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Dead Heat (1988)

  Tags: 80's, blood, cheesy, Clare Kirkconnell, comedic, Darren McGavin, dead heat, gore, Joe Piscopo, Lindsay Frost, Mark Goldblatt, Treat Williams, underrated, Vincent Price, Zombie Movies

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Mark Goldblatt
86 minutes
Treat Williams, Joe Piscopo, Lindsay Frost, Darren McGavin, Vincent Price, Clare Kirkconnell

Man, talk about a cheesy flick. I didn't hear about this movie until word that it was getting a re-release on DVD. After checking more info on it I decided to give it a check. I'm glad I did, because it turns out that this was one of the movies that I've been searching for since I was a kid. I only remembered the ending a little, but couldn't remember anything else, so when I saw this movie and got to the end, I knew right away this was the flick that I saw when I was very young. The story is about two cops that investigate into a series of robberies done by seemingly unstoppable criminals. It turns out that they're dead and somehow have returned from the grave. As the cops dig more deeper they discover a research facility that can bring the dead back to life and brainwash them so they can do whatever they are programmed to do.

This is a very cheesy movie, but personally I thought that made it all-the-more enjoyable. Sure Joe Piscopo had a lot of annoying comments and dialogue, but at least the movie had some pretty good creature effects. I know I never thought I'd see a skinned turkey attempt to suffocate someone with its body. Wicked stuff. This was just an overall fun movie -- lots of blood and gore; zombies; undead poultry, and best of all horror veteran Vincent Price even has a cameo appearance in the movie. Sweet! I would have given the movie a higher-rating, but it's more of an entertaining "dumb" movie than a good one. It's a flick that you could show with a group of friends and a lot of pizza.

An incredibly cheesy zombie flick. Good effects, gore, and a lot of funny scenes. Worth a look if you want something fun that doesn't cause a lot of thinking.

Posted on July 16, 2009 - 3:17am | FrighT MasteR