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Mixed or average reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 28
  2. Negative: 9 out of 28
  1. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    38
    A bumptious splatter farce that manages to improve from awful to moderately engaging as its cast is winnowed down to the five guys themselves.
  2. Studios can release movies even more insultingly dumb, crudely assembled and cheaply produced than this one, though such an achievement will require some effort.
  3. 38
    The upside is that they're likable and play well together...The downside is that they're all still communicating roughly the same message, which lies somewhere between a wink and a nudge.
  4. 30
    Chandrasekhar is a master forger of images and situations from horror movies past, but unlike Wes Craven did in "Scream," he doesn't build on them in any way, and the result is the opposite of what's intended; the movie is stultifying.
  5. A slasher spoof of sorts, except that unlike the "Scream" pics, scant effort seems to have gone into the spoofing aspect of the story.
  6. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    38
    The name is a tipoff: Club Dread is dreadful.
  7. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    30
    A stunningly unfunny farce that makes the worst of a stale concept.
  8. About as funny as malaria.
User Score
5.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 3 out of 11
  1. Jul 26, 2013
    4
    This movie has some funny moments and plenty of good deaths but the writing really wasn't all that funny and there were a couple of characters that you wanted dead that didn't die. The film is certainly entertaining so I'd recommend watching it if there really is nothing else to watch but it's no gem. Full Review »
  2. May 16, 2013
    7
    Both funny and scary, this was one of the first "horror" movies i've watched! I think the story is dumb... at the end the killed forgot why he was killing (No spoiler here)....May be that's why this movie is comedy as well... The characters are hilarious! So if you're wondering to watch it or not, let me say this if you're expecting some horror movie with deep story then Don't watch it if you're looking for a fun and exciting movie then this is your choice. I give it a 7/10, because it's one of my childhood classics and i believe it's a great movie for a party with friends. Otherwise i would give it a 6/10... Full Review »