Dance of the Dead

January 3rd, 2008







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Plot
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.

Release Year: 2008

Rating: 5.9/10 (6,605 voted)

Director: Gregg Bishop

Stars: Jared Kusnitz, Greyson Chadwick, Chandler Darby

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.

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

Taglines: It's their night to come alive.



Details

Official Website: Official site |

Release Date: 3 Jan 2008

Filming Locations: Rome, Georgia, USA

Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

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

Goofs:
Continuity: 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.

Quotes:
Jimmy: You guys... we're in a funeral home.



User Review

A Genuinely Pleasant Surprise

Rating: 7/10

I walked into this film at it's last showing in The Atlanta Film Festival, not expecting much. It had gotten a little hype, and the Atlanta Journal seemed to like it, so I figured I'd give it a chance. What I got was a delightfully corny zombie film, on par with Shaun of the dead, except even more low-budget. Some of the characters were actually reasonably likable, a fair amount of witty dialogue, and slapstick violence, plus Large amounts of gore to satisfy true Zombie Film junkies. The film is exceedingly low budget, but in many parts that actually works to it's advantage, such as the nuclear power plants conveniently placed directly behind the cemetery, looking as though they were pasted in there with photoshop, and fairly corny zombies. Through much of it, the audience cackled and cheered, and it was greeted with much applause at it's finally, plus I recognized some of the locations, and many of the stars were in the theater. It has many unexpected touches, such as zombie frogs in the science lab, and some deaths twists. Overall, I really enjoyed this film, and if it ever gets wide release, I recommend seeing it.









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