Braindead (New Zealand 1992), released as Dead Alive in North America, is a zombie comedy slapstick horror film directed by Peter Jackson.
Wellington, 1957, Lionel Cosgrove (Timothy Balme) lives with his domineering mother (Elizabeth Moody). To his mother’s dismay, Lionel falls for a local shopkeeper’s daughter, Paquita (Diana Penalver), and while snooping on the two during a visit to the zoo, Lionel’s mother is bitten by the Sumatran Rat-Monkey.
The animal’s bite slowly turns her into a ravenous zombie. Lionel is horrified, but, ever the dedicated son, is determined to care for her. But as we all well know, there is no way to prevent half the town from turning into zombies and it culminates in one big house party! Literally!
This movie is full of hilarious moments and excessive gore. What more could you want from a movie?! So, go watch this movie and check out Peter Jackson’s original profession, a horror movie director (he even stars in one scene)!