Day of the DeadApril 8, 2008
When a small Colorado town is overrun by the flesh hungry dead a small group of survivors try to escape in a last ditch effort to stay alive.
Release Year: 2008
Rating: 4.5/10 (11,290 voted)
Stars: Mena Suvari, Nick Cannon, Michael Welch
In Leadville, Colorado, Captain Rhodes and his army seals off the town to contain an influenza-type epidemic. The locals are not allowed to leave the town and the Pine Valley Medical Center is crowded with sick people. Corporal Sarah Bowman was born and raised in Leadville and goes to her home with Private Bud Crain to visit her mother. Sarah finds that her mother is ill and takes her to the local hospital. However, the sick people suddenly transform in flesh eating, fast moving zombies which attack the non-infected humans. Sarah, Bud and Private Salazar get a jeep and head to the town exit to escape from the dead. But Sarah hears the voice of her brother, Trevor, on the radio and is compelled to go to the radio station where Trevor is hidden with his girlfriend Nina. The group of survivors drives to the isolated Nike missile site seeking shelter, where they discover an underground army base.
Writers: Jeffrey Reddick, George A. Romero
(as AnnaLyne McCord)
Paul – DJ
(as Laura Goish Markov)
This spring, the dead will rise!
Release Date: 8 April 2008
Filming Locations: New Boyana Film Studios, Sofia, Bulgaria
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Did You Know?
The computer screen and readout in the bunker near the end refer to 'Project Wildfire'. This was the code name used in The Andromeda Strain which deals with a crashed satellite that infects a community with a deadly organism. The zombie virus in The Night of the Living Dead was blamed on a crashed space probe.
When Sarah pulls up to her house, you see a license plate on the HMMWV. When in fact, military vehicles do not have plates. They are marked with a black star where the plates go.
How long has Mom been sick?
This morning. It's a cold. Everyone's got it. And when did you start caring?
Don't start with me.
Kyle had it really bad. His nose was gushing blood.
Where's he now?
Home. He probably found his dad's supply of medical hash. I'm gonna run over and check up on him.
Wait, wait. Wait, you can't even go upstairs to check on your own mother, and now you want to go across town? No. You're gonna go upstairs, make sure Mom gets dressed, and don't leave until I get back. Do you think you can handle that? I'll go check on Kyle.
A disgrace to the original
The reason this movie sucked royally was not because it didn't have the
potential to be a good movie it was mainly casting. I don't understand
why mainstream Hollywood horror movies cast ridiculous people in roles
that don't fit them. The casting of Rhodes was absolutely dumb
considering Ving was in the Dawn of the dead remake so it confused
everyone into thinking that he survived or something of that nature.
Also, if you want a sure shot at ruining your movie just cast Nick
Cannon in any part and he will say ridiculous lines like "by the power
or gray skull" or some random curse word when he kills his hundredth
zombie because apparently he is a super zombie killer as soon as the
outbreak occurs. He was quite possibly the worst actor i have ever seen
and i just don't understand why he was even cast. The same thing
happened with Busta Rhymes in Halloween Resurrection when he said
"Trick or Treat Motha F*@#*$." When these dumb lines were barked out by
these no talented actors the entire movie lost all credibility in my
eyes. Granted both of these movies are not that good but at least would
have been watchable if these no talented ridiculous actors were cast.
It is just a recipe for disaster with respect to a horror movie.
Now for the movie itself, i literally feel like the only redeeming
factor in the whole film was Mina Servari (excuse spelling if its
wrong) because she was the only actor that i believed deserved credit.
I think Ving was just looking for a quick pay check and the rest of the
cast i don't think have any experience and thats all this was for them.
I don't blame them for taking the roles because they probably didn't
know this crap fest was going to be as bad as it was considering the
success of the Zack Synder remake of Dawn of the Dead. The zombie's in
this film must have been bitten by radioactive zombie spiders because
they develop powers very similar to spider-man when they turn. My
brother and I laughed out loud as the chaos happened because it was a
mockery of any zombie film ever made.
I also want to point out that i very rarely will comment on films
because it is almost pointless, but this film was one of the biggest
let downs in all of the movies I have ever seen. I am an avid Romero
fan and this did nothing but make a disgrace of his life's work.