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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 Gavin Grazer ... Karl
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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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 Carnival of Souls (1962) 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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Mimesis 2011 Port Huron Michigan 10-07-2011 Premier
7 October 2011 | by steve_k48060See all my reviews

Just saw the premier showing of this last night at the McMorran Complex in Port Huron, Michigan. All (or most of) the actors and actresses were at the showing which made it all that much more interesting. I have to say that I enjoyed this movie very much, even if it were a little bit on the "campy" side. But perhaps that is because I am biased. I am also a big fan of the original Night of the Living Dead Romero Classic from the late 1960's. This movie was made on similar budget as that, albeit updated to the current price of movie making as compared to 40 or so years ago. The effects were good enough to grab most of the audiences attention as far as the reactions went, including myself! It was nearly a sold out movie theater, and I can tell you from the unemployment in this part of the world that is a rare thing in this town for sure! Let me say that it gave me a bit of the "Halloween Spirit" that I haven't had for a few years now. Dare I say it made me giddy? Anyways, I would definitely recommend this indie as a must see for the low(er) budget horror flick fan.


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