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Day of the Dead (2008)

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Ving Rhames, Nick Cannon, and Mena Suvari star in director Steve Miner (Friday the 13th Part II, Halloween: H20)'s remake of the apocalyptic gore-fest that originally concluded George A. Romero's zombie trilogy back in 1985. A small American town has been infected with a deadly virus, and the military is determined to contain the sickness by establishing quarantine. When the situation spirals out of control and the infected residents develop a taste for human flesh, the military and surviving residents must band together to battle an enemy whose goal is not simply to kill, but to consume as well.
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    R (for strong pervasive horror violence and gore, and language)
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Cast

Ving Rhames
as Capt. Rhodes
Mena Suvari
as Sarah Bowman
Michael Welch
as Trevor Bowman
Christa Campbell
as Mrs. Leitner
Nick Cannon
as Salazar
Laura Giosh
as Mrs. Nobel
Taylor Hoover
as Local Girl
Vanessa Johansson
as Receptionist
Pat Kilbane
as Dr. Engel
Brian La Rosa
as Man in the Woods
Linda Marlowe
as Francine Bowman
Ian McNeice
as D.J. Paul
Isaac Meisenheimer
as Fire Zombie
Robert Rais
as Mr. Leitner
Matt Rippy
as Dr. Logan
Stark Sands
as Bud Crain
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Critic Reviews for Day of the Dead

All Critics (7)

Incompetent in every respect.

Full Review… | July 2, 2010
Lessons of Darkness

A chaotic mess of violence and gore...

Full Review… | March 7, 2009
Reel Film Reviews

The only possible response to the benighted thing is pity.

Full Review… | January 13, 2009
Film Freak Central

It's such a fun zombie movie, I'm amazed it didn't get a full theatrical release.

Full Review… | June 17, 2008
ESplatter

It's a pageant of stupidity that hopes gushing wounds and deliberate fanboy-catnip slices of ultraviolent cheese will mask the reality that it's a worthless offering in an increasingly abused genre.

Full Review… | April 1, 2008
DVDTalk.com

Nowhere near the worst zombie movie I've ever seen, but it will follow in the slew of truly atrocious remakes undeserving of their titles...

Full Review… | February 22, 2008
Cinema Crazed

Audience Reviews for Day of the Dead

Here is what happens when a third-rate director remakes a George Romero zombie film: he subtracts any social-political subtext and throws in cheap scares, stupid dialogue, cute but lame actors and, worse, a vegetarian zombie in love.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

½

The remake of Day of the Dead is one of those films that just don't cut it. This is a poorly constructed film that is a mess from start to finish. Helmed by veteran horror director Steve Miner, Day of the Dead is a boring, awful film with no redeeming qualities. People have told me to avoid this film, now after seeing it, I understand why. Poorly acted and poorly directed, this remake is horrible and is a slap in the face of the original film. The cast deliver poor performances and quite frankly are miscast in their parts. As far as this remake is concerned, it suffers the same fate as others, and it doesn't live up to the original. Steve Miner is a capable horror director, but with Day of the Dead, he fails to deliver something watchable. The film is clumsy, silly and stupid. There are no redeeming factors within the film. Day of the Dead just belongs on the very long list of remakes that fail to match up to the original in every respect. If you're looking for a good zombie flick, you won't find it here. This is an awful remake of a classic film, one that is so poorly conceived that it's not even worth checking for the sake of seeing how bad it is. The horror factor is absent, and the film relies on a good dose of blood and gore, which ultimately doesn't pay off. This film fails to deliver what horror fans really want. Stick with the original, as this plays out like every other remake, and it makes you appreciate the original film that much more.

Alex roy
Alex roy

Super Reviewer

I quite liked this zombie horror flick! I love zombie movies as a whole and although this isnt the best in storyline and direction it is still verymuch enjoyable!

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