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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
Lots of good gore scenes and impressive practical effects. Bub the zombie is great.
Clown zombie - check
Bride zombie - check
Fisherman zombie - check
Let's get started then! :)
It gets better every time you watch it. One of the best films ever from the zombie genre and one of the best horror movies of the 1980's. A true masterpiece from the one and only, George A. Romero.
I enjoyed this much more than I anticipated. I think it raised more pertinent social/philosophical questions than the preceding installments; nothing too original, but somehow surprisingly interesting. It certainly tackled the question of human consciousness far better than any of the never ending "Artificial Intelligence" storylines of countless Sci-Fi films, because honestly, a self-aware zombie shooting a human with a pistol down a hallway is way fucking cooler than iRobot.
Also, the practical effects in this movie are nuts, and I found the character conflicts to be engaging and tense (shame on those who said this movie is slow!).
When the movie came out it got a lot of heat from Romero fans, but now its regarded as a great masterpiece. I love thee music in this movie , the 2nd best score in this series after the goblin score. This is the angriest movie in the entire series. You can feel that this characters are starting to realize their entire world is gone and they are never getting it back.
I should not forget the great performance of BUB, the most iconic walker in the entire series. This performance should have gotten an oscar nomination.
the dogs of war
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
The most misanthropic of the Dead trilogy (which is saying something), continuing the theme of the worst parts of human nature refusing to die even after the world ends and amping it up with claustrophobic and vein-popping levels of anger. Even the surprisingly upbeat ending is essentially about disengaging from the complicated problems of the world and forgetting your fellow man, an action that the movie seems to be rejecting up to the final shots. But take a look at those storm clouds.
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