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Dance of the Dead (2008)

R | | Comedy, Horror | 9 March 2008 (USA)
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On the night of the big High-School Prom, the dead rise to eat the living, and the only people who can stop them are the losers who couldn't get dates to the dance.

Director:

Gregg Bishop

Writer:

Joe Ballarini
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jared Kusnitz ... Jimmy Dunn
Greyson Chadwick ... Lindsey
Chandler Darby Chandler Darby ... Steven
Carissa Capobianco ... Gwen
Randy McDowell ... Jules Reiner
Michael Mammoliti ... George (as Michael V. Mammoliti)
Mark Lynch Mark Lynch ... Rod
Justin Welborn ... Kyle Grubbin
Mark Oliver Mark Oliver ... Coach Keel
Blair Redford ... Nash Rambler
Lucas Till ... Jensen
Hunter Pierce Hunter Pierce ... Dave The Drummer
Jonathan Spencer ... Frank Hammond
Stephen Caudill ... Principal Castlemoody
J. Jacob Adelman J. Jacob Adelman ... Mitch (as Jeff Adelman)
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Storyline

It is prom night in middle America. Tuxes have been rented and dresses have been bought. But when the dead unexpectedly rise from their graves to eat the living, it's up to the geeks, the nerds, the outcast and the losers who couldn't get dates to the dance to save the town from the undead. Unlikely heroes will rise to the challenge as they are forced to put aside their differences and band together to fight for their lives. Armed with bats, sledgehammers, garden tools and guitars, this rag-tag group of high-school teens are in for a prom night they will never forget. Written by LG

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

It's their night to come alive.

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence and gore, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dance of the dead: El baile de los muertos See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Georgia, USA

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

On September 30, 2015, Sundance.TV named "Dance of the Dead" the #1 zombie comedy of all time. Rounding out the top 5 was Peter Jackson's "Dead Alive" at #2, "Dead Snow" at #3, Sam Raimi's "Evil Dead II" at #4, and "Fido" at #5. See more »

Goofs

When they discover the girls hiding in the bathroom, we see George removing his football helmet. However, in the following over-his-shoulder shot, we can clearly see he still has the helmet on. See more »

Quotes

Gravedigger: [seeing the zombies rise out of their graves] Ah hell!
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Featured in The Evil Inside (2011) See more »

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Better And Better
Performed by Kennedy
Written by Kennedy
Published by Heteropriest Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Magic Bullet Media
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It had its heart in the right place...
2 April 2009 | by NonSequiturLSee all my reviews

It had its heart in the right place... but that's about it. What we see here is a tired piece of low budget zombie film making. The script hits on just about every cliché in the book, the characters aren't memorable, the comedy isn't punchy enough, and the horror element fails to evoke any kind of reaction whatsoever.

For a super low budget film, what we see on screen is commendable - but is it worth the time it takes to watch it? Probably not.

This is a weak movie, and while I think the filmmakers have some talent, and potential, it's just not showing here. What this needed was a stronger script, better characters, more blood/gore, and more originality! It's just not good enough.


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