The Making of 'Dance of the Dead' (Video 2008) Poster

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6/10
The Making of 'Dance of the Dead': Quickie behind the scenes
Platypuschow26 November 2017
Maybe I've been spoiled with the movie documentaries I've been watching but 20 minutes simply isn't enough and I found it highly damaging.

For those unaware of Dance Of The Dead it was one of those highly under the radar zombie movies which turned out to be really good and didn't get the recognition it deserved.

This short but sweet documentary focuses more on the casting than anything else and doesn't provide much new material.

Mixed in are a few backstage bits and bobs and footage of the premiere but it is bare bones. If I didn't like this movie quite as much I wouldn't have seen the appeal.

The Good:

Nice backstage footage

The Bad:

Very short

Not much to it

Things I Learnt From This Documentary:

The way they did the tongue ripping scene was kinda grosse for the actress
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8/10
A cool and informative "making of" documentary
Woodyanders26 February 2009
Warning: Spoilers
This short (23 minutes), yet still compelling and illuminating documentary offers a neat behind-the-scenes glimpse at the making of the terrific horror comedy blast "Dance of the Dead." Among the things we learn from this documentary are that director Gregg Bishop and screenwriter Joe Ballarini first met while attending the University of Southern California, Bishop proved he could tackle a feature film assignment after making his first movie "The Other Side" for a mere fifteen thousand, finding the right location proved to be especially difficult, the townspeople of Rome, Georgia were extremely cooperative and even appear as zombie extras in the picture, the mainly adolescent cast was largely made up of age appropriate thespians, the immortal line "But I don't know how to shoot a machete" was specifically written for actress Carissa Capobianco after she said it in her audition, the role of the gravedigger was likewise written precisely for James Jarrett, the cast did most of their own stunts and underwent extensive physical training prior to the principal shooting of the movie, make-up artist Toby Sells made the zombies a cross between the comical and the realistic, and Justin Wellborn relished playing the role of rowdy redneck roughhouse Kyle. Moreover, we also get some nice details on not only the prom dance scene and tongue eating gag, but also the film's theatrical premiere at the Alamo Drafthouse. Essential viewing for fans of the flick.
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