Fridays at the Laughing Vixen Lounge Blog are Fear Fridays. Fear Fridays are a celebration of all films spooky. Horror is a very broad genre and the Lounge loves it all. Each Friday you will find a review of a different film. These can range from Classic Horror (black and white and cheesy), Thrillers (suspense, jumps and a good mystery), outright Horror (chop chop, slash slash, die die) and anything else in between.
So pop some popcorn, kill the lights and enjoy tonight's selection. And please, share your comments on the film. Bad or good let me know what you thought of it. And now, my little ghouls and dolls, the Laughing Vixen Lounge Blog is proud to present this week's film.
Fear Friday - Dead and Breakfast
Tagline - It's like a bad horror film, only worse
Heads will roll...
Directed by Matthew Leutwyler (This Space Between Us, Road Kill and Unearthed) and released on August 19, 2005 by Anchor Bay Entertainment (Rated R). 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! Like the tagline says "It's like a bad horror film, only worse". That pretty much sums it up. This is a grade A hunk of cheesy fun. 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. If Mystery Science Theater was still around I'd like to think this would have made one of their best episodes.
As an extra treat this movie has two of my favorites in it. Jeffery Dean Morgan (Supernatural, The Watchmen and Magic City) as the Sheriff and Jeremy Sisto (May, Wrong Turn and Suburgatory-tv series) as... ahhh, let's just say The Head. It Also stars David and Ever Carradine..
Dead and Breakfast is available on DVD.
Take a look at the original trailer...
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.