GenreHorror Music directorKlevin Scott CountryUnited States
Release dateOctober 19, 2004 (2004-10-19) SequelZombie Planet 2: Adams Revenge CastFrank Farhat, Mari Stamper, Matt Shorr, Rebecca Minton, Karl Gustav Lindstrom Similar moviesMaze Runner: The Scorch Trials, Hotel Transylvania 2, World War Z, Rammbock: Berlin Undead, Zombie Isle, Zombie Lake
TaglineYou Are What They Eat!
Zombie Planet is a 2004 American horror film directed and written by George Bonilla. Frank Farhat stars as a zombie hunter in a post-apocalyptic world.
After a pharmaceutical company develops a new wonder drug, its customers turn into zombies. T. K. Kane, a mysterious outsider, arrives in a community terrorized by local warlord Adam. Kane protects the community and hunts down the zombies plaguing the community.
Frank Farhat as T. K. Kane
Christopher Rose as Warren
Matthew Perry as Adam
Rebecca Minton as Julie
Karl Gustav Lindstrom as Frank
Jon Shelton as Stiletto
Fran Rabe as Mary
Rhonda Barker as Rose
Director George Bonilla was inspired to make a zombie film after moving to Kentucky and finding a supportive independent film community there. Bonilla believed that zombies created from a defective drug would allow for a wide variety of effects on people, and allowed him to write in both feral and intelligent zombies. The cast and crew were mainly made up of people with no experience in filmmaking. Scenes were shot at the Bluegrass Aspendale housing project in Lexington, Kentucky. Bonilla's wife Tammy is the executive producer.
Zombie Planet was distributed by J. R. Bookwalter's Tempe Entertainment. It was released on DVD on October 19, 2004.
Peter Dendle called the film "epically awful" and embarrassing for Lexington natives. David Johnson of DVD Verdict said that the film is better than most Z movies, but its length leads to too much filler. Bill Gibron of DVD Talk rated the film 3/5 stars and said that "there are kernels of creativity and outright cleverness in this big, sloppy ersatz-spectacle."