This demented and adorably over-the-top gory zombie flick was presented and introduced here at the Belgian Horror & Fantasy Festival by its writer/creator Scott Thomas. He claims that, in spite of all the obvious plot-similarities with "Snakes on a Plane", his film is definitely NOT a quick cash-in on the huge success of the 2006 summer-blockbuster and that the basic concept and the pre-production phase of "Plane Dead" actually predate "Snakes on a Plane". Well, I don't know if all that is true, but I tend to believe Thomas because he's such a nice guy and he seemed very confident. Moreover, even if "Plane Dead" simply was a rip-off of the popular Sam L. Jackson hit, I still wouldn't care that much, because it's such a tremendously entertaining and enthusiast splatter-flick! As long as you don't expect new and groundbreaking story lines and/or highly intellectual dialogs, "Plane Dead" honestly can't fail to amuse you. In most departments, it's even far better and more appealing to horror fanatics than "Snakes on a Plane", because it's a lot faster, cheesier, gorier and shamelessly features all the standard clichés us genre fans love so much. Safely protected in the cargo-hold of the red-eye flight from L.A. to Paris, a mysterious scientific experiment is transported out of the US by its malicious creators. The unscrupulous Dr. Leo Bennett and his loyal researchers developed a virus that rapidly destroys human DNA, only to revive the infected victim again as a bloodthirsty and unstoppable zombie. He plans to sell his formula to the military in order to create the ultimate soldier, of course, but some unanticipated turbulence and noisy passengers on the 747-flight cause the female "test-case" zombie to resurrect a little early, and she immediately begins to feast her way through crew and passengers. Once bitten, the victim turns into a zombie as well, and pretty soon the plane is overrun by seemingly more zombies than there were passengers in the first place. It perhaps takes slightly too long before the zombies run loose on the plane, but when they do "Plane Dead" turns into a non-stop series of laughs, creative deaths and extreme gore. Apparently, only stereotypes were allowed aboard this flight and it's always a lot of fun to watch those getting killed off one by one. Naturally it's the elderly pilot's last flight before retirement, there's the heroic copper ? who eventually has to save the day - transporting a witty criminal, arguing teen couples, sexy yet empty-headed stewardesses, couples with marriage issues and Tiger Woods' biggest competitor himself! The gore is guaranteed to please people, as the script features several ingenious new methods to kill zombies, like an umbrella through the head, nine-iron golf clubs and of course airplane engines. Be honest, what would you rather get face-to-face with whilst stuck in an inescapable location: ordinary snakes, albeit a little venomous ... or filthy, virulent, ravenous and outrageous zombies? There are quite a few recognizable faces in the cast, like Kevin J. O'Connor (the creep from "Lord of Illusions" and "Deep Rising"), Erick Avari and Richard Tyson. The lines and characters are often very funny, the make-up effects are delightfully campy in an old-fashioned way and there even is an occasional moment of genuine suspense. "Plane Dead" is awesome horror-entertainment and I hope Scott Thomas will enjoy the success he deserves with it.
Flight of the Living Dead: Outbreak on a Plane (2007) 720p YIFY Movie
Flight of the Living Dead: Outbreak on a Plane (2007)
Plane Dead is a movie starring David Chisum, Kristen Kerr, and Kevin J. O'Connor. A fellow scientist accidentally escapes containment aboard a plane during turbulence. After she is gunned down by a security guard, she reanimates as...
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A fellow scientist accidentally escapes containment aboard a plane during turbulence. After she is gunned down by a security guard, she reanimates as a zombie, killing and infecting several passengers and crew members on board the flight. A U.S. federal air marshall, along with a police officer, a flight attendant and a handful of survivors, must ride out the horrific flight just long enough to stay alive.
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You'll wish it were *just* snakes on a plane!Reviewed byCoventryVote: 7/10
I didn't know ANYTHING about this movie until last night. Expected a crappy low budget ripoff of "Snakes on a Plane". But since this was made BEFORE "Snake" I guess it's the other way around ;) Well as I said I expected a crappy movie in the Sci-Fi Channel mold. But what I got was an EXTREMELY entertaining action/horror that puts this Zombie flick on the same top 10 list as Rodrigues "Planet Terror".
Sure it's a low budget movie but I doesn't feel like it. I would gladly have paid for a ticket to seen it on the big screen.
Now THIS is how you make use of a limited budget.
