Alternate titles : Hell of a Party

Tagline : " It's their night to come alive!"

Dance of the DeadNot to be confused with the TV episode from the "Masters of Horror" series of the same name, this 2008 film from director Greg Bishop takes place at a town in Georgia in the US, where the local high school is preparing for its end of term prom night.

But it seems there’s mysterious rumblings in the nearby cemetery, as the dead seem to be trying to claw their way out of the graves and only the local gravedigger seems to have an inkling as to what's going on.

A group of students from the school’s sci-fi club, who aren’t going to the prom because they don’t have dates (surprise, surprise) hear about something strange going on in the cemetery and decide to investigate for themselves, only to stumble into the middle of a full scale zombie outbreak, as the earth quite literally begins to spit out the dead.

Escaping to safety, they hook up with some other colleagues and their gun toting gym teacher, and make their way over to the school prom in the hopes of saving their friends from the ensuing zombie menace that’s gripping the town, but will they arrive in time?

Fast paced, full of tongue in cheek humour and gore, which seems to owe more than a few passing nods to the likes of Cemetery Man, the Return of the Living Dead films and the earlier works of Peter Jackson, this is a highly enjoyable horror comedy.

If you liked "Shaun of the Dead" or any of the other movies I mentioned then you should also enjoy this.

Bloody good fun!

Overall Marks : 7/10.

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