it. Boy was i suprised when i saw his name attached to Lord. And i just watched the South Park Aristocrat Joke, omg, hilarious.

  • gamemaster

    July 13, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    well it tock me three days to find it on my labtop and i found it if you cant click on the address then type it to the dot so like you see it here is the link sorry for the bad qualtily of the movie its the best i can do enjoy this gore fest

  • ThatGuy33

    August 11, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    I saw this on fear NET it is amazing!

  • ThatGuy33

    August 11, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    and i saw it as braindead

  • phoenix252005

    August 25, 2011 at 11:07 am

    Holy shitballs!! That IS a gory movie! I remember seeing the vhs cover and thinking,”damn that must be a crazy movie!” lol

  • penpan

    August 25, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    Netflix titles it as Dead Alive and so does wikipedia for Jackson’s films. This film is great on laughs and I can’t eat during the last half! Or…well, the whole thing ๐Ÿ˜› I watched it on all days, christmas morning last year and had a good laugh throughout it.

    Goriest film EVER indeed!

  • mxc82

    September 6, 2011 at 1:37 am

    Holy fuck! This movie makes SAW and Silence of the Lambs tamed.

  • WillParker

    September 18, 2011 at 2:32 am

    awesome James just rewatch ing in preparation for this years monster madness

  • September 27, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    One of my favorite gore fests i love it!

  • libz0rz

    September 27, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    I’m from New Zealand ๐Ÿ˜€

  • October 12, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Pretty much my favorite movie of all time. it IS my favorite Horror movie of all time however… its so fucking amazing, its like mortal kombat in movie form (but you know, gory like it should be)

  • Pauluk35

    October 19, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    I agree. I think this tops with the original Silent Dracula. That will scare the bleedin shit for the being the creepest movie in existance and this one is an absolute masterpiece in terms of core, i love it. I original watched the American version and it called Dead Alive, not called Brain Dead in England. Actually being called Dead Alive confused me at the time because i saw it as Brain Dead first.
    Yes the best live, I Kick Arse for the lord, brillant. And i also agree on it being better than the Lord of the Rings combined. Jackson should do a core version,lol

  • IbanezJFS

    May 18, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    HOLY SHIT I GOTTA SEE THIS FILM!!!! AND PETER JACKSON MADE THIS!!!!! I knew there had to be a sick fuck in there. You had to be mentally fucked some how to make a 10 hour movie of people walking.

  • chriswhetsell

    July 28, 2012 at 6:05 am

    Now you’re talkin’! “Brain Dead” is a sick movie!! By far the goriest movie I’ve ever seen! Yes!

  • Stefanoragnopazzo

    July 30, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    Ok, no i retire what said before, i don’t see why you didn’t review here The Thing, the “modern” one.
    Well sure i gotta see still a lot of productions on this site.

  • caitseith

    October 9, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    OH DEAR GOD! WTF WAS THAT!? The blood, gore and violence you showed was so intense, that I almost threw out my lunch! And you didn’t even mentioned the plot (is there any in this gore feast?). If there comes the day I want to not be able to sleep for 1 week, now I know which film to watch.

  • VictorMetalFei

    November 2, 2012 at 7:56 am

    Great film! Still is my favourite Zombie/Gore movie.

  • Idmndcookies

    January 9, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    This movie is fucking hilarious. Zombie sex!

  • July 12, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    “Parties Over!”

  • Nick Beaman

    August 26, 2013 at 6:17 am

    I swear to god that scene with the baby had me rolling with laughter. Such a thoroughly entertaining movie.

  • jason fleischhacker

    October 1, 2013 at 8:26 am

    Make sure if you havent seen this and you watch it get the unrated or directors cut not the normal rated R one because theres like another 15 min of gore not in the normal version and it really is much more gory and thats saying a lot because this is the goriest movie I think ever.

    • sam grymonprez

      January 6, 2014 at 4:54 pm

      they have a cut version?thank god i saw the original as a kid,i was 7 years old and laughed my ass off while my friends turned away,lol

  • sam grymonprez

    January 6, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    why don’t they make this awesome shit anymore ๐Ÿ™

  • March 10, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    I actually made my own review of this freakin awesome film… please check it out if you get a chance!

  • Mike Ostrowski

    October 17, 2014 at 7:15 am

    This movie is so awesome, saw it when i was 13 or 14 and loved every minute of it.
    Eventually made it into the dvd collection when it was released as such.

    Still watch this movie at least once a year! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Steelebourne

    October 17, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    Nothing beats the sound of the zombies having sex through the closed door!!!

  • jasonjrf

    February 13, 2015 at 3:41 am

    old review but anyone who has seen this there is an R version and then an Unrated version you want to make sure you watch the unrated version there is even more gore like an extra tem minutes at the lawnmower it seems like. Watch the unrated

  • March 27, 2015 at 2:45 am

    I watched this as Dead Alive and it got so gory it made me hungry because the blood and guts started too look like spaghetti sauce and cheese, Years later someone told me I should watch a movie called Bone Sickness (2004) if I wanted to see another gory zombie movie.

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  • Don Skiver

    September 26, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    I love me some zombie movies, but god damn…this movie grosses me the fuck out. Way too much gore.

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