Day of the Dead (1985)
Director: George A.Romero
Stars: Lori Cardille, Terry Alexander, Joseph Pilato, Sherman Howard
Storyline: A group of military officers and scientists live in an underground bunker as the undead walk still on the world above.
Review: The third film in the great zombie series we have a small group of military and scientists that living and trapped in an underground bunker. They grab the odd zombie that roams below for experiments so that they can rid the world of them. Through all this the military over take the power of the bunker and zombies slowly make their way into the underground death trap.
This screams classic in a lot of fronts. From the dream sequence of Sarah (Lori Cardille) walking and the zombie’s arms springing from the walls to the asshole military guy Rhodes (Joseph Pilato). Sure the film is filled with B acting but the story and the gore is over the top. We have lots of organs, zombies biting, zombies gorging, chests being ripped open, neck biting, Bub the classic friendly zombie (Sherman Howard ) and the classic no holds barred zombie fest ending.
George A.Romero does it again by making another zombie masterpiece to his long series of dead films. Sure the acting is not as great as the past films but the gore it over the top!
Rating: This film is not for the serious acting fans and definitely not for the weak towards guts and blood. This film has some pretty graphic scenes in it for its time (Rhodes death for one). Love the ending where Sarah marks the calendar November 4th because that is the Day of the Dead according to Latin American folklore. Great stuff…. cheers to Bub!!!!