Directed by: Matthew Leutwyler
RUNNING TIME – R-Rated Version 87 mins. UNCUT – 88 mins.
Starring: Ever Carradine, Gina Philips, Oz Perkins
Six friends on a road trip stop for the night at a Bed and Breakfast in the sleepy town of Lovelock. After a night that leaves both the Inn’s owner and chef dead, the gang finds themselves under suspicion by the local Sheriff. But that’s only the beginning as nearly all of the town’s quirky residents become possessed by an evil spirit and pin down the friends inside the B&B. In the vein of Evil Dead II and Dawn of the Dead.
I always find it a bloody shame when a great film like “Dead And Breakfast” was never released in theaters while other less creative “films” do.
Dead And Breakfast doesn’t just cover new ground in the horror genre, it actually creates one that will never be repeated. It has been compared as a poor cousin to the English hit “Shaun Of The Dead”, but there is no comparison. Dead And Breakfast is funny, scary, gory, and musical; yes musical. I will not explain that in this review you simply will have to see for yourself.
A group of travelers going to a wedding in Texas get lost and end up staying at a Bed And Breakfast owned by the strange Mr. Wise (David Carradine, father of the star), and his chef Henri (played wonderfully by Diedrich Bader of “The Drew Carey Show”).
That night everything hits the fan, and our travelers find out about a box that Mr. Wise kept in his possession actually contained a demon, which quickly possesses the groups dorky driver Johnny (Oz Perkins).
The rest you will have to see for yourself. The zombie film legend is turned on it’s ear, the gore goes from totally gruesome, to gross, to over-the-top. And yes, there’s the music.
The music in the film is provided by and played in the film by Zach Selwyn. there is a hard-to-find soundtrack cd that you should look for.
The DVD contains many extras among them a large blooper reel and deleted scenes and if you find the Easter Egg, you will see a handheld video of a screening of the film.