Day of the Dead (1985) USA
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Director:George A. Romero
Studio:Anchor Bay
Producer:Jordan Rush, James Glenn Dudelson, George Furla, Randall Emmett, Robert Franklin Dudelson
Writer:George A. Romero
Date Added:2006-06-21
Awards:2 wins
Picture Format:Widescreen
Aspect Ratio:1.85:1
Sound:DTS Surround Sound
Languages:Commentary by Director George A. Romero, Special Make-up Effects Artist Tom Savini, Production Designer Cletus Anderson, and Actress Lori Cardille, Unknown
George A. Romero  ...  (Director)
George A. Romero  ...  (Writer)
Terry Alexander  ...  John
Lori Cardille  ...  Sarah
Joseph Pilato  ...  Capt. Rhodes
Jarlath Conroy  ...  William McDermott
Anthony Dileo Jr.  ...  Pvt. Miguel Salazar
Richard Liberty  ...  Logan
Sherman Howard  ...  Bub
Gary Howard Klar  ...  Pvt. Steel
Ralph Marrero  ...  Pvt. Rickles
John Amplas  ...  Dr. Ted Fisher
Phillip G. Kellams  ...  Pvt. Miller
Taso N. Stavrakis  ...  Pvt. Torrez
Gregory Nicotero  ...  Pvt. Johnson
Don Brockett  ...  Featured Zombie (chief)
William Cameron  ...  Featured Zombie
John Amplas, Terry Alexander  ...  
Greg Nicotero  ...  Johnson (as Gregory Nicotero)
Comments: The Dead have waited. The day has come.

Summary: Chapter three of George Romero's mighty zombie trilogy has big footsteps to follow. Night of the Living Dead was a classic that revitalized a certain corner of the cinema, and Dawn of the Dead was nothing short of epic. Day of the Dead, however, has always been regarded as a comedown compared to those twin peaks--and perhaps it is. But on its own terms, this is an awfully effective horror movie, made with Romero's customary social satire and cinematic vigor--when a "retrained" zombie responds to the "Ode to Joy," the film is in genuinely haunting territory. The story is set inside a sunken military complex, where Army and medical staff, supposedly working on a solution to the zombie problem, are going crazy (strongly foreshadowing the final act of 28 Days Later). Tom Savini's makeup effects could make even hardcore gore fans tear off their own heads in amazement. --Robert Horton