Day of the Dead
Director: George Romero Run Time: 96 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 1985
Starring: Jarlath Conroy, Joseph Pilato, Lori Cardille, Sherman Howard, Terry Alexander
In George A. Romero’s third installment of his “Dead” series, he makes commentary on the militarization of the United States and the dangers of free-range scientific experiment. In Day of the Dead, the zombies have been raging for quite some time and it should be apparent that humans are in a brave new world of the dead. Still, there’s a hold out group of soldiers, scientists, and workers in a Florida underground military base who are still clinging to the idea things will return to normal. Most go crazy in the process and the abuses of power manifest in many different, gruesome ways. Day is vivid, neon gore with heart…and an evolved zombie named Bud.