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Zombie Hamlet (2012)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 14 April 2012 (USA)
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An ambitious filmmaker plots a re-imagining of Hamlet set during the American Civil War, but when he loses his large budget he has to accept much less money--which means making major script changes.

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John Murlowski

Writer:

John McKinney (screenwriter)
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Credited cast:
John Amos ... Edgar Mortimer
A.J. Buckley ... Marvin
K.C. Clyde ... Dan Dover
Kim Collins ... Pig Man
Brendan Michael Coughlin ... Lester
Kristi Culbert ... Pesky Nun
John de Lancie ... Jerry
A.J. Draven ... Charlton Heston
Vanessa Evigan ... Kate Spangler (as Vanessa Lee Evigan)
Zetta Marie Gagliano Zetta Marie Gagliano ... Goth Girl
Emma Graves ... Crazed Fan (as Emilia Graves)
Melora Hardin ... Pam
Hollier Harrison Hollier Harrison ... Voodoo King
Gildart Jackson ... Professor Reginald Wellington III
Ryan H. Jackson Ryan H. Jackson ... Fortinbras
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Desperate filmmaker Osric Taylor dreams of making his civil war Hamlet but when production funding dries up he agrees to take southern matron Hester Beauchamps offer to fund the film if he let's her niece be in it. After Hester takes the wrong voodoo medicine, things take a turn for the worst. Written by O2D

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Comedy

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Not Rated

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Melora Hardin plays a woman named Pam, in the American TV show "The Office", something Melora had previously starred in, there is a character named Pam See more »

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This Old Life
Written by Darren McGovern
Performed by Darren McGovern
Produced by Mike Castonguay
Published by Punch From The Hip Records
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Why did I like the movie?
24 April 2012 | by midlandchessclubSee all my reviews

I've been thinking about the movie Zombie Hamlet for the last few days since I've seen it, trying to figure out why I liked it as much as I did.

I think there are two general reasons.

1. June Lockhart. No, not her grand-daughter, the June Lockhart. The one from the 60's. She must be 90. I'm old enough to remember her from "Lost In Space" and "Lassie" but she was absolutely wonderful in Zombie Hamlet. To me she stole the show. I also liked John Amos, famous for the movie "The Beastmaster" and as JJ Walker's dad in "Good Times" way back then. Geeze, how old must he be? Anyway, him questioning June Lockhart about her "ample bosom" just made me laugh. It was funny, but also downright sweet.

You'll hear people say that anyone can be an actor, but watching these two in this movie really spoke well for the acting profession. Gotta find out who the director was too. He/she probably deserves credit for creating a situation where these two professionals were able to shine.

2. It was a fun movie for adults that you can take your kids to. I don't remember lots of cursing or potty humor or gross stuff that comes with so many movies today, I guess to cater to teenagers. This really was a movie that I'd take my kids to.

I hope this movie gets a decent release. It's worthy of one because sometimes it's hard for a dad to find a decent movie to take the kids to on a family night that he can stand and the kids still enjoy. You won't have to cringe at the drug references, teen sex innuendos, and bathroom jokes.

I recommend it.


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English

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14 April 2012 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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