Original Release Date: 2003
Run Time: 90 minutes
Run Time: 90 minutes
Earlier this week, I treated myself to a “double-dip” of two of the worst movies of all time, “Plan 9 from Outer Space” and “House of the Dead.” I sat down and watched these two movies on the same night, back-to-back, on purpose; “why would you do this to yourself?” you might ask me. I don’t know, honestly…I must have been really hating myself and full of self-loathing that day. It was pretty much a Sadistic Double Feature. Both of these movies were helmed by directors that are notorious in their own right, and many would say they are notorious for all the wrong reasons. Be that as it may, they both got their movies made (somehow) and released to the general public for their viewing displeasure, and now, having seen them and suffered through them, it is my solemn duty to report to you, dear readers, my sad, sad findings. Let’s begin.
After watching “House of the Dead,” I was left largely scratching my head. Was this supposed to be a movie based on a video game, or an attempt at mashing a movie together with an actual video game?
[…] too much fun! This game is a far cry from the poorly-executed (and poorly-G.O.R.E. Scored) “House of the Dead” film. […]
You’re wrong about the HotD 2 connection. Alicia is the survivor, but had been injected with the solution in part 1. She ate her boyfriend when she turned into a zombie. I saw it on DVD, not syfy, so it’s possible the scene where they mention her eating him wasn’t in the version you saw.
Casper’s first name is never mentioned in part 1. I think it’s just a really dumb coincidence that there’s a Jordan Casper in the second one.
Hey Jack, thanks for stopping by! It sounds like you’ve definitely seen both movies recently, so for that, I’m sorry. 🙂 I know Alicia was mentioned as being the “carrier” of the virus, or the “alpha zombie,” I guess, in the second movie, but her actual character was never shown, to my understanding. Granted, I may have seen a different version than what you have.
Sadly, Jordan Casper was identified by her full name in the first HoD movie. The credits have her listed only as “Casper,” but in the film she introduces herself as Jordan Casper, and I believe Captain Kirk (another pun that doesn’t quite work in this movie) references her as Jordan Casper as well. Seeing as how the same actress, Ellie Cornell, plays both roles in both movies, I think it’s safe to say the intent is that this is the same character.