In order for me to beat a dead horse here, I watched yet another horror/comedy. Why? I don't know. It was just what was given to me. However, I hope you noticed that instead of saying it was a comedy/horror, like I did with The Janitor, I listed Dead & Breakfast (2004) as a horror/comedy. The reason being, I just thought the horror part was played out more in this one, and it wasn't as silly as it could be in The Janitor. Oh the comedy was certainly there, but not so much in my face all the time. Plus, for whatever reason, I liked the comedy better in this movie.
Dead & Breakfast is about 3 couples that are heading to a wedding in a RV, but get a little lost on the way. They end up in a very small town named Lovelock, where everyone calls you friend. They end up at a bed and breakfast type place and spend the night. Sometime during the night a murder happens. Of course the police suspect one of them did it, and they make the group stay in town. One of them become possessed by an evil spirit, and sets out to possess the rest of the town.
That is a short version of the plot really. I wanted to talk more about the movie itself, instead of the plot. If you want to know, I did enjoy the plot of the movie. The effects I enjoyed. It could be a silly at times, with the amount of blood that would come squirting out. We keep getting reminded that the possessed people aren't zombies, but the only way they could be killed is if you shoot them in the head. Sounds like a zombie to me but whatever. There are a lot of bullet wounds and a few severed heads, and lots and lots of blood. I didn't really notice any fake body parts this time around, except for the severed heads. It's not too often they look real though, so I'm used to that.
The acting...I can't say enough good things about the acting in this movie. I really enjoyed it. Nothing seemed to over the top to me, and was well done across the board. There are a few faces I knew from this movie, even though I had never heard of the movie itself. Gina Philips (Jeepers Creepers), Jeremy Sisto (May, Wrong Turn), and David Carradine (Kill Bill V1, V2). Dead & Breakfast has a big cast to it. Even so, I thought everyone did a wonderful job.
Every once in a while a drawing would come up, that kind of had scenes from the movie. They were black and white, and red drawlings. Mostly they help separate scenes a little. I thought it was a nice touch, and liked seeing them as they popped up. Another thing I liked about Dead & Breakfast was the music. About as often as the drawings, we would be treated to a song. A guy in the film (Zach Selwyn) would break into a song about the movie. I think I really, really liked this, just because I really liked the music and songs. If you don't like the music, then I can understand how this would get you annoyed very quickly. One of my favorite scenes is when a song is being played and the possessed people start to break out in dance. That really had me smiling and laughing.
I highly recommend this movie to anyone. I'm sure you would need to be a fan of horror movies, in order not to be too grossed out by all the blood and all though. Even though I thought this was more of a horror movie instead of a comedy, I wasn't scared by anything. Then again it takes something special to scare me anymore. If it did scare me, then I would give Dead & Breakfast my highest rating. But since it didn't I will knock it down one point, even though I hate to, since I really loved this movie. I will be sure to buy this movie someday, because I'm already looking forward to watching it again.
4 out of 5 Dancing Zombies
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