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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.
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.
Another really damn good zombie film from George A. Romero. In my opinion this is just as good as the other two films in the trilogy. It's darker, more serious, and has more tension than the predecessors. The special effects in this movie are nothing sort of magnificent, especially considering that this was made 30 years ago.
Day of the Dead might just be my favorite of the trilogy.
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 the film. When you…
When Bub first cocks the gun, it's one of the great "oh shit" moments in a movie and I love how it pushes Romero's trilogy to a boiling point, a zombie metamorphosis. Sequels should always, always, always aim to evolve ideas set up previously, whether it be social commentary or makeup effects or literally the zombies themselves. In a perfect world, a sequel flips the pillow to the cold side, flexes new muscles, and re-configures what you thought to be possible. Romero's trilogy beautifully follows this through. Each installment is a flip of the pillow.
Jamaican nihilism + awesome practical effects = damn good movie
George Romero annerisce l'animo umano, prendendo di mira il militarismo e la scienza. Terzo grande atto della trilogia zombesca per antonomasia, pervaso da una disperazione di fondo impressionante. Eccellente l'intuizione di un ambiente opprimente e claustrofobico che ingigantisce ulteriormente l'angoscia e lo smarrimento. Grande padronanza tecnica e sempre più efficaci e truculenti gli effetti speciali di Tom Savini. Pieno di dialoghi e introspezioni. Finale breve, intenso e utopico. Fondamentale.
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I love Dawn and Night but Day has grown on me over the last 30 years as the stand out zombie film of our era!
“Choke on ‘em!”
The living have lost the war and now the dead have taken over.A small pocket of survivors consisting of a military and scientific team staying in a secure underground bunker doing research,trying to find an answer to why the dead are walking,and also trying to find any other survivors,but without much success .The sequence of events that follow ultimately lead to their self destruction.Plenty of gore including usual gun-shots to the head,decapitation,amputation,bodies ripped apart, entrails eaten, throat rippings etc.The special effects by Tom Savini are truly outstanding and these scenes where Dr Logan(Richard Liberty)tries to train a zombie are simply groovy. If you love gore you must see Day of the Dead. Highly recommended.
Probably the best gore effects I have ever seen. Incredible.
An interesting, unrelentingly bleak, entry in the George A. Romero "Dead" series, this has some fine moments in the third act, and some interesting ideas here and there, but it's not quite enough to allow it to sit alongside its predecessors. Still, it's another hugely influential zombie film from the master of the subgenre.
... 'cause why did this film get so much negative criticism?
After Dawn of the Dead this is definitely Romero's best Dead-film.
What makes Day of the Dead so great is it's setting. Of course it is another isolated setting, an underground facility, just like the house in the first film and the mall in the second. But this one feels even more terrifying because of the opening scene where we get the last glimpse of the world above ground, completed gone to living hell. The force these mindless creatures have has become even greater. They forced the remaining survivors underground. And what if they lost that last place to hide as well?
The confined feeling of this underground space…
The 2016 (2nd) edition of the list. You can see the original and more info here.
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a list that is trying to contain every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the…