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Dead Moon Rising (2007)

Unrated | | Comedy, Horror | 1 April 2007 (USA)
A mysterious disease overtakes the world, and the infected develop a hankering for human flesh. Jim and his fellow Cheapskate Car Rental clerks are oblivious to the changes going on right ... See full summary »


Mark E. Poole


Mark E. Poole
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Crowe Jason Crowe ... Jim
Jason Crowe ... Jim
Mike Seely ... Nick
Erica Goldsmith Erica Goldsmith ... April
Gary Williams Gary Williams ... Dick
Tucky Williams ... Vix
Kiki Wallace Kiki Wallace ... Myrtle
Derek Miller Derek Miller ... Albert
Jennifer Shank Jennifer Shank ... Sarah
Chris Albro Chris Albro ... Bruce
Jeff Mitchell Jeff Mitchell ... Scar
Cory J. Grace Cory J. Grace ... Bob (as Corey Grace)
Gracie Maddox Gracie Maddox ... Vicky Mays
Dillon Owen Dillon Owen ... Young Jim
Warren Maddox Warren Maddox ... Young Bruce


A mysterious disease overtakes the world, and the infected develop a hankering for human flesh. Jim and his fellow Cheapskate Car Rental clerks are oblivious to the changes going on right outside their door, until it literally gets right in their faces. Jim struggles with disgruntled customers, hordes of cannibals, the barely legal April, his certifiable ex-girlfriend Vix (the sexy "Terminatrix"), reconciling issues with his brother, an aversion to guns, and the "pants thing." Can Jim pull it together and rally Louisville's remaining bike gangs and defeat the infected hordes? Maybe with the help of 1000 rounds a minute minigun... Written by Mark E. Poole

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Girls, Ghouls & Guns... What Else Do You Need For A Good Time?


Comedy | Horror



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When character Vix makes her first appearance in the film she uses her sword to slice and dice a number of zombies but her sword had not a drop of blood on it and is extremely clean. See more »


Nick: Last two women left on the face of the planet and they're in to each other... That don't do nothin but piss me off!
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Unfunny, headache-inducing, unoriginal - PASS!
13 November 2008 | by Shattered_WakeSee all my reviews

Synopsis: After the world's population mysteriously begins to turn into flesh-eating zombies, Jim (Jason Crowe) and the other employees of Cheapskate Car Rental must band together with the city's bike gangs to fight the legion of undead cannibals.

Review: From the start, it would seem this film tries to be too many other great films. The cover tries to play it off as an Army of Darkness-style film, while the job, girlfriend, and complete obliviousness to the outbreak makes it seem like a Shaun of the Dead ripoff. Even the opening credits are stolen directly from Dawn of the Dead (2004). So, only a few minutes in, and I already thought less of it due to its lack of originality. From there, it didn't get much better. On a film-making level, the movie's very low-level. It's got that cheap, shot-on-video look that so many horror fans have grown more-than-annoyed with and the horrid camera control doesn't help make it rise above the unattractive look it stuck itself with. The script was boring and lacking any real development. The dialogue was forced and the 'Malcolm in the Middle'-style of narration is stupid and overdone. The acting, yikes, was probably the worst element (outside of the horrendous sound quality). I barely saw a shred of effort from any of the actors, except for April (Erica Goldsmith), who played the barely legal field-hockey player. . . and that's only because she was overacting SO much that I needed an aspirin (or the mute button) after a few minutes of her speaking. Overall, while it is watchable if you have a high tolerance for poor film-making and headache-inducing annoyance, give it a shot. If not, just stay away from this one.

Obligatory Zombie Elements:

Cause of Outbreak: Biological? Solar flares? Clove cigarettes? Who knows. . .

Zombie Characteristics: Runners. . . similar to the 28 Days Later...-style infected, only actual zombies and about a thousand times less scary.

Zombie Effects: Not much to speak of. They were a bit pale with some bloodshot eyes. . . and that's all.

Violence/Gore: There's a good amount of violence, but the gore is pretty poorly done with the pink blood and lunchmeat-style flesh & guts.

Social Commentary: Mostly about outsourcing (for whatever reason) and the work ethic of the American people. . . though, I might just be reading into it too much.

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Final Verdict: 2.5/10. Grab your Advil for this one.

Recommended? Nah, just watch one of the other, much superior films it steals from.


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1 April 2007 (USA) See more »

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War of the Living Dead 2 See more »

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Louisville, Kentucky, USA


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$50,000 (estimated)
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Anubis Digital Studios See more »
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1.85 : 1
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