Dead & Breakfast: Myk’s Review
This is simply one of the top horror comedies out there. It ranks up there with Shaun of the Dead, Scary Movie, and even Evil Dead 2. The movie has its serious horror bits and it also has its fair share of blood and gore, but when the jokes start flying they are doozies. The film has a who’s who cast in addition to excellent writing. David Carradine, Portia de Rossi, Diedrich Bader (Drew Carey), Jeremy Sisto (Billy from Six Feet Under), Erik Palladino (Dr. Malucci of ER) and Oz Perkins (Not Another Teen Movie) all lend their talents to this gagfest, in addition to several newcomers who all do an excellent job. The film is set up in sections. All the sections are ended and introduced by Randal Keith Randal, the redneck gas jockey who passes the time at the gas station by playing with his band until someone shows up. We are first introduced to him when a group of 20 somethings in an RV stop for gas when they get lost looking for a friends wedding. They end up staying at the local Bed and Breakfast, run by Carradine, when it gets late. In between every scene change Randal returns with a humorous musical interlude, which culminates when he is turned into a zombie and plays music for the zombie hordes who break into a Michael Jackson style dance video. Carradine has unleashed a demon in the town and only a wandering stranger knows how to stop it. So, the stranger, a psychotic librarian, and a couple of Camp Crystal Lake fodder type kids are all that stands in the way of the demon taking over. This film really is one of the best films you won’t see in the theater. It will be word of mouth and all the words are good. A must for fans of films like Creepshow and Shaun of the Dead.
Special Features: The dvd features two different audio commentaries with the writer/director and two different sets of actors. There are also deleted scenes and a blooper reel, plus a picture gallery and a cool motion cover package. (Anchor Bay, 1699 Stutz Dr, Troy, MI 48084) (DVD) – Myk