Sunday, June 10, 2012

Moh 103: Dance of the Dead (2005)

Director: Tobe Hooper

Starring: Jessica Lowndes, Jonathan Tucker, Robert Englund, Margot Berner, Marilyn Norry, Sharon Heath

More info: IMDb

Plot: In a post-apocalypse society, 17-year-old Peggy lives with her over-protective mother and works in her restaurant. She misses her sister Anna, who died some time ago. When two couples of punks come to the place to eat some hamburgers, Peggy feels attracted to Jak, who invites her to go out on date with him later. Peggy goes out with Jak without telling her mother, and they go across town to a dark place, the Doom Room, where the master of ceremony is the ringmaster of a freak show with dead. The MC injects blood in the dead, and they dance on a ring for the exalted audience. When Peggy sees her undead sister Anna dancing in the show, the MC discloses the truth about her presence in the circus.

My rating: 5.5/10

Will I watch it again? Nope.

This one's pretty dull but I really liked what happened in the club regarding the dance of the dead. It wasn't the gratuitous nudity but the idea behind what constituted for entertainment and how that affected Peggy. And then there's what happens after she finds out. THAT was really cool but all the BS with Peggy and Jak bored the piss out of me. Ugh. I guess not every episode can be a winner but then this one's got Robert Englund.

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