Stag Night of the Dead is a 2010 British horror comedy film directed by Neil Jones and written by David Michael Williams. The film stars Kacey Barnfield, Gemma Atkinson, and Andrew Lee Potts. It was released on 23 October 2010.
The film follows a group of friends who go on a stag night in the Czech Republic, only to find themselves trapped in a zombie-infested castle.
Stag Night of the Dead is (if you haven’t guessed from the intro paragraph) a British zombie horror comedy. Sadly it doesn’t hold a candle to the beloved Shaun of the Dead, though it’s not entirely a bad movie.
The movie sports a cast of relative unknowns who for the most part do a reasonable job at conveying their characters wackiness and general tomfoolery. This isn’t the kind of movie that’s ever going to get Oscar nominations so it would be somewhat stupid to expect glorious performances from the cast but to sum up the acting standard, i’d say it’s acceptable.
This movie isn’t very frightening, though being a comedy that’s no big surprise. The sad thing is i didn’t really find it that funny either. Sure there are some moments that are mildly chuckleworthy but as a whole i would’nt have said it’s funny.
The gore that’s present is decent enough considering the flicks b-movie status though a lot of the special effects just look plain naff. Why they decided to have the main cast shooting P-90’s with electrical bolts coming out of them i’ll never know, it even looks like they’ve got silencers on them as well which makes no sense what so ever. Perhaps i’m just nitpicking but that just sums up my whole experience with Stag Night of the Dead – inconsistent. If a movie wants to be funny – be funny. If it’s going to be a horror – be scary. Movies like Stag Night of the Dead (just like the recently reviewed Bite Marks) straddle that nether place where satisfaction comes in few and far between.
Ultimately though a movie should be entertaining and i did’nt feel this with Stag Night. It’s not the worst movie i’ve seen this year – by far but it’s a difficult movie to recommend. Perhaps one to watch when your bored.
Stag Night of the Dead is available in the UK through Left Films on Jan 9th, 2012.
Stag Night of the Dead is a fun and gory zombie flick that is sure to please fans of the genre. The film’s cast is likable and the characters are well-developed. The film’s action is non-stop and the zombies are convincingly gruesome. The film’s ending is a bit of a letdown, but overall, Stag Night of the Dead is a fun and entertaining zombie film.
A group of five friends – four guys and a girl – are out celebrating a stag night in central London. They’re having a great time, but things quickly go downhill when they accidentally run into a group of zombies. A fight ensues and the stag party is quickly scattered.
The four guys end up holed up in a bar, where they fortify themselves against the hordes of zombies outside. They soon realise that the girl from their group is missing, and venture out into the city to try and find her.
What follows is a night of terror as the four friends battle their way through hordes of zombies, all the while trying to stay alive and find the missing girl.
Stag Night of the Dead is a 2010 British zombie horror film directed by Neil Jones and starring Kipp Liautaud, Alistair McNair, and Sarah Louise Madison. The film follows a group of friends who are out celebrating a stag night when they accidentally run into a group of zombies.
Director: Neil Jones
Writer: Neil Jones
Actors: Sebastian Street, Sophie Anderson, Joe Rainbow, Lily Brown
Release Year: 2010