We see early that many of the characters from part 4 return for this one, and with the exception of Aimee-Lynn Chadwick as Becky, that's not a good thing.
After his uncle is killed, Julian finds two barrels in his uncle's house. Unsure what is inside, he and his girlfriend take one of the barrels to their chemist friend Cody, who determines it is something similar to the drug ecstasy. Jeremy (perhaps the most irritating character in a film this side of Pauly Shore) puts a drop of the liquid on his tongue and trips to the verge of death. He and Cody decide to put the liquid in pill form (think Advil gel caps the size of a horse pill)(remember, one drop almost killed Jeremy) and sell the drugs to local college kids. I don't think I have to mention the result. This really is not a bad film; it's considerably better the previous installment, but it's not really great either. The acting and makeup are just as bad as ROTLD 4 but there is still plenty of blood and gore as well. They tried to bring more comedy into this one, which really drags the film down (and cost it a point on my score). But as a horror movie it has legs. Oddly, the same characters that fought the zombies in ROTLD 4 return here but never mention they have fought or even seen zombies before.
On A Scale Of One To Ten: 5