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Dead Moon Rising
Dead Moon Rising
Actors: Jason Crowe, Erica Goldsmith, Mike Seely, Tucky Williams, Gary Williams
Director: Mark E. Poole
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
UR     2008     1hr 33min

A mysterious disease overtakes the world, and the infected develop a hankering for human flesh. Jim and his fellow Cheapskate Car Rental clerks are oblivious to the changes going on right outside their door, until it liter...  more »

     
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Actors: Jason Crowe, Erica Goldsmith, Mike Seely, Tucky Williams, Gary Williams
Director: Mark E. Poole
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Sub-Genres: Horror, Fantasy
Studio: Anthem Pictures
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 03/04/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 33min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 6
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Girls, Ghouls, and Guns...What else do you need for a good t
Gabriel | USA | 03/20/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Dead Moon Rising, another zombie movie that looked good from the cover. But it doesn't have the touch that George A Romero or Sam Raimi (Evil Dead trilogy) gave to the public. The gun toting, crazy female was hot! If you are in the mood for cheesy zombie movies try Return of the Living Dead, because Dead Moon Rising had me out of my chair and returning my copy to the movie store. P.s. having the hero talk to the viewers about the issues going around him went out of style back in the 90s. It worked for Ferris Bueller, Army of Darkness, but not for this film"
Bad...and not in a good way.
Jason Whitt | Southwest Mich., United States | 03/09/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)

"OK. I agree completely with the other reviewers that DMR is a very bad movie. Not bad in the campy, B-horror movie sense of the word. Just plain bad. I realize this was a low-budget affair. I'm used to those. But in my book low-budget does not automatically equate to a waste of time and/or money. Sadly, in the case of DMR it does.

First, the film is one of those horrid shot-on-video films which to my personal taste ALWAYS hurts a horror flick. I realize shot-on-video is usually a budget decision, but more often than not, that choice of medium robs an already low-budget endeavor of any charm it might otherwise earn. Shot-on-video productions always make me feel as though I'm watching camcorder movies from my Aunt's Tilly's vacation to Mexico. It just never feels like I'm watching a movie. And doesn't that sort of defeat the purpose?

What's more, shot-on-video requires very specific lighting to do it right. It wasn't done right in DMR. Virtually every scene in DMR is marred by extreme shadowing to the point where at times, so much detail is lost in darkness that you can't even make out expressions on actors' faces. And believe me, shot-on-video does NO favors for already bargain-basement special effects like the ones in DMR. Zombies here are nothing more than just street people in pale makeup. In the "gore" scenes blood churns forth from off camera as if pumped by a garden hose.

As far as a story, no one who watches a zombie film expects a whole lot in the way of plot depth (I know because I watch a lot of them). But they do expect a plot. In the absence of a plot, viewers expect laughs, scares, and/or gross-outs. DMR doesn't have a plot(unless you consider running from zombies for an hour a plot). And sadly it doesn't deliver laughs or scares eithers.

Here it is. A few guys work at a discount car rental agency. Zombies start infecting the world. They run all over town for an hour delivering bad lines and talking to the camera. End of movie. A few additional folks are picked up along the way but essentially nothing happens within the story. There are attempts at humor which mostly fall flat. But there are no side-splitting guffaws to be found here, intentional or otherwise. Likewise for scares. Not a single jump moment to be had.

Sadly, the best thing about DMR is the DVD cover. Apparently that's where the bulk of the budget went. I'm not one to turn up my nose at low-budget. There is a lot of good low-budget stuff to be seen out there. But sometimes bad is just bad."