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Dead & Breakfast -- Spending a night at a local bed and breakfast turns into a bloody supernatural fight to the death.

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Director:
Writers:
Matthew Leutwyler (story) and
Jun Tan (story) ...
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Release Date:
20 July 2006 (Singapore) See more »
Tagline:
Its like a bad horror movie, only worse. See more »
Plot:
A night at a local bed and breakfast turns into a bloody supernatural fight to the death. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
5 wins & 1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
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No Toaster Strudel in the Face for this Horror "Comedy" See more (100 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Jeremy Sisto ... Christian

Erik Palladino ... David

Bianca Lawson ... Kate

Oz Perkins ... Johnny

Ever Carradine ... Sara

Gina Philips ... Melody

Zach Selwyn ... Randall Keith Randall

Miranda Bailey ... Lisa Belmont

Brent David Fraser ... The Drifter

Diedrich Bader ... Chef Henri

David Carradine ... Mr. Wise

Jeffrey Dean Morgan ... The Sheriff

Mark Kelly ... Enus
Luiggi Debiasse ... The Gardener
Ric Barbera ... The Preacher

Portia de Rossi ... Kelly - The Bride

Devon Gummersall ... Orange Cap
Padraic Aubrey ... The Mullet Man
Jeff Enden ... Cletus - The Poster Guy
John Oszajca ... The Drummer

Evan Helmuth ... The Bass Player
Zed Starkovich ... Harmonica Bob (as Zed B. Starkovich)

Matthew Leutwyler ... The Leg Wrestler - Loser
David W. Strong ... The Leg Wrestler - Winner
John Robb ... The Bartender

Barry Ratcliffe ... The Ear Guy

Amy Claire ... The Waitress (as Amy Claire Lloyd)

Vincent Ventresca ... The Doc

Brian Gattas ... The Farmer

Theresa Burkhart Gallagher ... The Skanky Chick (as Theresa Burkhart)

Brian Vander Ark ... The Tall Hick

Johnny Martin ... The Bar Back

Brooke Allison ... Miss Kimble - the Chick With the Foaming Mouth and the Hammer in Her Head
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jeffrey T Ferguson ... Townie (uncredited)

Zakareth Ruben ... Bridesmaid (uncredited)

Directed by
Matthew Leutwyler 
 
Writing credits
Matthew Leutwyler (story) and
Jun Tan (story) &
Billy Burke (story)

Matthew Leutwyler (screenplay)

Produced by
Miranda Bailey .... executive producer
Wang Ching .... executive producer (as Ching I Wang)
Michael K. DeVaney .... associate producer
Francey Grace .... co-producer
E.J. Heiser .... producer
Joe Madden .... executive producer
Julie Sandor .... co-producer
Jun Tan .... producer
 
Original Music by
Brian Vander Ark 
 
Cinematography by
David Scardina (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Peter Devaney Flanagan 
 
Casting by
Kari G. Peyton 
 
Production Design by
Don Day 
 
Art Direction by
Guy Harrington 
 
Set Decoration by
Lisa Clark 
 
Costume Design by
Molly Grundman 
 
Makeup Department
Suzette Mariel .... makeup department head
Michael Mosher .... special effects makeup supervisor
Richard Redlefsen .... prosthetic makeup artist
Nicole Sofios .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Anton Laines .... unit production manager
Tess Lindberg .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gino Caputi .... second assistant director
Michael K. DeVaney .... first assistant director
Christopher James Hall .... additional second assistant director
Zed Starkovich .... first assistant director: second unit
Zed Starkovich .... second second assistant director
Kendrick Wright .... additional second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Katherine Covell .... on-set dresser
Terri Fredlund .... assistant art director
Sean House .... specialty props
Jessica M. Lapin .... art department coordinator
Stephanie K. Lin .... graphic artist
Linda Lodico .... set dresser
Patrick Ludden .... property master
Annie Mueller .... assistant property master
Alfred Leslie Pollard .... construction coordinator
Stephen Reedy .... art department assistant
Jun Tan .... storyboard artist
 
Sound Department
Spencer Blair .... post-sound assistant
Don Digirolamo .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul Drenning .... adr mixer
Stephen M. Galvin .... adr editor
Stephen M. Galvin .... dialog editor
Patrick M. Griffith .... supervising sound editor
Todd Langner .... sound re-recording mixer
Steve McCarty .... sound effects editor
Cathleen Rowland .... foley
Kyiakhalid Ruiz .... boom operator
Galen L. Senogles .... foley (as Galen Senogles)
David Silverberg .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Rocky Faulkner .... special effects crew
Sean House .... mechanical effects
Sean House .... specialty prop constructor
Ralis Kahn .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Christopher Dusendschon .... digital imaging supervisor: main title, iO FILM
 
