Corpses Are Forever

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Corpses Are Forever
Directed by Jose Prendes
Produced by
  • Jose Prendes
  • Alvaro Rangel
  • Jessica Lewis
Written by Jose Prendes
Music by
  • Thomas Park
  • Jose Prendes
Cinematography Alvaro Rangel
Edited by Brandon Dumlao
C-47 Films
Distributed by The Asylum
Release date
  • 2003 (2003)
Running time
92 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $200,000[1]

Corpses Are Forever is a 2003 American psychological horror-spy thriller film written and directed by Jose Prendes. It stars Jose Prendes as an amnesiac spy who must recover his memories and learn the origin of a zombie apocalypse before the end of the world.


During a zombie apocalypse, Malcolm Grant, a CIA agent, allows himself to be experimented on by a government lab run by General Morton. Morton believes the only way to stop the apocalypse is by wiping Grant's memories and injecting Grant with the experiences of Quint Barrow, the index case of the zombie plague. Through Grant's flashbacks as Barrow, they learn that the apocalypse was begun through a deal with Satan. Grant teams up with a priest, his ex-wife, and a nurse to stop doomsday.



Corpses Are Forever was shot in Miami, Florida.[2]


Prendes received a voicemail message from Lionsgate offering a distribution deal, but they unexpectedly pulled out.[3] It was later released by The Asylum, with whom he developed a relationship.[4]


Bill Beyrer of Cinema Blend rated it 3.5/5 stars and wrote that he initially intended to write a sarcastic negative review, but the film turned out to be better than expected.[5] Mike Watt of Film Threat rated it 3/5 stars and wrote, "It's a gutsy movie; it just doesn't work."[6] In The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia, Volume 2, Peter Dendle wrote that the film is "unburdened by any sort of budget or clarity of vision".[7]


  1. ^ Lindenmuth, Kevin J. (1998). How to Make Movies: Low-Budget/No-Budget Indie Experts Tell All. McFarland & Company. p. 208. ISBN 9780786471065. 
  2. ^ Watt, Mike (2004-08-17). "DEBBIE ROCHON: BEAUTY AND THE BEASTS". Film Threat. Retrieved 2014-03-04. 
  3. ^ Lindenmuth, Kevin J. (1998). How to Make Movies: Low-Budget/No-Budget Indie Experts Tell All. McFarland & Company. p. 193. ISBN 9780786471065. 
  4. ^ Eakin, Marah (2014-01-30). "Who writes movies like Mega Shark Vs. Mecha Shark?". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 2014-03-04. 
  5. ^ Beyrer, Bill. "Corpses Are Forever". Retrieved 2014-03-04. 
  6. ^ Watt, Mike (2003-10-20). "Corpses Are Forever". Film Threat. Retrieved 2014-03-04. 
  7. ^ Dendle, Peter (2012). The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia, Volume 2: 2000–2010. McFarland & Company. p. 47. ISBN 9780786492886. 

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