Dead Before Dawn 3D (2013)
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as Casper Galloway
as Horus Galloway
as Charlotte Baker
as Dazzle Darlington
as Lucy Winthrop
as Becky Fords
as Seth Munday
as Professor Reginald Duffy
as Beverly Galloway
as Patrick Bishop
as Burt Rumsfeld
as Zemon Josh
as Griffith Galloway
as Hillbilly Dave
Critic Reviews for Dead Before Dawn 3D
The game cast commits to the lame-o material but it's a losing battle from the jump.
For fans in the mood for a movie that proudly delivers silly humor, and some great direction, it's serviceable.
Audience Reviews for Dead Before Dawn 3D
I will take three testicles please. Casper Galloway had a horrible accident happen to him in his grandfather's shop while he was a kid. He never enjoys trips back to the shop. One unfortunate day, his grandfather asks him to work in the shop so he can go on vacation. He reluctantly works at the shop. His friends visit him, break a cursed skull, and unleash a curse. The kids will have to work together to reverse the curse by dawn or everyone they ever look at will turn into zombies. "Are you on the weed?" "No! I'm not on the weed." April Mullen, director of 88; Gravy Train, and Rock, Paper, Scissors: The Way of the Tosser, delivers Dead Before Dawn. The storyline for this picture is a zombie parody movie with a mixture of kill sequences and comedy. The writing was kind of bland and the comedic content was bad. The cast delivers mediocre performances and includes Christopher Lloyd, Devon Bostic, April Mullen, Brittany Allen, and Kevin McDonald. "So I grabbed the bitch's titties and threw her as far as I could." Dead before Dawn was a new movie added to Netflix that I thought looked interesting and added to the queue. This was a campy movie with below average comedic content and acting and the special effects were just okay. Overall, this is a disappointing film that really isn't worth your time. "Is that a pump action shotgun?" Grade: F
Not completely solid, but it's still a lot of fun. The characters are interesting enough, and the zemons are pretty well done. The humor isn't too off and the pacing is fairly decent. The ending is a bit of a cheat yet refreshing.
I don't expect this to be a very long review. Not exactly sure whether to give this film 2.5 or 3 stars. Either way, regardless of the rating I give the film, I still had quite a bit of fun with this movie. It's got a fun cast that was clearly having a blast and some pretty clever moments. But, personally, I think the cast did a great job at elevating the material because I can imagine not being impressed if I had read the script. And the story is actually pretty tragic, for the most part at least until the end which is one of those deus ex machina-type endings that kinda works here but wouldn't work in any other movie. Casper loses everybody in his life, his father as a child and then his mother, grandfather, best friends all after the curse begins. The movie rectifies all of that by, MASSIVE SPOILER, pressing rewind on everything, that happened and taking everybody back to Casper's grandpa's occult shop where everything originated. Literally, they press rewind and you get to see past scenes. It's a little bit too perfect for my tastes, there wasn't any real consequence to any of their actions in setting off this curse, but this movie was meant to be silly and fun so I get that it didn't want to have a serious ending where the curse is over but everyone is dead and Casper would have to live with the guilt for the rest of his life. It wasn't that type of movie, so I get it. It still didn't really do much for me, hence why I probably gave the film 2.5 stars. Combined with the fact that I think the film could've been shorter, there were some stretches there that could've definitely been cut out. Because of that, the film gets the rating it did, but I still think the film fulfills its purpose of entertaining you. I definitely had fun watching this movie, even if I didn't think it was perfect. This is a good choice if you want something easy and fun to get through. It's not gonna set the world on fire, nor is it gonna make you a horror fan if you aren't one already, but it is a fun little movie for about 85 minutes and that's all that it wanted to be.
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