Recommended by Kieron
“Every dead body that is not exterminated becomes one of them. It gets up and kills! The people it kills get up and kill!” – Dr. Foster
Number of Times Seen – 1 (12 Sep 2014)
Brief Synopsis – After a zombie attack, four survivors try to find a place to hide out and end up in a mall filled with the undead.
My Take on it – I am so glad that I finally got to see this movie.
I am especially happy that I recently watched Night of the Living Dead (1968) prior to seeing this because it gives me a sense of how George Romero’s vision of zombies evolved.
The rules of zombie flicks were set with this movie. The fact is that there are NO rules because everything is completely up for grabs.
The idea to have the survivors hide out in a mall, which was just becoming popular at the time was genius because it allows for so many different scenarios to happen.
The blood doesnt look real here but that partially has to do with the evolution of special effects and at the time that was what was being used.
I found it funny that many of the zombies actually resembled aliens due to their bluish tint which was quite apparent. This was supposedly caused by an error with the mix used for makeup.
It was great for us to also learn and care about the characters because just like in The Walking Dead, it’s the personalities of the characters who are trapped in the zombie world that keeps us so interested.
Can’t wait for the next one in the series!
Bottom Line – Great zombie movie that proves why I love this genre and dont rank it in the same category as horror flicks. Romero finally got the zombie look and feel right (besides the bluish tint). Helps set the modern day zombie rules. Highly recommended!
Rating – Oscar Worthy
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I’m glad you enjoyed the film after I took so long in picking it. Also, how do you get time to watch all these? I’m jealous. Lol.
I’m very grateful that you chose it for me and that ‘the hat’ chose this one AFTER NOTLD. This way I got to appreciate both in the correct order. Tnx Kieron!
I think you’ll really like Day of the Dead. Its the weakest of the trilogy but I really like it
Just watched the original Day and it’s ok, definitely not my favorite. You are right that it’s the weakest of the trilogy. Thanks Mikey 🙂
I love Day of the Dead, Mike. #SM 😉
Just watched it today. Not the biggest fan 😦
Didn’t think you would be… 😉
A classic, needless to say!
Yep, I agree. Thanks
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Definitely one of my favourite zombie flicks of all time!
mine too (so far), we’ll see what other ones I end up discovering
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I’ve only seen Zack Snyder’s remake but I really ought to check this one out. Great work Rob!
I’ve seen both and found them both quite enjoyable. Definitely the best Ive seen so far
This isn’t one of my favorite zombie movies.
It’s one of my favorite MOVIES. Ever. Top ten.
Wow! Not that high for me, but it was really good
I’m excited to watch this! I’ve only seen the remake, but this one is high up on my Halloween movie list! Great review, Rob!
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