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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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Cast

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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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9 March 2008 (USA)  »

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Dance of the dead: El baile de los muertos  »

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Trivia

"Dance of the Dead" was hand-picked by director Sam Raimi for distribution through his new label Ghosthouse Underground at Lionsgate. See more »

Goofs

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

Jimmy: You guys... we're in a funeral home.
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Connections

Referenced in Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Land of the Dead (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Shadows Of The Night
Performed by Layton
Written by D. L. Byron
Published by Spirit Two Music, Inc. (ASCAP) O/B/O Zen Archer (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Illicit Paradise
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A Genuinely Pleasant Surprise
20 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I walked into this film at it's last showing in The Atlanta Film Festival, not expecting much. It had gotten a little hype, and the Atlanta Journal seemed to like it, so I figured I'd give it a chance. What I got was a delightfully corny zombie film, on par with Shaun of the dead, except even more low-budget. Some of the characters were actually reasonably likable, a fair amount of witty dialogue, and slapstick violence, plus Large amounts of gore to satisfy true Zombie Film junkies. The film is exceedingly low budget, but in many parts that actually works to it's advantage, such as the nuclear power plants conveniently placed directly behind the cemetery, looking as though they were pasted in there with photoshop, and fairly corny zombies. Through much of it, the audience cackled and cheered, and it was greeted with much applause at it's finally, plus I recognized some of the locations, and many of the stars were in the theater. It has many unexpected touches, such as zombie frogs in the science lab, and some deaths twists. Overall, I really enjoyed this film, and if it ever gets wide release, I recommend seeing it.


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