Woke Up Dead

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"Adventures of a reluctant zombie."
  • NR
  • 2009
  • 1 hr 24 min
  • 4.3  (541)

Woke Up Dead is a horror-comedy film that premiered on Sony's streaming network Crackle in 2009. The film stars Krysten Ritter, Jon Heder, and Josh Gad in lead roles. The movie follows the story of a college student named Drex Greene (played by Josh Gad) who wakes up in the bathtub after a night of partying, only to realize that he has turned into a zombie.

Drex soon discovers that he is one of many zombies wandering around the city, but unlike other zombies, he has retained his consciousness and has no idea how or why he turned into a zombie. Along with his new friend, Cassie (played by Krysten Ritter), Drex sets out to unravel the mystery behind his zombie transformation and to find a cure to reverse it.

The movie is directed by Jon Heder (of Napoleon Dynamite fame) and written by Chris Peterson and Bryan Moore (who have worked on TV shows like That '70s Show and Disney's Hercules). As such, the film has a quirky and irreverent sense of humor that balances out the gory horror elements.

One of the standout performances in the movie is by Krysten Ritter, who plays Cassie, a sarcastic and snarky art student who becomes Drex's unwitting sidekick in his zombie adventures. Ritter's comedic timing and deadpan delivery elevate many of the movie's funniest moments. Jon Heder, playing a geeky zombie-obsessed college student, also delivers some laugh-out-loud moments.

Despite its low-budget production values, the film has some impressive makeup and special effects that create a convincing zombie apocalypse. The movie also features some enjoyable nods to classic zombie films like Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead, as well as satirical commentary on the genre conventions.

One of the most interesting aspects of the film is its exploration of the concept of "woke" culture, which was not as prevalent in 2009 as it is today. As Drex navigates his new life as a zombie, he grapples with questions about identity, consciousness, and what it means to be "woke." These themes are woven into the film's humor and horror elements, adding depth to what could have been a straightforward zombie comedy.

Overall, Woke Up Dead is a fun and lighthearted horror-comedy that doesn't take itself too seriously. With a talented cast, strong writing, and some genuinely funny moments, the movie is worth checking out for horror fans and anyone looking for a good laugh.

Woke Up Dead is a 2009 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 24 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.3.

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    1 hr 24 min
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    4.3  (541)