Pretty much like Tobe Hooper's entire career, "Dance of the Dead" is one giant MESS! The basic story ideas are good (not to say GREAT), but the elaboration is far too hectic, careless and often just downright amateurish! The events supposedly take place in a post-apocalyptic world where everybody refers to the fatal World War III. A horrible nuclear weapon called "Blizz" wiped out the majority of the American population and now the streets are terrorized by drugged teenagers looking for thrills. The one truly brilliant gimmick of this little movie is that the dead are resurrected for only one reason, namely to entertain the guests at "The Doom Room" nightclub with their spastic dance-movements. This simple yet very ingenious given, based on a short story written by Richard "I Am Legend" Matheson, could have easily resulted in the most disturbing and grim episode of the entire Masters of Horror series, but Hooper incomprehensibly decided to neglect all suspense & atmosphere and simply turn the whole movie into a boisterous and headache-inducing visual playground. The over-the-top chaotic camera-work is nearly unbearable and there's an absolute lack of structure. There's not as much gore as you'd expect and the zombie make-up is rather weak. In yet another very grotesque performance, Robert Englund stars as the owner/master of ceremony of this club and ? granted ? he's pretty damn creepy looking. Then there's also the thin & forgettable story of a teenage girl, overly protected by her paranoid mother, who runs off with a couple of rebels and naturally discovers that her own mother is a far bigger monster than anyone else on the streets. In the end, you just saw a truckload of potentially great horror-ideas but none of them was adequately processed. Such a shame!
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Dance of the Dead (2005)
Dance of the Dead is an episode of Masters of Horror starring Emily Anne Graham, Genevieve Buechner, and Margot Berner. In a post-apocalypse society, 17-year-old Peggy lives with her over-protective mother and works in her...
IMDB: 5.12 Likes
- Genre: Horror |
- Quality: 720p
- Size: 736.63M
- Resolution: / fps
- Language: English
- Run Time: 59
- IMDB Rating: 5.1/10
- MPR: Normal
- Peers/Seeds: 3 / 0
The Synopsis for Dance of the Dead (2005) 720p
In a post-apocalypse society, 17-year-old Peggy lives with her over-protective mother and works in her restaurant. She misses her sister Anna, who died some time ago. When two couples of punks come to the place to eat some hamburgers, Peggy feels attracted to Jak, who invites her to go out on date with him later. Peggy goes out with Jak without telling her mother, and they go across town to a dark place, the Doom Room, where the master of ceremony is the ringmaster of a freak show with dead. The MC injects blood in the dead, and they dance on a ring for the exalted audience. When Peggy sees her undead sister Anna dancing in the show, the MC discloses the truth about her presence in the circus.
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The Reviews for Dance of the Dead (2005) 720p
Spastic!Reviewed byCoventryVote: 4/10
Now, I can't blame Tobe Hooper for the weak story/screenplay (the blame for that lies with Richard Matheson). Nor can I blame him (I don't think) for the poor casting and subsequent terrible acting performances from all concerned (yes, including old Freddy Krueger himself!). But what I can most definitely blame Mr Hooper for is the pathetically poor directing, which was at best annoying and completely ineffectual. Whatever he was trying to do failed majestically.
It's abundantly clear that Tobe Hooper is living on (unmerited) past glories, indeed, none of his efforts since 'A Texas Chainsaw Massacre', are even worth a second look. And I wouldn't really recommend his supposed masterpiece (the previously mentioned TCM) to anyone either, it's a movie which has gained a sizable reputation that far outweighs the actual movie (mainly thanks to the video nasty bans in the eighties and the hype from people who've never actually seen it). The man just doesn't seem to have a clue.
I was looking forward to this series so much, but now after seeing this episode (only the second aired here in the UK) my hopes have been severely shattered! Maybe the producers of the series did this deliberately and gave Tobe Hooper enough rope to hang himself by giving him the worst episode to direct, knowing that he'd make a big fool of himself? I for one hope so, because I really wanted this series to be fantastic.
Despite Mr Hooper's efforts to single-handedly kill the 'Masters of Horrors' series, I'm still living in hope, simply on the basis that things can only get better!!
movie ever, seriously. From the foolish dialog to the dull acting, the plot that goes no where, for no reason, and takes forever doing it.
Every second of this film is painful to watch, and don't be fooled by reviews saying this movie is too "deep for your average gore hound" there's really nothing going on below the surface here.
It's sad to see Tobe Hopper has gone off the deep end like so many other great directors (Argento, Romero, Carpenter) and just started turning out lazy work.
This movie is dull, and stupid; don't waste your time, instead watch a good episode of this show like Dreams in the witch House, Cigarette Burns, or Imprint(the best of the series)