Movie Reviews 101 Midnight Horror – House of the Dead (2003)


Director: Uwe Boll

Writer: Dave Parker, Mark A Altman (Screenplay)

Starring: Jonathan Cherry, Tyron Leitso, Clint Howard, Ona Grauer, Ellie Cornell, Will Sanderson, Enuka Okuma, Kira Clavell, Sonya Salomaa, Michael Eklund


Plot: A group of college students travel to a mysterious island to attend a rave, and end up getting trapped there because it’s been taken over by bloodthirsty zombies.


There may be spoilers the rest of the review


Verdict: Is It Really That Bad?


Story: House of the Dead starts as we meet Simon (Leitso), Greg (Sanderson), Cynthia (Salomaa), Karma (Okuma) and Alicia (Grauer) as they try to get to a rave on an island because well they are late for it. The island has been a party home for a while but this time things take a turn when it turns out zombies have come to the island.

The five friends are joined by few other survivors to make it off the island alive in an all-out gun battles body pilling up fest.

House of the Dead is notorious for being one of the worst movie ever made but the question remains is it really THAT BAD? The answer is actually no, sure this isn’t anything amazing but it is something that can kill time and get drunk watching. Sure you won’t care too much about any of the characters and most of the kills seem to be off camera but the nonsense this film gives us it time killing entertainment on the level of a Transformers movie.


Overall: Easy to watch nonsense horror film that people will watch just to see if it is as bad as people say.






  1. Tennyson – Cochin – PhD Research Scholar focusing in Gothic Literature. Post Graduate in MA English Language and Literature with Film Studies as elective. Also a Post Graduate in History with Sociology as elective. Also has a Diploma in Human Rights. National Eligibility Test qualified Assistant Professor, and trying "to strive to seek to find and not to yield". Has served as Head of the Department, English and as editor at a reputed publishing company. I am waiting for Godot; expecting miracles; still searching for answers; choosing my own mysteries to unravel; moving towards a seemingly unattainable destiny : In Lord I trust, on my path to enlightenment, from this world to the other - from the known universe to the other dimension of perpetual garden.
    teny says:

    I am looking forward to watching this one, even though late – need to kill some time here too 🙂

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