Day of the Dead Reviews
Starring:Lori Cardille,Terry Alexander,Joseph Pilato, Jarlath Conroy,Anthony Dileo Jr.,Richard Liberty,Sherman Howard,Gary Howard Klar,Ralph Marrero,John Amplas,Phillip G. Kellams, Taso N. Stavrakis,Gregory Nicotero,Don Brockett,and William Cameron
Directed by George A. Romero
THE DARKEST DAY OF HORROR THE WORLD HAS EVER KNOWN.
Hello Kiddies your pa the crypt-critic here with a very special treat,the final film in George A. Romero's dead trilogy. It is bold and has lots of guts.
The film is set In an underground government installation where they are searching for a cure to overcome this strange transformation into zombies. Unfortunately, the zombies from above ground have made their way into the bunker.
The premise is pretty good and easy to follow but it isn't as interesting as the survival attempt in Dawn of the dead where there are a truck-load of zombies like I thought there would be for this film. The movie was original for it's time but I'm pretty sure there have been many other zombie films similar to this now. I didn't feel this movie had a flowing story though, although I don't feel the pacing was the problem I just didn't find the premise all that.
The acting was top notch,but I have to say that the best performance in this entire film and maybe through out all of horror would be Sherman Howard as Bub the zombie. He stood out in a scene where he discovers what happened and becomes upset and starts throwing a temper tantrum.
I wouldn't say all of the elements of a good horror film is here, I mean it does have it's moments of being grotesque and fun,but it doesn't have that much of an interesting story, I'm giving this day of the dead a three and a half out of five.