Otto; or, Up with Dead People (2008)

Not Rated  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Horror  |  18 September 2008 (Germany)
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Otto is a handsome, sensitive, neo-Goth zombie with an identity crisis wandering the streets of the city, until one day he auditions for a zombie film...


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jey Crisfar ...
Marcel Schlutt ...
Fritz Fritze
Nicholas Fox Ricciardi ...
Young Man in Hooded Sweatshirt
Keith Böhm ...
Man in a Suit and Hat
Olivia Barth ...
Woman in a Black Burqa / Woman on Subway #1
Christophe Chemin ...
Katharina Klewinghaus ...
Medea Yarn / Lascivious Ballet Dancer #1
Stephanie Heinrich ...
Old Woman (as Stefanie Heinrich)
John Edward Heys ...
Old Man
Max Di Costanzo ...
Amusement Park Zombie #1
Orion Zombie ...
Amusement Park Zombie #2
John Wloch ...
Headstone Shop Owner
Guido Sommer ...
Elliat Graney-Saucke ...
Woman on Subway #2
Ramin Farhadi ...
Young Boy on Subway


Otto is a handsome, sensitive, neo-Goth zombie with an identity crisis wandering the streets of the city, until one day he auditions for a zombie film...

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$3,456 (USA) (7 November 2008)


$10,942 (USA) (30 January 2009)

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Otto: The living all seem like the same person to me and I don't think I like that person very much.
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Any resemblance to any person living, dead or undead is purely coincidental. No similarity to any person living, dead or undead is intended or should be inferred. See more »


Referenced in Gaze (2010) See more »


Written by Curtis Eaton
Performed by hntrhntr
Published by Curtis Eaton
Courtesy of Curtis Eaton
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17 September 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

OK, I am open minded, I love filmmakers that think out of the box and I love when genres are messed about with. I love going to the cinema, especially to film festivals where you can discover gems that no one else has seen yet. Sadly this film was not a gem. It did not shock me, it did not thrill me. I found it all a bit amateurish and before you attack me and say it was low budget and therefore excusable then don't waste your time. I don't believe in negative reviews, I like to look at the good and the bad, no doubt I will get eaten (no pun intended) by the super fans. The acting was pretty terrible to be fair and the camera work was at times clumsy. The sexual scenes sometimes seemed to interrupt the films flow, as if they were slotted in there because that is what his fans expect and want. It is important that films like this are made though and the have an audience of die hard fans but I'm just letting other horror fans in particular zombie fans know that this is more of a porn film than a zombie film.

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