House of the Dead (2003) Movie Review

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House of the Dead (2003)

2003 | R | Horror, Action, Adventure
90 minutes / 1h 30min

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House of the Dead Plot Synopsis:

This film is a prequel to all of the The House of the Dead video games. Set on an island off the coast, a techno rave party attracts a diverse group of college coeds and a Coast Guard officer. Soon, they discover that their X-laced escapades are to be interrupted by zombies and monsters that attack them on the ground, from the air, and in the sea, ruled by an evil entity in the House of the Dead...

House of the Dead (2003) Review

Uwe Boll‘s House of the Dead (2003) won the worst film award at the Fangoria Chainsaw Awards 2004. House of the Dead had an estimated movie budget of $7 million and grossed $10.2 million at the US box office.

House of the Dead has an ambitious role by trying to tell the prequel story for the House of the Dead video games. College coeds throw a techno rave party on a mysterious island. The group ends up getting attacked by zombies and monsters.

House if the Dead is what you get when you take a high paced action horror shooter game franchise and make a not so good movie script. A pretty good cast considering the budget and director, but it wasn’t working in this movie. The story was okay, but I didn’t take to it. The story leaves a lot to be desired because it ends up being a loose mess to link the action scenes together. House of the Dead had some decent scenes, but it wasn’t enough for the success of the overall movie. Nevertheless, we did get another try at this video game movie adaptation in House of the Dead 2 (2005).

  • House of the Dead Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 2
  • Overall Score: 1.52
  • IMDB: 2.0
  • MetaCritic: 1.5
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 0.3

About House of the Dead 2003

Title: House of the Dead
Year: 2003
Runtime: 90 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Action, Adventure
Score: 1 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 0.76/5 stars from 34,209 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 34,209
MPAA Rating: R
House of the Dead Cast Starring: Michael Eklund, Colin Lawrence, Jay Brazeau, Elisabeth Rosen, Clint Howard, Jürgen Prochnow, Jonathan Cherry, Sonya Salomaa, Jürgen Prochnow, Ellie Cornell, Adam Harrington, Mashiah Vaughn-Hulbert, Will Sanderson, Ona Grauer, Steven Kriozere, Adam J. Harrington, Erica Durance, Birgit Stein, Ben Derrick, Bif Naked, Penny Phang, Kris Pope, Tyron Leitso, Christoph Nuehlen, Enuka Okuma, Anthony Timpone, Kira Clavell, Pam McCartney, David Palffy, Steve Byers
House of the Dead Writers: Mark A. Altman, Dan Bates, Dave Parker
House of the Dead Director: Uwe Boll
Box Office: $10,199,354
Production: Artisan
Language: English
Country: Germany, Canada, USA