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A group of teens arrive on an island for a rave--only to discover the island has been taken over by zombies. The group takes refuge in a house where they try to survive the night.

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

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10 October 2003 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£107,045 (UK) (29 October 2004)

Gross:

£107,045 (UK) (29 October 2004)
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The last film to use the turn-table technique for 360° shots. The risk of actors being hurt or killed by the fast-moving camera was too high. See more »

Goofs

After Casper shoots Cynthia, she talks to the rest of the group. During this dialogue, Simon changes his position from the left to right. Liberty stands next to Simon in one shot, but has moved a little to the left in the next shot. See more »

Quotes

[after being attacked by Castillo]
Alicia: Isn't it nice to know someone wants you for you body?
Rudy: Yeah. Depending on what they want to do with it.
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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 »

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References Star Trek (1966) See more »

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Zombie Island
Written by Oliver Lieb / Peter Zweier
Performed by Codetrasher
Published by Copyright Control/Edition 2HZ/Warner Chappell
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quite possibly the worst movie ever made
13 February 2005 | by (TN) – See all my reviews

This is one of the worst films I've seen. The only positive thing I can say is it was so bad that is seemed comical. First off, there's no plot. The actors appear to be reading off cue cards and do the dumbest things. Such as being chased by dead people but yet wanting to go out and look for their friends. Also the zombies were terrible, no where near as fun as any of Romero's work, who gets s plug in the movie. And the dumbest part of all was they kept showing flashes of the video game in the action sequences. Like we don't get the video game is about shooting zombies. Also, all the 20 somethings some how know how to use automatic weapons and hit a target without even aiming the gun. And the way the people die is so stupid. It's like they run out of ammo so stand around waiting to be jumped on. And when cornered in front of the house they run out of ammo instead of shooting the door open, So dumb.

FINAL VERDICT: If any of these actors appear in another film, then they've been blessed with a second chance. Definitely the worst film I've seen in years. A B-movie on cinemax is better.


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