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Masters of Horror: Dance of the Dead

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Editorial Reviews

Robert Englund and Jonathan Tucker star.

Special Features

  • Commentary by director Tobe Hooper
  • Commentary by screenwriter Richard Christian Matheson
  • "The Written Word: An Interview with Richard Matheson" featurette
  • "Primal Screams: An Interview with Tobe Hooper" featurette
  • "Working With A Master: Tobe Hooper" featurette
  • "Behind The Scenes: The Making of Dance of the Dead" featurette
  • On Set: An Interview with Robert Englund
  • On Set: An Interview with Jessica Lowndes
  • On Set: An Interview with Jonathan Tucker
  • Trailers
  • Still Gallery
  • Storyboard Gallery
  • Tobe Hooper Bio
  • Screenplay (DVD-ROM)
  • Screensaver (DVD-ROM)

Product Details

  • Actors: Jonathan Tucker, Jessica Lowndes, Ryan McDonald, Marilyn Norry, Lucie Guest
  • Directors: Tobe Hooper
  • Writers: Mick Garris, Richard Christian Matheson, Richard Matheson
  • Producers: Adam Goldworm, Andrew Deane, Ben Browning, Bo Altherr
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
  • DVD Release Date: September 12, 2006
  • Run Time: 60 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000GB5M2O
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #144,219 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Masters of Horror: Dance of the Dead" on IMDb

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I totally agree. You take a story by Richard Matheson, get Tobe Hooper to direct it and give Robert Englund a choice role and you would think this outing of Showtime's "Masters of Horror" would be a real treat. Instead the result is quite disappointing and I would argue that the reason is an ironic little case of history repeating itself (insert "Twilight Zone" music here). The good news is that the special features on this DVD take away some of the sting of the experience of watching "Dance of the Dead."

Set in a dystopian future that is right around the bend, "Dance of the Dead" is about a world where something has happened and now toxic residue falls from the sky. The specifics on the war or terrorist attack are unclear, as are what exactly happens to people when they stuff falls on them, but America is clearly in a death spiral. Meanwhile, poor sweet young Peggy (Jessica Lowndes) is bored with her mundane (but safe) existence working at her mom's roadside cafe. When good looking Jak (Jonathan) and his obnoxious partner Boxx (Ryan McDonald) blow through town, she decides to take off with them and see what life is like in the big bad world out there. Of course she finds out more about death. The two guys are blood merchants, and then take Peggy to the Doom Room, where they sell plasma to the M.C. (Englund), who uses it as part of a secret Army recipe for this special juice that reanimates the newly dead for a short period of time. The Army used it to get more from soldiers on the battlefield, while the M.C. uses it to reanimate female cadavers. Use cattle prods to shock them, and you have the dead dancing for the entertainment of the wretched audience that comes to the Doom Room.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Michael R Gates VINE VOICE on December 20, 2006
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Fans of SF or horror who can wrap their heads around stories (and the films based on them) like Orwell's 1984 and Burgess' A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, who understand that such stories are meant as cautionary comments on contemporary society more than they are predictions, will appreciate Tobe Hooper's nihilistic "Dance of the Dead," the auteur's first-season entry for Showtime's MASTERS OF HORROR series. Hooper updates those classic cautionary tales to give the world a fresh glimpse into the post-apocalyptic future, this time through a computer-age lens tinted with goth and punk sensibilities.

Hooper's tight and visionary direction is supported by the outstanding cast and crew. Portraying Peggy, the audience's window into the grim future, beautiful Jessica Lowndes exudes unvitiated innocence as her character's eyes are newly opened to the reality of her world. Actor Jonathan Tucker is perfect as Jak, a brooding, introspective black-marketeer who struggles with guilt over the questionable ethics of his vocation. And horror icon Robert Englund's delightfully over-the-top performance as a grizzled, cynical nightclub MC--a sort of post-apocalyptic re-interpretation of Joel Grey's performance in CABARET (1972)--is itself worth the price of Anchor Bay's DVD. The script by Richard Christian Matheson, based on a short story by his famous father, is a literate, frighteningly nihilistic speculation on the post-nine-eleven possibilities that threaten our world. And the frenetic, multi-layered cinematography of Jon Joffin (enhanced by Andrew Cohen's the top-notch editing) perfectly complements the horrific, chaotic atmosphere and lifestyle of the potential future Hooper here depicts.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By David Bonesteel on July 20, 2007
In the aftermath of an undisclosed conflict that has left a deadly residue in the atmosphere, the US is clearly slipping into chaos with a few pockets of normality holding out against the anarchy. Bored with her quiet existence working as a waitress in her mother's café and haunted by visions of the deaths of many of her friends at a childhood birthday party, Peggy (Jessica Lowndes) decides to accompany some shady "plasma dealers" (Jonathan Tucker and Ryan McDonald) into the big city to find out what happens in a club called the Doom Room and just what all that plasma is needed for. This little film develops real atmosphere and doesn't explain everything neatly. Rather, it allows ambiguous details to accumulate until we have a rather clear picture of what is happening by the end, a final reveal that is more shocking for what is says about human nature than the actual details and visuals of the event.

At last! After struggling through three sub par entries in the "Masters of Horror" series, we come to a good one. Unlike some other participants in the show, Tobe Hooper (he of the original "Texas Chainsaw Massacre") qualifies as a true master of horror, as does Richard Matheson, whose short story provided the inspiration for the story. I'm surprised that this episode has been rated so poorly in relation to many others, since I feel that it is a real gem.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mark Eremite VINE VOICE on March 29, 2007
Written by Richard Matheson (an Outer Limits veteran with credits on "Twilight Zone: The Movie") and directed by Tobe Hooper (the gore-master who blessed the world with "Texas Chainsaw Massacre"), "Dance of the Dead" has a lot of creative oomph to live up to. Unfortunately, despite a provacative premise and electrifying directing, this "Masters of Horror" installment still sputters and stalls.

The story concerns a post WWIII-America smattered now with pockets of anarchy and new chemical scourges. Blood is let on suburban street corners in broad daylight, the scarred victims stumble about like painful, shadowed reminders of old regrets, and the living dead are unceremoniously dispatched in alley-way dumpsters. It's a gloomy portent of a human-less land, where the last glittering bits of soul that are left are either mocked, co-opted, or drowned in neon, violence, and drugs.

There isn't much of a story. Peggy (Lowndes) lives with her over-protective mother in a part of America that tenaciously holds onto old cultural mores (working at a cafe that still serves homemade apple pie). Two brash, biker boys with questionable vocations enter and one of them, Jak (a blank-eyed Jonathan Tucker -- someone buy this kid a facial expression!), falls in "love" with Peggy's antiquated, wholesome appeal. "I haven't seen anything like you in a long time," he tells her. At the hands of Jak's tutorship, Peggy learns some secrets about her past, her family, and the world she has been ignoring for so long.

All of the "Masters of Horror" clips (that I've seen so far) suffer from one real problem: timing. The shows are just barely shorter than actual movie times.
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