We got HUGE amounts of Zombies and gore (okey not like Planet Terror but plenty enough) and lot's of action and explosions, especially in the last half hour.
What I also liked was the characters. Usually in low budget movies we get the most crappiest and annoying actors on the planet, but in this one they can ACTUALLY act, and most of them are likable as well.
Not unlike Snakes on a Plane where you HATED them all ;)
The Zombie make-up FX were brilliant and they were the crazy brutal type of zombies as in the remake of Dawn of the Dead. They actually made me jump a few times as well. Now THAT doesn't happen to often ;)
Except for a few CGI shots this have the look and feel of a real theater movie. Shame it went the Direct to Video route with a crappy cover.
This is a movie that deserves an following.
So look it up folks. It's a classic :)
If you're like me, you adore "Shaun Of The Dead" and "Dead Alive" and always will but, like with the Sam Raimi dead movies, could wish the zombies and atmosphere were just a little less silly and a little more scary. If that's the case this movie is for you. I was very skeptical about this one. What a great surprise! It delivers--it's funny, sure, but it's scary too...and I don't scare easily.
The plot mixes "Return Of The Living Dead" with one of the old "Airport" disaster movies. We're introduced to a group of people traveling on a plane from LA to Paris, including one group responsible for an illegal, toxic surprise in the cargo hold. The setup alone is great-- if you've ever experienced turbulence on a plane you know what anxiety is, there have been many suspense films exploiting this. The plane has to fly through heavy storm clouds, the toxic cargo is released and...the Situation Begins To Deteriorate Rapidly. Actually, all hell breaks loose. It does take awhile for things to kick in but that's part of the fun...there's a yawing sense of dread that permeates the whole first half of the movie...you know what's coming...just how bad is it going to be?
Pretty bad! These zombies are not slow "Romero" shufflers, they're more like the animalistic "infected" from "28 Days Later," although they are most certainly replicating flesh-eaters. The main attack, once they finally hit in full force, is really disturbing as you wonder just how anyone could possibly survive in the situation. It's a great premise...and well executed. The way the filmmakers are able to prolong suspense and carry the terror of one high concept over a feature-length running time is ingenious...also too the way they are able to pull off the kind of scares they do without ever dimming the lights. You see everything (and it is a very gory film...not the kind of "porn gore" that has become common of late, where everything is shown just to make you puke, the director shows restraint, he knows that sometimes what you DON'T see is more scary even though he kindly delivers the goods again and again). The zombie make-up is nothing that alarming, but I've always believed it's the IDEA of zombies that's scarier than the look...the idea that your best friend/lover/enemy/whatever suddenly turns into an irrational maniac who wants to eat you. It just never gets old.
There's a really neat bit of business with a hole in the floor of the passenger area that doubles for a grave for the undead to crawl out of as well as being the punchline to some great sight gags. It's every bit as terrifying--maybe even more-so--than an open grave in a misty cemetery at night. There are nightmarish glimpses into the zombie-infested cargo hold, the usual taboo-shattering zombie ironies, surprises and pop-out gags galore and plenty of action/gun-play/violence and even stuff for airplane enthusiasts to enjoy. The actors are almost all from TV so there's an easy confidence to the characters, many of whom are recognizable names. The pace is brisk but not lightweight--even without knowing much about the characters you care about their plight and want them to make it. The timing of the "gags," both the funny ones and scary ones, is impeccable.
The only things keeping me from giving it a 10...some of the CG effects work is really...odd. It appears they didn't have the budget to pull off some of the things they wanted to do which is too bad. Most of the exterior plane shots have a weird "matte painting" look that may have been a styl istic choice but sort of goes against the grain of the rest of the movie, and the same with a few of the effects inside the plane too (most notably a character who is supposed to be on fire). It's the only place where the budget of the film shows. Having said that, the majority of the gore effects are alarming and wonderful, however. The other problem is it IS a bit on the light side, I'm not sure if I'd need to see this again and again like "Dead Alive" or "Shaun," it's got a bit of a video-game movie mentality, basically just a lot of action, and that doesn't always work well in repeated viewings.
However, this is the best new horror flick I've seen in a long time, the best new zombie flick I've seen in years and I can't recommend it highly enough to fans of the genre. I'm really excited that the door was left open for a sequel...keep 'em coming! We need more well thought out/executed and fun movies like this!