Day of the Dead (1985) Movie Review

Day of the Dead (1985)

1985 | Horror, Drama, Action
96 minutes /

User Score: 68/100


A small group of military officers and scientists dwell in an underground bunker as the world above is overrun by zombies.

Day of the Dead Review

Day of the Dead is the third installment in George A. Romero‘s Living Dead Trilogy. The first two being the classics; Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead. Moving away from the comic book like, almost dark comedy-ish atmosphere, Day of the Dead is by far the darkest and goriest in the trilogy (despite Night of the Living Dead’s haunting ending).

Day of the Dead pretty much picks up where Dawn left off. The zombies are still taking over the world, and people are still running. A group of researchers and a few military men have taken shelter in an underground mine shaft to try to find an answer to the havoc that the zombies have caused. Due to the isolation, tension flies between the researchers and the military officers, and finally the blood begins to shed between them.

Outside from the very good storyline, Day of the Dead is a very gory film, and is perhaps, make up special effects master Tom Savini‘s best work. I really don’t think I should give away any spoilers for this film, for it’s definitely the least popular in the series, and probably the least seen. People should really see this movie, for it’s a great idea and some really real looking gore. I myself love zombie movies and this is very up there in my favorites, following right behind Dawn of the Dead. Recommended for people who love zombie movies and fiend for some nice gore!

This living dead classic focuses on the human element and how the living freak out when the zombie infestation occurs and what happens. Zombie out number the humans in the movie by 400,000 to 1. With present technology it would have been easy to show such a large amount of zombies on screen with ease thanks to studios like Weta Digital and there great graphics on movies like Lord of the Rings, Avatar and upcoming Rise of the Planet of the Apes. So we have to thank George Romero for the great camera tricks that he created in order to bring the zombie infestation to a form of realism.

Best zombie kill scene: The scene where the zombie gets his head split wide open by a shovel and you get to see all the gore and bits. Zombie fans live for moments like this.

About Day of the Dead (1985)

Title: Day of the Dead
Original Title: George A. Romero's Day of the Dead
Year: 1985
Runtime: 96 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Drama, Action
Score: 4 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.35/5 stars from 623 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 623
Starring: Greg Nicotero, Gary Jones, George A. Romero, Howard Berger, Bruce Kirkpatrick, Don Brockett, William Cameron, Bill 'Chilly Billy' Cardille, Joseph Pilato, Ralph Langer, Mark Dodson, Gary Howard Klar, John Amplas, Jeff Monahan, John Vulich, Barry Gress, Terry Alexander, Pat Logan, Vini Bancalari, Anthony Dileo Jr., Michael J. Tomaso, Joe Abeln, Ralph Marrero, Vincent D. Survinski, Taso N. Stavrakis, Matt Bartlett, David Granati, Watfa Midani, Skot Pierson, Mark Tierno
Writers: George A. Romero
Director: George A. Romero

Day of the Dead Cover Poster Art

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