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House of the Dead (2003)

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A group of college students travels to a mysterious island to attend a rave, which is soon taken over by bloodthirsty zombies.

Director:

Uwe Boll

Writers:

Mark A. Altman (story) (as Mark Altman), Dan Bates (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jonathan Cherry ... Rudy
Tyron Leitso ... Simon
Clint Howard ... Salish
Ona Grauer ... Alicia
Ellie Cornell ... Casper
Will Sanderson ... Greg
Enuka Okuma ... Karma
Kira Clavell ... Liberty
Sonya Salomaa ... Cynthia (as Sonja Salomaa)
Michael Eklund ... Hugh
David Palffy ... Castillo
Jürgen Prochnow ... Kirk (as Jurgen Prochnow)
Steve Byers ... Matt
Erica Durance ... Johanna (as Erica Parker)
Birgit Stein Birgit Stein ... Lena
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Storyline

This film is a prequel to all of the The House of the Dead video games. Set on an island off the coast, a techno rave party attracts a diverse group of college coeds and a Coast Guard officer. Soon, they discover that their X-laced escapades are to be interrupted by zombies and monsters that attack them on the ground, from the air, and in the sea, ruled by an evil entity in the House of the Dead... Written by Midnight Hunter X

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Taglines:

How do you kill something that's already dead? Any... way... you... can! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive strong violence/gore, language and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Germany | Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

House of the Dead See more »

Filming Locations:

British Columbia, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,500,000, 12 October 2003

Gross USA:

$10,249,719

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,818,181
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Five kinds of zombies are shown in the movie: undead crew members of the "San Christobal", other centuries-old zombies, people that were killed between 40 and a few years ago, and finally the ravers that were killed no more than 12 hours ago. See more »

Goofs

(at around 53 mins) During the long shootout in front of the house, one girl shoots a zombie, who goes flying back. You can see a wire attached to him. See more »

Quotes

Alicia: These are zombies, pure and simple.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits play over video of the games, from both the arcade and Dreamcast versions, begining with the famous "You must stop Curien!" scene from the game! See more »

Alternate Versions

In 2008, Lionsgate has released a Director's Cut version of the film on DVD. The film was made into a comedy with new music, alternative scenes, outtakes and several overlay-commentaries, which is the reason for the subtitle "Funny Version" on the DVD's front cover. This works remarkably well, thanks to self-ironic, exposing humor (continuity-issues, plot holes, sub-par acting performances etc. are mentioned; partly a little dumpy, e.g. when fart noises are faded in). See more »


Soundtracks

This Is Real
Written by Andrew Farriss / Clive Young
Performed by Rey Thomas
Published by Warner Chappell Music Publishing/Universal Music Publishing
With kind permission of adMUSIC Holger Müller/ZYX Music
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User Reviews

So bad its......
12 October 2003 | by Ace-38See all my reviews

Actually reasonably enjoyable, but in a comic book, silly kinda way. This is by no stretch of the imagination a good movie in any sense, but you cant help but laugh yourself silly through most of it.

Plot line is this: A group of ravers travel to an island near Seattle, an island known as Isla del Morte (Island of the dead, and my Spanish spelling is likely incorrect). Once they arrive, they find the biggest rave of the year deserted. Why? they find out once they stumble upon survivors and are shown video footage of what happened.

This is really an elementary movie, poorly written by Mark Altman (who did one of my favorite films, "Free Enterprise") and equally poorly acted by the mainly unknown cast. Along with Jurgen Prochnow, Ellie Cornell ("Halloween" 4 & 5) and Clint Howard (Ron's brother) are the only names I recognized. I really don't expect much from Clint (and he certainly delivered in that area) but Ellie and Jurgen usually do a little better than they showed here.

Johnathan Cherry is really dull as Rudy, Tyron Leitso's Simon is an irritating little weasel, Ona Grauer's Alicia is really nice to look at, but not much else...so on and so forth.

Lots and lots of pop culture references, including a mention of George A. Romero and the possibility of a 4th "Dead" film. See this one if you're a Romero fan...please...its a zombie movie and if the industry thinks thats what we want, then we'll get George's final vision that much sooner.

This is just not a good movie, but if you're like me and enjoy giving the "Mystery Science Theater 3000" treatment to bad films, you should see this one.

1/2 out of 5


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