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Dead Before Dawn 3D (2012)

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A group of college kids accidentally create, and then unleash, a curse that makes anyone they come into contact with kill themselves and then turn into zombie demons.

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April Mullen

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Tim Doiron
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Devon Bostick ... Casper Galloway
Martha MacIsaac ... Charlotte Baker
Christopher Lloyd ... Horus Galloway
Brandon Jay McLaren ... Dazzle Darlington
Brittany Allen ... Lucy Winthrop
Kyle Schmid ... Patrick Bishop
Tim Doiron ... Seth Munday
April Mullen ... Becky Fords
Kevin McDonald ... Professor Reginald Duffy
Ellen Dubin ... Beverly Galloway
Rossif Sutherland ... Burt Rumsfeld
Dru Viergever ... Zemon Josh
Benjamin Ayres ... Griffith Galloway
Max Topplin ... Hillbilly Dave
Marty Adams ... Hillbilly Cleitus
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A group of college kids accidentally create, and then unleash, a curse that makes anyone they come into contact with kill themselves and then turn into zombie demons.

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Half Zombie. Half Demon. All Zemon!


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Rated R for violence and some sexual references | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 2012 (Russia) See more »

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Dead Before Dawn See more »

Filming Locations:

Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada See more »

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WANGO Films See more »
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1.85 : 1
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This is the first ever live-action, 100% Canadian feature film to be shot in Stereoscopic 3-D. See more »

Goofs

Our young heroes attend college, yet the cheerleaders are wearing uniforms with embroidered initials that end with "HS". See more »

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References Back to the Future (1985) See more »

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Surprisingly fun take on the zombie film
27 August 2014 | by kannibalcorpsegrinderSee all my reviews

After accidentally unleashing a strange curse, a group of friends find their small college town overrun by vicious demon-possessed zombies and must try to fend off the creatures before the true nature of the curse reveals itself.

This was a surprising amount of fun and really had a lot of great points about it. One of the best points to this one is that this manages to introduce a rather novel concept here for unleashing the curse in the form of the possession angle by featuring the curse causing everyone around them to commit suicide before becoming among the horde of ravenous undead. As well, it changes around several big cues in their behavior according to this new concept of fueling their ranks which makes for a pretty fun time throughout as this manages a few pretty original and rather inventive concepts. These not only give the film a rather nice amount of action throughout but also gives this some rather impressive comedic chops here that are wholly welcome in this so it's got a rather funny air about it at times. Even without the comedy, though, there's enough action here to be truly enjoyable and still maintains that kind of silly tone to where the jokes and physical humor can work with the more serious themes which is well handled with the ability to keep the creatures as threats throughout so they're still something to be feared instead of a joke that doesn't warrant the kind of extreme behavior they undergo in trying to keep themselves out of harm's way. For all the fun it has, there's still some problems in the fact that this features the utterly annoying trope of having the finale make everything completely useless and renders the film a complete wash. It had already done fine with the original ending presented here, yet the fact that it tacks on another makes for quite a frustrating ending since it comes off as a total cliché on its' own right. As well, some of the jokes and attempts at re-writing the zombie rule-book that it presents here do cause this to come off as a little amateurish when it really shouldn't be, not really offering enough to make the changes worthwhile and getting in select humor that might not appeal to all. These here aren't up to really knock off the positives so it makes for a rather fun time all-around.

Rated R: Graphic Violence and Graphic Language.


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