Braindead (1992)

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

  • Genre: Horror, Comedy
  • Release Date: 1992-08-13
  • User Rating: 7.397/10 from 1335 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 Cosgrove
  • Diana Peñalver

    as Paquita Maria Sanchez
  • Elizabeth Moody

    as Vera Cosgrove
  • Ian Watkin

    as Uncle Les
  • Brenda Kendall

    as Nurse McTavish
  • Stephen Papps

    as Zombie McGruder
  • Murray Keane

    as Scroat (uncredited)
  • Glenis Levestam

    as Nora Matheson
  • Lewis Rowe

    as Mr. Matheson
  • Stuart Devenie

    as Void (uncredited)
  • Jed Brophy

    as Void (uncredited)
  • Elizabeth Mulfaxe

    as Rita (uncredited)
  • Harry Sinclair

    as Roger (uncredited)
  • Angela Robinson Witherspoon

    as Courtney (uncredited)
  • Peter Jackson

    as Undertaker's Assistant (uncredited)
  • Davina Whitehouse

    as Paquita's Grandmother (uncredited)
  • Chris Ryan

    as Featured Party Zombie (uncredited)
  • Peter Vere-Jones

    as Undertaker
  • Forrest J. Ackerman

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