Stunts
Dan Bell .... stunts
Robin Lynn Bonaccorsi .... stunt double: Ever Carradine
Rocky Capella .... stunt coordinator
Lisa Dempsey .... stunts
Thomas M. Ficke .... stunt double
James Gutierrez .... utility stunts
Kevin Larson .... assistant stunt coordinator
Mike Martinez .... stunt performer
Tim Meredith .... stunts
Barry Ratcliffe .... stunt performer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Nick Anthony .... grip
Arthur Aravena .... gaffer
Michael Best .... best boy electric
Mike Booth .... additional electrician
Isaac Camner .... best boy grip
Kiki Cheung .... grip
Jay Coakley .... grip
Rick Edmondson .... grip
Rick Ewald .... additional camera operator
Jason Gilbertson .... grip
Russell Hosking .... grip (as Russell A. Hosking)
Anne Lee .... second assistant camera
John Leventis .... electrician
Gerardo Merino .... grip
Thomas C. Miller .... assistant camera
Adam Morrison .... additional camera operator
Khamisi Norwood .... electrician
Jason Predock .... electrician
Edwin Schenderlein .... grip
Alex Selkowitz .... grip
Donavan Sell .... electrician
John South .... additional camera operator
Andrew D. Stadler .... additional second assistant camera
Todd Stoneman .... grip
David W. Strong .... key grip
Jonathan 'Sketch' White .... best boy
 
Casting Department
Donna Robinson .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Meredith J. Murray .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Jeremy Anderhalt .... color timer: film
Mike Daily .... negative cutter
Matt DeNoto .... post-production assistant
Tess Lindberg .... assistant editor
Amanda Marshall .... post-production assistant (as Amanda Hartrey)
Karen Otterstad Philippenko .... assistant editor
Ken Schwartz .... colorist
 
Music Department
Michael Becker .... additional music editor
Michael Becker .... music supervisor
Steven A. Saltzman .... music editor
Zach Selwyn .... composer: additional music
 
Transportation Department
Bundy Chanock .... transportation coordinator
Clark Dolan .... driver: honeywagon
Adam M. Dunne-De'Coligny .... transportation captain
Jonathan Evans .... driver
Dan Katter .... driver
Reed Phillips .... driver
Reed Phillips .... transportation co-captain
Marc Wall .... driver
Marc Wall .... talent driver
David D.B. Wilson .... driver
 
Other crew
Brooke Allison .... choreographer
Justin Baird .... production assistant
Bundy Chanock .... set medic
Blair Franklin .... office production assistant
Jack Gutowitz .... production assistant
Melissa Jones .... production assistant
Josh Katz .... production assistant
Matthew Labate .... production coordinator
Angela Mixan .... production coordinator
Virginia Saenz McCarthy .... script supervisor
Roger Udwin .... additional assistant coordinator
Wade Weliever .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Curran G. Engel .... thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Hotel Zombie" - Japan (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong horror violence/gore and language (edited for re-rating)
Runtime:
88 min | 89 min (unrated version)
Country:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Certification:
Australia:MA | Canada:18A (Manitoba) | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | Germany:16 | Malaysia:(Banned) | Netherlands:16 | Singapore:R21 | Singapore:M18 (edited version) | UK:18 | USA:R (edited for re-rating) | USA:NC-17 (original rating) | USA:Unrated (uncut)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
When the Sherriff is pulling the chainsaw out of the closet, an Evil Dead poster can be seen.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: In the Winnebago at the beginning, Christopher puts the pills back into the pez dispenser, but after, David grabs another red pill off the table, and they are all back.See more »
Quotes:
Johnny:"Lovelock?" Where the hell is Lovelock?
Christian:Lovecock? Johnny, that's your hometown, isn't it? You love cock.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Blonde and Blonder (2007)See more »
Soundtrack:
Ten Bucks Says All Three DiesSee more »

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29 out of 44 people found the following review useful.
No Toaster Strudel in the Face for this Horror "Comedy", 7 October 2004
Author: stiles (stiles@newebooks.net) from Los Angeles, CA

Horror comedies are usually much better on paper than on film, which Dead & Breakfast wholeheartedly proves. The first half is a mish-mash of self-consciously 'witty' dialogue and 'hilarious' situations as a group of yappy twenty-somethings throttle in a Winnebago towards Texas for a wedding. But an overnight detour leads them into a den of hillbilly zombies and handmade shotguns, and some semblance of fun, whether it's comedic or not.

With its unnecessary close-ups, terrible acting, and abhorrent hand-held camera use, Dead and Breakfast has all the charm of a first feature by a fanboy with too many ideas and too little experience. (Note that this is actually writer/director Matthew Leutwyler's third feature.) This isn't to say that the movie's bad – there's plenty of gore and creative death scenes to tickle your attention span for 88 minutes. But as a horror film it never finds its voice, and as a comedy, it tries far too hard to ever provoke a good chuckle out of me.

Early on, the lead is taken by Christian, a pill-popping but level-headed mediator played by the always wonderful Jeremy Sisto. But his premature nixing leaves the scattered cast without a den mother. Sara (Ever Carradine, who amazingly looks nothing like a Skolnick) should be leading the pack, but she spends the rest of the film bellowing, 'you've got to be kidding me!' as she wards off zombie attacks. Hardly a leading heroine. The rest of the cast – much better than the headshot-cast prats I see in studio horror pics these days - simply squabble amongst themselves about personal issues while under attack. Then there's the 'comedy': look, drunk guys aren't funny, rude French people aren't funny, and while slipping around in a puddle of gore is funny (see Shaun of the Dead's off-screen tumble by Simon Pegg), when the scene lasts upwards of 30 seconds, one feels pandered to. Even hillbilly zombies aren't funny – isn't that a little too on the nose?

You could do worse than Dead & Breakfast, but if you're looking for a genuine laugh with a good smattering of gore, check out another of Lions Gate's indie horror acquisition, Monster Man. And if you want a good zombie gorefest, stick with Dead Alive or Evil Dead II, which Dead & Breakfast aspires so painfully to be. Because there's nothing funny about desperation, is there?

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