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A chemical infested soft drink turns people into flesh-eating zombies. Soon a whole shopping mall is full of the walking dead. Bit like Brent Cross on a Monday morning
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A tainted soft drink (called Chemical Weapon, arf!) creates the first zombies who then go on to infect others in a shopping mall where only a handful of young employees, led by the curiously named Woody Invincible (Jordan Chan) and Crazy Bee (Lee Chan-Sam), can stop them.
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