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House of the Dead (2003)

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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 »
Bottom Rated Movies #8 | 2 wins. See more awards »
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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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You won't last the night See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

A "director's cut" of sorts was included in the film's DVD release, but it does not actually restore any excised footage. Instead, a joke segment is introduced before the movie plays where Uwe Boll (playing himself) is kidnapped and strapped to a chair, and his kidnappers force him to watch this film as a form of torture. See more »

Goofs

(at around 39 mins) Kirk leaves his ship and appears on land, shooting at the zombies in the water, yet he is not wet. See more »

Quotes

Salish: [Giving Cynthia a crucifix] I wanna give this to ya.
Cynthia: What's this for?
Salish: It's for your protection.
Cynthia: [Scoffs] It's okay, I'm on the pill.
Salish: It'll ward off evil spirits... protect you and your friends from harm.
[leaves]
Cynthia: Whatever, Gandalf.
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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

In 2008, Lionsgate has released a Director's Cut version of the film on DVD. The film was made into a comedy with new music, alternative scenes, outtakes and several overlay-commentaries, which is the reason for the subtitle "Funny Version" on the DVD's front cover. This works remarkably well, thanks to self-ironic, exposing humor (continuity-issues, plot holes, sub-par acting performances etc. are mentioned; partly a little dumpy, e.g. when fart noises are faded in). See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Freddy vs. Jason (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Danger
Music by Oliver Lieb / Peter Zweier
Words by Mark Montague Jefferis
Performed by Codetrasher
Published by Copyright Control/Edition 2HZ/Warner Chappell/D.A.N. Music Publishing
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quite possibly the worst movie ever made
13 February 2005 | by MLDinTNSee all my reviews

This is one of the worst films I've seen. The only positive thing I can say is it was so bad that is seemed comical. First off, there's no plot. The actors appear to be reading off cue cards and do the dumbest things. Such as being chased by dead people but yet wanting to go out and look for their friends. Also the zombies were terrible, no where near as fun as any of Romero's work, who gets s plug in the movie. And the dumbest part of all was they kept showing flashes of the video game in the action sequences. Like we don't get the video game is about shooting zombies. Also, all the 20 somethings some how know how to use automatic weapons and hit a target without even aiming the gun. And the way the people die is so stupid. It's like they run out of ammo so stand around waiting to be jumped on. And when cornered in front of the house they run out of ammo instead of shooting the door open, So dumb.

FINAL VERDICT: If any of these actors appear in another film, then they've been blessed with a second chance. Definitely the worst film I've seen in years. A B-movie on cinemax is better.


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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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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