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Day of the Dead
The darkest day of horror the world has ever known.
The final chapter of George A. Romero's "Dead Trilogy". In an underground government installation they are searching for a cure to overcome this strange transformation into zombies. Unfortunately, the zombies from above ground have made their way into the bunker.
I'd love to have a beer with Bub! He was an unexpected bonus and added some much needed levity.. oddly enough he was a better representative of humanity than all of the non zombies put together!
While I found the film to be a tad bit too "Chatty Kathy" for my taste and not having enough zombie carnage in the first 2/3 of the film.. I'm happy to report that the carnage in the last act will give the gorehounds something to really sink their teeth into!
The zombies will stop at nothing for juicy human flesh! And if you get in their way, your Achilles tendon will become their floss!
Day of the Dead is without a doubt the strongest installment in the Trilogy of the Dead. Yes, you heard that right, it's the best one yet. What a gorefest! This marks my first time watching it and needless to say, it will also be my last. There is no way in hell would I want to re-experience the dread this film has cast on me, no fucking way. Never had I encountered a film this intense, this emotionally draining. Oh jesus, mary, and joseph, my head hurts! The climatic…
Tom Savini, a special makeup effects genius. T-Dog's Jamaican uncle. A drunk guy who can shoot straight. Bub the world's smartest Zombie. Romero doing what he does best: Making a zombie film not about zombies, but about raw human emotion. Romero's most underrated film.
Is this the results you've been talking about? Is this what your research is all about? Make them do tricks? Train them like dogs?
While George Romero has said it was his favorite of the Dead films, most fans feel quite differently. Day of the Dead, the bastard step-child of Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead, grows on me more and more with each viewing. I'm now convinced it would be a masterpiece of sorts if it wasn't for some questionable acting sprinkled through out.
Surprisingly it isn't Joseph Pilato's larger then life portrayal of Captain Rhodes that bothers me. In fact I think he's one of the highlights of…
I don't think I've seen the first two Dead films since I was a late teenager, so I'll hold off on making this a definitive statement, but for the moment, DAY may be my favorite of the initial trilogy. More than the others, it epitomizes the popular reading of Romero's zombie films, that of the true danger being not the undead horde but the cracking sociality and sanity of the remaining humans. If NIGHT can be oversimplified into a Vietnam and Civil Rights comment and DAWN can somewhat more accurately be boiled down to a spoof on consumer culture (though that still short-changes it), DAY focuses on things that cannot be boiled down to one or two ideas. It dabbles…
Jamaican nihilism + awesome practical effects = damn good movie
Film 218 of Project365, a project in which I watch a new film every day for a year.
The characters are absolutely, mind-numbingly dumb, but Day of the Dead still somehow stays a classic, albeit not as good as the first two films.
Interesting addition to George A. Romero's zombie filmography. Some of the characters are just too cartoony for their own good, but overall it is very entertaining and the character of Bub might be my favorite Zombie in movie history.
Master of zombie movies director George A. Romero delivers well on this 80's continuation of his apocalyptic vision.
Military and civilian scientists are working underground to capture zombies and come up with a plan or a cure.
Naturally the army boys are quite pompous and ignorant making you want them to die a more painful death.
The scientists are rather silly and dramatic themselves.
Whole thing is the best version of camp and is exciting entertainment from beginning to end.
Blood splattering moments are some of the most disgusting scenes in any of the director's infamous films.
um ótimo filme de Romero. Romero acertando em cheio novamente depois dos maravilhosos a noite dos mortos vivos e o Despertar dos mortos.
The 1980s were undoubtedly the worst decade for American cinema, not only because Hollywood studios resigned themselves almost exclusively to making products instead of films, but because even the best filmmakers of this time failed to acknowledge the Totalitarian implications of the Reagan era. Compared to the number of anti-war films made during the Vietnam years--or, for that matter, the eloquent anti-Thatcher films that defined contemporaneous British filmmaking (Dennis Potter's BLADE ON THE FEATHER, Stephen Frears' SAMMY AND ROSIE GET LAID, Derek Jarman's THE LAST OF ENGLAND, nearly anything by Mike Leigh or Alan Clarke)--the American cinema had become all but disengaged from the political realities of the time. True, the work of Jonathan Demme and Alan Rudolph alluded to…
As with previous Living Dead films, Romero's films it's laden with metaphors except in this one they are pretty overt.
The army here are shown to be outright monsters who are incredibly stupid too. It's like they're in a Police Academy film (or Army Academy). The hatred Romero shows for the military is wonderful and something I loved about it all. In fact, the real enjoyment is watching them all be mutilated in various ways in the climax. Beautiful.
Romero delivers the final film in his trilogy, with a great synth soundtrack.
The story features a strong female lead who is stranded with a strange mix of characters. It underlines the idea of who the real monsters are, but never to an intolerable level.
The opening act lacks any direct confrontation between the living and the dead.. This concentrates the carnage at the finale, and it is immense.
|King Costanza|: Head splitting beats out a zombie holding a gun, a clown zombie, and a ballet zombie.
Wow'ed by this.
Enthralling small-scale Zombie horror with a tinge of the feel of a "Twilight Zone". Nothing better than a mature look at a small group of diverse people and how they deal with the apocalypse. One of the more terrifying situations I've ever seen in a film.
No idea if there is a list for this yet, but I think I will keep this as kind of…
Contains every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the letterboxd database.
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