House of the Dead details
|Starring:||Ellie Cornell, Jonathan Cherry, Ona Grauer, Tyron Leitso, Clint Howard|
|Studio:||LIONS GATE HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
House of the Dead
|Run time:||1 hour 27 minutes|
|Rental release:||13 Jun 2005|
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Great game . Bad movieBy zzzzzz (112 reviews) from at home , 10 Feb 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]Based on the SEGA game (I think they just used the game name, SEGA logo and bits of the graphics) Stereotype American kids go to an island for a party/rave and end up in a fight with zombies. Jurgen Prochnow plays an over the top boat skipper called Capt KIRK (yep its that bad).
Poor acting, poor story, unintentionally funny. Action/fights are spoilt by having flashes from the game inserted. This is one of the worst zombie movies I have ever seen, even some of the 70s and 80s Italian ones are better than this!
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other reviews don't do this film justiceBy film-addict (5 reviews) from Enfield , 29 Apr 2012other reviews don't do this film justice on how bad it really is. As well as the what other reviews have said regarding plot holes bad acting etc there is also this annoying thing of every time a zombie is shot (which is no mean feet considering they seem to be trained by the flash) a clip of the computer game pops up on screen. On the plus side Erica Durance looks good topless and if you rent a comedy I doubt it will be as funny as this film (if it were supposed to be a comedy I would have given it more stars). Don't rent it as a horror even my wife (who normally cuddles up to me and jumps at anything during a horror movie just sat throught the whole thing laughing.
Lifeless acting, and not just from the zombiesBy CraggleRock (1 review) , 27 Sep 2011I felt it unfair to continue to deride Uwe Boll's movies as some of the worst committed to celluloid having going purely on the 'rumour' of the internet, so I gave House of the Dead a chance to prove me wrong. Unfortunately, some internet meme's prove more accurate than Chuck Norris jokes do.
Acting is dire, but truth be told, the leaden script and dialogue gives the cast very little to work with, and frequently makes little sense. Perhaps that fault is down to what we can only assume was the continuity editor giving up five minutes into this shambles, given the huge number of glaring mistakes going from one frame to the next, even if you manage to ignore the intrusive and gratuitous use of game footage thrown in for seemingly no other reason than to shout 'See, we based this on the game!'
Although they seem to have come up with a completely nonsensical plot all of their own on which they attempt to hang the story, even that requiring clumsy exposition through some very laboured plot-devices. Of particular note was the ships journal detailing how the entire crew were slaughtered; presumably the killer felt the need to complete the log for future posterity. Yet this can not even lay claim to being the most infeasible detail of this clunky script!
The movie even fails to be so cheesy and schlocky that it becomes fun, in the 'So bad, it's good' category of horror movies, instead landing firmly in the 'So bad, it's dire' pile. If this is any indication of the rest of Boll's work, he is deserving of every derisive review I have ever read. Avoid like you would an undead plague.
UWE Boll sucksBy PeterFile (8 reviews) from Swindon , 26 Nov 2010How on earth does this guy get money to make such utter toss. He takes good games and basically makes a terrible movie. Anyone who voted this film more than 2 must go to school on the special bus
Who ever endorsed this film should be ashamed of themselves!By a customer from St Ives Cambs , 05 Oct 2010this film was so bad it was funny, not only was there poor acting throught but the director also stole loads of seens from good films, like the lord of the rings and jaws, this film is amazingly funny thogh this is only due to the fact that theres like a solid 30 mins (or what feels like 30 mins) of non stop slow mo and spinny camras and all the poorness through LOL!!!
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Boycott Uwe Boll!By Sephy (43 reviews) from Kent , 07 Aug 2010Horrid little man has bought the rights to alot of my favourite games and is ruining them by making terrible budget movies. AVOID. If you like the games, don't spoil it by watching this moron's rubbish.