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Day of the Dead 2: Contagium (2005)

Not Rated | | Horror | Video 18 October 2005
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In 1968, in the Ravenside Military Hospital in a military facility in Pennsylvania, the army loses control of an experiment of a lethal bacteriologic weapon that changes the DNA and ... See full summary »

Directors:

Ana Clavell, James Glenn Dudelson (as James Dudelson)

Writers:

Ryan Carrassi (adaptation), Ana Clavell
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Laurie Baranyay ... Emma (as Laurie Maria Baranyay)
Stan Klimecko ... Boris (as Steve Colosi)
John F. Henry II ... Jackie (as John F. Henry III)
Justin Ipock Justin Ipock ... Isaac
Julian Thomas ... Sam
Stephan Wolfert Stephan Wolfert ... Donwynn
Samantha Clarke Samantha Clarke ... Ava Flores
Joe C. Marino Joe C. Marino ... Marshall
Jackeline Olivier ... Vicky
Andreas van Ray Andreas van Ray ... Dr. Heller (as Andreas Van Ray)
April Wade ... Patty
Kevin Wetmore Jr. ... Jerry
Simon Burzynski Simon Burzynski ... Rubinsky
Mike Dalager ... Derber
Christopher Estes Christopher Estes ... Charlie
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Storyline

In 1968, in the Ravenside Military Hospital in a military facility in Pennsylvania, the army loses control of an experiment of a lethal bacteriologic weapon that changes the DNA and transforms human beings into zombies. A group of soldiers is sent to the hospital to eliminate the infected staff and interns but private DeLuca steals a test tube with the virus and hides it inside a vacuum flask. He is transformed into a zombie and killed but the vacuum flask falls in the grass. In the present days, a group of patients in the mental institution Ravenside Memorial Hospital finds the vacuum flask and later when one of them opens the vessel, the culture tube drops on the floor of a bathroom contaminating the group and their Dr. Donwynn. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Every day has a beginning

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

18 October 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Contagium See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film is considered to be an illegitimate sequel to Day of the Dead. See more »

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Aside from observing that it's "something to do with the contagium", Emma's strange "pregnancy" is never explained. See more »

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References Day of the Dead (1985) See more »

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Horrible, but better than the remake of the original
23 December 2013 | by Captain-RhodesSee all my reviews

This is another zombie film that I avoided for a long time, but just recently gave in to watching.

I already knew that this was just a cash-in (and unofficial sequel) of the original masterpiece, but felt I HAD to watch it sooner or later.

I tried to go in with an open mind, but it was pretty fruitless to say the least. There is one good thing, however, to say about this movie. It is better than the 2008 remake of Day of the Dead. That's about it.

Where to begin? The plot tried so hard to be different but failed miserably. The score was so forgettable I don't even remember it. At all. The actors may have tried their best with what they had to work with, but that wasn't enough. Gore and zombie make-up/action was also pathetic.

This is currently my second-least favorite zombie movie, with the first being the horrifyingly bad 2008 remake.

In short, don't waste your time unless you are like me and have to watch any zombie film you can get your hands on.

Watch the 1985 original, along with George A. Romero's other zombie films.


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