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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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Comedy | Horror

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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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"Dance of the Dead" was hand-picked by director Sam Raimi for distribution through his new label Ghosthouse Underground at Lionsgate. See more »

Goofs

In the later moments of the scene in which the teens are gearing up at Coach's place, George turns around and sees Jules wearing a football helmet, which he talks him into giving him. But, only a moment before, you can clearly see George in the background already wearing the helmet. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy: [to himself after seeing Mr. Hammond bully a student] What a dick!
Frank Hammond: What was that? What did you say?
Jimmy: I was just saying what an inspiration you are to all of us, sir. I mean, it's really teachers like you who really make a difference.
Frank Hammond: Stand up.
[Jimmy stands up]
Frank Hammond: [to the class] Seeing that we're dissecting animals today, class, I'd like everyone to take a look at this one: James Dunn. Jimmy Dunn, or dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb. Notice the brain, devoid of all intelligent thought. Capable of only a C- ...
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References Night of the Living Dead (1968) See more »

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Better Off
Written by Shana Levy
Performed by Let's Go Sailing
Courtesy of The Yardley Pop
By arrangement with Bank Robber Music
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Worth a Look
20 November 2008 | by See all my reviews

Definitely worth a look. Good laughs (good cheesy one liners), good horror, good gore. I was pleased to see a lower budget come out high on my list of zombie picks. Zombie films are a hit and a miss. This one with the humor was a hit. More flicks like this need to be made. I don't want to explain the plot except its a Prom Dance with Zombies. How do you survive? From beginning to end the film keeps you involved. There wasn't a dull moment or too heavy of a character build up. It was a film that doesn't go out for shock value yet creating the B style horror. The CGI was fantastic with ample amounts of gore to please any horror fan.


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