||House Of The Dead Description
Uwe Boll's HOUSE OF THE DEAD, based on a video game,
manages to capture the goofy, giddy flavor of the drive-in
features and Saturday morning cartoons of the 1970s. The story
involves a sextet of attractive, romantically entangled Seattle
hipsters who hire a boat manned by a salty sea captain (Jurgen
Prochnow) to take them to an island rave. Unfortunately, there is
a legend surrounding the island which they do not heed: an evil,
immortal Spaniard has been conducting experiments with the undead
there for centuries. Countless numbers of shambling zombies are in
fact already poised to being a massive attack on the invading
ravers. By the time the gang lands, most everyone at the party has
already been killed and joined the ranks of the living dead.
Fortunately, the captain is also an arms smuggler and soon the
dwindling survivors are geared up with heavy artillery, blasting
their way through the hordes in high video-game style. Pumping
hard core techno rap fusion, swooping MATRX-style camera moves,
manic editing, ample gore effects, clips from the actual video
game, and a dash of nudity all coalesce to keep things lively.
Those who like their horror a little on the cheesy side may just
find themselves in zombie-movie nirvana.
"...[Directed with] energy and style..."