Zombie Film Fridays: House of the Dead

I will admit that I saw House of the Dead in theaters back in 2003 and while it was good, it still had its moments of pure cheese. Meant to serve as the prequel to the popular House of the Dead video games, this film failed to receive the critical acclaim that other zombie games turned into multi-billion dollar have. Give it chance, it has a great cameo by one of Canada’s alt-rock legends!

This film is a prequel to all of the The House of the Dead video games. Set on an island off the coast, a techno rave party attracts a diverse group of college coeds and a Coast Guard officer. Soon, they discover that their X-laced escapades are to be interrupted by zombies and monsters that attack them on the ground, from the air, and in the sea, ruled by an evil entity in the House of the Dead…

My Rating: B-

Interesting Facts: The movie is set before the events of the first House of the Dead video game, thirty-two video clips from the original game appear in several parts of the movie (twenty-six appear during the 10-minute battle in front of the house; the remaining 6 are used as transitions prior to the battle). and this was the last film to use the turn-table technique for 360° shots (the risk of actors being hurt or killed by the fast-moving camera was too high).

And now it’s time for the trailer!

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