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"Club Dread" DVD


DVD Release Date:

May 25, 2004


"A vacation to die for."

"Club Dread" DVD:

Brief Summary of the Movie

Created by and starring the five-man Broken Lizard comedy troupe ("Super Troopers"), "Club Dread" shows what might happen if a slasher crossed over into a spring break movie. Coconut Pete (Bill Paxton) runs a cheesy tropical resort called Paradise Island where the wacky staff revels in one continuous party as new groups of guests arrive. Then staff members begin turning up dead, but it's all played for laughs: this is a horror movie spoof.

DVD Special Features

  • Includes Full-Screen and Widescreen Versions of the Movie
  • Audio Commentary by Director Jay Chandrasekhar and Eric Stolhanske
  • Audio Commentary by Actors Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, and Paul Soter

Review of "Club Dread" on DVD

Humor can be a delicate thing—you either connect with it or you don't. I smiled and chuckled occasionally while watching "Club Dread," but the laughs were too few and far between for me.

For a comedy to work, it either has to be funny, or at least consistently amusing. To my mind, "Club Dread" was neither of these things. I can't recommend this DVD, even as a rental, although fans of the Broken Lizard comedy troupe might disagree.

Do the DVD Special Features Make a Difference?

Because of time limitations, I only had time for one of the audio commentaries. And the one I picked was the commentary by director Jay Chandrasekhar and Eric Stolhanske. I found the movie more interesting with the commentary track. I don't think it was a particularly good commentary track, but it was further proof that the movie itself wasn't very good. For me, even with the special features thrown into the mix, "Club Dread" wasn't worth watching. There are just too many other DVD movies out there that are more worthy of your time and money.

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