Dance of the DeadJanuary 3, 2008
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)
Stars: Jared Kusnitz, Greyson Chadwick, Chandler Darby
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.
Michael V. Mammoliti
Dave The Drummer
J. Jacob Adelman
(as Jeff Adelman)
It's their night to come alive.
Release Date: 3 Jan 2008
Filming Locations: Rome, Georgia, USA
Did You Know?
The screenplay for "Dance of the Dead" was written in 1998, before zombie movies had returned to the mainstream.
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.
You guys… we're in a funeral home.
A Genuinely Pleasant Surprise
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.