Dead and Gone
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An out of work actor who married for money takes his comatose wife to a deserted cabin in the mountains, where he immediately encounters ghosts, zombies, fearsome, horny rednecks and some demons from his own black soul. His love interest is the local constable, who has been so damaged by her experience in Iraq she won't even carry a gun. That decision comes back to haunt her, along with "things" far worse than any bad dream or bad choice.
There is solid acting, especially from Quentin Jones, who is on-screen throughout most of the film. It also has good quality makeup effects and superb music by genre master Harry Manfredini.
Kyle Gass from Tenacious D does a wonderful supporting turn as perverse TV evangelist Reverend Grass. Chris Bruno from TV's "Dead Zone" among others, contribute cameos. Ben Moody from Evanescence also appears.
Dead and Gone's screenwriter Harry Shannon comes in at the end as the philosophical sheriff. He also sings the theme song, "Forty Years of Pain" (which he wrote) in his yearning, sexy growl. And Trainwreck does a terrific up-tempo version of the song over the credits.
Yossi Sasson's debut effort looks classy and fresh in a crowded field.
F-bomb, sex, nudity (Thank you Gillian)
Thankfully, for every dismal, amateurish waste of film, there are little gems. And while DEAD & GONE only just misses greatness, there's certainly enough style and substance to warrant giving it a look.
First off, the style. The look of the film is superb, and immediately raises the quality of the picture above average. Filmed in HD (which is still no gaurantee of a nice-looking picture if the DOP hasn't a clue what to do with it), the makers of DEAD & GONE clearly know what they're doing, and make the most of the technology available to them. Aside from a few hiccups, there's little to say this hasn't been lensed by a veteran.
The same applies for the sets/locations. All are used to the max, and they work wonderfully, aiding in the construction of an unsettling and credible milleu. The cabin was creepy, the woods were creepy...it worked for me.
Acting: This is where some of the film's worst faults can be found. While some of the leads are terrific (particularly the female sheriff and the Main Man with the Plan), some of the more peripheral characters are wince-inducingly bad. Which is, I suppose, only a fault to those who, despite being used to bad acting in B-movies, still hope that it'll get better someday. On the plus side, never is it bad enough to have you reaching for the STOP button.Read more ›
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awesome product awesome shape awesome movie gotta love horror horror rocks 5 out of 5 highly suggest buying dvd rulesPublished on February 22, 2013 by tiny morgan
What is there to say here...the film has a predictable plot, 2 dimensional characters and special effects done from K-Mart. Some films are so bad they are good... Read morePublished on April 29, 2011 by Thomas Napier
Dead and Gone (Yossi Sasson, 2008)
NOTE: this review may contain spoilers. (I honestly can't tell you if it does or not, for reasons I will discuss below. Read more
Yet another Amazon.com viewer recommended disappointment! I like classic horror and I also like some modern horror. Read morePublished on July 23, 2008 by ZombieLuv