Zombie Film Fridays: Day of the Dead (1985)

If you’re just tuning into Days with the Undead, you’ll soon learn that I am an avid fan of George Romero. And this little gem is no exception. Sure it may seem a little rough around the edges, but it was made in the 80’s 😉 I love it, and I’m sure you will too! So the next time you want to watch a Zombie movie, why don’t you give Day of the Dead a try? Just make sure it’s the one made in 1985 because there are a few titles that are similar. Oh, and I guarantee you’ll just love Bub!!

Zombies rule the world, except for a small group of scientists and military personnel who reside in an underground bunker in Florida. The scientists are using the undead in gruesome experiments; much to the chagrin of the military. Finally the military finds that their men have been used in the scientists’ experiments, and banish the scientists to the caves that house the Living Dead. Unfortunately, the zombies from above ground have made their way into the bunker.

My Rating: A-

Interesting Facts: All the extras who portrayed zombies in the climax received for their services: a cap that said “I Played A Zombie In ‘Day of the Dead'”, a copy of the newspaper from the beginning of the film (the one that says THE DEAD WALK!), and one dollar; the book Dr. Logan gives to Bub is Stephen King’s Salem’s Lot (George A. Romero and King have been friends for many years:; first attempts to shoot the scene where Sarah performs surgery on Miguel’s arm failed when it simply bounced off the rubber, so Tom Savini remade it in wax and it worked perfectly; and During a holiday break in filming, makeup artist Greg Nicotero used the realistic and gruesome model of his own head (as seen in a laboratory scene in the film) to play a practical joke on his mother.

And now it’s time for the trailer!

One thought on “Zombie Film Fridays: Day of the Dead (1985)

  1. I love this film, Day of the Dead is brilliant. Actually, it was on TV a couple of nights ago on the Horror Channel here in the UK. The last part of the film, where the Zombies get into the base, is one of my fave Zombie moments, its just carnage, as they tear everyone apart. Gory, and gruesome, a brilliant Zombie film!

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