An almost unrelenting barrage of gore, DEAD ALIVE is also a constant assault on the funnybone, a film in which the graphic blood-spilling is taken so far over the top that it becomes hilarious instead of disgusting.
Our hero is Lionel (Timothy Balme), a young man in 1957 New Zealand who lives with his domineering mother, Vera (Elizabeth Moody). While shopping at a Spanish-owned grocery where the attractive Paquita (Diana Penalver) works, he accidentally knocks several items onto a counter; they land in a
pattern that Paquita's grandmother has told her will indicate the man with whom she will fall in love. The shy, awkward Lionel is convinced by Paquita to go t...