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Dead Set 

During a fictional series of Big Brother, a zombie outbreak occurs, but the house-mates are unaware of the impending doom outside of the Big Brother House.
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Series cast summary:
Jaime Winstone ...  Kelly 5 episodes, 2008
Liz May Brice ...  Alex 5 episodes, 2008
Beth Cordingly Beth Cordingly ...  Veronica 5 episodes, 2008
Adam Deacon ...  Space 5 episodes, 2008
Kevin Eldon ...  Joplin 5 episodes, 2008
Kathleen McDermott Kathleen McDermott ...  Pippa 5 episodes, 2008
Davina McCall ...  Davina McCall 5 episodes, 2008
Andy Nyman ...  Patrick 5 episodes, 2008
Brian Belo Brian Belo ...  Brain Belo / ... 5 episodes, 2008
Riz Ahmed ...  Riq 5 episodes, 2008
Warren Brown ...  Marky 5 episodes, 2008
Paul 'Bubble' Ferguson Paul 'Bubble' Ferguson ...  Himself / ... 5 episodes, 2008
Nick Turner Nick Turner ...  Scott the Production Staff 5 episodes, 2008
Chizzy Akudolu ...  Angel 5 episodes, 2008
Raj Ghatak ...  Grayson 5 episodes, 2008
Cavan Clerkin ...  Dennis 5 episodes, 2008
Krishnan Guru-Murthy Krishnan Guru-Murthy ...  Krishnan Guru-Murthy / ... 4 episodes, 2008
Madra Ihegborow Madra Ihegborow ...  Makeup Girl 4 episodes, 2008
Kyle Summercorn ...  Bob 5 episodes, 2008
Maxi Moffat Maxi Moffat ...  Gormless 4 episodes, 2008
Rachel Ogilvy Rachel Ogilvy ...  Angela 4 episodes, 2008
Helen Adams Helen Adams ...  Helen Adams 4 episodes, 2008
Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace ...  Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace 4 episodes, 2008
Kinga Karolczak Kinga Karolczak ...  Kinga Karolczak 4 episodes, 2008
Saskia Howard-Clarke Saskia Howard-Clarke ...  Saskia Howard-Clarke 4 episodes, 2008
Makosi Musambasi Makosi Musambasi ...  Makosi Musambasi 4 episodes, 2008
Eugene Sully Eugene Sully ...  Eugene Sully 4 episodes, 2008
Ziggy Lichman Ziggy Lichman ...  Ziggy Lichman / ... 4 episodes, 2008
Imogen Thomas Imogen Thomas ...  Imogen Thomas 4 episodes, 2008
Marcus Bentley Marcus Bentley ...  Marcus Bentley / ... 4 episodes, 2008
Shelley Conn ...  Claire 4 episodes, 2008
Jennifer Aries ...  Sophie 4 episodes, 2008
Drew Edwards ...  Colin 4 episodes, 2008
Elyes Gabel ...  Danny 4 episodes, 2008
Kelly Wenham ...  Chloe 4 episodes, 2008
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It's eviction night at the Big Brother house, but something very strange is happening; the dead are coming alive and attacking the living. When zombies attack all of the audience outside, the Big Brother contestants are unaware of the death outside the fan-proof (and zombie-proof) big brother house until the show's runner, Kelly, comes into the house and warns them of the doom outside. Stuck with even less contact with the outside world, the house-mates must sneak out of the house to get supplies, without being seen by the zombies. Written by Jake

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Comedy | Drama | Horror

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Official Sites:

E4 [UK] | Offical MySpace

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 2008 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Dead Set See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Zeppotron See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(5 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace and Adam Deacon were also in Anuvahood (2011) together See more »

Goofs

Kelly runs outside and jumps into a blue truck. When she realizes the keys aren't in the ignition, she gets out and slams the trucks door shut. In the next shot the door is suddenly wide open. See more »

Alternate Versions

The E4 channel edited all five episodes into one movie for halloween 2009. See more »

Connections

Featured in Screenwipe: Episode #5.1 (2008) See more »

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Zombie reality TV at its best...
28 July 2012 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

Wow! "Dead Set" is one of the better zombie entertainment installments I have seen in awhile. I bought the DVD from Amazon and I am really glad that I did. I had no idea what it was about, just that it was something with zombies, so of course I had to own it. I had put off watching it for awhile, a big mistake on my account.

The story in "Dead Set" is about an outbreak of zombies on a global scale. We follow the people inside a 'Big Brother' house, as they are shielded from the outside world and have no idea that the entire world outside is dying, literally, and coming back from the dead. But soon enough, the zombies come crashing through the gates...

I found that "Dead Set" was a lovely mixture of both types of zombie genres; the Romero zombies and the "28 Days Later" zombies. And it actually worked out quite well. Personally I am not a fan of agile, running zombies, but it was quite fitting in "Dead Set".

The characters in "Dead Set" were believable and realistic, and I loved the way they portrayed the people in today's society that are blinded by the media and lusting for their 15 minutes of shame in the eye of the public. It was really a great touch to the series that they portrayed some of the people like that, as it is as true to the reality of reality show competitors as it gets. Yeah, you guessed it, I have no love for reality shows, nor for the people participating in them.

"Dead Set" is driven by the great combo of the action, storyline, gore and the characters. The characters were really so greatly detailed and fleshed out, that you got a lot of chance to delve yourself into their situations and grow with them. I liked that about "Dead Set", because the characters (and the actors/actresses portraying them) were really helping along the series so well.

The zombies in "Dead Set" were great, nice details, nice gore, great aggression. However, and this is a personal preference of mine, but I didn't care much for them running around all agile and quick, that is not in my taste. And also the eyes, well it was a good enough attempt, but it would have worked better with some contact lenses that milked over the eyes, instead of making them have eyes like Marilyn Manson.

"Dead Set" is good entertainment and lots of fun. I enjoyed it from the very start up to the very end. It is a great addition to any zombie aficionado's DVD collection. If you enjoy zombie movies, then you definitely have to check out "Dead Set". And it is well worth checking out if you are a fan of the "28 Days Later" series or any of the Romero zombie movies - or both!


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