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Dance of the Dead (2008)

R  |   |  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)
Mark Lynch ...
Rod
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Kyle Grubbin
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Coach Keel
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Nash Rambler
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Jensen
Hunter Pierce ...
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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The screenplay for "Dance of the Dead" was written in 1998, before zombie movies had returned to the mainstream. 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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Kyle Grubbin: [Offering a bag of chewing tobacco] You chew?
Jules: Yeah, I'm Jewish... Why?
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Surprisingly good small budget horror
3 December 2008 | by (Silver Lake, Ohio, USA) – See all my reviews

A high school prom is disrupted by an influx of zombies with the usual mayhem resulting. The school nerds gather to fight the zombies and save the prom. Sort of a cross between Night of the Living Dead and Revenge of the Nerds, with better jokes.

This small budget horror film has the usual zombies with the usual lurching, slobbering, flesh-eating behavior, and an undercurrent of good humor. Various sub-plots, mostly involving unlikely romances between nerds and cheerleaders, are responsible for most of the jokes. The gore is standard-level horror fare, not especially bloody but with enough dismembered bodies for enthusiasts. If there was any nudity it must have been quick because I didn't see it.

This is an enjoyable horror film to watch with friends, there is enough humor and romance for both genders to enjoy. I'd watch it again.


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