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Survival of the Dead

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Survival of the Dead | AWWW, THAT ZOMBIE THINKS IT'S A VAMPIRE! Wayne Robson probably doesn't appreciate the irony in Survival of the Dead

Survival of the Dead

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
90 minutes
Wide Release Date:
05/28/10
director:
George A. Romero
author:
George A. Romero
genre:
Horror

We gave it a C+

”The dead were coming back to life,” Alan Van Sprang’s soldier wearily intones at the start of George A. Romero’s sixth zombie movie, Survival of the Dead. ”We should have been afraid of them, but we weren’t.” That sums up the problem with this Western-inspired film, which plays down the undead plot to concentrate on the feud between two island-dwelling, Irish-accented families. There are some memorable images, including the sight of a beautiful, horse-riding ”dead head.” But for much of the movie, Van Sprang’s zombie fatigue seems to be an echo of Romero’s own. C+

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