Day of the Dead

  • 18
  • George A Romero (1985)
  • US
  • 96 min
Day of the Dead
Film Review
Reviewed By
4 out of 5

George A Romero continued his Living Dead series here in the most sophisticated, disturbing and horrifying way possible. Scientists in an underground missile base try to find ways of domesticating and controlling the cannibalistic zombie hordes so they can be re-integrated into society. The result is a lean, mean and shocking sequel with gore that's so realistic, it's like being trapped in a slaughterhouse for 100 minutes. Investing the rotting zombies with human touches (they shave and listen to personal stereos) is a stroke of genius on Romero's part, and one that makes his unnervingly bleak world vision a real shock to the system. Shot through with claustrophobic chills and gruelling blood-letting, this heavy nightmare is not for the faint-hearted.

Plot Summary

Horror that continues director George A Romero's Living Dead series. In a high-security underground laboratory, scientists experiment on captured zombies in a bid to bring the epidemic under control. Their efforts centre on behaviour modification therapy, but a new and unexpected danger threatens to destroy the project.

Cast and crew

Cast

Sarah
Lori Cardille
John
Terry Alexander
Captain Rhodes
Joseph Pilato
McDermott
Jarlath Conroy
Miguel
Anthony DiLeo Jr
Dr Logan
Richard Liberty
Bub
Sherman Howard
Steel
Gary Howard Klar

Crew

Director
George A Romero

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Media Releasing Ltd
Guidance: 
Violence and swearing.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Certificate 18
Distributor:
Fremantlemedia
Categories
Drama