Club Dread
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Following up their breakthrough film, 2001's Super Troopers, the Broken Lizard comedy troupe, comprised of Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, and Erik Stolhanske, took aim at the horror genre and delivered Club Dread. Starring the five members of the troupe along with Bill Paxton, the film is set at an anything-goes tropical resort for swingers. When a psychotic killer starts offing the guests with a razor sharp machete, it's up to the staff to hide the carnage, lest they lose the business of the unsuspecting surviving guests. As with Super Troopers and the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 29%

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"In these sensitive, politically correct times, I thought it was refreshing to see a comedy troupe that's perfectly willing to fill the screen with exposed flesh and buckets of blood, in the name of cheap but legitimate laughs."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Stunningly unfunny."
‑ Joe Leydon, Variety
"The Broken Lizard quintet follows its quintessential cult-comedy classic "Super Troopers" with something like "Ten Little Indians" interpreted by five big imbeciles - a slasher parody three "Screams" and three "Scary Movies" too late."
‑ Nick Rogers,
"The film's creators use sexual humor as a stand-in when they run out of vacuous little sub-sketches."
‑ Mark Collette, Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
"Half as clever as Scream and too winking in its nihilism to approach the invigorating immorality of Scream 2"
‑ Bill Chambers, Film Freak Central
"The film still may be too bloody and crass for some, and it's by no means hilarious, but all things considered, Club Dread lives up to expectations, which were never really that high to begin with."
‑ Sara Gebhardt, Washington Post
"Club Dread is just stupid, period."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"Even if it doesn't really succeed as a thriller or a comedy, the film isn't simply a hack-job either."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"You couldn't unload bootlegs of this asinine flick for free, much less charge money for them."
‑ Steve Newton, Georgia Straight
"Not so much as a movie as a 'Girls Gone Wild' video with the occasional slasher murder thrown in for fun."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
"About as funny as malaria."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"This slasher/comedy isn't funny or entertaining."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"One of the better horror parodies, which if you ask me has been done to death."
‑ Bill Clark, FromTheBalcony
"Only the ending of Club Dread, where the villain keeps coming back for more, shows any spark of imagination or wit. The rest of the time, things are pretty dull."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"A movie made by guys who laugh at their own jokes, directed at people who will laugh at anything."
‑ Adam Nayman, eye WEEKLY
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