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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.
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…
"Yes, Sir! Fuck you, Sir!"
"You better watch yourself. I mean physically watch yourself."
Have you ever noticed how every other line of dialogue seems written IN CAPITAL LETTERS? There's nothing remotely subtle about this picture. The acting is horrendous, the accents are atrocious, and the dialogue is ad-lib level amateur.
Oh, but how do I love it?
The gore effects are spectacular. Logan and Bub are the only two talented actors -- and they are fantastic! The score is as good as anything Romero ever used. Joe Pilato is a ridiculous cartoon villain that's great fun to hate. And Lori Cardille is wicked hot.
I think I have seen it at least ten times. And it never gets old.
Confining its action to an underground storage bunker, George A. Romero's "Day of the Dead," the third chapter in Romero's iconic zombie series is a smaller and less effective film than its two predecessors. Therein lies the film's biggest obstacle: as a stand-alone horror film, it works; but, in comparison to the great "Night of the Living Dead" and "Dawn of the Dead," "Day of the Dead" suffers.
Following a group of scientists and military men after the world has turned undead, "Day of the Dead" finds its characters squabbling over who has the right to do what, who is in charge of whom, and who is in control of the bunker. The scientists want to study the undead, some…
Containing some of the greatest practical effects I've seen, it still doesn't come close to topping Dawn. That aside, it's probably my 2nd or 3rd favorite zombie film. The score is just as good as Dawn and the zombie acting may be more convincing, but I didn't care for any of the human characters nearly as much as the ones previously (maybe that was the point?). The shopping mall is too genius of an idea to be topped by an underground bunker. Loads of gory fun, regardless.
"The Dead Walk"
Day of the Dead biggest flaw is been compare to Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead, I admit it, I was one of those that couldn't helped but compare Day with Dawn and Night. But this time watching the film after many years, I have to say, Day of the Dead is as good as the other two.
Day of the Dead is a character piece, a struggle between science and politics, a tension builder, a metaphor of Romero's pressure from the studio to produce another zombie film,…
When I met George Romero a few years ago at a horror convention in Los Angeles, I had the lack of foresight (or a lighthearted sense of gentle provocation, I honestly can't remember which) to wear a RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD t-shirt. "Are you kidding me?" he chuckled. "You get in line to meet me wearing a fucking RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD shirt? Oh well, I'll sign your stuff anyway."
He got a laugh out of it, but ROTLD has always been a thorn in George's side. It came out the same year as his own DAY OF THE DEAD, and not only did it fare better with critics, it was a smash at the box office while…
Não é, nem de perto, o melhor filme de zumbis do Romero, mas ainda assim é superior a qualquer filme de zumbi de hoje em dia. Simples, pessoal e com os zumbis mais legais do cinema.
George Romero estuda a estupidez humana.
Not as good as the Night of the living Dead and Dawn of the Dead. But still enjoyable.
It's not as good as Dawn of the Dead but there are times when I'd rather watch Day of the Dead anyway. I love the special effects and makeup, which to my mind have rarely been bettered.
The performances are all turned up to 11 and the film features a lot of shouting and macho posturing that wears thin well before the film is over. But there's no better film asshole than Joe Pilato as Rhodes.
It says a lot that the film's best performance is from an actor playing a zombie! Sherman Howard's Bub is an excellent creation; in fact I sometimes feel like he's wandered into the film from a better version of the movie that never quite…
The third (and weakest) part of George A. Romero’s original ‘Living Dead’ trilogy. Holed up in an underground military facility a handful of survivors of the zombie apocalypse made up of research scientists and soldiers remain trapped with no possibility of escape. While the maniacal Dr. Matthew "Frankenstein" Logan (Richard Liberty) tinkers with a few of the caged living dead – hopeful of finding a cure, or a solution – the volatile Captain Henry Rhodes (Joseph Pilato) and his men rapidly lose patience with him, leaving the moral Dr. Sarah Bowman (Lori Cardille) stuck between the warring factions attempting to keep the peace.
Because of its restricted plot and dreary location ‘Day of the Dead’ puts a greater focus on…
In southwestern Pennsylvania, George A. Romero and Tom Savini are household names. Pittsburgh reveres its own horror masters. Because of the city's esteem for Romero, a local college TV station used to play Night of the Living Dead every week night. I watched the whole movie 10 times at least, not counting stray bits, and fell in love with the bleakness and terror of these ravenous slow zombies. Fast zombies don't do it for me as much because in the end the slow ones prevail over human error.
Despite treasuring the first of Romero's original Dead trilogy, I had never seen any of the sequels until today. In Day of the Dead, Savini trumps Romero -- conjuring up some of…
I’d heard some good things about this one but it really didn’t live up to Dawn of the Dead, or even Night of the Living Dead, for me. Interesting idea, but it’s so muddy and eighties that it feels like a bit of a slog. The ending, once everything goes to shit, is pretty entertaining though. The pet zombie getting revenge for his murdered human!
Zombies are cooler than army dudes. Cool gore effects.
Zombies that can be differentiated from one another on such a massive scale is just so impressive. Plus the amazing special effects. I could watch hours of these zombies ripping apart people with no sort of story at all.
The years haven't been kind to some aspects of "Day of the Dead," but there's a lot to love here, including a strong heroine, impressive gore, engrossing post-apocalyptic politics, and arguably the best zombie performance ever from Sherman Howard as "Bub."
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