Dead and Breakfast – Movie 74.3 of 365

16 Mar

Dead and Breakfast 2004Rewatch number 3.  When people have asked me to explain why they should see this movie I usually have one thing to say, line-dancing zombies. Now the line-dancing is really only a minute or two and they aren’t technically zombies, more like the reanimated dead, possessed by evil spirits.  But it’s a good way to hook people into a really good film they probably haven’t heard of.  Dead and Breakfast is a horror-comedy with a little bit of satire thrown in.  More than once a character says a line that you expect them to turn to the audience and give a knowing little wink.  Especially when Sara (Ever Carradine) says “It’s like a bad horror movie!”

The plot is like many a teen horror flick.  A group of friends are traveling to their friends wedding.  After taking a shortcut they end up lost in the small town of Lovelock where they find lodgings in the town’s Bed and Breakfast owned by Mr. Wise (David Carradine).  In the early morning hours the group finds out someone has been murdered (the discovery is kind of hilarious). Once the sheriff (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) shows up, they can’t leave town being that they are material witnesses to the crime. But that isn’t their biggest problem.  That lies in a possession of Mr. Wise, a box that once opened releases an evil spirit that begins possessing members of the little town of Lovelock.  They become crazed killers, not zombies since they can speak and are really good at fighting.

One piece of IMDB trivia states that there was 35 gallons of blood used for this film.  So needless to say it’s a bit gory and definitely bloody, comically so at times.

However my favorite part of this movie, in fact I think it’s the one thing that makes this movie stand out for me is Randall Keith Randall (Zach Selwyn).  Randall is the gas station attendant who is also the lead singer of a band.  Randall pops up throughout the movie adding narration. His band plays a good part of the infectious soundtrack while also being characters in the movie.  If you don’t understand everything that’s going on in this movie, wait until the end and listen to the song that’s played with the credits, it will explain all.

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