On an island off the coast of Florida, a college rave party is in full swing. But the kids’ X-laced escapades are soon interrupted by zombies and monsters that attack them on the ground, from the air and in the sea. Seems the freaks are ruled by an ancient ghoul named Castillo, who once upon a time searched for a fountain of youth and eventually found it — but at a hideous price.
One of the more outrageous figures in the low-budget filmmaking scene of the early 21st century, Uwe Boll was a German-born director, producer and screenwriter who turned out several movie versions of popular video games, including “House of the Dead” (2003), “Alone in the Dark” (2005), and “Bloodrayne” (2005). While technically competent, these pictures were largely uninspired grindhouse-type efforts, and fared modestly at the box office. Boll’s movies were also a favorite target for critics – especially those working for Internet sites – who spared no quarter in detailing their failings. Boll responded by personally attacking writers and sites who had besmirched his work – even challenging several to a public boxing match in 2006.
Born June 22, 1965 in Wermelskirchen, Germany, Boll developed an interest in filmmaking as a boy after seeing the 1962 version of “Mutiny of the Bounty” with Marlon Brando. Like many aspiring filmmakers, he directed his share of short epics on Super… read more
Oh Uwe, Uwe, Uwe. Like coming back home to a barely housetrained puppy you have to ask, with those prima facie equal parts of dread and weariness, What has he done this time? His unhealthy obsession with cardboard characters, turgid dialogue, unimaginative storylines and low production values continues unabated, but this time mixed with post-Matrix 360 degree slo-mo camera.
One incredible weekend I was taken to the cinema to see a film that would inspire me to become a film director/writer. I had somehow managed to get my mother to take me to see Kill Bill Vol. 1. My sister & her boyfriend rode along but instead of KB, wanted to see House of the Dead. I didn't know it then, but do now, that House is possibly the worst film I've ever seen. Thankfully I held my ground and we saw KB.