|House of the Dead|
|Title:||House of the Dead|
|Directed by:||Uwe Boll|
|Written by:||Mark A. Altman; Dan Bates; Dave Parker|
|Produced by:||Mark A. Altman; Dan Bates; Uwe Boll; Mark Gottwald; Wolfgan Herold; Daniel Kletzky; Christopher Nuehlen; Michael Roesch; Shawn Williamson|
|Music by:||Reinhard Besser|
|Edited by:||David Richardson|
|Distributed by:||Boll KG|
|Released:||October 10th, 2003|
|Running time:||90 min.|
|Next:||House of the Dead II (2005)|
House of the Dead is an American independent horror film of the zombie apocalypse genre. It is the first installment in a series based on the popular Sega arcade game House of the Dead. A sequel, House of the Dead II was released in 2005. The movie was directed by Uwe Boll and written by Dan Bates and Dave Parker based on a story treatment developed by Mark A. Altman (who also co-produced the film). It was first screened at the San Francisco Independent Film Festival on February 15th, 2003. It was released theatrically on October 10th, 2003. The movie stars Jonathan Cherry as Rudy, Tyron Leitso as Simon, Clint Howard as Salish, Ona Grauer as Alicia, Ellie Cornell as Jordan Casper, Enuka Clavell as Liberty, Sonja Salomaa as Cynthia, Michael Eklund as Hugh, David Palffy as Castillo and Jürgen Prochnow as Kirk. The premise of the film involves a group of college students who learn about a rave taking place on a nearby island. After gathering together some friends, the group hires a boat to take them to the island only to find that it has naturally been overrun with flesh-eating and surprisingly mobile zombies.
|Ellie Cornell||Jordan Casper|
|Mashiah Vaughn-Hulbert||Flashing woman|
|Steven Kriozere||V.I.P. zombie|
Notes & Trivia Edit
- Production on House of the Dead began on May 10th, 2002. Principal filming concluded on June 10th, 2002. The movie was shot entirely in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
- This is the first horror film released under Uwe Boll's German film production company Boll KG Productions.
- House of the Dead was released on DVD in Region 1 format by Lions Gate Entertainment on January 27th, 2004. The DVD includes bonus features such as the "Behind the House: Anatomy of the Zombie Movement" featurette, deleted scenes and the "Stacked for Zom-Bat: The Sexy Babes of House of the Dead Prepare for Battle!" featurette.
- For all of it's flaws, House of the Dead is the first film to introduce the concept of high-mobile zombies - a trait that is imitated in later films such as the remake of Dawn of the Dead in 2004, Zombieland in 2009 and World War Z in 2013.