The dead walk, and they are
Day of the Dead (2008)
Studio: Millennium Films
Director: Steve Miner
Writer: Jeffrey Reddick, George A.
Release date: April 8, 2008 (USA)
Staring: Mena Suvari, Nick Cannon,
Michael Welch, AnnaLynne McCord,
Running Time: 86 minutes
Back of the box:
Steve Miner (Friday the 13th Part 2) directs this remake of George A.
Romero's classic zombie flick Day of the Dead, in which a mysterious
disease causes the newly dead to come back to life and threaten the living.
Meanwhile, military and scientific experts clash as they try to arrive at a
solution. Miner and writer Jeffrey Reddick honor the story and social
relevance of the first film but put a fresh spin on this tale of horror and
The Bloody Truth:
Sure to enrage and piss off all Romero fans the new Day of the Dead
obviously had its sights aimed much higher then where it lands.
With good production value and a somewhat recognizable cast they rehash
the Day of the Dead story leaving in only the smallest reminisce of the
original. The zombies are amped up way over the top for modern
audiences (vampire zombies??) but I can’t say the film doesn’t have its
As a stand alone B-Horror movie It would be passable, as a Day of the
Dead Remake it’s a crime. Don't let this turn away Zombie fans in general
because it's one hell of a Zombie flick when all is said and done.
While the movie did score high in violence and gore it does so in a video
game like way and removing itself as far as can be from the great work of
Savini it features heavy amounts of CGI effects.
And the rest.....1 to 5
Acting - 3 Cinematography - 3
Sound - 3 Music - 3
Story - 2 Reality - 2
|Dark Road Ratings
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Okay… So let me just start by saying, kudos to Mena Suvari. She is probably one of the last women on the planet that I would expect to
be kicking zombie ass. Good job Mena.
So Day of the Dead is just great in so many ways. I love the similarities of George A. Romero’s classic 1985 original. Instead of the ever
so loveable Bub, we have Bud. The just as loveable military vegetarian with a little bit of a zombie crush.
Everything about the zombies was fantastic in this movie. From the way they move to the way they devour such people as Ving
Rhames. I guess his survival instinct got left behind on the island in The Dawn of the Dead remake. But I’ll forgive him… He eats his own
eyeball for God sakes!!! How sick is that? In my opinion, best death of the movie. Nothing better than watching half of him chase Mena
Suvari through a ventilation system. Now for the bad part. Anna Lynn Mcord. If there is anyone I would NOT want to be stuck on a
deserted island with, it would be her. So with the exception of the sleazy girlfriend, who should have stuck to being a psycho in Nip/Tuck,
this zombie flick will be a classic for years to come.
Great effects, tons of gore and an “almost” perfect cast. George should be proud.