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I am a fan of the Romero zombie movies, but this is rather crap isn't it?
it comes across as a bad student film. i've yet to decide if that was the point or not.
he's making another one right now, y'know.
but I've heard so many bad things about this movie I haven't even rented it
moaned a bit
ate some strawberry flavour brains
realised brains was actually jelly
threw up coz i hate jelly
shuffled about a bit
went back to bed
I laughed pretty much the whole way through.
Why did those people stockpiling for the apocalypse have a wall full of jars of acid?
The bit where the little boy gets pinned to the wall with an arrow was pretty lol-some too
It was better than I thought!
for all this film's flaws, it's about one hundred thousand million times better than the remake of Day of the Dead that came on last year. IT HAS ZOMBIES THAT CRAWL ON THE CEILING AND VING RHAMES TOTALLY FAILS TO KICK ASS.
and thinking it looked utter shit
the zombies disintergrate on contact with fire.
and they turn because of a virus, which works pretty much straight away before causing sores to just... appear on their body.
and i cannot stress enough how totally wasted ving rhames is.
like Martin or The Crazies or Creepshow?
probably the best zombie film of that kind that wasn't Romero's.
and it's probably the most effective use of Lucio Fulci's eyeball popping fetish
especially brilliant for how naff the last shot of the Brooklyn Bridge is
with all the everyday commuters and traffic happily getting on with their lives unhassled by the end of the world?
The idea of slow, lazy zombies interests me in no way whatsofucking ever.
The first thing I saw was the start of the original Dawn Of The Dead. It was like some stupid surreal dream. No-one gave much of a fuck that a zombie was standing outside near the door or anything.
Then I saw the remake and thought it was absolutely excellent. Panic, running, reactions you can relate to (apart from the whole middle of the film, which blows major penis).
THEN, I saw Day Of The Dead. I think that's its name. Dennis Hopper.
This film is the worst film I have ever seen in my life:
A society where the poor are kind, honest Irishmen who all look out for eachother and dance and stuff.
Zombies that communicate.
A leader Zombie.
A leader zombie that has emotions.
A leader zombie that in the end, shares 'a moment' with the hero human.
All in all, the Romero that I have influenced has not only been 'not that good', it's been absolute, utter dog shit. Literally amongst the worst thing I have ever experienced.
they're dead - if your body was decomposing as you wandered about you probably wouldn't be able to get much a sprint up and you probably wouldn't be the brightest either.
and yes the whole leader zombie bit was very daft
the original Day of the Dead is a far superior film.
the first time i saw it after an afternoon chopping wood one christmas eve
OH YES, well, Martin and the Crazies at least. The Crazies feels like a proto-Dawn of the Dead (with the original Dawn being my favourite film anyway) and Martin was a fantastic surprise, intriguing premise with one of the best unforeseen endings I've yet experienced!