Club Dread

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"A vacation to die for."
  • R
  • 2004
  • 1 hr 43 min
  • 5.7  (31,348)
  • 45

Club Dread is a 2004 horror-comedy film directed and co-written by Jay Chandrasekhar, known for his work on the comedy troupe Broken Lizard's movies. The movie is set in a fictional island resort named Coconut Pete's Island Paradise, a popular vacation spot where people come to party, enjoy the sun, and forget their troubles. However, things take an unexpected turn when a masked killer starts stalking and murdering the staff members one by one.

The movie's story revolves around a group of young, attractive, and over-the-top characters, ranging from a hedonistic musician to a yoga-loving masseuse, who work at the resort. The staff members are all quirky and have their own secrets and motives. However, as the killer's rampage continues and the guests become increasingly alarmed, it becomes clear that the killer is not someone who came to the resort for fun.

Chandrasekhar stars as the resort's naive director, Coconut Pete, who is oblivious to the danger surrounding him. Bill Paxton plays a sleazy, sex-crazed guest named Coconut Pete. Kevin Heffernan portrays Lars, the resort's over-eager and optimistic diving instructor who harbors a secret crush on one of the female staff members.

The movie is full of classic horror movie tropes, including jump scares, gore, and suspenseful music, all mixed together with slapstick comedy and raunchy humor. The film's humor is not for the faint of heart, as it ranges from crude sexual jokes to absurd visual gags.

Despite the gruesome murders, the movie remains more of a comedy than a horror movie, as the characters are all over-the-top caricatures. There are plenty of moments that are meant to make the audience laugh, even as the characters are being stalked and killed.

The sets and the cinematography of the movie are not particularly noteworthy, but the movie's soundtrack is a standout, featuring original music from the Broken Lizard comedy troupe. The songs are a mix of reggae, ska, and rock, blending perfectly with the movie's tropical island vibe.

Overall, Club Dread is a lighthearted, fun movie that will appeal to fans of slasher movies and Broken Lizard's comedies. It may not be the most original horror movie, but it is a worthy addition to the horror-comedy genre, with its blend of gore and laughs.

Club Dread is a 2004 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 43 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.7 and a MetaScore of 45.

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    5.7  (31,348)
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