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A Wish For The Dead (2014)

category: movie
usa, 71 min.

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Starring:
Chris Petty ... John Hill
Robert Hatfield ... The Man
Julie Streble ... Jessica
Lori Cooke ... Chloe
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Chuck Lee Miller ... The Killer
Eva Flowers ... Nany
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ZMDB rating: 7/10 (1 votes)
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Taglines:
”Who Really Wants To Live Forever?“

Story:
John is in a very bad position. His wife is dieing of cancer. The doctors can't help her. He meets a hideously disfigured man who gives him an object, telling him that he can make a wish to save his wife. He does so, but his wording is not very precise. Soon there is a zombie outbreak. Other people are soon involved as well. A mother who is being stalked, a suicidal girl, a man about to be executed for a crime he didn't commit and a grandfather with his granddaughter one and all get caught up in this disaster. Will any of them survive?

Zombometer rating: 5 / 5
Be careful what you wish for


Movie keywords:
gore, horror, feature film, magic
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Feels Like Italy All Over Again

Nathan Millner does a great job with making A Wish For The Dead, creating quite a few likeable characters and tapping into the old school Italian zombie movie feel. A Wish For The Dead switches around to a POV movie a number of times, so it never gets dull. There were a few silly parts to it. For example, it's hard to believe that John would trust someone who looks like The Man. But I guess grief could easily do that to a person. The wish itself is incredibly badly worded. I must admit there's a lot of death in this small town. That morgue was really very, very full. And they don't do a very good job of maintaining or preserving the bodies. The make-up could have been more extensive on some parts of the bodies. But it did remind me so much of the classic Italian zombie films. A Wish For The Dead is a lot of fun to watch. And there's a lot of great blood and gore scenes to boot. I give A Wish For The Dead a rating of 7 out of 10.
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