Any story can be made better just by adding zombies! In the mid to late 1990s theatres were jam-packed with teen comedies like the “American Pie” films, “She’s All That”, and “10 Things I Hate About You”, just to name a few. Together with the recent onslaught of zombie movies, it was only a matter of time. In the spirit of “Shaun of the Dead” and the recent “Zombieland”, “Dance of the Dead” is a hilarious mix of these genres.
The cause of all this zombie mayhem is the irresponsible dumping of toxic waste by the local nuclear plant. This is just an all around fun movie that is probably even better when seen with a group and a few beers. As with all great comedies the humor derives from the character and the ridiculous situations. Director Gregg Bishop also loads up the movie with a number of homages to earlier horror films like “Evil Dead”, “Night of the Living Dead” and a nod to classic Quentin Tarantino style filmmaking. I will leave you with a quote from our main character Jimmy “Yum, yum, come get some”