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House of the Dead (2003)

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

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Simon
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Salish
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Greg
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Karma
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Liberty
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Cynthia (as Sonja Salomaa)
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Hugh
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Castillo
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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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Adventure | Horror

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

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Release Date:

10 October 2003 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$10,199,354 (USA) (7 November 2003)
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Trivia

Thirty-two video clips from the original game appear in several parts of the movie. Twenty-six appear during the 10-minute battle in front of the house. The remaining 6 are used as transitions prior to the battle. See more »

Goofs

(at around 33 mins) 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

Salish: Cap'n! Cap'n! I'm not goin'. I'm not goin'! There's evil spirits on that island!
Capt. Victor Kirk: You just get the deck lines and let me worry about the evil spirits. Okay, Salish?
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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 »

Connections

Spun-off from The House of the Dead (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Salish
Arranged by M. Burns / T. Brokeman / Reinhard Besser (as R. Besser)
Using the Irish folksong "Aura Lee" (DP)
Published by D.A.N. Music Publishing
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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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