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Boy Eats Girl (2005)

A boy declares his love for his girlfriend, only to die the same night. He is brought back to life by his mother as a flesh-craving zombie, who sires more teen undead while trying to control his, er, appetite for his beloved.

Director:

Stephen Bradley

Writer:

Derek Landy
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Samantha Mumba ... Jessica
David Leon ... Nathan
Tadhg Murphy ... Diggs
Laurence Kinlan ... Henry
Sara James Sara James ... Cheryl
Mark Huberman ... Samson
Sarah Burke Sarah Burke ... Charlotte
Paul Reid ... Shane
Jane Valentine Jane Valentine ... Glenda
Conor Ryan Conor Ryan ... Kenneth
Deirdre O'Kane ... Grace
Doreen Keogh ... Mrs. Brumble
Bryan Murray ... Mr. Frears
Denis Conway Denis Conway ... Craig
Lalor Roddy ... Fr. Cornelius
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Storyline

Single mother Grace is working in an ancient church restoring it and finds a hidden crypt that contains a book of resurrection. Father Cornelius asks her to go home and forget her findings. Her son Nathan is a sensitive and shy teenager bullied by Samson at school. He has a crush on his friend Jessica, but he does not declare his love to her. His best friends Diggs and Henry schedule a date for Nathan with Jessica, however her father grounds her in her bedroom and when Nathan calls Jessica, her father tells him that she has gone on a date with a good looking guy in a car. Jessica sneaks out through the window, but Nathan and Jessica fail to meet up with each other. When Jessica takes a ride in Kenneth's car, Nathan mistakenly believes that she is dating the schoolmate. He goes home, drinks whiskey and puts a rope around his neck. When Grace comes home, she opens Nathan's bedroom door and accidentally hangs her son. She then resurrects Nathan, but soon finds that something went wrong ... Written by Darkwalker173

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This zombie loves his girlfriend for her brains. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence/gore, language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Ireland | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 2005 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Scary Video 5 See more »

Filming Locations:

Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$130,051
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Domhnall Gleeson's film debut. See more »

Goofs

Approximately half way through the film Jessica comes to Nathan's window after the disco dance held at the school to talk to him. After he chases her away he closes the window and curtain and lays back down on his bed revealing that the small dent/almost hole he put in the wall earlier via his super zombie strength to be absent from that morning. See more »

Quotes

Diggs: Do you have any special powers or anything?
Nathan: I'm stronger, I'm faster, and I don't feel pain.
Diggs: Can you fly?
Nathan: No, Diggs, I can't fucking fly!
Diggs: Pity.
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Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Zombie Comedy Movies (2018) See more »

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Spitting Games
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Harmless comedy fun
16 April 2006 | by SteveRaccoonSee all my reviews

Boy Eats Girl is the kind of film to watch when you're in a non-committal mood, something that demands only vague attention and which doesn't try to be clever. If you want a horror or a zombie movie then look elsewhere, it's neither nor does it try to be.

It is a comedy, let's get it straight right now, not a zombie film. Romero's legacy to pop culture and the film industry certainly gets a good outing here, but this isn't a film to make gorehounds feel fat and happy, nor will zombie purists find anything to debate over.

A lot of the characters are like those from sappy American Teen comedies but with Irish accents and in situations involving blood and throw-away limbs.

Perhaps this helps: It's California Man with gore.

It entertained me for the short running time (about an hour I made it) and I liked it enough to cough up £5 for it. If you give it a chance as a silly gory comedy, you may well like it too.


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