Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead

The third entry in George A. Romero's classic Dead series, set in an underground facility after zombies have overrun the world.

A team of scientists and soldiers live and work uneasily together in a secure bunker compound, still trying for a scientific breakthrough to explain the plague of zombies that have ended civilisation. Dr. Sarah Bowman (Lori Cardille) finds herself trying to maintain peace between increasingly unhinged military commander Rhodes (Joseph Pilato) and Dr. Logan (Richard Liberty), a surgeon whose experiments have earned him the nickname Frankenstein, and is attempting to form a bond with captive zombie Bub.

1985Rating: R18, Violence101 minsUSA
Horror
Director:
George A. Romero ('Night of the Living Dead', 'Creepshow', 'Monkey Shines')
Writer:
George A. Romero
Cast:
Lori CardilleTerry AlexanderJoseph PilatoJarlath Conroy

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Day of the Dead / Reviews

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

It's an intelligent, well-written, excellently played movie, with top flight gore/horror effects, perverse humour and a provocatively bleak vision.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Maybe Romero, whose original movie was a genuine inspiration, hasn't figured out anything new to do with his zombies... He should quit while he's ahead.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Yes, there are enough spilled guts and severed limbs to satisfy the bloodthirstiest fan. But these moments tend to be clustered together, and a lot of the film is devoted to windy argument.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

Day of the Dead is every bit as compelling and unsettling as its more lauded predecessors.

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Time Out

Time Out

Tense rather than terrifying, and with a strong black comic undercurrent, it rests on the mordant observation that zombies or no zombies, chances are the living will tear each other apart. A fitting conclusion to a remarkably astute series...

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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

Though it’s still a disappointment in relation to its two predecessors, it has much to recommend it.

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