5.8/10
10,686
79 user 89 critic

Dance of the Dead (2008)

R | | Comedy, Horror | 9 March 2008 (USA)
Trailer
1:48 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Prime Video

ON DISC
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
Reviews
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A group of oddball high school students find themselves trapped in detention with their classmates having turned into a horde of Zombies.

Director: Alex Craig Mann
Stars: Jacob Zachar, Alexa Nikolas, Christa B. Allen
Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A fellow scientist accidentally escapes containment aboard a plane during turbulence. After she is gunned down by a security guard, she reanimates as a zombie, killing and infecting several... See full summary »

Director: Scott Thomas
Stars: David Chisum, Kristen Kerr, Kevin J. O'Connor
The Dead (2010)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

An American mercenary, the sole survivor of a plane crash, has to run the gauntlet across Africa, battling with the living dead.

Directors: Howard J. Ford, Jonathan Ford
Stars: Rob Freeman, Prince David Oseia, David Dontoh
La horde (2009)
Action | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

An end of the world battle between gangsters, cops and zombies.

Directors: Yannick Dahan, Benjamin Rocher
Stars: Claude Perron, Jean-Pierre Martins, Eriq Ebouaney
Adventure | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A group of college kids accidentally create, and then unleash, a curse that makes anyone they come into contact with kill themselves and then turn into zombie demons.

Director: April Mullen
Stars: Devon Bostick, Martha MacIsaac, Christopher Lloyd
Deadheads (2011)
Adventure | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Two inexplicably coherent zombies awake amidst a zombie attack, and decide to take a road trip to find the one's lost love, unaware they are being chased by the agents of a ruthless company with its own agenda.

Directors: Brett Pierce, Drew T. Pierce
Stars: Michael McKiddy, Ross Kidder, Markus Taylor
Rammbock (2010)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Just when Michael arrives in Berlin to visit his ex-girlfriend Gabi, a terrible virus starts spreading across the city at a rapid pace, turning people into mindless homicidal maniacs. Much ... See full summary »

Director: Marvin Kren
Stars: Michael Fuith, Theo Trebs, Anka Graczyk
Fantasy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A group of young film students run into real-life zombies while filming a horror movie of their own.

Director: George A. Romero
Stars: Michelle Morgan, Joshua Close, Shawn Roberts
Infestation (2009)
Action | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A slacker awakes to find himself weak and wrapped in a webbing; after realizing that the world has been taken over by giant alien insects, he wakes a ragtag group of strangers and together they fight for survival.

Director: Kyle Rankin
Stars: Chris Marquette, Brooke Nevin, Kinsey Packard
Action | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A group of slackers face an army of zombies. The Cuban government and media claim the living dead are dissidents revolting against the government.

Director: Alejandro Brugués
Stars: Alexis Díaz de Villegas, Jorge Molina, Andros Perugorría
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

In this ferocious sequel to the worldwide horror hit THE DEAD, an infectious epidemic spreads through India as an American turbine engineer (Joseph Millson of TV's 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY) ... See full summary »

Directors: Howard J. Ford, Jonathan Ford
Stars: Joseph Millson, Meenu Mishra, Anand Krishna Goyal
Boy Eats Girl (2005)
Comedy | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A boy declares his love for his girlfriend, only to die the same night. He is brought back to life by his mother as a flesh-craving zombie, who sires more teen undead while trying to control his, er, appetite for his beloved.

Director: Stephen Bradley
Stars: Samantha Mumba, David Leon, Tadhg Murphy
Edit

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)
Edit

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 »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

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

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The role of the gravedigger was specifically written for James Jarrett. 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

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- ...
[...]
See more »

Connections

References The Return of the Living Dead (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

The Machine
Performed by The Diffs
Written by Elvis Kuehn, Max Kuehn, Alyssa Besenti and Jonathan Downie
Published by In The House Music, BMI
Courtesy of Peligro Music
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
You may not want to bite on Dance of the Dead
4 March 2009 | by sirseefSee all my reviews

I always bite on B-horror films like this (and Black Sheep) and so far, the same results - disappointment. Dance of the Dead has absolutely no suspense whatsoever, and the pacing of the movie, along with comedic timing, is a bit off at all times. Then there's the acting which ranges from acceptable to down-right BAD (I guess that's what you get when you cast real High School-aged actors). All in all, it's no better than a b-film. I wouldn't even rank it a B+. But that's not to say it lacks any redeeming value. The character development is weak, but not non-existent. There's some serious lack of creativity (Power Plant for example) and there are moments of complete cliché (I understand what kind of movie it is but let's face it), but there's also some good gory laughs thrown in during later scenes if you can bare with it a while. The gore is here and there, and the special effects are good enough. My main problem was the amateurish aspects of it. The pacing, the timing, etc. The movie just seemed to skip too quickly without building up scenes or parts of the plot. It does get better as it goes though.

I'm no disgruntled employee, but I do think the movie is way over-hyped. It's by no means anything comparable to the likes of Shaun of the Dead or Evil Dead for that matter, but it does have a few things going for it. Only recommended for zombie fanatics that have an affinity for b-quality films. If you like polished production values, you might want to avoid it. A good test is watching the intro sequence.


6 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 79 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Horror and Thriller Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular horror and thriller movies available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed