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Anger of the Dead is a Canadian/Italian Zombie Movie by Francesco Picone.

Alice (Roberta Sparta) is a mother-to-be in a world that, for the past four months, has been torn apart by the Zombie Apocalypse. With her friends Stephen (Marius Bizau) and Peter (Michael Segal), she's making her way across the country trying to survive. Recently, she's heard on the radio of a ferry leaving for a zombie-free island in three days, and decides to make that their destination.

Meanwhile, a rogue military soldier named Rooker (Aaron Stielstra) has been keeping a woman (Desiree Giorgetti) prisoner for a while, and it has not been a pleasant experience, as she has recently escaped, and is now on the run from him. Soon, these two separate stories shall intersect.

The film was released on February 21st, 2015.

Anger of the Dead contains examples of:

  • Airvent Passageway: Alice uses an air vent to escape the zombie-overrun building at the end of the movie. She also traps Rooker in it with the zombie pursuing him while he was pursuing her.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Rooker has his number two chop off Ben's leg while interrogating him.
    • Alice cuts off Stephen's hand after it's been bitten in the hopes she doesn't have to kill him.
  • Asshole Victim: Rooker and his number two, who are eaten by zombies.
  • Batter Up!: Rooker's number two wields a baseball bat. He uses it near the beginning of the movie to cave Ben's head in.
  • Blood from the Mouth: While waiting for Alice to return, Stephen ends up coughing up a large amount of blood.
  • Car Fu: In the prologue, when Stephen meets Alice, he saves her from a zombie by hitting it with his car.
  • Devoured by the Horde: Rooker's number two's fate, after Rooker shoots and wounds him.
  • Downer Ending: Alice gets to the pier the ferry's supposed to be departing from, only to discover it's not there. Plus, it seems that Rooker's prisoner, now a zombie, has found her and runs toward her. She just closes her eyes and seemingly accepts her fate. Roll credits.
    • Subverted: When the credits start to roll, we hear two gunshots, and it cuts back to Alice, who turns to look behind her and see the zombie lying on the ground, dead. She then sees the men who shot it.
      • Double-Subverted: The men then start smiling menacingly, and manhandle her into the back of a van. Roll the remaining credits.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Rooker has a scar on the left side of his face given to him by his father when he was a kid as punishment for neglecting to take care of the cows, causing some of them to die of hunger and thirst.
  • Heal It With Fire: After chopping Stephen's bitten hand off, Alice lights a stick on fire and uses it to cauterize the stump.
  • Ironic Echo: Before having Stephen killed, Rooker tells Alice "you ain't in Wonderland anymore". Before sealing Rooker in the vent with a zombie, Alice tells him "you ain't in Wonderland anymore".
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Rooker fed Ben's daughter to a zombie after killing him. Near the end, Alice seals him in an air vent, leaving him to be eaten by the zombie behind him.
  • Pregnant Badass: Alice. She's expecting a baby, and is able to handle herself well against both undead and human alike.
  • Slashed Throat: Rooker has his number two slash Stephen's throat.
  • Spiteful Spit: Ben spits in Rooker's face after revealing he let Rooker's prisoner go.
  • Strapped to an Operating Table: After the prologue, we see Rooker's prisoner strapped naked by her wrists and ankles to an operating table.
  • Time Skip: After Alice meets Stephen at the start of the Zombie Apocalypse, the camera cuts to black before fading into a shot of a building with "4 Months Later" in the bottom left corner of the screen.
  • Title of the Dead: Anger of the Dead.
  • Zombie Apocalypse: Naturally. It's been going on for four months by the events of the movie.