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Middle-aged family man Frank (Jim Karen) trains teenaged Freddy (Thom Matthews) for his new job at a medical supply warehouse. In an effort to impress and frighten his young charge, practical joker Frank reveals that the warehouse basement contains a cannister full of a mysterious chemical capable of bringing the dead back to life. It seems that the cannister fell off the back of an army truck during an accidental outbreak of zombiedom. Frank and Freddy unwittingly inhale the chemical and release it into the warehouse. Turning to the operator of a nearby crematorium for help in destroying the suddenly undead specimens that surround them, they unwittingly awaken the residents of a nearby cemetary just as Freddy's pals arrive to party amidst the headstones and wait for their friend's shift to end. Meanwhile, Col. Glover (Jonathan Terry) waits for the call that his missing chemical weapon has been unleashed. ~ Brian J. Dillard, Rovi


Clu Gulager
as Burt
James Karen
as Frank
Don Calfa
as Ernie
John Philbin
as Chuck
Linnea Quigley
as Trash
Jewel Shepard
as Casey
Miguel A. Nuñez Jr.
as Spider
Brian Peck
as Scuz
Mark Venturini
as Suicide
Jonathan Terry
as Col. Glover
Cathleen Cordell
as Colonel's Wife
Bob Libman
as Tac Squad Captain
Drew Deighan
as Paramedic
Ed Krieger
as Riot Cop
David Bond
as Radio Corpse
Robert Craighead
as Cop
James Dalesandro
as Paramedic
Stanzi Stokes
Thom Matthews
as Freddy
Michael Crabtree
as Riot Cop
John Durbin
as Radio Corpse
Alexandre Trauner
as Tarman
Cherry Davis
as 1/2 Lady Corpse
Leigh Drake
as Dispatcher
Derrick Brice
as Gunnery Sergeant
Paul Cloud
as Cop


Dan O'Bannon
John Daly
Tom Fox
Derek Gibson
Russ Streiner
Screen Story
John A. Russo
Screen Story
Dan O'Bannon
Jules Brenner
Francis Haines
Stacey Swain
Mark Helfrich
Robert Gordon
William Stout
Production Designer
Robert Howland
Art Director
Graham Henderson
Derek Gibson
Executive Producer
John Daly
Executive Producer
Ronald Judkins
Sound/Sound Designer
William Munns
Special Effects