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The Alien Dead

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For years, horror fans have wondered what Night of the Living Dead would look like if it were a dinner show in Branson, MO. Well wonder no more, deeply weird people we just made up!

When a meteor lands in the Florida swamp, hillbillies start turning up with missing limbs, an insatiable desire for brains, and walking in a slow, zombie-like shuffle. The locals know who to blame: alligators. Turns out it’s zombies, which may not be so bad a fate when you were planning to have possum for dinner. A local reporter has to stop the zombie horde before the unthinkable happens and the concert by the surviving members of Lynyrd Skynyrd on the speedway infield is cancelled.

Starring noted Aquatic Champion Buster Crabbe as a sheriff who refuses to do a second take, The Alien Dead may be the only film in the nascent Chicken-Fried Zombie Flick genre, and that’s probably a good thing. Join Mike, Kevin, and Bill for The Alien Dead.

Written by: Mike Nelson, Conor Lastowka, and Sean Thomason

Contributing writers: Jason Miller and Zachary Shatzer

Rated TV-MA for gore, bloody violence, nudity, adult language, and an endless end credits song.

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High (TV) (1.37 GB)
Burnable DVD Image (3.68 GB)

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Medium (873.25 MB)
High (TV) (1.37 GB)
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HD High 1080p (7.79 GB)
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Poster art by Adam Koford
Poster art by Adam Koford

RiffMeter rating

Average: 9.2 (134 votes)

Content Rating


Adult language
Graphic violence


Movie Decade

Release date

June 4, 2021


73 minutes
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