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Dance of the Dead (2008)

R | | Comedy, Horror | 9 March 2008 (USA)
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On the night of the big High-School Prom, the dead rise to eat the living, and the only people who can stop them are the losers who couldn't get dates to the dance.

Director:

Gregg Bishop

Writer:

Joe Ballarini
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jared Kusnitz ... Jimmy Dunn
Greyson Chadwick ... Lindsey
Chandler Darby Chandler Darby ... Steven
Carissa Capobianco ... Gwen
Randy McDowell ... Jules Reiner
Michael Mammoliti ... George (as Michael V. Mammoliti)
Mark Lynch Mark Lynch ... Rod
Justin Welborn ... Kyle Grubbin
Mark Oliver ... Coach Keel
Blair Redford ... Nash Rambler
Lucas Till ... Jensen
Hunter Pierce Hunter Pierce ... Dave The Drummer
Jonathan Spencer ... Frank Hammond
Stephen Caudill ... Principal Castlemoody
J. Jacob Adelman J. Jacob Adelman ... Mitch (as Jeff Adelman)
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Storyline

It is prom night in middle America. Tuxes have been rented and dresses have been bought. But when the dead unexpectedly rise from their graves to eat the living, it's up to the geeks, the nerds, the outcast and the losers who couldn't get dates to the dance to save the town from the undead. Unlikely heroes will rise to the challenge as they are forced to put aside their differences and band together to fight for their lives. Armed with bats, sledgehammers, garden tools and guitars, this rag-tag group of high-school teens are in for a prom night they will never forget. Written by LG

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

It's their night to come alive.

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence and gore, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dance of the dead: El baile de los muertos See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Georgia, USA

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The role of the gravedigger was specifically written for James Jarrett. See more »

Goofs

While she's killing zombies at the funeral home there is a lot of blood splatter on Gwen's face, then when in the back of the hearse there is no blood on Gwen's face. The blood is back on her face when she arrives at the coach garage. See more »

Quotes

Coach Keel: Where are y'all going?
Jimmy: To the prom, to kick some zombie ass.
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Connections

References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Waiting
Performed by Junk
Written by Scott Brereton and Lloyd Neal
Published by Spirit One Music (BMI)
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User Reviews

 
Very enjoyable low-budget movie
23 October 2008 | by TomiciSee all my reviews

Like I already said,this is a very good horror-comedy. The only problem is that special effects aren't the best (but that is far away from spoiling you watching this movie). Film offers us enough humor and gore to keep us in the mood to the very end of it.

If I remember correctly, Bishop made his first movie with only 15000 $. The movie was nothing special, but for that budget it was more than satisfying. Almost the same thing happened with this movie (the only difference is that this one is even better than The other side). I have a feeling that with 15000 $ Bishop makes more than some directors with 15 mil. $. At least he knows how to make a very entertaining movie (I don't wanna think how good this movie would be if Bishop had a bigger budget). So I gotta say: "Dammit,will someone finally give this man the money so he can make a movie with decent special effects?!" He really deserved it.

So go,take your friends,watch this movie and you will all have a great time. Take this movie for what it is (by that I mean that this isn't some big budget movie,just the opposite) and this will be one of the best prom nights you have ever seen. In the end,I would give this movie 7 stars,but because of having so little and offering so much,I'll give it 8 for effort.


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