ZOMBIE MOVIES – Survival of the Dead (2009)

Survival of the Dead takes place on Plum Island in Delaware. We always go to Lewes and I’ve driven by Plum Island a thousand times, but never really paid attention to it, so it was interesting to see Plum Island play a central role in the movie. I also loved how the people (in the movie) who live on the island apparently have lived in a bubble that has kept them off the cost of Ireland? Loved the accents.

The first half an hour revolves around the survivors of a military unit making their way to Plum Island.

I kept watching, and couldn’t quite place the kid, then it struck me that the young guy, played by Devon Bostick, was the older brother from “Diary of a Wimpy Kid”.

On a side note, from everything I know, Plum Island is basically a sand bar, so if you plan on going there when the zombie apocalypse starts in real life, you might want to rethink that plan.

Survival of the Dead is an interesting movie. I was hoping that Romero would hearken back to Dawn of the Dead (1978) with hordes of the undead trying to get to the survivors. If that is what you were looking for, this might not be the movie for you.

Survival of the Dead is a low budget, decently acted zombie movie. At just four million to make, this is a “cheap” movie by Hollywood standards. Overall, Survival of the Dead earned itself a 73/100.

What cost it points? The first thing was the focus on the feud between the two families. The second thing was the lack of zombie hordes. There was a good bit of zombie violence, but it was mostly small scale stuff. Survival of the Dead is definitely Worth Your Time, it just could have been so much more.

Night of the Living Dead Movies In Order:

ReviewYearScoreType
Zombieland2010100Comedy / Action
World War Z2013100Action / Infection
#Alive2020100Action / Infection
28 Days Later2002100Action / Infection
Dawn Of The Dead1978100Action / Horror / Classics
Night Of The Living Dead1968100Action / Horror / Classics
Train To Busan2016100Action / Infection
Serenity200599Action / Sci-Fi
Flesh And Blood201899Shorts
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
Cooties201489Comedy / Action
The Return of the Living Dead198585Comedy / Action
Night of the Comet198485Comedy / Action
Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula 202084Action / Infection
Zombieland: Double Tap201983Comedy / Action
Fido200682Comedy / Action
Shaun Of The Dead200481Comedy / Action
Zombie197980Action / Horror
28 Weeks Later200780Action / Infection
The Evil Dead198180Classic / Action
I Am Legend (2007)200780Action / Infection
Infection201979Action / Infection
It Stains The Sands Red201679Action / Infection
Overlord201879Action / Horror
Plan Z201678Action / Infection
A Little Bit Zombie201278Comedy / Action
Day of the Dead198577Action / Horror / Classics
Dead Rising: Endgame201677Action / Infection
Freaks of Nature201576Comedy / Action
The Dead201076Action / Infection
Cockneys Vs. Zombies201275Comedy / Action
Here Alone201675Suspense / Infection
The Battery201274Drama / Infection
Shed of the Dead 201974Comedy / Action
Survival Of The Dead200973Action / Horror
State of Emergency201173Action / Infection
Alone202073Action / Infection
Dance of the Dead 200872Comedy / Action
Remains201172Action / Infection
Dawning of the Dead201772Action / Infection
The Rezort201572Action / Infection
Witness Infection202171Comedy / Action
Daylight's End201671Action / Infection
The Army of the Dead202171Action / Infection
Zombie Night201370Action / Infection
For A Few Zombies More201570Action / Infection
The Dead 2: India201570Action / Infection
Zombie Hunter201370Action / Infection
Night of the Living Deb201570Comedy / Romance
Resident Evil: Afterlife201070Action / Infection
Dead Rising: Watchtower 201570Action / Infection
Exit Humanity201169Action / Infection
Bird Box201869Action / Horror / Possession
Ravenous201768Action / Infection
Republic Z201868Action / Comedy
Blood Quantum201968Action / Infection
Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse201567Comedy / Action
The Night Eats The World201867Suspense / Infection
Cargo201766Suspense / Infection
How To Kill A Zombie201466Action / Comedy
Trench 11201766Action / Horror
Ultimate Zombie Feast202066Shorts/ Action
Zombie Town200765Action / 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
Revelation Trail201357Action / Horror
My Mates vs. The Zombie Apocalypse201556Comedy / Action
Anna And The Apocalypse201755Musical / Infection
Deadsight201855Suspense / Infection
Bong of the Living Dead201754Action / Infection
The Dead Undead201053Action / Infection
Deadheads201152Comedy / Romance
Day of the Dead: Bloodline201851Action / Infection
Dead Don't Die in Dallas201951Action / Infection / LGBTQ
Disaster L.A.201450Action
Road Wars201550Action / Infection
Zombie Strippers!200849Horror / Comedy
Within the Woods of Undead County201649Action / Infection
I Am Alone201548Action / Infection
Valentine DayZ201847Action / Infection / Awesomely Bad
Savageland201546Horror / Drama
Infected201945Shorts
Block Z202044Action / Infection
The Dead Don't Die201943Spoof / Drama
Strain 100202042Action / Infection
Infected202141Action / Horror
When the Fever Breaks201941Suspense / Infection
Before Dawn201341Drama / Action
Zombie Undead201040Action / Infection
Hostile201740Action / Infection
Dead Before Down201239Horror / Supernatural
Gangs Of The Dead200638Action / Infection
Zombies201737Action / Infection
American Zombieland202036Comedy / Infection
Dead Trigger201735Action / Infection
Deadlocked202035Action / Infection
Another World201435Action / Infection
Zombie Diaries 2201135Action / Infection
KL24: Zombies201734Action / Infection
Antisocial 2201533Action / Infection
Antisocial201332Action / Infection
Dead 7201631Action / Infection
By Day's End202031Suspense / Infection
Pandemic201630Action / Infection
Attack of the Southern Fried Zombies201729Comedy / Action
Zombie Hood201328Action / Infection
The Dustwalker201927Action / Parasite
Day of the Dead 2: Contagium200526Action / Infection
Anger Of The Dead201525Action / Infection
The Last Hope201724Action / Infection
The Day of the Living Dead201423Drama / Detective
Zombie Road201822Shorts
Zombie Wars200721Action / Infection
Last Rites Of The Dead201920Drama / Thriller
The Mad200719Comedy / Infection
The Living Dead202018Horror / Drama
Zone of the Dead200917Action / Infection
Killer Weekend201816Comedy / Not Zombies
G Zombie202115Drama / Infection
Quarantine L.A.201314Action / Infection
Driven202013Drama / Suspense
The Hive201412Demonic Possession / Horror
The Horde201611Action / Gore
The Last Starship201710Action / Infection
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
Pandemic20091Drama / Action
Eyes Of The Dead20151Action / Infection
Broadcast Dead 20180Horror / Thriller
Afflicted20130Drama / Infection
Dead End20030Horror / Thriller

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