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Dance of the Dead (2008)

 -  Comedy | Horror  -  9 March 2008 (USA)
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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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George (as Michael V. Mammoliti)
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Rod
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Coach Keel
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Nash Rambler
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Jensen
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Dave The Drummer
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Frank Hammond
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Principal Castlemoody
J. Jacob Adelman ...
Mitch (as Jeff Adelman)
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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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Comedy | Horror

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

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Dance of the dead: El baile de los muertos  »

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Unlike most zombie films, aside from the sound of sirens in a very early scene, there are no police officers or military soldiers present or seen at anytime in the film. See more »

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When they discover the girls hiding in the bathroom, we see George removing his football helmet. However, in the following over-his-shoulder shot, we can clearly see he still has the helmet on. See more »

Quotes

Coach Keel: Little lady, you'll get the machete.
Gwen: But I don't know how to shoot a machete.
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Saved by the Bell...with Zombies
11 March 2010 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Even at just 80 minutes, this one is tough to get through. I guess some people might be able to enjoy it as an homage to cheesy comedy-horror of the eighties but I'm not one of them. 'Dance of the Dead' features the most tired clichés masquerading as characters; all played by third rate actors speaking badly written dialogue. The whole mess plays like a 'Saved by the Bell' Halloween special, complete with a ten year old's sense of humor and a faux-rock soundtrack. The film lacks a single scare, even of the cheap cat-in-the-closet variety. The zombie make-up looks like the product of a kid's face painting party, and the gore, usually the highlight of zombie movies, is virtually non-existent. I suspect the writer thought he was creating a 'Shaun of the Dead' for teens; but the reality is comedy that isn't funny, horror that isn't scary, and action with all the energy of a retirement home fun day. Don't bother.


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