After Death


After Death
Zombie 4: After Death

DVD Cover
Directed by Claudio Fragasso
Produced by Franco Gaudenzi
Written by Rossella Drudi
Starring Jeff Stryker
Candice Daly
Massimo Vanni
Jim Gaines
Don Wilson
Adrianne Joseph
Jim Moss
Nick Nicholson
Music by Al Festa
Cinematography Luigi Ciccarese
Editing by Boris Wankenstein
Distributed by Shriek Show(DVD)
Release date(s) June 21, 1989
November 26, 2002 (U.S. DVD release)
Running time 84 min
Country Italy
Language Italian (English dub)
Budget $100,000

After Death is an Italian zombie movie made during the height of the zombie craze. Released in the United States under the title Zombie 4: After Death and in the United Kingdom as Zombie Flesh Eaters 3, the movie has no connections to the other official or unofficial Zombi films. It was directed by frequent zombie writer/director Claudio Fragasso under the pseudonym Clyde Anderson. The film is also notable for starring Jeff Stryker (credited as "Chuck Peyton") in one of his few non-pornography roles.

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Plot

A group of researchers at a remote jungle island outpost discover the natives are practicing voodoo and black magic. After killing the local priest (James Sampson), a voodoo curse begins to raise the dead to feed on the living in retribution. The researchers on the island are killed by the newly risen zombies, except for Jenny (Candice Daly), the daughter of a scientist couple. She escapes, protected by an enchanted necklace charm given to her by her mother shortly before her death.

She returns years later as an adult with a group of mercenaries to attempt to uncover what happened to her parents. Shortly after arriving at the island their boat's engine dies, stranding them. Meanwhile elsewhere on the island a trio of hikers discover a cave, the same cave leading to the underground temple where the original curse was created. After accidentally reviving the curse, the dead once again return to kill any who trespass on their island. The mercenaries encounter their first zombie, who injures a member of the team.

Taking shelter in the remains of the old research facilities medical quarters they are soon joined by Chuck (Jeff Stryker), the only surviving hiker. Arming themselves with weapons left behind by the long dead research team, they make their stand as the dead once again rise. One by one they are injured or killed, one of whom sacrifices himself to blow up the medical facility and his newly undead team members. Jenny and Chuck flee, the only survivors remaining. They stumble upon the cave once again, where the zombies appear and attack. Chuck is killed, and Jenny apparently becomes an advanced zombie. The ending remains somewhat ambiguous.

Cast

  • Jeff Stryker (credited as Chuck Peyton) - Chuck
  • Candice Daly - Jenny
  • Massimo Vanni - David
  • Jim Gaines - Dan
  • Don Wilson - Tommy
  • Adrianne Joseph - Louise, Rod's girlfriend
  • Jim Moss - Mad
  • Nick Nicholson - Rod
  • Fausto Lombardi - Head Scientist (uncredited)
  • Alberto Dell'Acqua - Scientist who shoots the Voodoo Priest (uncredited)
  • Ottaviano Dell'Acqua - Scientist (uncredited)
  • James Sampson - The Voodoo Priest (uncredited)
  • Claudio Fragasso - Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

Home Media

The film was released on November 26, 2002. It can be purchased separately or in a triple feature package. The Zombie Pack includes Zombi 3, Zombie 4: After Death, and Zombie 5: Killing Birds.

The film was released on UK DVD and VHS (as Zombie Flesh Eaters 3) on 19th August 2002.

The German DVD release by X-Rated Kult Video features an extended version of the film that runs 8 minutes longer than the US & UK releases.

Unoffical Sequel

An unoffical sequel titled Zombie 5: Killing Birds is an unoffical sequel to Zombie 4 although it was released a year before but it was released in the US under the title Zombie 5.

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