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Stalled (2013)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Horror | 25 March 2014 (USA)
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A janitor gets trapped in a women's restroom and encounters an all-out attack by a horde of zombies.

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Christian James

Writer:

Dan Palmer (screenplay and story)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Dan Palmer Dan Palmer ... W.C
Antonia Bernath ... Heather
Tamaryn Payne Tamaryn Payne ... Evie
Mark Holden ... Jeff From I.T
Giles Alderson ... Nick Shanks
Sarah Suzanne Biggins Sarah Suzanne Biggins ... Debbie
Victoria Broom ... Holly
Marcus Kelly Marcus Kelly ... Charlie (as Mark Kelly)
Victoria Eldon Victoria Eldon ... Samantha
Chris R. Wright Chris R. Wright ... Mikey
Rick Edwards Rick Edwards ... Operator (voice)
Russell Biles Russell Biles ... Mr. Armitage
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ryan Ayley Ryan Ayley ... Human Resources Zombie
Matt Brothers Matt Brothers ... Agnostic Zombie
Hannah Coley Hannah Coley ... Dance Zombie
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A janitor gets trapped in a women's restroom and encounters an all-out attack by a horde of zombies.

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He's in the perfect place to be scared sh*tless...

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Comedy | Horror

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 March 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Кабинка See more »

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£45,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Actor Mark Holden (who plays Jeff from I.T) starred in two zombie movies in the same year; Stalled and World War Z. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Jeff From I.T: Right lets get this show on the road
[WC accidentally causes him to be overwhelmed]
Heather: I guess we're not getting this show on the road
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"Any similarities to actual persons, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental." See more »

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References The Return of the Living Dead (1985) See more »

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A fresh zombie film in a stale genre
25 November 2013 | by DaveHedgehogSee all my reviews

I heard about this film whilst preparing for my first FrightFest and the concept of a zombie apocalypse taking place in a toilet instantly excited me. Not only are zombie films my favourite type of films, I also love films set in a limited location. I desperately wanted to see it, but I figured it was either going to be awesome or terrible. Thankfully, it was the former.

Unlike many films that trick you with an interesting and original concept which is barely utilised, it fully explores the thing that draws you in. The majority of the film takes place in the stall, and the rest of it within the bathroom (mostly), so there are no unnecessary filler scenes.

It is more or less a one-man show, with Dan Palmer taking on the job of carrying the entire film on his shoulders. Playing to his strengths, he manages to create a likable and sympathetic hero in WC, as well as delivering his lines perfectly and just being damn hilarious. I knew I was going to love it as soon as soon as he uttered, "There's zombies in your toilet!".

A secondary character, who we never see, is introduced later on and she is one of the few faults I find with the film. She's an interesting character with some funny lines, but also feels a little distant and occasionally forced - which may be especially jarring as she's playing against Palmer, who is much more natural. That's not to say I didn't sympathize with her either; it's just she felt a little out of place.

It is very much a film that focuses on its characters and their situation, rather than being a slasher-zombie film. The zombies themselves look good and they, and the gory stuff, are used sparingly and to effect.

It is a near-perfect film with only a few weak spots; the 'Evie' character, a bit of the overly sentimental dialogue and a couple of too-silly jokes, but after having seen it three times, it's definitely solidified itself as an all-time favourite for me, and I'm sure it'll be held up as one of the best zombie films in recent years for others as well.


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