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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jimmy Dunn
... Lindsey
Chandler Darby ... Steven
... Gwen
... Jules Reiner
Michael Mammoliti ... George (as Michael V. Mammoliti)
Mark Lynch ... Rod
... Kyle Grubbin
Mark Oliver ... Coach Keel
... Nash Rambler
... Jensen
Hunter Pierce ... Dave The Drummer
... Frank Hammond
... Principal Castlemoody
J. Jacob Adelman ... Mitch (as Jeff Adelman)
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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

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It's their night to come alive.

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

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Dance of the dead: El baile de los muertos  »

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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 »

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At the start of movie, the "tryouts" sign board put in front of judges tables changes its position from the corner table to the center one, all by itself. See more »

Quotes

Coach Keel: Shut up and stare at the wall! This is detention, not dreamland.
Jimmy: Yes, sir.
Coach Keel: I though I told you to say nothing! So, what do you say when I tell you to say nothing? Huh?
Jimmy: Nothing.
Coach Keel: I said say nothing! You must think I'm a real idiot, don't you? Oh, so you do think I'm an idiot then? Answer me, boy!
Jimmy: Sir, you told me not to talk.
Coach Keel: Then what the hell are you talking to me right now, sissy boy? Just for that, 30 more minutes of watching the brick channel for you! All brick, all the time. You may not ...
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Referenced in Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Land of the Dead (2013) See more »

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Waiting
Performed by Junk
Written by Scott Brereton and Lloyd Neal
Published by Spirit One Music (BMI)
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Very enjoyable low-budget movie
23 October 2008 | by See all my reviews

Like I already said,this is a very good horror-comedy. The only problem is that special effects aren't the best (but that is far away from spoiling you watching this movie). Film offers us enough humor and gore to keep us in the mood to the very end of it.

If I remember correctly, Bishop made his first movie with only 15000 $. The movie was nothing special, but for that budget it was more than satisfying. Almost the same thing happened with this movie (the only difference is that this one is even better than The other side). I have a feeling that with 15000 $ Bishop makes more than some directors with 15 mil. $. At least he knows how to make a very entertaining movie (I don't wanna think how good this movie would be if Bishop had a bigger budget). So I gotta say: "Dammit,will someone finally give this man the money so he can make a movie with decent special effects?!" He really deserved it.

So go,take your friends,watch this movie and you will all have a great time. Take this movie for what it is (by that I mean that this isn't some big budget movie,just the opposite) and this will be one of the best prom nights you have ever seen. In the end,I would give this movie 7 stars,but because of having so little and offering so much,I'll give it 8 for effort.


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