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The film follows Lionel, a village dweeb living with his mother Vera in a Victorian mansion, who constantly gets into trouble for his relationship with a Spanish shopkeeper’s daughter, Paquita. When a rabid rat-monkey bites Vera, she gradually converts the residents of Newtown into a zombie horde. Since its release, Braindead has received acclaim from critics, with many filmmakers and critics calling it «The Goriest Fright Film of All Time». Sumatran Rat-Monkey, a hybrid creature that resulted from the rape of tree monkeys by plague-carrying rats, out of Skull Island. When he was a child, Lionel’s father drowned trying to save him at the beach, and the incident has haunted him into adulthood.