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Rated R
Copyright 1987 Full Moon Pictures and Colorcast Productions Inc.
Reviewed by Andrew Borntreger on 'a long time ago'

The Characters:  

  • Lisa - Chunky girl who lives. Knocked up by a zombie, but alive...
  • Drinking Dude - Heck I dunno, they don't name him anywhere. He is always drinking alcohol though.
  • Sally and Theresa - Two girls with the camping group who get chomped early on.
  • Wilbur, Andy, and Bob - All get eaten of course, Wilbur is the head camper. Andy is hell bent for hygiene, Bob is the acid-popping med student.
  • Pa, Ma, Jethro, Junior, and Elly May Clemson - The Clemson clan, not only do they create the contaminated moonshine - they drink it and become zombies! Elly May is a guy by the way, he has some gender issues.
  • Ferd Mertz - Very heavy hick, finds and give the Clemsons the drum full of toxic waste, he becomes a zombie.
  • Robinson - Army guy who loses the barrel off his jeep, Ferd Mertz crushes his head. (Choice stuff, see below.)

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The Plot: 

Here is one of the great films from my home state of Delaware. I never noticed all the fat women in high school, maybe they plump up later... Though the plot crawls at times this movie has some cool gore going for it, especially Robinson's eyes popping out when his head gets crushed. Ferd Mertz finds the barrel of toxic waste but gives it to the Clemsons to settle a dispute. (He shot up their previous still.) They use it to brew moonshine for the entire town, needless to say: "Moonshine mixed with chemical and nuclear waste is BAD." Everybody starts turning into zombies and munching anyone not one, so enters the plight our campers face. That's pretty much the plot my friends, oh there are plenty of little nuances. Like the men watching screaming chickens on TV and who have a woman wrapped in tape. Let's not forget the weird tobacco man, he wears this burlap sack on his head - I dunno either.

Things I Learned From This Movie: 

  • Don't give the masochistic pyromaniac a lit cigarette.
  • Highly classified chemical and nuclear waste is transported in the back of a jeep.
  • "Slim" is hardly the appropriate term for some guy wearing size 60 pants.
  • Barrels previously used for toxic waste are the last thing to make your still out of.
  • If someone's torso is missing it's safe to say they're dead.
  • Bactine is good for minor cuts, abrasions, and zombie bites.
  • When performing an autopsy do not puke in the cadaver.
  • Underarm deoderant melts zombies.
  • Zombies speak French.
  • Shooting anything at a range of eight feet with a shotgun is going to require bathing later.

Stuff To Watch For: 

  • 1 min - A fifty-five gallon drum of chemical AND nuclear waste?
  • 16 mins - This big redneck has got to stop acting effeminate.
  • 25 mins - One scene it's summer, the next it's winter...
  • 27 mins - Dude is actually pissing in the pond.
  • 33 mins - Okay, we get the idea, they are turning into zombies. Enough weird effects!
  • 36 mins - Still turning into zombies.
  • 50 mins - What is this, Silence of the Chickens? Why are all these chicks on the screen accompanied by screaming?
  • Ending Credits - Now here is a definative study in repeating names. Hmmm, E.W. Benson and W.E. Nesbed...


  • Pa Clemson: "You quit your sassing boy, I pulled you out of your mother and I'll shove yah right back in. Now you get in that truck and you skeddadle."
  • Guy: "Hahaha! I like knockers!"

 Audio clips in wav formatSOUNDSStarving actors speak out 

Green Music Note redneckzombies1.wav Wilbur: "Don't be singing those spirituals now Theresa."
Theresa: "I'll tell you what, I'll just sing about redneck white boys who are a pain in their own ass."
Green Music Note redneckzombies2.wav Pa Clemson: "But if you ever mess around our still again, Ferd Mertz, you're going to be picking buckshot from where the sun don't shine!"
Ferd Mertz: "You mean Antartica?"
Green Music Note redneckzombies3.wav Wilbur: "Anyway, you're going to love this place. It's a dynamite camping spot, and it's got a pond to piss in."
Green Music Note redneckzombies4.wav Bob: "What are you doing, feeding us to your cousins or something?"
Green Music NoteTheme Song Listen to a clip from the soundtrack.

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Redneck Zombies
Reply #1. Posted on December 27, 1998, 09:24:02 PM by Sick Brent
Hmmm.  yes.... Redneck Zombies...
The only important things you need to know are that the drunk guy kicks ass, we need more Tobacco Man cameos, and yes... who could resist.. the " I like knockers" scene.  This film is downright pugnacious and should be watched anytime. Yeah, Deliverance was real too right?
Redneck Zombies
Reply #2. Posted on January 25, 1999, 11:15:23 PM by
This is perhaps the greatest thing ever shot solely on VHS, save for the remake of "Footloose"  I made with some friends a few summers back...  The drunk guy is pretty god damn sweet, and so is Tyrone, the soldier.  Check out at the beginning when Tyrone tries to pass a joint to his dog... it's pretty killer.  
Redneck Zombies
Reply #3. Posted on February 03, 1999, 11:58:28 PM by Greg B
This is one of the worst Troma movies ever. Lloyd Kaufman, what were you thinking when you put your name on this movie? The black camper is the worst actor I have ever seen, and the awful scenes where he's supposed to be tripping are boring. Watch Tromeo and Juliet or Toxic Avenger if you want to be entertained by Troma. This movie rots!!
Redneck Zombies
Reply #4. Posted on March 02, 1999, 04:47:45 PM by This Movie Sucked
I admit I have no life and watch s**tloads of grade-b movies, but this one, well SUCKED.  It was worse than Cannibal Campout which I didn't think was possible. If you liked it, you have serious problems.  I recommend Dark Planet and Wizards ahead of this one.
Redneck Zombies
Reply #5. Posted on June 09, 1999, 11:45:37 AM by
This movie is great!Tobacco Man is a classic character.  Its slow at times but picks up later on.  Cannibal Campout was great also.  I recommend that you rent that also.
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Redneck Zombies
Reply #6. Posted on July 07, 1999, 10:47:31 PM by ELF5528468
It does not get any better than this, folks. Inspirational. If this movie can get such great distribution, imagine the possibilities! My only qualm was the fact that "Ellie May" seemed to break character periodically. But hey, we can't all have the acting abilities of the opening soldier. A genuine classic.
Redneck Zombies
Reply #7. Posted on August 27, 1999, 10:14:28 AM by Is my E-mail required?
I just rented this film last week (imagine..I rented about 25 films in all last week). This movie is considered the being shot with a camcorder added to the movie...I LOVE IT....
Redneck Zombies
Reply #8. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM by jmc
No, Ferd is the fat redneck who becomes a zombie rapist.  He's probably my favorite character next to the Drinking Dude, who ranks up their with Chaplin and Keaton when it comes to wordless comedy.  

Anyone notice the "homage" to the Texas Chainsaw Massacre?  You know, the scene with the hitchhiker and Elly Mae.  

Anyway, I saw this last night and thought it was great.  Not for bad movie beginners, though.  Actually, I thought this was better than DEAD ALIVE, but it suffers from a lack of, well, knockers.  

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