Login or Register to rate and discuss movies   Member Benefits  Find Movies
Latest Updates
Movie Database
Character Battles
Random Musings
Forum Discussions
Contact Us
0   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z
DORM OF THE DEAD
2006 / Horror
 Movie Trailer
 Preview Clip
 Discussions
 Extra Content
3.5 / 10
Rate This Movie
Add To Watchlist
Podcast Request
Directed by Donald Farmer
Written by Donald Farmer
Starring Ciara Richards, Adrianna Eder, Jackey Hall, Tiffany Shepis, Andrea Ownbey, Christopher Slade and Amy Owenby

Bloody mayhem ensues when a college coed unwittingly sparks a zombie attack.

The following tags are associated with this movie: Zombies
Dorm of the Dead (2006)
Review by Bradley Frohloff

1 / 10
If this movie had been made as a student project for school, maybe this would be deserving of some respect but I don't see why people would enjoy this as pure home entertainment. This will only really appeal to the small group of people who love the lowest of low budget movies. Everything about the movie is pretty darn terrible... you know a movie is bad when the most enjoyable scene in the movie is when they go to a drive-in theatre which may potentially show a few seconds of a better movie.
Dorm of the Dead (2006)
Review by Michael Mahoney

6 / 10
This movie is terrible in ways that few movies can compete with. It’s low-budget, sure, but the story is quite poor, the acting is laughable, and the amateurish nature of the film is overbearing. Even so, giving this one a second watch, I have to admit that it does possess just enough charm to ensure the movie’s not a complete waste (though make no mistake, it’s a close call).

No one in the cast does great, or even good (though certainly, some of the young women who get topless are rather scrumptious). However, I did derive some enjoyment from the main performances of Ciara Richards and Adrianna Eder. Both Richards and Eder are attractive in their own way, but I think Eder is the winner. Regardless, neither gives a great performance, but again, they bring some amusement to the film.

Jacky Hall, though, who played a bitchy Southern bully (she was born in Arkansas, and it shows) is the surprise star. Her performance is almost as terrible as the script (and that’s a hell of an accomplishment), and she brings some quotable lines to the forefront (‘Sit and spin, bitches’). Only two others are worth mentioning, including the science professor who had a vial of real Haitian zombie blood (Christopher Slade) and Kimberly L. Cole (‘Oh my God, is that a mouse? Oh, I think it’s a gerbil. Gerbils are so cute…’), who had a short, yet memorable, little scene.

By no means would I want to give off the impression that Dorm of the Dead is all sunshine and daisies, as some of this movie is really painful. The first ten minutes or so are focused purely on pointless characters who are all eventually killed by zombies. There’s a lesbian scene thrown in, so you get a bit more nudity, but neither of the women are at all important. After some credits, we’re gifted what might be one of the worst scenes in cinematic history that I regret having watched (six, perhaps seven minutes of a guy telling a girl sexual innuendos and her being completely oblivious, only to be attacked by zombies at the end).

Also, the music here is terrible. It’s just random generic hard rock, none of it noteworthy in any way. As for the zombies? One randomly did a backflip early on, which didn’t much endear me to them. The effects too were poor, but given what had to be a very low budget, I’m guessing they did what they could. Also, while I'm grateful the movie ended (more than can be known), it was a very sudden conclusion.

The director of this movie, Donald Farmer, is somewhat a known quantity. Truth be told, I’ve not actually seen any of his movies beside this one (am I a lucky guy or what?), but I don’t think this was necessarily terrible. The script was, as I said, pretty atrocious - I really didn’t like the route this one took (one of the main chicks got zombie blood poured down her throat, and is slowly beginning to crave human flesh, and eventually goes on a uber-scary rampage).

The thing is, as poor as many aspects of Dorm of the Dead are, the really terrible performances had me laughing, and while that by no means makes the movie a good one, having seen this one twice now, I admit that I could see myself giving this even another view in the future. 5.5/10 (rounded up to 6/10 to fit site’s format).
Other Zombies movies that you may enjoy


Redneck Zombies (1989)


The Dead Pit (1989)


Dead Snow (2009)


Plaga Zombie (1997)
More releases from 2006 for you to check out


In a Dark Place (2006)


Pray for Morning (2006)


Hatchet (2006)


Crazy Eights (2006)




This site contains language and images which may not be suitable for persons under the age of 18.
All promotional art & images used on this site are copyrighted by their respective owners.