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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
"His name is Bub."
Day Of The Dead is the continuation of George Romero's widely popular Zombie movie franchise that centers around a group of survivors with a mix of Military men and scientist's to survive.
This is probably my second favorite Romero film behind Dawn Of The Dead. This movie does not have the best gore effects to nowadays standards but It probably has my favorite gore effects in any Zombie movie. I love the story because it is very realistic. In a zombie apocalypse you would have to worry about the people around you more than the actual zombies themselves. I love all the detail they put into their zombies. On the blu ray I own of this movie, there is a BTS feature where you get to see them make the zombies in such great detail.
Great movie. It's on Netflix, go see it.
Released July 19, 1985.
I remember when this one came out... I was ready for a good zombie movie, but the one I was looking forward to came out a month later: "Return of the Living Dead." That one, with its commercials promising "punk" zombies and and a soundtrack of The Cramps, 45 Grave, and Roky Erickson piqued my interest in a way that this, the third in the canonical series, did not (for whatever reason).
Actually, I was pretty much an Ebert acolyte then, and he HATED this one after loving both of the first two Romero films. It took until Ebert hated "Raising Arizona" that I realized the guy was fallible. 1 1/2 stars, Rog? Come on. Nevertheless,…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
In the eighties, horror was big business again and George Romero, and his genre-bending zombie films, had been elevated to the level of icons. A few years had passed since the international success of “Dawn of the Dead.” The time had come for another entry in the zombie series. Originally envisioned as an undead epic and the ultimate zombie movie, budget cuts had Romero scaling back his vision. “Day of the Dead” was released in 1985, the same year comedic takes on the genre like “Return of the Living Dead” and “Re-Animator” came out. In comparison, the down-beat, slow-paced, character-oriented “Day” disappointed fans. For years, the film was considering the weakest entry in the trilogy. Time, however, was on its…
Every time I watch this on blu-ray I almost don't recognize the movie. It was one of the first bootleg-tapes I managed to procure back in the late 80:s, a dub from the slightly cut UK tape with so poor quality that there was barely any colors left. It didn't stop me from loving the movie though and my love for it grew even stronger a couple of years later when I managed to find a slightly better copy with that extra minute of gore intact. This means that my vision of this movie is a bit tinged with nostalgia and I just might not be able to give it a proper review. I do know it has some flaws.…
Antes de que en "28 Days Later" mostrasen a militares casi violadores y dictatoriales, Romero ya lo había hecho.
Demasiada gente hablando y discutiendo. Menos mal que el final es tremendo y compensa.
Y Bub, esa mezcla de zombi, monstruo de Frankenstein y justiciero de la Cannon, es un encanto.
Maybe I missed something because it took two viewings but some things didn't make sense to me such as why some characters did what they did. Otherwise this is a pretty good zombie movie with some good gore and good zombies.
Funny how things work out, isn't it?
Everyone hated "Day of the Dead," when it came out, calling it shallow, and filled gore and meaninglessness. Ironically enough, the film is in fact the most cynical film of the three, creating a world where humanity is no longer the positive force but instead a vicious backlash against the now-dominant zombie population. A trilogy of horror films which chronicles the deepest parts of America's resistance to difference, it is strange to watch "Day of the Dead" with the knowledge that everyone disliked the film when it came out, because honestly it fits in perfectly with both films that came before. Humanity, in a desperate attempt to wipe away the zombies which they…
"Civility must be rewarded or else there's no use for it."
Keep a group of men in a confined space without any signs of civilization for long enough and—no matter how many flesh-eating zombies are around—they'll turn into the real monsters. Day of the Dead makes this clear through its creation Bub, the intelligent zombie. Bub is nicer and probably smarter than 90% of the humans in this movie, and a perfect "civil yet inhuman monster" foil to the monstrous and uncivil humans.
Day of the Dead also shares some DNA in common with Alien. Both create a set of very clear characters and drop them into a world that feels authentically lived-in, and this scenario is what they derive…
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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