Day of the Dead Poster

Release Date: 1985

DVD Release Date: November 24th, 1998

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 42 min

Plot Summary
The living dead regroup above while humans (Lori Cardille, Terry Alexander, Joseph Pilato) sweat it out below in a Florida missile silo.

Cast: Lori Cardille, Terence Alexander, Joseph Pilato, Jarlath Conroy, Anthony DiLeo Jr., Richard Liberty, Sherman Howard, Gary Howard Klar

Director: George A. Romero

Genres: Horror

Ratings & Reviews

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  • In the earlier films, we really identified with the small cadre of surviving humans. They were seen as positive characters, and we cared about them. This time, the humans are mostly unpleasant, violent, insane or so noble that we can predict with utter certainty that they will survive. show more

  • Here, a pessimistic Romero dares to tackle the very essence of man’s inhumanity to man. And in the end, Day of the Dead is every bit as compelling and unsettling as its more lauded predecessors. show more

  • Any real zombie fan knows that political parable and decomposing cannibal corpse gore go together like peanut butter and jelly, but Day of the Dead found the subgenre’s reigning master and poet-in-residence mismanaging the proper ratios a bit. show more

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