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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 »

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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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Trivia

The screenplay for "Dance of the Dead" was written in 1998, before zombie movies had returned to the mainstream. See more »

Goofs

At the start of movie, the "tryouts" sign board put in front of judges tables changes its position from the corner table to the center one, all by itself. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy: [to himself after seeing Mr. Hammond bully a student] What a dick!
Frank Hammond: What was that? What did you say?
Jimmy: I was just saying what an inspiration you are to all of us, sir. I mean, it's really teachers like you who really make a difference.
Frank Hammond: Stand up.
[Jimmy stands up]
Frank Hammond: [to the class] Seeing that we're dissecting animals today, class, I'd like everyone to take a look at this one: James Dunn. Jimmy Dunn, or dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb. Notice the brain, devoid of all intelligent thought. Capable of only a C- ...
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Connections

Referenced in Far (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

The Machine
Performed by The Diffs
Written by Elvis Kuehn, Max Kuehn, Alyssa Besenti and Jonathan Downie
Published by In The House Music, BMI
Courtesy of Peligro Music
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Unexpectedly enjoyable film
10 October 2008 | by terrencepatrixSee all my reviews

Really zombie movies are such a hit and miss genre that you can't ever honestly watch one with high hopes. Which is why when one turns out to be pretty damn good you are more than pleasantly surprised.

This was just a well put together movie. I thought the direction, script, and acting were all very well executed...especially for a bunch of relative unknowns. It had gore, humor, story...and what I really appreciated was they gave you just enough insight and character build up that when someone did finally kick the bucket...you know who it was and cared. The dialog was also pretty fun to listen to. I'm a fan of horribly foul language...which this movie did not have...but the dialog kept me interested enough that I didn't even notice the lack thereof.

Plot summary. It's prom time in this town, and all the teens are scurrying to find their dates. All teen categories are featured here, there's the nerds (sci-fi club), the misfits, the punk rockers, and the in-crowd (tools). While this minor school drama that everyone can relate to is going on, a menace is looming. The town power plant has been leaking toxic waste into it's surrounding town causing the dead to return to life. While the prom is in full swing, the dead arise and start wreaking havoc. Naturally the first to notice are those who are without dates and it is up to them to not only protect and save themselves...but to save the obvious buffet that is the teen prom.

If you like fun zombie movies, with good lines, and gore...watch it.


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