ZOMBIE MOVIES – Day of the Dead (1985)

The opening scene of Day of the Dead is something I’ve had stuck in my brain from the very first time I saw it. The streets are deserted, and the remaining survivors are desperate to find others like them, living, breathing, people. But the only people left to respond are the dead, and they come in droves.

So many, so loud, their helicopter pilot can hear it over the engines.

Such an epic way to set the stage. The world has ended.

A small number of survivors has holed up at a military base, but their moral is declining, and the zombies at the fences just keep growing in numbers.

Inside the compound, which appears to be an old mine turned into a military base, the soldiers are on edge, and the doctor is trying to find a solution, whatever that solution is.

Sarah played by Lori Cardille, really carries the movie and its flow. She’s both strong and resolute, and her acting is just top notch.

The crazed doctor, Logan, played by Richard Liberty, is experimenting with the zombies, which is also creating friction with the soldiers.

Equipment is falling apart, and supplies are running out, and that is driving all of them to the brink. In order to try and make progress, more undead need to be captured for the doctor, and every time they harvest more zombies, there is more risk.

This is a classic Zombie Movie that many others have tried to mimic and which is well worth your time. Day of the Dead scores a 77/100. What took a few points off? Two main factors, the first was the length of time the story runs before we see some real zombie violence. Its a great story, and Sarah carries it well, but there is a almost an hour of lead up to the zombie carnage, and that is a bit too much. The second is the crazed doctor. Too much time was spent on the crazed doctor and the zombie anatomy. Don’t get me wrong, this is a Must See movie, but I’m also watching it for like the 10th time as I’m writing this review, and that might be hurting the score a little.

Night of the Living Dead Movies In Order:

ReviewYearScoreType
Zombieland2010100Comedy / Action
28 Days Later2002100Action / Infection
Train To Busan2016100Action / Infection
Night Of The Living Dead1968100Action / Horror / Classics
Dawn Of The Dead1978100Action / Horror / Classics
World War Z2013100Action / Infection
Flesh And Blood201899Action / Infection
Serenity200599Action / Sci-Fi
The Girl With All The Gifts201695Action / Infection
Land Of The Dead200594Action / Horror
Resident Evil: Apocalypse200493Action / Infection
Resident Evil200292Action / Infection
Rampant201891Action / Infection / Mid Evil
Day of the Dead200890Action / Infection
The Return of the Living Dead198585Comedy / Action
Night of the Comet198485Comedy / Action
Zombieland: Double Tap201983Comedy / Action
Fido200682Comedy / Action
Shaun Of The Dead200481Comedy / Action
I Am Legend (2007)200780Action / Infection
The Evil Dead198180Classic / Action
28 Weeks Later200780Action / Infection
Overlord201879Action / Horror
It Stains The Sands Red201679Action / Infection
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Plan Z201678Action / Infection
Day of the Dead198577Action / Horror / Classics
Dead Rising: Endgame201677Action / Infection
The Dead201076Action / Infection
Freaks of Nature201576Comedy / Action
Cockneys Vs. Zombies201275Comedy / Action
Here Alone201675Suspense / Infection
Shed of the Dead 201974Comedy / Action
State of Emergency201173Action / Infection
Survival Of The Dead200973Action / Horror
The Rezort201572Action / Infection
Dawning of the Dead201772Action / Infection
Dance of the Dead 200872Comedy / Action
Daylight's End201671Action / Infection
Resident Evil: Afterlife201070Action / Infection
Night of the Living Deb201570Comedy / Romance
The Dead 2: India201570Action / Infection
Zombie Hunter201370Action / Infection
Dead Rising: Watchtower 201570Action / Infection
Zombie Night201370Action / Infection
For A Few Zombies More201570Action / Infection
Bird Box201869Action / Horror / Possession
Exit Humanity201169Action / Infection
Ravenous201768Action / Infection
The Night Eats The World201867Suspense / Infection
Trench 11201766Action / Horror
Zoombies201665Awesomely Bad
Zombie Apocalypse201164Action / Infection
Red Spring201763Action / Infection
Resident Evil: Extinction200762Action / Infection
Resident Evil Retribution201261Action / Infection
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter201660Action / Infection
Life After Beth201459Comedy / Action
Diary Of The Dead200758Action / Horror
My Mates vs. The Zombie Apocalypse201556Comedy / Action
Anna And The Apocalypse201755Musical / Infection
Bong of the Living Dead201754Action / Infection
The Dead Undead201053Action / Infection
Deadheads201152Comedy / Romance
Dead Don't Die in Dallas201951Action / Infection / LGBTQ
Day of the Dead: Bloodline201851Action / Infection
Disaster L.A.201450Action
Within the Woods of Undead County201649Action / Infection
I Am Alone201548Action / Infection
Valentine DayZ201847Action / Infection / Awesomely Bad
Savageland201546Horror / Drama
Hostile201740Action / Infection
Gangs Of The Dead200638Action / Infection
Zombies201737Action / Infection
American Zombieland202036Comedy / Infection
Another World201435Action / Infection
KL24: Zombies201734Action / Infection
Antisocial 2201533Action / Infection
Antisocial201332Action / Infection
Dead 7201631Action / Infection
Pandemic201630Action / Infection
Attack of the Southern Fried Zombies201729Comedy / Action
Zombie Hood201328Action / Infection
The Dustwalker201927Action / Parasite
Day of the Dead 2: Contagium200526Action / Infection
Last Rites Of The Dead201920Drama / Thriller
The Mad200719Comedy / Infection
The Horde201611Action / Gore
Rise of the Zombie20139Drama / Action
Flu20138Infection / Not Zombies
Red Days20167Action / Infection
The Returned20136Drama / Romance
Apocalypse Nerds20125Comedy / Action
Zombie with a Shotgun20194 Infection / Drama
Soon Enough20183Action / Drama
Range 1520162Comedy / Action
Eyes Of The Dead20151Action / Infection
Dead End20030Horror / Thriller
Broadcast Dead 20180Horror / Thriller