Monday, June 10, 2013

Zombie Week: Day 4: Dance of the Dead

The awkwardness of being a teen, social cliques, cranky teachers who are unsatisfied with their lives. Yup, high school was really full of good times. Know what was missing though? Zombies. Might've made my Senior Prom like a gazillion times better.

Dance of the Dead (2008), written by Joe Ballarini and directed by Gregg Bishop, is a comedy horror about teens and zombies basically. Right off the bat the movie gives you an explanation for its walking dead; chemical contamination. And while all the more popular kids are getting ready for the nights dance, or Hawaiian Hula Prom, the geeks, freaks and outcasts are the only ones free to come to the rescue when the dead start jumping out of their graves, literally.
Leaping lizards! Them zambies is jumping!

Visibly low-budget, this movie is all about cheesy and corny horror scenes, which can be good or bad depending on your preference. Definitely a creative script, fast paced plot and lots and lots of blood. The make-up and visuals aren't always that great but, again, this is what corny horror movies are made of; cheap effects.

The cast is pretty likeable, and the soundtrack...well it's pretty unique. One interesting detail that I enjoyed very much? Yes, the music. Why? Because apparently it's the only way to tame or distract the zombies; through the power of punk and electric guitars. Unlikely, I know. But hey, a girl can dream right?

So, to wrap it up, if you like cheesy, corny, uber unlikely horror movies with zombie make-out scenes (oh no! spoiler!), then give this movie a chance. I wasn't disappointed in the least, it was a fun z-movie with a good cast, funny script and awesome fight scenes. But regardless, have a look at the trailer and decide for yourselves. I give this movie a 3.5/5