T&A Factor: 5/5
No, not that Brain Dead. This Brain Dead is from the director of Night of the Demons and Witchboard, one Mr. Kevin Tenney. The film itself has tongue firmly planted in cheek and is a total throwback to 80's fun-filled sleaze and cheese.
A wisecracking man serving time in prison, opens our film by telling the story of how he got there in the first place. He recounts the story of a cosmic event wherein fragments from a meteor rained down, striking a local fisherman. Just when his fishing buddy thinks that he's dead, he comes back to the land of the living but as a brain hungry, wacked-out, zombie-like, creature! Zoinks!
After a brief stay with the local sheriff, he and another criminal (who's a bit more on the miscreant side) are loaded into a cargo van and taken to prison. Only they don't make it there as the van has a blow out and our two baddies overtake the deputy, kill him and escape.
On the run and looking for a place to hide out, they come across an abandoned cabin in the woods. Also converging on the scene, are a pair of tree hugging female hikers (one of which is a lesbian) and a reverend with a young female congregation member whom he's trying to convince of the Lord's will for them to do the horizontal mambo. Both couples are lost in the woods and trying to find a way back into town. But of course, that's not going to happen as our zombified creatures (another police officer who has become one is now in the mix) have surrounded the joint.
Cat and mouse ensues for the rest of the film as they all try to fend off the zombie-like creatures and get the heck out of dodge. Fozzie Bear wakka wakka jokes also abound, including a slew of not so subtle innuendos between our wisecracking criminal and the non-lesbian hiking counterpart.
So they eventually defeat the creatures, narrowing the root of their problems down to a black slug-like parasite which infects it's host with a lust for brain matter. But in the end, our poor wisecracking criminal gets blamed for the whole affair. Afterall, who's going to believe his story about an alien parasite anyways, right?
Braindead has all the necessary ingredients that are required for a nice, tasty, cheese filled 80's horror pie: good gore scenes, ample bits of T&A and a totally sleazed out vibe. Oh, and by far, the best scene in the film was one that completely took me by surprise. A parasite hitches a ride inside the vagina of our young church going female. We get a peak up her skirt and the black, penis sized parasite spurts its way out. Holy vaginal discharge Batman!
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