Saturday, February 7, 2009
Best Horror 2008 - Dance of the Dead: Winner
For two years running DTV or independent horror has been beating out big budget horror in terms of substance and just plain horror movie fun. For several years the horror genre has been on this kick of torture, dreadful, sick, and terror prevails kick. I get that, but I am sort of sick and tired of it. When I was almost done with horror, it was nice to see a movie like last years Grindhouse, to remind me how fun seeing horror movies can be.
Dance of the Dead was a small zombie film I saw last year, that I totally fell in love with. It is a great feeling when you watch something that you are expecting to suck and it ends up one of the best movie watching experiences of the year.
Dance of the Dead revolves around the mysterious reanimation of the dead and the efforts of Jimmy, Lindsey, Stephen, and Kyle to save their local high school prom from attack.
The movie just kept getting better and better, it amazed me at every turn. It is something really special when you have similar ideas that a director has. A high school rock band playing the prom and fighting zombies, how cool is that! A lot of silly stuff happens in this movie, but it is clear that nothing is taken serious. Not trying to sound to obvious, director Gregg Bishop has made a John Hughes meets Return of the Living Dead film. Have a movie night with some friends, and have a great time with Dance of the Dead! A+ Enjoy!!!!!