Club Dread

DVD Reviews | Mar 4th, 2005

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Starring Bill Paxton, Brittany Daniel, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, Jay Chandrasekhar, Erik Stolhanske, Samm Levine, Nat Faxon, Michael Weaver, Lindsay Price, Jordan Ladd
Written By: Broken Lizard
Directed By: Jay Chandrasekhar
Studio: 20th Century Fox
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I wanted to see this in the theaters but I never got around to it for some reason. All my friends really like Broken Lizard’s Super Troopers but I still haven’t seen it. I should though because I liked this movie a lot. It’s funny, with lots of female nudity and killing. What more can you ask for?

Club Dread is sort of a horror satire, but ends up becoming a horror flick any way. The story is about a swinger island paradise called Coconut Pete’s Pleasure Island where the only way you can get on & off is from a boat. There’s no contact outside of the island, and everyone is just there to screw each other’s brains out. Um, where is this island again? But anyway, They find out a killer is on the island and killing people off one by one. The island staff members consist of a hot blonde aerobics instructor named Jenny (Britney Daniel); Lars (Kevin Heffernan), a sword-welding masseuse; Putman (Jay Chandrasekhar), a rasta looking tennis instructor; Juan (Steve Lemme), straight up ladies man and Coconut Pete (Bill Paxton), the islands owner and Jimmy Buffet rip-off. They don’t know what to do and have to find out who the killer is before the killer strikes again. While all this happens, the island guest are still partying and screwing haha.

I thought the movie wasn’t absolutely hilarious but it certainly had a lot of funny moments in the movie. The movie was a great satire on all those cheesy horror flicks, and does a better job at it than any of the Scary Movies did. A great example of the satire is at the end of the movie, when the killer supposedly keeps dying and than comes back, and back and back. Club Dread really makes a point how ridiculous those movies are. I thought a lot of the line delivery by the actors/actresses were great. If you think this just a horror movie, which it’s not, you’re mistaken. It’s a comedy but some of the jokes are used in a subtle way. There’s slasher horror in it, but it’s nothing really that gross about the stuff in the movie. It’s like Monty Python type violence. Heads on record players, guys throwing half bodies into the water, people hanging from hooks, stuff like that. Since I never saw Super Troopers, I don’t know who is who and what they previously played. I do know that the rasta looking dude is Jay Chandrasekhar, the director. I plan on checking out Super Troopers soon though since I liked this movie a lot. It plays on cable every day it seems.

The extras were a big disappointment. There’s 2 audio commentary tracks, one with the director Jay Chandrasekhar and I believe with someone else, and then there’s a track with the rest of the Broken Lizard comedy troupe. I actually didn’t get to listen to them yet but I heard the tracks were pretty funny so I’ll have to listen to that eventually. But I wish there was some sort of making of or deleted scenes.

Even though this movie was unsuccessful at the box office, I’m sure this will be a big hit on DVD like Super Troopers was. I think word of mouth is key and I have to say this will probably be one movie I’ll be watching over and over again. Definitely check this out if you are a fan of comedies and horror slasher flicks..or spoofs of slasher flciks.

n- Soundtrack Spot
n- Director Commentary
n- Broken Lizard Commentary

ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1
SPANISH: Dolby Digital Surround
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround

Widescreen 2.35:1 Color
Standard 1.33:1 Color


Favorite Scenes: um the nude scenes (hehehe), the ending was great, bill paxon was funny, and of course Britney Daniel. Yum. Yeah i’m a perv, big whoop wanna fight about it?
Rating: Rated R
Running Time: 0 minutes
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