Braindead (1992)

Some things won't stay down... even after they die.

  • Genre: Horror, Comedy
  • Release Date: 1992-08-13
  • User Rating: 7.4/10 from 1558 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 43min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: WingNut Films
  • Production Country: New Zealand
  • Director: Peter Jackson
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When a Sumatran rat-monkey bites Lionel Cosgrove's mother, she's transformed into a zombie and begins killing (and transforming) the entire town while Lionel races to keep things under control.

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  • Timothy Balme

    as Lionel
  • Diana Peñalver

    as Paquita
  • Elizabeth Moody

    as Mum
  • Ian Watkin

    as Uncle Les
  • Brenda Kendall

    as Nurse McTavish
  • Stuart Devenie

    as Father McGruder
  • Jed Brophy

    as Void
  • Elizabeth Brimilcombe

    as Zombie Mum
  • Stephen Papps

    as Zombie McGruder
  • Murray Keane

    as Scroat
  • Glenis Levestam

    as Mrs. Matheson
  • Lewis Rowe

    as Mr. Matheson
  • Elizabeth Mulfaxe

    as Rita
  • Harry Sinclair

    as Roger
  • Davina Whitehouse

    as Grandmother
  • Silvio Famularo

    as Father
  • Brian Sergent

    as Vet
  • Peter Vere-Jones

    as Undertaker
  • Tina Regtien

    as Mandy
  • Bill Ralston

    as Stewart
  • Tony Hopkins

    as Winston
  • Tony Hiles

    as Zoo Keeper
  • Duncan Smith

    as Drunk
  • Tich Rowney

    as Barry
  • George Port

    as Lawrence
  • Stephen Andrews

    as Spike
  • Nick Ward

    as Spud
  • Kenny McFadden

    as Gladstone
  • Angela Robinson Witherspoon

    as Courtney
  • Johnny Chico

    as Head Chief
  • Peter Jackson

    as Undertaker's Assistant
  • James Grant

    as Tram Driver
  • Michelle Turner

    as Blonde Woman
  • Jim Booth

    as Lionel's Father
  • Sam Dallimore

    as Young Lionel
  • Anna Cahill

    as Mother at Park
  • Kate Jason-Smith

    as Mother at Park
  • Fran Walsh

    as Mother at Park
  • Norman Willerton

    as Tramp
  • Robert Ericson

    as Boy on Bike
  • Morgan Rowe

    as Baby Selwyn
  • Sean Hay

    as Baby Selwyn
  • Vicki Walker

    as Selwyn (voice)
  • Chris Short

    as Customs Official
  • Jamie Selkirk

    as Father at Zoo
  • Brad Selkirk

    as Son at Zoo
  • Forrest J. Ackerman

    as Forry
Writing Stephen Sinclair Screenplay
Art Kevin Leonard-Jones Production Design
Directing Peter Jackson Director
Editing Jamie Selkirk Editor
Sound Peter Dasent Original Music Composer
Camera Murray Milne Director of Photography
Writing Peter Jackson Screenplay
Production Fran Walsh Casting
Production Jim Booth Producer
Art Ed Mulholand Art Direction
Writing Fran Walsh Screenplay
Costume & Make-Up Chris Elliott Costume Design
Writing Stephen Sinclair Story
Production Jamie Selkirk Associate Producer
Crew Peter Hassall Stunt Coordinator
Sound Mike Hopkins Sound Designer
Sound Sam Negri Sound Designer
Sound Abraham Wream Sound Recordist