Day of the Dead
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
- Incredible gore effects by Tom Savini.
- 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.
- Amazing acting.
- An interesting change of setting from the previous two films, which focused on a group of soldiers, civilians, and scientists in an underground bunker.
- This is the first Romero Dead movie with a female character who isn't useless.
- 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.
- The conclusion of the movie was very satisfying.
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).
- George Romero's Zombie "Of the Dead" movie series review
- George Romero's DEAD series REVIEW