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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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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

After the group meets up with the coach and arm themselves, they all get into an original Hummer 1. However, when they are shown after the next scene, they are in a H2 Hummer. 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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Spoofs Re-Animator (1985) See more »

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Round And Round
Performed by H. Mack and the Philadelphia Sound Machine
Written by Howard McLaurin
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
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Goes to show; Long Live Rock and Roll
30 August 2010 | by See all my reviews

This movie was an awesomely fun film. For those that complain about the "inconsistencies" read here: This is NOT a serious film. It's meant to be fun, and does a great job of that. I can't fathom why anyone would have a problem with Rock'N'Roll being used to hold the zombies off. This is called DANCE of the DEAD. What would the movie have been about if they couldn't use music as a weapon? Despite the nods to other great zombie films, Dance of the Dead kept the whole thing interesting, and feeling original. The Zombie make-out scene in the bathroom was both gross and amazing. How come whenever somebody tries NOT to make a Night of the Living Dead remake, everyone complains? Night of the Living Dead is the greatest Zombie movie of all time, but it is not the only Zombie movie, or even the first zombie movie. I want to see what other people come up with when they use Zombies as an enemy. As long as the creature in question has a hankering for flesh or brains, I don't care if they suddenly know how to fly. Please people, stop trying to nitpick movies to death. If you can't just sit there and enjoy the experience, at least for the first time through, then maybe you should give up watching movies. BRAINS... Now I'm hungry.


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