A group of horror fans find themselves unwilling participants in a nightmarish role playing game that pays homage to a classic horror film.

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Douglas Schulze

Writers:

Douglas Schulze (story), Joshua Wagner (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Allen Maldonado ... Duane
Sid Haig ... Alfonso Betz
Lauren Mae Shafer ... Judith
Courtney Gains ... Gordon
Taylor Piedmonte ... Russell
David G.B. Brown David G.B. Brown ... Keith
Jana Thompson ... Karen
Gavin Grazer ... Karl
Bryana Dorfman Bryana Dorfman ... Kyra
Dan Gerics Dan Gerics ... Benjamin
David Gries David Gries ... Patrick
Brian Matthew Richardson Brian Matthew Richardson ... Owen
Terence Lee Cover Terence Lee Cover ... Manson
Rachael Adams Rachael Adams ... Alexis / Lizzy
David Schwager David Schwager ... Gacy
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A group of horror fans find themselves unwilling participants in a nightmarish role playing game that pays homage to a classic horror film.

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Taglines:

Welcome Back To That Night

Genres:

Fantasy | Horror

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Rated R for bloody violence and for language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Due to a technicality arising from now defunct copyright laws that stated copyright information must be included in a film's credits, they were able to use footage from the original Night Of The Living Dead without permission. See more »

Goofs

During the cemetery scene approximately 18 min and 20 seconds into the film you can clearly see the entire body waist up of a guy in sunglasses and a white shirt holding a boom mic and standing directly behind the two character in full view of the camera. He is so noticeable that he could easily be mistaken for a character standing behind them, but then you realize he's actually just a boom mic operator holding the boom mic which is also in full view of the camera. See more »

Connections

Features Night of the Living Dead (1968) See more »

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Where's God?
Written by Violent J, Shaggy 2 Dope and Mike E. Clark
Performed by Insane Clown Posse
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It had its moments, but ultimately it didn't fully deliver...
11 February 2013 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

Well, to fully appreciate this movie for what it is, then you have to be an avid fan of the zombie genre, and especially of "Night of the Living Dead". I can say that I am both those things, but still I found this movie to be somewhat disappointing.

Sure there were some great moments here and there, and it was especially great to revisit the house and feel like being back at the location of "Night of the Living Dead". On that account, the movie makers managed to accomplish something great.

However, on the story part of the movie, then the movie makers didn't really fully deliver anything solid. The idea of re-inventing something from a movie into real life does seem interesting, yes I will admit to that, but ultimately this movie failed to leave a lasting impression. What turned out to be not so great was the way that it was executed and the way that these "zombies" looked. Not to mention the motive behind it all, it was just a little bit too campy.

I was initially lured in to watching this as it allegedly was a zombie movie, plus it had Sid Haig on the billing list. Yeah, he was in the movie around perhaps five minutes or so, so don't get suckered in to this with these factors as I was. You'll just end up sorely disappointed.

As for the acting, well people did good enough jobs with their given roles, it was just the script itself that didn't give the actors and actresses much to work with.

"Mimesis" is not really a good movie if you are looking for some zombie entertainment. The movie does, however, have some entertainment value if you are a hardcore fan of the "Night of the Living Dead" movie. But as for a regular zombie movie, then "Mimesis" failed on a grand scale. And you might just also find some enjoyment in "Mimesis" if you are the type that appreciate low-budget indie movies.

The best thing about this entire movie was the tribute it paid to "Night of the Living Dead" and the entire atmosphere they managed to build up, because it was really like re-visiting the classic movie (in either the original or re-make version).

Having seen it once, then I can honestly say that I will not be making a second watching out of this, because there simply isn't enough entertainment value in it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mimesis: Play Dead See more »

Filming Locations:

Detroit, Michigan, USA

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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Dead Wait Productons See more »
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Color

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2.39:1
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