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Night of the Living Dorks (2004)

Die Nacht der lebenden Loser (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Horror | 4 November 2004 (Germany)
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Three not-so-cool school friends decide to try a old voodoo ritual. Later, they die in a car accident, but live on as zombies. But being a zombie has advantages, too...

Director:

Matthias Dinter

Writer:

Matthias Dinter
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tino Mewes ... Philip
Manuel Cortez ... Wurst
Thomas Schmieder ... Konrad
Collien Ulmen-Fernandes ... Rebecca (as Collien Fernandes)
Hendrik Borgmann ... Wolf
Nadine Germann Nadine Germann ... Uschi
Sissi Perlinger Sissi Perlinger ... Frau Fleischhacker
Henry Gründler Henry Gründler ... Herr Fleischhacker
Patricia Thielemann Patricia Thielemann ... Frau Niedermacher
Oliver Grober Oliver Grober ... Gunther
Tom Lass ... Frederik
Tim Wilde ... Sportlehrer Stalin
Daniel Krauss ... Zivi 1
Sebastian Kroehnert Sebastian Kroehnert ... Zivi 2
Walter Gontermann Walter Gontermann ... Direktor
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Storyline

The school friends Philip, Wurst and Konrad are high-school losers: Philip desires the sexy Uschi, an easy girl for successful boys; the complex Konrad lists all the humiliations he has been submitted in school; and Wurst only cares to dope himself and smoke pot. Philip's next door gothic neighbor Rebecca has a non-corresponded crush on Philip. When Rebecca performs an ancient voodoo ritual in the cemetery with her friends, Philip and his friends arrive, mocking the ceremony and are accidentally blasted with zombie ashes from Haiti. Then, while driving his van, Wurst smokes marijuana but he has a car accident and the trio dies. However, they awake in the morgue and sooner they realize that they have become zombies. While seeking an antidote in the Necronomicon, Konrad, Wurst and Philip find the advantages of being zombies, becoming successful due to their recently acquired strength. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Genres:

Comedy | Horror

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Trivia

The rough cut had a joke on entertainer Thomas Gottschalk when Konrad leaves his friend to embrace his new life as a zombie. Producer Bernd Eichinger, who is a friend of Gottschalk, ordered the moment to be cut from the movie during fine editing. See more »

Goofs

When the three wake up in the morgue as zombies they are wearing hospital gowns. They were all DOA from the car accident. Dead bodies would not be dressed in hospital gowns to go to the morgue. See more »

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References Weird Science (1985) See more »

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Funny horror-comedy from Germany...
9 November 2005 | by armandcbrisSee all my reviews

I saw this film as part of the Cinemuerte Horror Film Festival in Vancouver recently, and I have to say that I did enjoy it, as silly as it was.

The characters were affable, the zombie and gore effects were solid, and the storyline was good fun. You actually got to like the three "losers" and the preppy-rich kids were fun to hate. Don't listen to the person who commented on "bad acting", because they don't know what they're talking about. There was no bad acting in this movie at all. The actors were all very natural, and seemed like real teenagers, despite the fantastic situations they were in.

Anyway, when this film will reach DVD on North American shores is hard to tell, but if you like 80's-style teen comedy flicks, and are a fan of zombies and gore (there are some gross and violent scenes, but nothing as extreme as what you'd see in a Romero film, and they're mostly played for laughs), then this film is good for a laugh and worth renting. It's certainly better than most teen flicks coming out of Hollywood these days!


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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

4 November 2004 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR3,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,107,861
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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