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House of the Dead (2003)

R  |   |  Action, Horror  |  10 October 2003 (USA)
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A group of college students go to a rave on a mysterious island, but get trapped there because it's taken over by blood-feasting zombies.

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Liberty
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Kirk (as Jurgen Prochnow)
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Matt
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Johanna (as Erica Parker)
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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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The Dead Walk... You Run See more »

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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:

$5,683,280 (USA) (10 October 2003)

Gross:

£107,045 (UK) (29 October 2004)
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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 »

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Simon's wound changes its form and size when he examines it in the house. See more »

Quotes

Jordan Casper: Look, I don't know what's going on here, okay? What I do know is that I got to get you all off this island. How did you get here?
Rudy: The boat, like everyone else. But it's gone, it's been destroyed.
Alicia: [Referring to herself, Simon, Karma, Greg, & Cynthia] We didn't. We came on the Lazarus with Kirk.
Jordan Casper: Where is he?
Alicia: At the dock by the beach.
Jordan Casper: Can you take me to him?
Alicia: Why, are you gonna arrest him?
Jordan Casper: Not at the moment. Right now, I need to get you all away from here as soon as possible.
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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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Action-filled crap-fest
13 February 2005 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

I found this movie in the 'horror' section of my video store. That seems to make sense as most zombie movies have their place there. From Romero's 'Dead' trilogy to '28 days later.' However upon watching it, you can quickly see what this movie really is.

It is actually a music video that goes progressively faster and gets more and more and more gory. There is no horror here folks. Just some half-way decently staged action scenes which soon grow tiresome because they last... and last... and last... and soon you get the feeling maybe you're DVD player accidentally skipped back 3 minutes, but no, this is how they actually made the movie. It's a pity. I think anyone could find a better use for $7 million dollars in the movie industry than make this lump o' crud. Though some of the 360 effects were cool, but once again, they were over used and grew tedious since it was the same stunt over and over again each time, just with a different character.

Also what is ROYALLY annoying is the splicing on of footage from the arcade game. I've played the game. It sucks. So why did they put it in here? Oh that's right, this isn't a movie but a music video, and it's a poor one at that. 3/10

Rated R: a lot of violence/gore, and profanity


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