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The Dead Hate The Living (2000) - Dave Parker

The Dead Hate The Living! is a shining example of how not to make a successful horror movie. The characters are very one dimensional, the acting is atrocious, and the premise is just a bad idea all the way around. This is a bad movie.
As for the horror element this film doesn't let up with the so-called "Blood and Guts." I think in one part they actually mention horror movie icon/special effects designer Tom Savini among its many references. However that is all they do, they just mention him, the effects are nowhere near Savini quality. In fact their effects and makeup look like they were purchased at their local Halloween store. I know that they were on a very limited budget with $150 thousand, but you would think they could do a little better here.
The movie is about a group of friends, apparently brothers and sisters as well, who are filming a horror movie about a zombie with jaundice or something like that. They break into an abandoned morgue? Hospital? Lab? and sta…