Death Warmed Up (1985)

New Zealand, 1985
35mm film, colour
Dolby, English

A New Zealand horror film directed by David Blyth.


Director: David Blyth
Tucker Production Company, New Zealand Film Commission
Producer: Murray Newey
Script: David Blyth, Michael Heath
Director of Photography: James Bartle
Editor: David Huggett
Music: Mark Nicholas
Sound Mixer: Mike Westgate
Costume Designer: Barbara Darragh
Special Effects Supervisor: Kevin Chisnall
Production Designer: Michael Glock

Michael Hurst (Michael Tucker)
Margaret Umbers (Sandy)
William Upjohn (Lucas)
Norelle Scott (Jeannie)
David Letch (Spider)
Gary Day (Dr Archer Howell)
David Weatherley (Professor Tucker)
Jonathan Hardy (Ranji Gandhi)
Nathaniel Lees (Jackson)
Norman Fairley (barman)
Judy McIntosh (nurse)
Geoff Snell (Jannings)
Bruno Lawrence (Tex)
Ian Watkin (Bill)
Erna Larsen

Alternative Titles

Dödens hetta – Sweden
Guerra Para Morte – Brazil
Neuro Killers – Italy
Robot Maniac – West Germany
Smiertelna obsesja – Poland



  • The Dark Side June 1995 pp.21-22 – review
  • Écran Fantastique no.52 (January 1985) pp.52-53, 76 – illustrated article (Death Warmed Up by Norbert Moutier)
  • Écran Fantastique no.52 (January 1985) p.59 – credits (Génériques des longs métrages en compétition)
  • Video the Magazine November 1985 p.19 – review


  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.392
  • Hoffman’s Guide to SF, Horror and Fantasy Movies 1991-1992 p.96 – credits, review
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films IV by Donald C. Willis p.121
  • The Illustrated Frankenstein Movie Guide by Stephen Jones p.111 – credits, review