Dead Alive aka Braindead (1992)
Back of the box. . .
“Throw out all your preconceptions about the limits of horror! A new standard has been set with Dead Alive—The Mother of All Horror Films.
On a quiet street, in a small town, pure evil has come to stay. An innocent young man forced to care for his domineering mother finds the task a whole lot more demanding after she’s bitten by the cursed Sumatran rat monkey. Passing the point of death, Vera sucks friends and family into her gruesome existence among the living dead and Lionel is sent spiralling into a ghoulish nightmare.
Now a crazed zombie, she soon infects enough people to make it difficult for Lionel, still the faithful son, to keep the neighbors from suspecting that something is terribly wrong.
Dripping with state-of-the-art special effects that feature mutilations, rock ‘n roll dismemberments and household appliances. It all combines into the most bizarre ending ever filmed.”
Director: Peter Jackson
Starring: Timothy Balme, Diana Peñalver, Elizabeth Moody
Watch the Trailer
Rumor has it, this movie holds the record for the most fake blood used in a film. Dead Alive was directed by Peter Jackson—yeah, the guy who made the Lord of the RIngs—but he started out making THE BEST horror movies. There are too many amazing moments in this movie to mention with so many outlandish scenes of gore and utter insanity that you should really just see it for yourself. Dead Alive tells the hilariously disgusting story of a man’s hopeless devotion to a mother who refuses to let him go.