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After finding a mysterious film reel hidden in their ceiling, the well-meaning staff of a struggling movie theater assume that the film is an old B-movie preview trailer and play it before ... See full summary »


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After finding a mysterious film reel hidden in their ceiling, the well-meaning staff of a struggling movie theater assume that the film is an old B-movie preview trailer and play it before a midnight screening of the timeless George A. Romero masterpiece, 'Night of the Living Dead'. When the film is revealed to be a long-dead Nazi scientist's mind control experiment, their audience of horror movie fanatics is transformed into a mob of mindless zombies with a fierce hunger for the flesh of the living! Ten survivors struggle to stay alive as the cinema is overrun by shambling hordes of the undead, while outside, ruthless government agents plot to halt the spread of the mysterious outbreak by any means necessary. Sometimes creepy, sometimes campy, 'Dead at the Box Office' pays tribute to the low budget horror films of the '70s and '80s. Combining the elements of these "B" classics with a fresh twist on the zombie origin, 'Dead at the Box Office' is a tongue-in-cheek salute to horror fans... Written by D@BO HQ

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good low-budget zombie flick
30 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

while this film might not be technically perfect (there are problems in particular with the sound) or cinematically profound (the acting can be a bit clunky at times), it's otherwise a great low-budget zombie flick. the script is well-paced, well-written, and full of cult film in-jokes that the horror or b-movie buff will definitely enjoy. (i suspect anyone who's ever worked in a movie theater will also suitably entertained, as the entire film is set in a small, struggling theater and makes good use of both the physical setting and the overall atmosphere.) the make-up and special effects are extra gory and above average for a DIY film. the soundtrack and incidental music are also great... i watched it last night and can't get the closing song out of my head! look for an amusing cameo by lloyd kaufman.

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