Dead Before Dawn 3D Reviews
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?"
Casper has a traumatic experience as a child at his grandfather's curio shop. He still has nightmares during college. A particular vessel drops, his father catches it, and his father is transformed for the worse by it.
Casper is more than a bit on the wimpish side. He agrees to mind the curio shop "Occult Barn" for his grandfather while the grandfather receives a lifetime award. His friends drop by, and he lets them handle the vessel; this is something his grandfather explicitly forbid. One of his friends drops the vessel and it breaks.
The lights go out. The group makes up a curse, in great detail, then say they are done with the curse's rules. The lights come back on. The group agree to meet later to test it out.
So, if someone in the group looks directly into someone else's eyes after 10 pm, the targets kills themselves, then return as a mixture of demon and zombie, or zemon. Unless they reverse the curse before dawn, the group itself will be cursed.
That evening, the number of mysterious deaths mount, but many of the 'dead' do not stay dead. The group re-assembles, realises that they are in deep trouble, then arm themselves. They go back to the Occult Barn, and tell Horus about the incident and the curse. Unfortunately, they look Horus in the eyes, and he kills himself.
Will the group be able to use Horus' book to reverse the curse? Will anybody in town be left as a normal human?
Cinematography: 5/10 Better than VHS quality, but not by much. The SFX vary from mediocre to poor.
Sound: 6/10 I could hear the actors' voices and the incidental music, some of which was appropriate for a zombie comedy.
Acting: 3/10 Weak. The three is mostly for Christopher Lloyd's short performance.
Screenplay: 2/10 Boring, not funny, not engaging. The central idea of the curse was beyond stupid.