When young group of independent filmmakers stumbles upon the secret laboratory of a mad scientist deep within the bowels of an abandoned hospital, they will mistakenly unleash a horde of undead fiends from a makeshift gateway to hell! Dave Parker, who is better known for his New Age Slasher THE HILLS RUN RED, cut his teeth on feature filmmaking with Indie Horror house Full Moon Entertainment, where he directed this and KRAA! THE SEA MONSTER. Given their penchant for micro-budget productions and the unfortunate decline that was seen towards the end of the 1990's, THE DEAD HATE THE LIVING! is actually one of Full Moon's stronger recent films, topped off with a decent cast and a number of key sets. Parker's script does nothing to hide his love for the genre, as it is filled with tons of insider humor that zombie fans are sure to drool over. At its roots, DEAD is an unmistakable homage to THE BEYOND, grossly borrowing from its story structure and surrealist visual palette to the point of plagiarism. The awesome throw-back gore, unique creature designs, and moody atmospherics make this a bloody-entertaining zombie film for B-movie fans!
If you liked THE DEAD HATE THE LIVING!, check out:
THE BEYOND, THE DEAD PIT, THE CONVENT.