ZOMBIE MOVIES – Day of the Dead 2: Contagium (2005)

The fact that they could put Day of The Dead in the title of this movie is a travesty and an insult to the original Day of the Dead franchise.

Day of the Dead 2: Contagium has a thin plot, but one the writers/directors got really stock on. In the 60s zombie virus broke out at a Pennsylvania Hospital. Forty years later, the hospital is now a psyche unit with a wide variety of young adults in various mental states.

We are almost forty-five minutes in before the residents of the hospital open the thermos full of the old zombie virus and we get some kind of biting action.

What I would think of as a zombie movie doesn’t really get started until around the hour and ten minute mark, and that is just too long to wait. We didn’t need all the psyche hospital drama that lead up to the story at that point. Because of the long delay and strange focus on the mental disease part of this. Overall I’m giving Day of the Dead 2: Contagium a 26/100, earning this a “Just Bad” rating.

If you want to skip a lot of the needless story and just see some zombie gore, skip to the 1 hour, 10 minute mark.

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