Mon 18 April 2005 // 20:00

(Spierig / Australia / 2003 / 104mins / 35mm / cert 15)
(fri 15th- midnite movie + sun 17th-mon 18th at 8pm / £4/3)

The small town of Berkeley is being bombarded by meteorites that bring with them a plague to end all plagues. The townspeople aren't just dying, they're coming back to life to feast on the living. Six locals find themselves together, and in a frantic battle with the undead. From such horror staple beginnings, this film quickly evolves into a genuinely spooky and funny romp.

UNDEAD is a clever and very accomplished debut feature by the Spierig brothers shot in Queensland, Australia, and has a refreshing non Hollywood-aspiring feel. Zombie fans will note several references to the George A. Romero 'Dead' trilogy but the Spierig brothers competantly help to keep the genre alive with playful plot twists, characters to truly care for, and Schwarzenegger-esque one-liners.