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Mimesis -- NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD comes alive in terrifying fashion for a group of horror fans who become unwilling cast members in a nightmarish real-life version of the George Romero cult classic.
Mimesis -- A group of horror fans find themselves unwilling participants in a nightmarish role playing game that pays homage to the classic horror film Night of the Living Dead. The film stars screen icon Sid Haig (Devil's Rejects) and Courtney Gain (Children of the

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Writers:
Douglas Schulze (story)
Joshua Wagner (screenplay)
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Welcome Back To That Night
Plot:
A group of horror fans find themselves unwilling participants in a nightmarish role playing game that pays homage to a classic horror film. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Allen Maldonado ... Duane

Sid Haig ... Alfonso Betz

Lauren Mae Shafer ... Judith

Courtney Gains ... Gordon

Taylor Piedmonte ... Russell

David G.B. Brown ... Keith

Jana Thompson ... Karen

Gavin Grazer ... Karl

Bryana Dorfman ... Kyra
Dan Gerics ... Benjamin

David Gries ... Patrick
Brian Matthew Richardson ... Owen
Terence Lee Cover ... Manson
Rachael Adams ... Alexis / Lizzy
David Schwager ... Gacy
Leah Barkoff ... May

Carol Ilku ... Marilyn
Hope Crenshaw ... News Reporter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Didrik Davis ... Convention Goer

Dominic Ryan Gabriel ... Corpse

S. William Hinzman ... Cameo Zombie
Robert Robertson ... Graveyard Zombie

Directed by
Douglas Schulze 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Douglas Schulze  story
Joshua Wagner  screenplay

Produced by
Gavin Grazer .... producer
Kurt Eli Mayry .... producer
Brian Mitchell .... line producer
Pedro J. Mérida .... associate producer
Julie Schulze .... co-producer
Seth Willenson .... executive producer
Ed Yager .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Diego Navarro 
 
Cinematography by
Lon Stratton 
 
Film Editing by
Rob Frenette 
 
Production Design by
Mark C. Davis Jr. 
 
Art Direction by
Vicki Vanderkolk 
 
Set Decoration by
Ashely Christ 
 
Costume Design by
Cheryl Marie Freeman 
 
Makeup Department
Cat Bernier .... special makeup effects artist
Cheryl Ann Hall .... key makeup artist
Lindy Lenk .... makeup department head
Terri Nikolits .... wig specialist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dominic Ryan Gabriel .... second second assistant director
Brian Kilby .... first assistant director
Lindy Lenk .... second unit director
Joel Pritchard .... second assistant director
DaJuan Rippy .... second second assistant director
Jamie Lynn Turner .... second second assistant director
Chris Winston .... second second assistant director
Ed Yager .... second unit director
 
Art Department
Daniel Fumero .... poster artist
Robert Sayers .... property master
 
Special Effects by
Cat Bernier .... key special effects makeup artist
Michael Matthews .... pyrotechnician
Terri Nikolits .... special fx assistant
Rory Donovan Scott .... special effects assistant
Devon Alaric Westerholm .... special effects assistant
 
Stunts
Dominic Ryan Gabriel .... stunt double: Courtney Gains
Rick Shaw .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Sebastian Boada .... first assistant camera
Mark C. Davis Jr. .... dp: second unit
David Galler .... second assistant camera
Anthony R. Gaskell .... key grip
Scott V. Hall .... second assistant camera
Stephen Hardy .... data manager
Eric James Kline .... grip
Sam Sage .... gaffer
Robert Skates .... camera operator
Tanmay Toraskar .... camera production assistant
 
Editorial Department
Stephen Hardy .... assistant editor
 
Location Management
Brian Mitchell .... location manager
 
Music Department
Pedro J. Mérida .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Nathan Crossen .... production assistant
Mark C. Davis Jr. .... credit sequence
Paul Hammond .... commentary
Kayla Kristy .... script supervisor
Lindy Lenk .... set photography
Walter McCarthy .... production assistant
DaJuan Rippy .... production assistant (as DaJuan Rippy)
Courtney Schade .... commentary coordinator
Jolene Schipper .... production assistant
Thomas Zambeck .... production coordinator: los angeles
 

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Also Known As:
"Mimesis: Play Dead" - USA (complete title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for bloody violence and for language
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95 min
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Due to a technicality arising from now defunct copyright laws that stated copyright information must be included in a film's credits, they were able to use footage from the original Night Of The Living Dead without permission.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: During the cemetery scene approximately 18 min and 20 seconds into the film you can clearly see the entire body waist up of a guy in sunglasses and a white shirt holding a boom mic and standing directly behind the two character in full view of the camera. He is so noticeable that he could easily be mistaken for a character standing behind them, but then you realize he's actually just a boom mic operator holding the boom mic which is also in full view of the camera.See more »
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References The Mummy (1932)See more »
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Highly original and quite entertaining effort, 11 March 2014
Author: GL84 from Los Angeles, Ca

After getting drugged at a horror convention's after-party, a group of friends awake to find themselves forced to play a live-action role-playing-game based on a famous horror movie and must utilize their knowledge to get away alive.

This turned out to be far better than it really should've been. Perhaps the film's greatest virtue amongst itself is the clever and highly original storyline present as the film does boast a pretty unique gimmick of trapping horror fans in a retelling of a classic horror film and forcing them to recreate the events of the film for their own amusement, and it does a fairly close job of recreating it throughout. The clothes, the setting, the general look and feel of the whole effort as well as the use of piping in the actual movie on a closed-circuit TV to rattle them even more makes for a rather unique and clever style here that really helps this one develop into more than just a loving homage and a chance to re-work some of the original bits and gags from the movie. This turns it into a rather fun and original way to do the homage in a different way and is certainly a very new concept that's employed here. That this allows the film to really up the gore and action content that was missing from the originally-aped film makes this even more fun with tons of splatter and gore that was missing from the original as well as bringing about some rather tense confrontations that arise here from the different encounters here. While the film does dip somewhat once we learn the truth about what's going on within as the twist about the intent behind the drugging does seem quite far-fetched there's still a couple fine chases in the later half to make for a rather fine mix of chills, blood-splatter and cheese. There's one rather glaring problem here, beyond the fact that this just seems like an excuse to remake the original for their own purpose, in that for such a landmark and legendary film they run through only one person has seen it among the group, which makes no sense at all and really stretches believability here with something that influential and massive. It would've been more fun had everyone been aware and fans so that they all have the ability to outwit the killers that way, yet here it's just the one and it really seems like a stretch. Otherwise, this one is a lot of fun.

Rated R: Graphic Violence and Graphic Language.

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