The Day Of The Dead Description
The third chapter in the saga that director
George Romero started in 1968 with NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD moves
the story further along the timeline of the zombie apocalypse to a
time when survivors are few and far between. At an underground
Florida research station, Dr. Logan (Richard Liberty) conducts
grotesque experiments on captured zombies to search for a way that
the living and the living dead can cohabitate. Begrudgingly
sharing the facility with the doctor is military man Rhodes (Joe
Pilato) and his underlings. Scientist Sarah (Lori Cardille) and
her fellow survivors seek refuge at the compound just in time to
see a clash between Logan and Rhodes reach a critical turning
DAY OF THE DEAD stands as the most controversial film in the
series. While some feel that its confined, talky nature prevents
it from achieving the constant white-knuckle thrills of the
previous two films, others admire its strides toward figuring out
what drives the zombies. Regardless, the third act features the
most extreme and well-executed special effects in the series, with
several gory sequences that will leave an undeniable impression on
those who witness them.
DAY OF THE DEAD, part three of George Romero's
zombie trilogy, has the putrid man-eating creatures out in
full-force and taking over the world, while a group of surviving
soldiers and scientists bicker in a military bunker.
"...Affords [Romero] the opportunity for
intermittent philosophy and satire, without compromising his
reputation as the grisliest guy around..."
The original script written by George Romero
concerned an actual trained army of zombies being commanded by an
insane Florida tyrant, but budget restrictions made it unfilmable.
The members of the rock band NRBQ appear in the film as zombies.