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Dead and Breakfast (2005)

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Critic Reviews: 4
Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 3

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A road trip rolls through a small town where the line between the dead and the living has become a bit problematic in this horror parody. A handful of twentysomethings are driving to Galveston, TX, in an RV to attend the wedding of a close friend. After a long day on the road, the travelers find themselves in a tiny town called Lovelock, where the only available accommodations are at a bed and breakfast run by the eccentric Mr. Wise (David Carradine). One of the kids, Johnny (Oz Perkins),

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Sep 6, 2005

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This strenuous zombie yukfest is no more sophisticated than its nail-on-head title -- making it a joke no smarter than the movies it riffs on.

April 21, 2005 Full Review Source: Variety
Variety
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Matthew Leutwylers horror movie about six young people trapped in a creepy small town goes for parody and fails.

April 20, 2005 Full Review Source: New York Times
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It's hard not to like a movie in which the leader of the zombies uses a decapitated head as a hand puppet.

April 20, 2005
New York Post
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The blood is raspberry syrup, the gags gag, and the film virtually falls over itself informing us how lame it is.

April 19, 2005 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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I laughed, I marveled at Gina Philips and Ever Carradine, and did I mention that I laughed?

April 29, 2009 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

If you're in the mood for zombie splatter fest filled with cool rockabilly tunes, Dead & Breakfast is where you need to end up.

February 1, 2006 Full Review Source: Dread Central
Dread Central

Reminds me of the slightly retarded mutt in a room full of intelligent purebreds. Yes, it may 'sit' when it's told to 'roll over,' but it tries its best to please you.

September 29, 2005 Full Review Source: Juicy Cerebellum
Juicy Cerebellum

A parsing of better splatter flicks; like a Cliff's Note, it's good for cheating but bad for a screenplay.

September 25, 2005 Full Review Source: Film Freak Central
Film Freak Central

...there's not a whole lot here worth recommending.

September 24, 2005 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

This little independent gorefest serves up creativity and campiness almost from beginning to end.

September 4, 2005 Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

It takes more than a singing narrator and an unusual finale to set you apart from the dozens of other zombie flicks being released every week.

September 3, 2005 Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com
EricDSnider.com

Dead and Breakfast has a lot of yuck, but only a few yuks.

September 2, 2005 Full Review Source: Horror.com | Comment (1)
Horror.com

Despite some terrific touches, it's too relentlessly corny to provide many thrills.

May 12, 2005 Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall
Shadows on the Wall

This scrappy little gross-out horror comedy is extremely uneven.

April 27, 2005 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

It's a bloody good time.

October 20, 2004 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat

It's grisly, it's goofy, and it's a damn solid piece of entertainment for the Gorehound crowd.

March 30, 2004 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
eFilmCritic.com

Dead and Breakfast is the funniest gorefest to come along since last year's Cabin Fever

March 27, 2004 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
eFilmCritic.com

In the golden era of shlock, the film's trailer might describe it as 'the first rockabilly zombie splatter film.'

March 10, 2004 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
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Audience Reviews for Dead and Breakfast

After seeing the promising trailer for this film I thought I was in for treat. I wasn't. It?s a very amateur film that rips off loads of other horror films and tries to be funny. It has no originality at all! In fact there is only one funny moment and it lasts for 5 seconds but is ruined by being repeated over and over. The brief cameos from Carridine and Rossi only emphasise the fact that the makers have tried everything they can to lure you to see this mess of a film. It just does not deliver and is built on false promise. The 'funny songs' every five seconds are annoying too! Don't waste your time or money!
September 30, 2009
SirPant

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Dull and very cheap.
God only know why sum of these actors got into this film.
March 8, 2008
briandeguelle

Super Reviewer

This movie was kind of amusing. I think the best part was that country minstrel-type guy who tunred into a rapper after he died. This movie really ran with the post-modern zombie movie premise and kind of descended too far into camp for my taste. It had some really funny moments and the gore was really well done, but it was missing something. Hrad to put my finger on.
March 22, 2007
MidnightMadwoman

Super Reviewer

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