Dead and Breakfast Review
Written by: Steve Lewis
All out blood and guts fun ride! A few friends head out in set to attend another friend's wedding. They become lost and stay at the closest thing that looks like a hotel, a bed and breakfast. The owner keeps a mysterious box and if it shall be opened, all hell would break lose and nobody would get out alive!
This is just a fun movie to watch. It has no in depth meanings or twists and turns. It just a slice'em and dice'em movie. The story is different than most, but I wouldn't call this a "zombie" film. Yes, the dead do come back to life but they don't really portray the true zombie qualities. They don't eat human flesh for, nor they have a devotion to silence. They like to chit chat and make corny jokes. Also, they use weapons (not saying that zombies can't use weapons it's just unlikely, like in Burial Grounds). Now, don't get me wrong. I never said it was a bad film. I had a fun time watching it and with the special f/x, I say it could be compared to the living dead series. The death scenes were brutal and very realistic but you could see how they tried to make it on the silly side in every death scene.
You can't really tell this is an Independant movie. It's really looks Hollywood-ish. Well, that could be a little overstated but I found the acting to be relaxed and smooth instead of the unsureness and overacting we see in numerous independant movies. I did see some familiar faces, of course David Carradine (Kung Fu the series, Kill Bill 1 and 2), Jeremy Sisto (Suicide Kings) and Diedrich Bader (The Drew Carrey Show, Office Space, Napolean Dynamite). The comedy side isn't really comparable to Shaun of the Dead like the front cover says. In fact, it just wasn't laughable. Maybe because my sense of humor has raised a few bars over the year. Anyways, you have all your basic elements of a horror comedy if you can find it amusing.
So, it's not a bad movie at all. A little silly at times though. The DVD cover art and slip cover is superb and the extras kick ass. You won't be turned off by this film.