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House of the Dead (2003)

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A group of college students travel to a mysterious island to attend a rave, and end up getting trapped there because it's been taken over by bloodthirsty zombies.

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Cynthia (as Sonja Salomaa)
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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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Humans versus zombies. Whose sides are you? See more »

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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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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

Reviews were so bad that Danish cinemas refused to buy it. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 9 mins) In the laboratory, a gray, rotting, skeletal zombie lying on a table has a very visible pink, healthy nose sticking out of its skull. See more »

Quotes

Alicia: What happened? Rudy, what happened?
Rudy: Why does it matter what happened? She's dead. I didn't save her.
Alicia: It's not your fault...
Rudy: It WAS my fault! It was MY fault! Where you here? Did you see it? Did you SEE WATCH them rip her apart?
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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

References Zombie (1979) See more »

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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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So bad its......
12 October 2003 | by (Tulsa, OK) – See all my reviews

Actually reasonably enjoyable, but in a comic book, silly kinda way. This is by no stretch of the imagination a good movie in any sense, but you cant help but laugh yourself silly through most of it.

Plot line is this: A group of ravers travel to an island near Seattle, an island known as Isla del Morte (Island of the dead, and my Spanish spelling is likely incorrect). Once they arrive, they find the biggest rave of the year deserted. Why? they find out once they stumble upon survivors and are shown video footage of what happened.

This is really an elementary movie, poorly written by Mark Altman (who did one of my favorite films, "Free Enterprise") and equally poorly acted by the mainly unknown cast. Along with Jurgen Prochnow, Ellie Cornell ("Halloween" 4 & 5) and Clint Howard (Ron's brother) are the only names I recognized. I really don't expect much from Clint (and he certainly delivered in that area) but Ellie and Jurgen usually do a little better than they showed here.

Johnathan Cherry is really dull as Rudy, Tyron Leitso's Simon is an irritating little weasel, Ona Grauer's Alicia is really nice to look at, but not much else...so on and so forth.

Lots and lots of pop culture references, including a mention of George A. Romero and the possibility of a 4th "Dead" film. See this one if you're a Romero fan...please...its a zombie movie and if the industry thinks thats what we want, then we'll get George's final vision that much sooner.

This is just not a good movie, but if you're like me and enjoy giving the "Mystery Science Theater 3000" treatment to bad films, you should see this one.

1/2 out of 5


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