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Nerd of the Living Dead (2011)

After Uber-dweeb Elvin McBrant is attacked and bitten by a dead(ish) hippie during a zombie uprising, he takes refuge in a farmhouse, where he becomes the unlikely leader of a rag-tag group of survivors.

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Sam Ronick ...
Elvin McBrant
Samantha Falk ...
Judy
Stephanie Hovers ...
Patty
Daniel Martin ...
Radcliffe McBrant
Holli Smith ...
Intestine Lady
Butch Everhart ...
Black
Eddie House ...
Tweed
Nathan Hamilton ...
Big Ghoul
Tyler Judd ...
Skinny Ghoul
Cameron J. Hunter ...
Camo Ghoul
Steve Lashley ...
Harry
Cameron D. Hunter ...
Crazy Eyes
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Robert Ballentine ...
Yokel #3
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After Uber-dweeb Elvin McBrant is attacked and bitten by a dead(ish) hippie during a zombie uprising, he takes refuge in a farmhouse, where he becomes the unlikely leader of a rag-tag group of survivors. Unaware that the infection is clouding his judgment, the others naively follow his instructions, and it isn't long before Elvin looks less like a hero, and THEY look more like dinner! In this uniquely crafted, tongue-in-cheek send-up of George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead, new footage and characters are meticulously woven into the historic film, with the result that the dialogue and acting of the original to become part of a completely different story. See what critics are calling "New life for an old ass, black and white horror flick!" This motion picture has not been rated by the MPAA. Parental discretion advised. Written by Big Pickle Media Group

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A repulsive way to trash Romero's classic
9 March 2017 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

It seems that lousy filmmakers are always trying to cash in on the original NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, for two good reasons: a) it's a perennial horror classic that single-handedly invented the modern zombie movie, and b) it's in the public domain. Thus we've had colourised versions of the movie over the years, remakes, re-imaginings, and even 3D editions.

NERD OF THE LIVING DEAD is the worst of all these, as it stomps all over the original's classic status by turning it into a dumb slacker comedy. What the film does is create a new, deeply, gratingly unfunny nerd character and insert him into scenes of the Romero classic. Thus the film will play out in the background with the new character standing in front. The "comedy" comes from various puerile jokes, mainly fart gags and associated toilet humour. It's absolutely pitiful, and truly insulting to anyone who appreciates the power and originality of the Romero movie. This is the same reason I dislike all of the dumb Rifftrax/MST3K humour.


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