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Zeder

Released 1984
Distributor Motion Picture Marketing (MPM)

Pupi Avati’s 1983 zombie thriller Zeder features old-fashioned storytelling and new-fashioned gore along with a little sci-fi and some psychic shenanigans. Also known as Revenge of the Dead, the movie reanimates a classic horror movie trope: a mysterious scientist’s efforts to revive the dead lead to predictable disaster.

About Ernest Dickerson

In the tradition of Mario Bava and Jack Cardiff, Ernest Dickerson is an Emmy and Peabody-award winning film and television veteran. The NYU grad photographed many films for director Spike Lee, including Do the Right Thing, Jungle Fever, Mo' Better Blues and Malcolm X. In 1992 he made his feature directorial debut with Juice and has been working steadily ever since with credits like Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight, Bulletproof, Bones and Never Die Alone. Dickerson's acclaimed TV work includes AMC's The Walking Dead and Low Winter Sun, Showtime's Dexter, and HBO's The Wire and Treme, for which he won a 2012 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Director.