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The Month of Horror Day 26: Dead Alive

Basement contributor Matt Bellamy has taken it upon himself to watch and review at least one horror movie a day for the month of October . . . because he's awesome that way! And, as the clock ticks toward Halloween, Bellamy gets a little Braindead.

Before Peter Jackson tackled the world of Tolkien for his epic 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy he was a much different filmmaker, a very disturbed and depraved one. Touted as the goriest movie of all time, I'd say it still holds onto that title with a firm, severed and bloody hand. Not only is 'Dead Alive' the goriest film of all time, it's also one of the most entertaining and humourous horror movies ever, never does the violence get too extreme or unpleasant because it's just so much damn fun! The story revolves around your basic zombie premise but where it differs here is the whimsical way it's all told and filmed, you know what you're watching is disgusting but you can't help smiling, how can you not at a scene involving zombie sex between a priest and a nurse? Then there is the infamous last 20 minutes or so, that is where this movie earns its status among the pantheon of horror greats, just wait until you see what a lawnmower can do to a horde of living dead! Beware the curse of the rat monkey!

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