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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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Johanna (as Erica Parker)
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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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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£107,045 (UK) (29 October 2004)

Gross:

£107,045 (UK) (29 October 2004)
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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

When Simon blows up the gun powder, the front door of the house has been blown outward onto the steps. However, the front door was already blown into the house when Capt. Kirk exploded the stick of dynamite outside the house. See more »

Quotes

Rudy: [as Hugh is playing footage from the zombie attack at the rave] Everyone was partying... you know, drinking, just having fun. Then, these things came and attacked the Rave. Those of us that could get away... did. We ran... we finally got to the boat but it wasn't there. These things just kept coming and coming and killing. We finally got to this house and... tried to hide and that's when you guys came. We thought you were more of them.
Simon: "Them"? Who the hell is "them"?
Rudy: Who? Try "What".
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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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This Is Real
Written by Andrew Farriss / Clive Young
Performed by Rey Thomas
Published by Warner Chappell Music Publishing/Universal Music Publishing
With kind permission of adMUSIC Holger Müller/ZYX Music
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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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