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Play Dead (2011)

 -  Short | Adventure | Comedy  -  August 2011 (USA)
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A zombie apocalypse unites a ragtag pack of dogs in the ruined streets of Miami. Immune to the epidemic, they must stick together to survive in the midst of ferocious undead and human survivors. Sit. Stay. Play dead.

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White-Eyes Zombie
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Eric Anderson ...
Radio DJ
Chuck Aurin ...
Blk Mrkt Zombie
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Bombshell Zombie
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Raymond / Shades
Nick Ducassi
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Rooftop Partygoer
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Car Shooter #1
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Tony
Annilie Hastey ...
Jemma Lane
Judi Huard ...
Tree Zombie
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Street Zombie
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Step up Zombie
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Fraggle Rock Zombie (as Laurel Levey-Giacomino)
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Man in Hoodie
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A zombie apocalypse unites a ragtag pack of dogs in the ruined streets of Miami. Immune to the epidemic, they must stick together to survive in the midst of ferocious undead and human survivors. Sit. Stay. Play dead.

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Has some nice zombie references and horror, but the dog device is not well used
5 April 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

With so many zombie movies in the world of short films, it is nice to find one where it tries to do something different – and this is how Play Dead comes across. The device here is that dogs are not affected by the zombie plague which is weeping across humanity and they continue to wander around while their owners get turned into so much special effects. It is a nice idea but the problem is that beyond setting up the title and having some credits on the dogs when we meet them, they are not particularly well used other than being a device to show zombies attacking humans.

On this front the short does a decent enough job since it is gory and quite fast-paced in how it does this, but the dog thing actually distracts from these aspects which are well done. The references to other zombie films by way of the mall rooftop, the use of 28 days as the specific time period that passes etc will please fans but are never lingered on to try and create a narrative. What we get then is a series of bloody incidents and the thread that connects them all is not particularly good. The zombie action is well done, just a shame that the device that appeared to offer a fresh and clever take on the genre actually turned out to be the weakest aspect of the whole thing.


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