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Mimesis (2011)

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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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Douglas Schulze

Writers:

Douglas Schulze (story), Joshua Wagner (screenplay)
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Cast

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 ... 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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Storyline

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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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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Trivia

Besides the obvious scene recreation and clips used from the original Night of the Living Dead, this movie is just one big homage to the 60s classic. Several characters are named after cast/crew members of the original Night of the Living Dead (Duane/Duane Jones, Judith/Judy O'Dea & Judith Ridley, Russell/Russ Streiner, Keith/Keith Wayne, Karl/Karl Hardman, Kyra/Kyra Schon, Marilyn/Marilyn Eastman) and a few others are named after characters (Judith/Judy, Karen, Benjamin/Ben). Additionally, Bill Hinzman, who was in the original NotLD has a cameo in this film. See more »

Goofs

Russell's name tag goes from Hello (with his name) to just his name. See more »

Connections

References Friday the 13th (1980) 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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Great Idea But Fell Short
7 February 2013 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

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

I like the idea they were going for here -- a group of people recreating "Night of the Living Dead". With all the sequels, remakes, and ripoffs, I am a bit wary of anything related to NoTLD these days. But I really think this idea had merit.

However, I am not sure if it succeeded. At times, it seemed to drag, and I really disliked the role played by Sid Haig. Haig, being a well-known horror icon, should probably have played himself at the convention. In fact, for the film to make complete sense, the role would have had to be George Romero playing George Romero. I assume they know this and simply could not get him.


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