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|Dead and Breakfast|
Actors: Diedrich Bader, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jeremy Sisto, David Carradine, Portia de Rossi
Genres: Comedy, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Six friends on their way to a wedding in Galveston, TX stop for the night at a quaint bed and breakfast in the sleepy town of Lovelock. But after a night that ends with both the inn?s owner and his chef dead, the gang find... more »
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Jefferson N. from BLAIRSVILLE, GA
Reviewed on 7/15/2011...
Dead & Breakfast is a zombie/comedy film with a difference. It's also a musical! A group of friends stop off at a boarding house on their way across the country and accidently release an evil spirit that was captured by a man (David Carradine) years before. Soon, chaos erupts and everyone in sight are becoming zombies...that dance and sing. A tongue-in-cheek zomcom what is guaranteed to entertain you if you're fan of such film as the Rocky Horror Picture Show or Evil Dead. Give it a watch!
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Damian M. (ratchet)
Reviewed on 3/11/2009...
A newer zombie comedy that succeeds in its intent. Not as good as Shaun of the Dead, but on par with Fido. Brief appearances by David Carradine, Diedrich Bader, and Potia de Rossi also enhance this film for me. The 20-somethings-trapped-in-a-weird-small-own-without-working-cell-phones scenario is old hat, but that just adds to the cheesiness. The characters actually reacted as I would imagine people would. References to Evil Dead, Psycho, Dead Alive, Thriller (yes the MJ dance number!) and others can been seen throughout.
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Overnight accommodations, complete with evil spirits and goo
CreepyT | Colorado, United States | 10/16/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"After finding this film on sale at a local DVD store, and reading the cover which proclaims that "Dead and Breakfast" is the US answer to "Shaun of the Dead," I had to pick this up for myself. I hadn't heard anything else about this film at the time, but being a huge fan of "Shaun of the Dead," and cheesy horror flicks in general, I bought it on a whim. While the aforementioned statement might be slightly misguided, "Dead and Breakfast" is certainly worth a viewing or two.
While on the way to a friend's wedding, six youngsters carpooling in an RV end up deciding to stop the night at a small town bed-and-breakfast. This bothered me right off the bat. They're in an RV, why stop and rent rooms? Nonetheless, they stop to sleep for the night in Lovelock. By morning, the two locals working the property are dead, and the six renters find themselves at the top of the suspect list and unable to leave to attend their friend's wedding. A mystery regarding the inn's owner and his son's untimely death gradually unravels. An evil spirit inhabiting a box within the inn has been unleashed and now resides in the body of Johnny (Oz Perkins), one of the band of six.
The body count mounts as Johnny converts more and more souls to his cause of death, destruction, and mayhem, leaving the remaining five friends and a few other of Lovelock's stragglers fighting for their lives. They batten down the hatches and pick off as many possessed as they can from the confines of the inn, a la "Night of the Living Dead," making weapons out of whatever they can get their hands on. In the meantime an all-knowing drifter (Brent David Fraser), the sheriff (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), and Melody (Gina Philips) are seeking to get to the heart of the matter by visiting Lovelock's cemetery.
This film has lots to offer to the light-hearted and uncritical horror/slapstick fan. The gore is unsurpassed, and the laughs never let up. The acting is pretty darn good in comparison to other films of this genre. Furthermore, there is a Greek-style chorus (Zach Selwyn as Randall Keith Randall, a gas station attendant) singing rhyming country interludes throughout the films entirety, which, though odd at first, is a hilarious addition to the movie. Nods to previous horror films abound, and any genre aficionado should be able to appreciate that.
Dead and Breakfast may never be up for any fancy awards, it may be a little thin on plot, and may not be, in my opinion, as good as "Shaun of the Dead," but it is still great fun for anyone who can appreciate a jovial romp through puddles of oozing viscera."
Slapstick gorefest that never takes itself seriously
Daniel W. Kelly | Long Island, NY United States | 09/07/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The cast alone makes this movie worth seeing--there's barely a face you won't recognize--Portia de Rossi, John Carradine, the guy from Drew Carey, billy from Six Feet under and Wrong Turn, the girl from the first jeepers Creepers. As for the movie itself, in the first half hour or so, I thought it was a bit too slapstick, but you really have to go with it, because that's exactly what it is--an all out comedy. It's not even so much a "parody" of other horror movies as it is a horror premise that has non-stop humor. Sure, you can see some of the horror nods--Evil Dead 2, Carrie, Creepshow with its comic book still shots--but this movie is totally over the top. Think the airplane movies with a horror theme and buckets o' blood. The entire movie is scored with a sort of hillbilly group and a singer who is basically the narrator of the movie, and he steals the show with his campy lyrics and expressive faces. And, if you get the unrated version, do expect a whole lot of cheesy blood and gore. This one is definitely one I could watch again and again, particularly with groups of friends."
Too Self-Aware and Self-Indulgent To Be Real Fun
K. Harris | Las Vegas, NV | 10/22/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"What can you say about "Dead & Breakfast"? I picked this up at the store not knowing much about it other than it had a cute title, clever holographic packaging, a few decent reviews and a young, appealing cast. I can say that the charms, unfortunately, of the actual film are relatively limited. Pretty standard fare, really--I didn't necessarily dislike it--I just felt that it was so obvious in its intention.
This film wants to be cool. It was designed to (hopefully) be a cult classic. It wants you to revel in its self-aware kookiness. But that's just the problem. Taking its cues from so many better movies, this is a self-indulgent and unoriginal mess. The cast and filmmakers seem to be having a good time--you know this was a party set. It seems as if they feel that they are doing us a great service by letting us in on the joke. Well, I've heard the joke--so don't do me any favors.
I'm not saying that there aren't some amusing moments--how can you fail with redneck zombies? And musical numbers are always fun. And the TV-ready cast will be familiar to many, even if you can't always place from where.
The movie imagines that it's "Evil Dead 2," but it lacks real cleverness. It works slightly better as a comedy than anything else, but it's hard for me to imagine anyone being captivated by this. KGHarris, 10/06."