House of the Dead (2003) - Uwe Boll


Director: Uwe Boll
Writers: Mark A. Altman (story) (as Mark Altman), Dan Bates (story)
Stars: Jonathan Cherry, Tyron Leitso, Clint Howard
Country: Germany | Canada | USA
Language: English
Release Date: 10 October 2003 (USA)
Also Known As: House of the Dead
Filming Locations: British Columbia, Canada
Budget: $7,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend USA: $5,683,280


Uwe Boll is the new Ed Wood, he has to be. No one has any idea how this guy keeps making movies, but he troops on. Pumping out crap fests like Alone in the Dark, Dungeon Siege, and of course House of the Dead. The latter is what we just watched and i am going to have to say, I loved it. This really is a terrible movie, but its great to invite a few friends over and really have fun drinking and making fun of it, ala MST3k

The film is a Zombie horror movie starring a bunch of nobodies and Erica Durance, who would later go on to play Lois Lane in Smallville. What we have here is a bunch of 20 somethings that are on their way to a rave on a remote island, they hire a seedy sea captain named Kirk, to transport them. When they get to the island however, well, i cant ruin it for you but let me tell you... its hilarious.

So there are a ton of things in this movie to keep you watching, like terribly delivered lines, horrible acting, barely any continuity, and of course blatantly stolen scenes from other movies. I'm not kidding about the last part, most of the scenes that they steal are from the Lord of the Rings trilogy. I cant actually believe that this movie made 1 million over their budget at the theaters. I am going to have to give this craptastic film 1/10 for being mildly funny but not scary whatsoever.