On the night of the big High-School Prom, the dead rise to eat the living, and the only people who can stop them are the losers who couldn't get dates to the dance.

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Jimmy Dunn
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Lindsey
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Steven
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Gwen
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Jules Reiner
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It is prom night in middle America. Tuxes have been rented and dresses have been bought. But when the dead unexpectedly rise from their graves to eat the living, it's up to the geeks, the nerds, the outcast and the losers who couldn't get dates to the dance to save the town from the undead. Unlikely heroes will rise to the challenge as they are forced to put aside their differences and band together to fight for their lives. Armed with bats, sledgehammers, garden tools and guitars, this rag-tag group of high-school teens are in for a prom night they will never forget. Written by LG

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It's their night to come alive.

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Rated R for horror violence and gore, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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9 March 2008 (USA)  »

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Dance of the dead: El baile de los muertos  »

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The role of the gravedigger was specifically written for James Jarrett. See more »

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In the later moments of the scene in which the teens are gearing up at Coach's place, George turns around and sees Jules wearing a football helmet, which he talks him into giving him. But, only a moment before, you can clearly see George in the background already wearing the helmet. See more »

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Frank Hammond: Jimmy, quit acting like an idiot and dissect your frog!
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Life Is Good
Written by Scott Brereton and Lloyd Neal
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Goes to show; Long Live Rock and Roll
30 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was an awesomely fun film. For those that complain about the "inconsistencies" read here: This is NOT a serious film. It's meant to be fun, and does a great job of that. I can't fathom why anyone would have a problem with Rock'N'Roll being used to hold the zombies off. This is called DANCE of the DEAD. What would the movie have been about if they couldn't use music as a weapon? Despite the nods to other great zombie films, Dance of the Dead kept the whole thing interesting, and feeling original. The Zombie make-out scene in the bathroom was both gross and amazing. How come whenever somebody tries NOT to make a Night of the Living Dead remake, everyone complains? Night of the Living Dead is the greatest Zombie movie of all time, but it is not the only Zombie movie, or even the first zombie movie. I want to see what other people come up with when they use Zombies as an enemy. As long as the creature in question has a hankering for flesh or brains, I don't care if they suddenly know how to fly. Please people, stop trying to nitpick movies to death. If you can't just sit there and enjoy the experience, at least for the first time through, then maybe you should give up watching movies. BRAINS... Now I'm hungry.


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