A group of college students travels to a mysterious island to attend a rave, which is soon taken over by bloodthirsty zombies.

Director:

Uwe Boll

Writers:

Mark A. Altman (story) (as Mark Altman), Dan Bates (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jonathan Cherry ... Rudy
Tyron Leitso ... Simon
Clint Howard ... Salish
Ona Grauer ... Alicia
Ellie Cornell ... Casper
Will Sanderson ... Greg
Enuka Okuma ... Karma
Kira Clavell ... Liberty
Sonya Salomaa ... Cynthia (as Sonja Salomaa)
Michael Eklund ... Hugh
David Palffy ... Castillo
Jürgen Prochnow ... Kirk (as Jurgen Prochnow)
Steve Byers ... Matt
Erica Durance ... Johanna (as Erica Parker)
Birgit Stein Birgit Stein ... Lena
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Storyline

This film is a prequel to all of the The House of the Dead video games. Set on an island off the coast, a techno rave party attracts a diverse group of college coeds and a Coast Guard officer. Soon, they discover that their X-laced escapades are to be interrupted by zombies and monsters that attack them on the ground, from the air, and in the sea, ruled by an evil entity in the House of the Dead... Written by Midnight Hunter X

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Humans versus zombies. Whose sides are you? See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive strong violence/gore, language and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Screenwriter Dave Parker has said multiple times his version of the screenplay was trashed and completely rewritten and what you see on screen is not his screenplay. See more »

Goofs

(at around 12 mins) Matt watches his girlfriend swimming from the beach, but he disappears in wide shots. Her head partially obscures the view of the particular shot, but when she moves, only Matt's white trousers are visible on the beach. See more »

Quotes

Simon: Simon says lets get the hell out of here and let the cops ask questions later while we're kicking it back in Seattle selling our story to the Enquire.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits play over video of the games, from both the arcade and Dreamcast versions, begining with the famous "You must stop Curien!" scene from the game! See more »

Alternate Versions

The Hong Kong VCD is uncut with extra blood and gore. See more »

Connections

Featured in Behind the House: Anatomy of the Zombie Movement (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Raveline
Written by Okio
Performed by Okio
Published by Clearsound Songs
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Beware the "House of the Dead", because...
22 February 2005 | by one4now4See all my reviews

IT SUCKS! I don't mean that it's so bad it's good, I mean it IS the ultimate low. This is as bad as "Ax 'Em"! My friend unwittingly bought this piece of garbage (not a compliment this time) and we stumbled into watching one of the most excruciating wastes of celluloid EVER! When hearing that Dave "Dead Hate the Living!" Parker was to write this, I figured he would provide the fulfillment to go with the ever-so-slight promise I believed I saw in him earlier on. Maybe it was or wasn't his screw-up, but this is just unbelievable. How horrid can a movie get? A dumbass with a video camera (sign of the artist!) makes self-referential quips about Romero films to let you know it's supposed to be a real, bona fide throwback. When various characters die, it's made to look as if they've lost a video game. See actual video game footage spliced into action scenes that make Ed Wood, Jr. look superior! And, no, it's not funny because IT IS THAT DAMN BAD. Everything about it, everything! What a shambles! And don't make the mistake of thinking getting high will help you enjoy it... we WASTED our high on this piece of slimy maggot excrement! PLEASE, FOR THE LOVE OF WHATEVER ICON YOU PUT IN FRONT OF YOU OR THE LACK THEREOF, DO NOT SEE THIS MOVIE! It WILL be a waste of your time and money. That is, unless you're even more into stubbing out hot ashes on your soul than I am! PLEASE! NO! BEWARE! AVOID AT ALL COSTS! IT'S JUST THAT BAD! IT'S TOO LATE FOR ME AND MY FRIEND, BUT NOT FOR YOU! NOOOOOOO......


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Country:

Germany | Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

House of the Dead See more »

Filming Locations:

British Columbia, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,500,000, 12 October 2003

Gross USA:

$10,249,719

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,818,181
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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