Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Dead and Breakfast (2004)

This is a little known Indie flick that commonly overlooked but well worth reproaching. A group of friends must fight for survival when an evil spell is unleashed from the bed and breakfast they stopped in for the night, awakening a curse that drives the townspeople into a murderous frenzy. The film is an even blend of clever comedy and awesome gore, with a touch of a musical as a house band transitions between scenes and the (for lack of a better word) zombies break into a spontaneous dance number. It is packed with familiar faces, including Jeremy Sisto, David Carradine (!!), Diedrich Bader, and many others, and is played perfectly by the entire cast. The editing and cinematography are both very ambitious and professional, lending the film a much bigger look and feel than would be expected for the size. Though there are familiar elements in the script, the entire film feels fresh and original, with many unlikely turns and a unique story chocked full of smart dialogue, great comic timing, and fun gags. On top of everything else, the gore is off the wall, with chainsaws through the neck, heads being blown off, and decapitations being just a few sweet examples. Great Indie effort that deserves much more attention, be sure to check this one out when you get the chance!

Rating: 8/10.
Gore: 8/10.

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  1. Damn! This was on TV tonight and I watched the Halloween remake instead. Damn! Damn! Damn!

    - Zac

  2. Theres still hope, if it was on once it will be on again (hopefully!)


  4. I watched part of this. One thing really bugged me though- why get David Carradine and do almost nothing with him? What is the point?

    As for the rest of what I saw, it was not bad. It was an odd blend of quirky and horror, which is harder to balance than people think.

  5. David's daughter Ever Carradine played the lead female in the film, which is how I imagine the filmmakers got him signed on to the project, though his role was minimal

  6. Okay, that sounds like fun. I need a good distraction. In light of the MJ death I think a zombie movie is in order. I tested your amazon purchase link. Worked great! Thanks for addinng that.


  7. sweet, I didnt test it as thoroughly as one might hope but thanks for the test run Froggie! Hope you enjoy the movie, it should prove to be very fun!


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