Dead Set (2008)

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During a fictional series of Big Brother, a zombie outbreak occurs, but the house-mates are unaware of the impending doom outside of the Big Brother House.

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 Kelly (5 episodes, 2008)
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 Patrick (5 episodes, 2008)
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 Riq (5 episodes, 2008)
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 Angel (5 episodes, 2008)
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 Space (5 episodes, 2008)
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 Joplin (5 episodes, 2008)
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 Grayson (5 episodes, 2008)
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 Davina McCall (5 episodes, 2008)
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 Dennis (5 episodes, 2008)
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 Bob (5 episodes, 2008)
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 Brain Belo / ... (5 episodes, 2008)
Paul 'Bubble' Ferguson ...
 Himself / ... (5 episodes, 2008)
Nick Turner ...
 Scott the Production Staff (5 episodes, 2008)
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 Claire (4 episodes, 2008)
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 Sophie (4 episodes, 2008)
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 Colin (4 episodes, 2008)
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 Danny (4 episodes, 2008)
Krishnan Guru-Murthy ...
 Krishnan Guru-Murthy / ... (4 episodes, 2008)
Madra Ihegborow ...
 Makeup Girl (4 episodes, 2008)
Maxi Moffat ...
 Gormless (4 episodes, 2008)
Rachel Ogilvy ...
 Angela (4 episodes, 2008)
Kelly Wenham ...
 Chloe (4 episodes, 2008)
Helen Adams ...
 Helen Adams (4 episodes, 2008)
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 Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace (4 episodes, 2008)
Kinga Karolczak ...
 Kinga Karolczak (4 episodes, 2008)
Saskia Howard-Clarke ...
 Saskia Howard-Clarke (4 episodes, 2008)
Makosi Musambasi ...
 Makosi Musambasi (4 episodes, 2008)
Eugene Sully ...
 Eugene Sully (4 episodes, 2008)
Ziggy Lichman ...
 Ziggy Lichman / ... (4 episodes, 2008)
Imogen Thomas ...
 Imogen Thomas (4 episodes, 2008)
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It's eviction night at the Big Brother house, but something very strange is happening; the dead are coming alive and attacking the living. When zombies attack all of the audience outside, the Big Brother contestants are unaware of the death outside the fan-proof (and zombie-proof) big brother house until the show's runner, Kelly, comes into the house and warns them of the doom outside. Stuck with even less contact with the outside world, the house-mates must sneak out of the house to get supplies, without being seen by the zombies. Written by Jake

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Dead set: Muerte en directo  »

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Charlie Brooker makes a cameo as a zombie. See more »

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Kelly runs outside and jumps into a blue truck. When she realizes the keys aren't in the ignition, she gets out and slams the trucks door shut. In the next shot the door is suddenly wide open. See more »

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One of the decade's best zombie flicks
22 October 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Maybe it's impossible these days to make a zombie movie which doesn't feel reminiscent of others; in the case of the Charlie Brooker-scripted TV movie Dead Set, too much of the zombie carnage feels lifted from 28 Days/Weeks Later and the Dawn of the Dead remake. But to focus on that would be to overlook the brilliant angle Brooker brings to the genre, not least its premise: that some of the few survivors of the zombie holocaust are the house-mates in Big Brother. Other horror films have been had reality TV settings, but this Endemol-produced flick has the advantage of featuring actual BB stars: Davina McCall and a host of former house-mates. Of the actors, Andy Nyman stands out as the BB director whose character is clearly Brooker's stand-in for himself, and whose comedy scenes are sensibly kept separate from the horror until the final scenes. And it's so well-written that you'll actually be rooting for everyone to survive.

If you love (a) zombie movies, or (b) Big Brother, Dead Set is *unmissably* good.

However, I would recommend waiting for the 138-minute DVD on 3rd November, as I can't imagine it having half the impact when it's chopped up into five episodes, complete with ad breaks, as it will be on E4 next week.

Hopefully Dead Set won't be quickly forgotten as a quirky little TV series on a minor channel, and will be recognised internationally as one of the decade's best zombie flicks.


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