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Dance of the Dead (2008)

R | | Comedy, Horror | 9 March 2008 (USA)
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On the night of the big High-School Prom, the dead rise to eat the living, and the only people who can stop them are the losers who couldn't get dates to the dance.

Director:

Gregg Bishop

Writer:

Joe Ballarini
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jared Kusnitz ... Jimmy Dunn
Greyson Chadwick ... Lindsey
Chandler Darby Chandler Darby ... Steven
Carissa Capobianco ... Gwen
Randy McDowell ... Jules Reiner
Michael Mammoliti ... George (as Michael V. Mammoliti)
Mark Lynch Mark Lynch ... Rod
Justin Welborn ... Kyle Grubbin
Mark Oliver ... Coach Keel
Blair Redford ... Nash Rambler
Lucas Till ... Jensen
Hunter Pierce Hunter Pierce ... Dave The Drummer
Jonathan Spencer ... Frank Hammond
Stephen Caudill ... Principal Castlemoody
J. Jacob Adelman J. Jacob Adelman ... Mitch (as Jeff Adelman)
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Storyline

It is prom night in middle America. Tuxes have been rented and dresses have been bought. But when the dead unexpectedly rise from their graves to eat the living, it's up to the geeks, the nerds, the outcast and the losers who couldn't get dates to the dance to save the town from the undead. Unlikely heroes will rise to the challenge as they are forced to put aside their differences and band together to fight for their lives. Armed with bats, sledgehammers, garden tools and guitars, this rag-tag group of high-school teens are in for a prom night they will never forget. Written by LG

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

It's their night to come alive.

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence and gore, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dance of the dead: El baile de los muertos See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Georgia, USA

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Unlike most zombie films, aside from the sound of sirens in a very early scene, there are no police officers or military soldiers present or seen at anytime in the film. See more »

Goofs

After the group meets up with the coach and arm themselves, they all get into an original Hummer 1. However, when they are shown after the next scene, they are in a H2 Hummer. See more »

Quotes

Emelia: Who are you guys?
George: We're the sci-fi club.
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Referenced in Far (2012) See more »

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Better And Better
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Written by Kennedy
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Same old, same old
11 October 2008 | by mrguugelballerSee all my reviews

To be honest, this movie did not deliver in any level. Everything that this movie is has been done before, except the "twist" that isn't really anything mind blowing. The kills are mediocre, the plot is so predictable and so boring that I had serious thoughts about just skipping to next chapter all the time. Though Dance of the Dead looks OK, the actors are good enough, no complaining in that sector. Special effects were also good enough. But why do another zombiemovie with the same old clichés? And what comes to the comedy part of the movie. It blows. But i must admit that I am not a fan of teenage comedies so that kind of humor just does not sink in to me. So if you're NOT into zombiemovies, this movie might entertain you. But if you're seen such classics like Return of The Living Dead, Evil Dead 2, Dawn of the Dead, Bio-Zombie, Dead Alive and Cemetery Man then don't expect anything that you haven't seen already.

I give it a 4 because it has nothing original in it, but the production and effects and acting keep it running. And yes, I do not count that lame "twist" as something remarkable. Same old, same old.


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