Zombie or not zombie? That is the question, as The Unenthusiastic Critic's 2022 Halloween Movie Marathon continues with our first viewing of George A. Romero's Day of the Dead (1985).
George Romero's original Dead trilogy defined an entire horror genre that is still going strong more than 50 years after it launched. The Unenthusiastic Critic is an old hand at zombie flicks by now, having already discussed Romero's masterpieces Night of the Living Dead (1968) and Dawn of the Dead (1978). Now, we're sitting down for the third movie in the trilogy—Romero's personal favorite—a dark and gory fable about the dangers of martial law, scientific exploration, keeping zombies as pets, and the ubiquitous threat of what Nakea refers to as "trash-ass men."
00:00: Prologue: from Day of the Dead
00:50: Cultural Osmosis: Pre-Viewing Discussion
18:00: Interlude: Original Trailer
19:52 The Verdict: Post-Viewing Discussion
1:00:37: Outro and Next Week's Movie
Notes and Links
—Movie Reviewed: Day of the Dead (dir. George A. Romero, Laurel Entertainment, 1985).
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