Trimark Pictures | Release Date: February 12, 1993
Summary: On a quiet street, in a small town, pure evil has come to stay. An innocent young man forced to care for his domineering mother finds the task a whole lot more demanding after she's bitten by the cursed Sumatran rat monkey. Passing the point of death, Vera sucks friends and family into her gruesome existence among the living dead and Lionel is sent spiraling into a ghoulish nightmare. Now a crazed zombie, she soon infects enough people to make it difficult for Lionel, still the faithful son, to keep the neighbors from suspecting that something is terribly wrong. (Lion's Gate)
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Runtime: 104 min
Rating: Rated R for an abundance of outrageous gore.
Production: WingNut Films
Genres: Thriller, Fantasy, Horror, Comedy
Country: New Zealand
Languages: English, Spanish
Home Release Date: Sep 15, 1998
Director Credit
Peter Jackson Director
Writer Credit
Fran Walsh Screenplay
Peter Jackson Screenplay
Stephen Sinclair Story
Principal Cast Credit
Diana PeƱalver Paquita Maria Sanchez
Elizabeth Moody Mum (Vera Cosgrove)
Ian Watkin Uncle Les
Timothy Balme Lionel Cosgrove
Cast Credit
Brenda Kendall Nurse McTavish
Davina Whitehouse Paquita's Grandmother
Elizabeth Mulfaxe Rita
Glenis Levestam Nora Matheson
Harry Sinclair Roger
Jed Brophy Void
Lewis Rowe Mr. Matheson
Murray Keane Scroat
Silvio Famularo Paquita's Father
Stephen Papps Zombie McGruder
Stuart Devenie Father McGruder
Producer Credit
Jamie Selkirk Associate Producer
Jim Booth Producer