1992 film by Peter Jackson
(Redirected from Dead Alive)

Braindead (Dead Alive in North America) is a 1992 zombie-horror-comedy film in which a young man's mother is bitten by a Sumatran rat-monkey. She gets sick and dies, but comes back to life, killing and eating dogs, nurses, friends, and neighbors.

Directed by Peter Jackson. Written by Stephen Sinclair, Peter Jackson, and Fran Walsh.
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Lionel Cosgrove

  • That's my mother you're pissing on.
  • They're not dead exactly, they're just... sort of rotting.
  • [about to charge at the zombies with a hoisted law mower] Party's over!
  • [as an excuse for punching Selywn and stuffing it into a bag] Hyperactive...


  • Listen! You no pick up the cage, you no get the big dollars.
  • I'm a New Zealand zoo official, and this monkey is going to Newtown!

Father McGruder

  • The Devil is amongst us!
  • Stay back boy! This calls for divine intervention!
  • I kick arse for the Lord!

Mr. Matheson

  • What we need is another war!
  • [After pus from Vera's bite wound squirts into his custard] Damn fine custard... rich and creamy, just the way I like it!

Uncle Les

  • Ahhh, so you found your father's old stag movies, did ya? [Pause] Is that the one with the donkey and the chambermaid?
  • She's history! I know what to do, I've read the comics! Total... bodily... dismemberment!
  • Step right up you greebo bastards!


  • Intellectual at party: [struggling against an attack by Void] I take it back! [Void snarls] I'm sorry I called Nabokov a pedophile!
  • Intellectual: [defending himself against oncoming zombies] Some of my best friends are Pedophiles! [His famous last words]
  • Undertaker: [as Vera's eyes pop out and green slime sprays out] Cranial blowout!
  • Zoo Keeper: Story goes, these great big rats come scuttling off the slave ships and raped all the little tree monkeys.
  • Zombie Mother: No one will ever love you like your mother!


[the Sumatran rat monkey bites Mum, and she crushes it with the heel of her stiletto]
Zoo Keeper: Holy shit!
Mum: Look at this! It bit me. I've been savaged! And my dress!

Paquita Maria Sanchez: Fernando!! [Looks at Lionel] Your mother ate my dog!
Lionel Cosgrove: Not all of it.


  • The rot has set in....
  • Gone with the Blood...
  • The most undercooked comedy in the history of Cinema!
  • The Goriest Fright Film of All Time!
  • ...and this little zombie stayed at home!
  • Some things won't stay down... even after they die.
  • There's something nasty in Lionel's cellar - His family!
  • You'll laugh yourself sick!


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