Dance of the Dead
Okay, I have to admit some bias with this review. Dance of the Dead (Ghost House Underground)was filmed in Atlanta when I lived there and I worked with a couple of people that are in it (back in my long ago acting days). Regardless, it is hands down one of my favorite zombiedies of all time.
The plot is simple. A high school prom goes horribly wrong when the dead start rising due to toxic waste from the nearby nuclear power plant. The end result is funny and gory, one of my favorite combinations. The central cast of characters is a group of teens who for various reason are either not going to prom or just haven’t arrived yet. They band together when the zombies start attacking and are pretty much the breakfast club of zombie fighters.
You’ve got the cheerleader, the sci-fi group, the wild redneck rebel, the vice-president of the class, a group of rockers and the pizza delivery guy. Add in a half-crazed coach who’s ex-military and you’ve got a recipe for laughter. Together they manage to make their way to the school in hopes of saving their classmates – but do they make it in time????
Hilarious highlights include:
Said half-crazed ex-military coach gets explosives off of Craigslist just in case of emergencies.
Said rockers aren’t even aware of the zombie attacks for the first quarter of the film or more because they’re so stoned.
These zombies LOVE music. It’s the only thing that stops them dead in their tracks.
Now do yourself a favor and go watch “Dance of the Dead”!
Posted on 2012.30.May, in American Cinema, American Indie, Horror, Zombiedy and tagged atlanta movies, craiglist, dance of the dead, funny horror movies, horror comedy, zombiedy. Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.
SAL!VA hahahahaha – you have convinced me to check this out 🙂
SAL!VA indeed! And you totally should!! 🙂
I think I was drunk with my buddy one night and we just clicked on this from On Demand, and it was so funny and so much damn fun. A surprise what you can do with a small budget. Nice review.
For some reason this comment was marked as spam so I’m just now getting it….Thanks, I’m glad you liked the review. And uber glad you liked the movie! 🙂
lol @ the breakfast club comparison
I so ❤ the Breakfast Club, lol.
I was very sceptical about watching this one. Might give it a try now.
What had you skeptical? And if you do give it a try, please let us know your thoughts! 🙂
I’ve been badly burned by movies that end with ‘of the Dead’. As a general rule, if it doesn’t have George Romero attached to it, I don’t really watch it.
Gotcha and understandable (although I have to admit to greatly disliking “Land of the Dead”).
OMG this is all kinds of fun!!
You’re watching?? Yay!!! I sooo wish I hadn’t chickened out and had auditioned for it.
I ma watching it as we type : ) I would have totally been a zombie in this for free!!