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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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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

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 4 mins) At the rave, the bare-breasted dancer changes her position on the stage between shots. See more »

Quotes

Capt. Victor Kirk: Where ya headin', girls? Huh?
Simon: It's, uh, somewhere in the San Juans. You must know where that is, right Skipper?
Salish: [looks at map] You crazy?
[to Kirk]
Salish: They crazy!
Capt. Victor Kirk: No, I don't think so.
Simon: Excuse me?
Capt. Victor Kirk: I said forget it.
Salish: Yeah, forget it! Forget it! That means stop talkin' and start walkin'!
Simon: Why?
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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 »

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Danger
Music by Oliver Lieb / Peter Zweier
Words by Mark Montague Jefferis
Performed by Codetrasher
Published by Copyright Control/Edition 2HZ/Warner Chappell/D.A.N. Music Publishing
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Beware the "House of the Dead", because...
22 February 2005 | by (Ft. Worth, TX, USA) – See all my reviews

IT SUCKS! I don't mean that it's so bad it's good, I mean it IS the ultimate low. This is as bad as "Ax 'Em"! My friend unwittingly bought this piece of garbage (not a compliment this time) and we stumbled into watching one of the most excruciating wastes of celluloid EVER! When hearing that Dave "Dead Hate the Living!" Parker was to write this, I figured he would provide the fulfillment to go with the ever-so-slight promise I believed I saw in him earlier on. Maybe it was or wasn't his screw-up, but this is just unbelievable. How horrid can a movie get? A dumbass with a video camera (sign of the artist!) makes self-referential quips about Romero films to let you know it's supposed to be a real, bona fide throwback. When various characters die, it's made to look as if they've lost a video game. See actual video game footage spliced into action scenes that make Ed Wood, Jr. look superior! And, no, it's not funny because IT IS THAT DAMN BAD. Everything about it, everything! What a shambles! And don't make the mistake of thinking getting high will help you enjoy it... we WASTED our high on this piece of slimy maggot excrement! PLEASE, FOR THE LOVE OF WHATEVER ICON YOU PUT IN FRONT OF YOU OR THE LACK THEREOF, DO NOT SEE THIS MOVIE! It WILL be a waste of your time and money. That is, unless you're even more into stubbing out hot ashes on your soul than I am! PLEASE! NO! BEWARE! AVOID AT ALL COSTS! IT'S JUST THAT BAD! IT'S TOO LATE FOR ME AND MY FRIEND, BUT NOT FOR YOU! NOOOOOOO......


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