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Dead & Breakfast -- Six friends on a road trip stop for the night at a bed and breakfast in the backwoods town of Lovelock. But friendships and limbs are lost when the gang is pursued by a group of line-dancing zombies.
Dead & Breakfast -- Spending a night at a local bed and breakfast turns into a bloody supernatural fight to the death.


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Release Date:
20 July 2006 (Singapore) See more »
Its like a bad horror movie, only worse. See more »
A night at a local bed and breakfast turns into a bloody supernatural fight to the death. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (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
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
Curran G. Engel .... thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Hotel Zombie" - Japan (English title)
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Rated R for strong horror violence/gore and language (edited for re-rating)
88 min | 89 min (unrated version)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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?

When the group first gets to the bed and breakfast, they hear the song "The Freshmen" on the radio and sing to it. "The Freshmen" was written and performed by Brian Vander Ark, who appears as a zombie and wrote the original score to the film.See more »
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 »
Kate:Do you know how long we've been dating?
David:You're kidding, right?
Kate:I'm asking you a question!
David:And you think this is the right time to ask a question like that?
Kate:[laughs] there's always some excuse for not wanting to talk about these things.
David:I think defending ourselves from a demon spirit that's now inhabiting your best friend's cousin ranks pretty damn high on the list of good excuses for not wanting to analyze our relationship right now. Could-could you hand me that loaded pipe so I can take care of this tall freak with the ax that's coming up the steps?
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
It's Like A Bad Horror Movie, Only Worse, and That's Not A Compliment, 24 October 2011
Author: D_Burke from United States

"Dead & Breakfast" succeeds in being a horror comedy that is neither scary nor funny. The pacing of the film is terrible, the plot is confusing, the acting is third-rate, and every element of the movie feels like a retread that wants to pass itself off as original. In fact, the movie's tag line "It's Like A Bad Horror Movie . . . Only Worse" could not be truer.

The premise of the film is so unoriginal, that you can tell it was mercilessly ripped from other movies ranging from "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" (1974) to "Murder By Death" (1977). These six young adults, three guys and three gorgeous women, are traveling in an RV to a friend's wedding. They get lost in a small town along the way, and decide to stay the night in a local run-down bed & breakfast. The B&B is run by a strange Buddhist named Mr. Wise (David Carradine, whose niece, Ever Carradine, is actually one of the three travelers). There is also an abrasive chef with a bad French accent (Diedrich Bader, "The Drew Carey Show").

On their very first night, they find both B&B inhabitants dead. Mr. Wise is dead of an apparent heart attack, and the French chef is found brutally murdered in the kitchen. There is a scene that is played out too long when one of the guys, in the kitchen for a midnight snack, encounters the dead chef, and keeps slipping on his blood on the floor. It's a scene that tries too hard for laughs when you're really not sure if you're supposed to laugh.

What follows is a very confusing and contrived story about how a small box, sealed only with a strip of paper, turns whomever opens it into some kind of zombie-like creature. Confused? Imagine how you would feel if you were watching it.

The exposition that is supposed to clear up confusion about the story either is so poorly set up that it leaves you bored, or feels ripped off from other movies. There's also a country singer, Randall Keith Randall (Zach Selwyn), who pops up and sings dumb songs about what the audience has already seen. This character is reminiscent of Nat "King" Cole and Stubby Kaye in "Cat Ballou" (1965), except his presence in the film feels forced. Plus, if he sang a coherent song about the back story behind the box that turned people into zombie-like creatures, his character would serve a useful purpose. Instead, his lyrics are not funny, and state the obvious by using lines like "now there's all this crazy sh*t that's going down here" (an actual line, by the way).

"Dead & Breakfast" lacks so much originality that it's almost like a parody of a movie that parodies horror movies. The horror elements, which should be the film's saving grace, are not scary at all. Plus, you actually have to care about the characters in some way to fear for their safety. Instead, the main six characters are all jerks, and you don't care about their fate.

The film's title is supposed to be a clever riff on the term bed & breakfast. Instead, the first word describes the film's pacing, and the last word describes what you want to throw at the screen an hour into watching it.

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