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Club Dread

Jay Chandrasekhar , Bill Paxton , Jay Chandrasekhar    R (Restricted)   DVD
2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
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When a serial killer interrupts the fun at the swanky Coconut Pete's Coconut Beach Resort -- a hedonistic island paradise for swingers --- it's up to the club's staff to stop the violence ... or at least hide it!

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1.0 out of 5 stars Club Dreadful July 19 2004
Watching "Club Dread" I found it hard to believe that this movie was made by the same Broken Lizard comedy team that gave the world "Super Troopers."
While the latter film was one of the funniest comedies of the last five years, "Club Dread" is so spectacularly unfunny that it makes you wonder if "Super Troopers" was a fluke.
At its core, "Dread" seems a parody of slasher flicks in general and of "I Still Know What You Did Last Summer" in particular. The killer on the loose at a tropical resort plotline is lifted directly from that earlier film.
But the movie fails to elicit even a single chuckle. Part of the problem is that many scenes are way too violent for a comedy. In fact, the killings are generally played straight and are bloody enough to fit right into any modern slasher film. At the same time, all the lame jokes keep things from getting too serious.
The end result is a movie that is schizophrenic in that it seems to want to work as a horror film AND as a comedy. Ultimately, "Club Dread" is too violent to be funny and too much of a wanna-be yukfest to be truly frightening.
In trying to achieve two goals, the movie fails at both.
The performances of actor/director Jay Chandrasekhar and the other members of Broken Lizard lack the anarchic glee and razor sharp wit that made "Super Troopers" a "must see and then see again" classic. Bill Paxton plays an always-sloshed Jimmy Buffet-style singer whose resort is the center of the action. One wonders if he wasn't drunk out of his mind, when he agreed to this role.
I have high hopes for Broken Lizard and hopefully their third film outing will see them on surer footing. As for this movie, a better title would be "Club Dreadful."
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3.0 out of 5 stars Worth a look. June 15 2004
By stu
It took a while to get going, but after the set up, the jokes start coming pretty regularly and some of them are pretty funny. There is not, however, one scene in this movie that is even close to as funny as the first scene in Super Troopers.
There seems to have been some confusion as to whether or not this was a horror movie. I cannot begin to comprehend how anyone could see it as such. Gore does not equal horror. Is it scary? No. Is it supposed to be? No. It is just a horror parody, much like the "Scary Movie" series but not as broad and zaney.
I do really like Broken Lizard as a comedy ensemble. They play off of each other really well. The timing is great, the humor is silly. Each one of them really has something that compliments the group as a whole. I also really like quite a bit of the writing. Some of it is kind of stupid, yes. But it always stays away from all Hollywood cliche and it sounds fresh - as in, not stale, like most of the Tinseltown cookie cutter crap that calls itself comedy.
If you liked Super Troopers, you will like this movie less, but you will still like it. Good, silly, fun from good, silly comedians.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 5 stars for 5 funny guys June 4 2004
This movie is the shiznit. I know everyone says Super Troopers was better, but that's because they didn't think this would be a different movie. I like the way they were able to make such big character transitions for this. It really amazes me how people didn't like it because it was also a horror movie. They stepped into a territory that many can unsuccessfully stay in, but I think they really pulled it off. The characters and dialogue were pretty funny, especially Machete Phil. That scene surprised me. I couldn't believe what I had seen. These guys are the funniest group since Kids in the Hall and Trey Parker and Matt Stone. No movie scares me much anymore so I watched this to laugh, see some gore, and also, unexpectedly, see the diversity of characters they can play. I'm really surprised with Kevin Heffernan. He seemed natural as Farva, and then he is very smart in this one. I liked Putman because his humor was more of a subtle thing than blatantly obvious like the others. Him and Jenny was a hilarious running joke. The killer surprised me. I didn't expect it to be him. He really creeped me out. This movie is definitely worth a purchase, and also people should watch it like they have never seen Super Troopers. It can still be very entertaining. I hope to work with Broken Lizard one day. They inspired me to pursue my dream of making movies, one I had been debating over for a long time. Thanx guys if u ever read this review. Keep up the good work and I hope to see your next movie pretty soon.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Huh??? June 2 2004
I realize everybody is entitled to their opinions and I totally respect that. But I still can't believe that so many people loved this movie. I enjoyed Super Troopers and thought it had some really funny moments, so I expected similar results from Club Dread. I honestly don't remember laughing once.
One major problem with the film is that it seemed like it couldn't decide between being a spoof of horror films or an actual horror film, and either way it failed to entertain. I just didn't find the dialogue or characters interesting, with one exception. I actually enjoyed Bill Paxton as Coconut Pete, an obvious reference to Jimmy Buffett. I thought the songs written by Coconut Pete were good parodies of some of Buffett's popular songs. But unfortunately that was not enough to carry the film very far.
Again, if you are a fan of Super Troopers and the Broken Lizard comedy troupe, then you may want to give this a chance. Hey, you might enjoy it a lot more than I did. However, if you are unfamiliar with them and are just looking for a random rental, I would recommend skipping this one.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Funny throughout, but not much bonus in Uncut Version
It's a pretty cool movie but the lack of interesting unrated content is disappointing. Recommended if you enjoy a good laugh.
Published 15 months ago by Andrew Zhou
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny!
This movie is the perfect blend of spoof horror and comedy. One of my favorites! Very funny, surprising, and entertaining.
Published on Jan. 9 2010 by Cassie
2.0 out of 5 stars i thought it was passably entertaining(after the first 30 min)
At first,i didn't like this movie.i just didn't see the point.i mean
there was next to no plot.lots of nudity,drunk people doing really
silly things. Read more
Published on Oct. 30 2007 by falcon
5.0 out of 5 stars club dread
This is my all-time favourite movie. broken lizards second movie is better than thier first one, super troopers. its also bill paxtons best roles. see it immediatly
Published on Aug. 8 2004 by Sean
1.0 out of 5 stars o my god
i wish you could give out less them 1 star..the people who made this movie and super troopers should be shot on the spot.. Read more
Published on July 26 2004 by "defence_guy"
2.0 out of 5 stars this is a let down from The Broken Lizard crew
Super Troopers did a lot for me and it wasn't a classic but it was funny as hell. Zoom foward to Club Dread which in the complete end of it has stirred away from it's own pot. Read more
Published on July 19 2004 by Michael Bolts
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best! Great blend of horror and comedy!
This movie is just hilarious at times but then there's also some scary scenes as well. Its mixed perfectly and Broken Lizard did a fabulous job on the movie. Read more
Published on July 19 2004 by bond007
1.0 out of 5 stars A real horror movie
The only two good things about this movie are: It has an end, and the girls who appear in it. The rest it's just a extremely boring film with more horror than comedy. Read more
Published on July 18 2004
4.0 out of 5 stars good movie
I liked this movie. It helps if you have a clue who Jimmy Buffett is or some of the jokes aren't that funny. The characters are great also - like the security guard! Read more
Published on July 11 2004 by jon wesley
1.0 out of 5 stars Super Troopers 10 times Better!!
Well, I saw this movie completely based on the fact that Broken Lizard made it. Super Troopers was one of the funniest movies I have ever seen. But they lost it with this movie. Read more
Published on July 11 2004 by Bryan
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