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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)
Mark Lynch ...
Rod
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Kyle Grubbin
Mark Oliver ...
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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On September 30, 2015, Sundance.TV named "Dance of the Dead" the #1 zombie comedy of all time. Rounding out the top 5 was Peter Jackson's "Dead Alive" at #2, "Dead Snow" at #3, Sam Raimi's "Evil Dead II" at #4, and "Fido" at #5. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Coach Keel: Shut up and stare at the wall! This is detention, not dreamland.
Jimmy: Yes, sir.
Coach Keel: I though I told you to say nothing! So, what do you say when I tell you to say nothing? Huh?
Jimmy: Nothing.
Coach Keel: I said say nothing! You must think I'm a real idiot, don't you? Oh, so you do think I'm an idiot then? Answer me, boy!
Jimmy: Sir, you told me not to talk.
Coach Keel: Then what the hell are you talking to me right now, sissy boy? Just for that, 30 more minutes of watching the brick channel for you! All brick, all the time. You may not ...
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Better Off
Written by Shana Levy
Performed by Let's Go Sailing
Courtesy of The Yardley Pop
By arrangement with Bank Robber Music
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This was a fun film
29 October 2008 | by (Bahrain) – See all my reviews

This was a fun film and I enjoyed watching it. I'm actually really surprised to see negative comments about the film. I saw the preview a few weeks ago and when I watched the movie, it was just the kind of thing I thought it was going to be. I was actually pleasantly surprised by the quality of the movie.

The acting, the humor, the gore, the action - it was all balanced very well. The film never took itself to seriously, but at the same time never wandered off into the ridiculous. Some of the gore was just over the top enough to add to the humor and some of the drama was just serious enough to make some of the scenes touching.

I cared about the characters, I laughed, I was surprised by certain events in the plot - the movie was good. True, it wasn't Shaun of the Dead, but that movie was perfect and genius. This movie was fun to watch and seemed to be exactly what it was setting out to be. Everyone involved, from the writer to the director to the actors to the special effects guys did a great job.

I rented this movie, but I definitely plan on buying it to add to my collection.


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