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Dead Rising: Watchtower (2015)

Dead Rising (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Horror | 27 March 2015 (USA)
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A group of people fight to survive in a zombie-infested town.

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Zach Lipovsky

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Tim Carter
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jesse Metcalfe ... Chase Carter
Meghan Ory ... Crystal
Virginia Madsen ... Maggie
Keegan Connor Tracy ... Jordan
Aleks Paunovic ... Logan
Dennis Haysbert ... General Lyons
Gary Jones ... Norton
Carrie Genzel ... Susan
Rob Riggle ... Frank West
Reese Alexander ... Shearson
Harley Morenstein ... Pyro Biker
Julia Benson ... Amy
Peter Benson ... Bruce
Darren Dolynski ... Sergeant
Patrick Sabongui ... Hippie Zombrex Doctor
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Storyline

In East Mission, Oregon, the Hit Point reporter Chase Carter and the camerawoman Jordan are covering stories from the people in quarantine of a zombie outbreak. The FEZA is using the vaccine Zombrex to inoculate the victims and Chase tries to interview Crystal LaRourke that is on the location. Out of the blue, the patients turn into zombies and Jordan flees with the Hit Point car, leaving Chase behind. He follows Crystal chased by zombies and she stumbles upon Maggie, a woman in shock that has just lost her daughter. They seek shelter in a loan store while Jordan arrives in the border but is sent to quarantine. While the military under the command of General Lyons want to bomb the city since Zombrex is ineffective, Chase, Crystal and Maggie fight to reach the border. Chase discovers a secret about Crystal while Jordan discloses the real intention of General Lyons. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A Quarantined City. A Deadly Conspiracy. See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dead Rising: Watchtower See more »

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Meghan Ory and Jesse Metcalfe both appeared in John Tucker Must Die and Cheapsake Shores. See more »

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During general Lyons' first press conference under the rain, he says he has "authorization from the White House to destroy the threat through military action", Later on, he talks about a "great American city". Several aerial views show a great city indeed, but it is Vancouver, in Canada... The White House has no authority over Canadian territory. See more »

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Frank West: You're basically fucked.
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Spun-off from Dead Rising (2006) See more »

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Written by Brad Breeck (as Brad Breeck)
Performed by Skulltape
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The reporter, the hot chick, the grieving mother, the camera woman. Will their brains and other good parts be eaten by the zombies? Stay tuned.
13 August 2015 | by BoloxxxiSee all my reviews

At an event where people who have been bitten by zombies are waiting for their anti-zombie injections (which they must periodically take) a reporter, out to make a name for himself in the news business, has an argument with his camera woman over his exploitive and sensationalistic idea of news reporting, and they go their separate ways. She to leave the scene, and he to sneak into a tent to take secret pictures where medical personnel are administering the anti-zombie injection for those who have been bitten. He's present when --for some reason-- the drug does not work and all hell breaks loose. On the run for dear life, he teams up with a hot brunette of the model variety with whom he had an embarrassing encounter earlier to the amusement of his camera woman.

Though this movie is not an "outright" comedy (one with a lot of blunt silliness and slapstick, for example), it is no doubt a horror comedy; played a bit more seriously and deadpan. It has some amateurish flaws of execution, but is more forgivable since it is a comedy and you can't take it seriously anyway. As well, you want to root for people who aren't part of the Hollywood establishment who make a decent effort to entertain you. The main flaw, I thought, was those narrow escapes or close calls where the zombies or bad guys clearly had ample opportunity to bite or do bad things but the would-be victim got away. Some of them doing so after the camera cuts away to another scene during the attack or threat and returns to see them still unharmed.

Nonetheless, this movie is still entertaining and therefore worth your time. Watch out for the live news broadcast with the anchorwoman and her celebrity guest zombie expert. It is reminiscent to me of something you would see on Saturday Night Live, if you ever watched that show. It is well done and funny without seeming to try to be. At the end, this movie seems to promise a sequel. I look forward to it. Love, Boloxxxi.


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