Day of the Dead

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Day of the Dead
Genre: Horror
Suspense
Thriller
Drama
Comedy
Black Comedy
Photography: Color
Running Time: 100 Minutes
Country: United States
Release Date: June 30, 1985 (Premiere)
July 19, 1985
Directed by: George A. Romero
Written by: George A. Romero
Distributed by: United Film Distribution Company
Starring: Lori Cardille
Terry Alexander
Joe Pilato
Richard Liberty
Jarlath Conroy
Previous film: Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Next film: Land of the Dead (2005)
Diary of the Dead (2007)
Survival of the Dead (2009)


Day of the Dead is a 1985 horror, suspense, thriller, drama, dark comedy, zombie movie.  It's a sequel to Night of the Living Dead (1968), and Dawn of the Dead (1978), and it was later followed by Land of the Dead (2005), Diary of the Dead (2007), and Survival of the Dead (2009).  It was written and directed by George A. Romero, musically composed by John Harrison, filmed by Michael Gornick, edited by Pasquale Buba, distributed by United Film Distribution Company, produced by Richard P. Rubinstein, Dead Film Inc., Laurel Entertainment Inc., and Lauren-Day Inc., and starred Lori Cardillie, Terry Alexander, Joe Pilato, Richard Liberty, and Jarlath Conroy.  

Why It Rocks

  1. Incredible gore effects by Tom Savini.  
  2. This is one of the few sequels to be better than not only the previous film in the series, but also the previous two films in the series.  
  3. Amazing acting.  
  4. An interesting change of setting from the previous two films, which focused on a group of soldiers, civilians, and scientists in an underground bunker.  
  5. This is the first Romero Dead movie with a female character who isn't useless.  
  6. The villain, Captain Henry Rhodes, is the best villain that one of this films could have ever had, he's the kind of character that you love to hate.  
  7. The conclusion of the movie was very satisfying.  

Reception

Day of the Dead has a 82% critic rating and a 75% audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes, a 3.7/5 on Letterboxd, and a 7.2/10 on the International Movie Database (IMDB).  

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