Friday, September 10, 2010

Fear Friday Presents..."Dead and Breakfast"

It's been a bit hectic around The Lounge the last few weeks but now it's getting back under control. We missed the last couple of Fridays but Fear Friday is back with a favorite around these parts. Most have probably never heard of it but if you like a little cheese with your horror this is perfect.

"Dead and Breakfast"

Directed by Matthew Leutwyler (This Space Between Us, Road Kill and Unearthed) and released on August 19, 2005 by Anchor Bay Entertainment. A group of young people, on their way to a wedding, stop for the night at a bed and breakfast in the little town of Lovelock, Texas. Upon waking they find some dead bodies and an evil spirit possessing the townsfolk, turning them into Zombies. Can they stop the madness before it takes over forever? And wow, can those Zombies dance. That's right, dance!

You will either love this movie or hate it! The tagline for it was "It's like a bad horror film, only worse". That pretty much sums it up. This is a grade A hunk of cheesiness. Lots of squirting blood, jokes and Zombies. And yes, there is a roaming band (kinda like "Something About Mary") so you have singing Zombies that even do a little dance. It's silly, funny and bad in all the best ways.

And as an extra treat it has two of my favorites in it, Jeffery Dean Morgan (The Sheriff) and Jeremy Sisto (Ahhh, let's just say The Head). Also stars David and Ever Carradine.

Some trivia about the movie...
1. When the group first gets to the bed and breakfast, they hear the song "The Freshmen" on the radio and sing to it. "The Freshmen" was written and performed by Brian Vander Ark, who appears as a zombie and wrote the original score to the film.
2. When the Sheriff is pulling the chainsaw out of the closet, an Evil Dead poster can be seen.
3. When Melody (Gina Philips) kills one of the zombies, the Sheriff (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) says, "Nice move, Buffy." Bianca Lawson, who plays Kate in the film, played Kendra on the Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV series.
4. 34 gallons of "blood" were used over the course of the shoot. 4.5 gallons of "blood" were used just to cut off Erik Palladino's head.

1 comment:

  1. I've seen this on IMDB and been meaning to check it out. I love terrible horror movies.