Braindead (also known as Dead Alive in North America) is a 1992 New Zealand splatstick zombie comedy film directed by Peter Jackson, produced by Jim Booth, and written by Jackson, along with Fran Walsh and Stephen Sinclair.
The film follows Lionel, a man living with his mother Vera in a Victorian mansion, who gets into trouble for his relationship with a Spanish shopkeeper's daughter, Paquita. When a rabid rat-monkey bites Vera, she gradually converts the residents of Newtown into a zombie horde.
Since its release, Braindead received positive reviews from critics. Although a bomb financially at the time of its release, it has received more attention since Jackson's success with The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Power of the Verse
Dead Alive verse is relatively strong, boasting superhuman characters and creatures. The verse is also riddled with a highly infectious virus that can easily cause anyone infected by them to either become a Zombie
Some human characters such as Lionel Cosgrove have range from athlete physically to Street level with weapons.
While some zombies can be taken down by athletic humans, in larger numbers they are extremely dangerous and hard to kill or contain by normal means:
- Each Zombies individual attack potency is Wall level.
- Zombies can survive severe brain trauma.