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Dance of the Dead (2008)

R | | Comedy, Horror | 9 March 2008 (USA)
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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Kyle Grubbin
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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
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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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Trivia

Carissa Capobianco came up with the line "But I don't know how to shoot a machete" during her audition for the role of Gwen. See more »

Goofs

After the group meets up with the coach and arm themselves, they all get into an original Hummer 1. However, when they are shown after the next scene, they are in a H2 Hummer. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy: I know this is last minute, but will you please go to the prom with me?
Terry: Ewww!
Jennifer: Get lost, Jimmy.
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Party's Over
Performed by Layton
Written by Paul Layton
Published by Songs Music Publishing LLC O/B/O Layton Songs (ASCAP) and Ram Island Songs (ASCAP)
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You may not want to bite on Dance of the Dead
4 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I always bite on B-horror films like this (and Black Sheep) and so far, the same results - disappointment. Dance of the Dead has absolutely no suspense whatsoever, and the pacing of the movie, along with comedic timing, is a bit off at all times. Then there's the acting which ranges from acceptable to down-right BAD (I guess that's what you get when you cast real High School-aged actors). All in all, it's no better than a b-film. I wouldn't even rank it a B+. But that's not to say it lacks any redeeming value. The character development is weak, but not non-existent. There's some serious lack of creativity (Power Plant for example) and there are moments of complete cliché (I understand what kind of movie it is but let's face it), but there's also some good gory laughs thrown in during later scenes if you can bare with it a while. The gore is here and there, and the special effects are good enough. My main problem was the amateurish aspects of it. The pacing, the timing, etc. The movie just seemed to skip too quickly without building up scenes or parts of the plot. It does get better as it goes though.

I'm no disgruntled employee, but I do think the movie is way over-hyped. It's by no means anything comparable to the likes of Shaun of the Dead or Evil Dead for that matter, but it does have a few things going for it. Only recommended for zombie fanatics that have an affinity for b-quality films. If you like polished production values, you might want to avoid it. A good test is watching the intro sequence.


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