ZOMBIE MOVIES – The Day of the Living Dead (2014)

For the life of me I couldn’t find The Day of the Living Dead which according to Prime came out in 2021.

Surprise, surprise, it was actually originally released in 2014 as Lazarus: Apocalypse. If you read my Zombie Movie Reviews, you know that anytime I see a name change, I get worried that the producer is trying to put a flower on a cow pie.

The Day Of The Living Dead

So, how was The Day of the Living Dead? It feels like a homage to a mix of movie genres, including some adult ones. The film is shot in black and white and harkens back to 1950 detective movies and film noire. There are a few color shots mixed in – and you guessed it, those that have some blood in them. Mixed in are several nude shots, mostly waist up save for one blurry full frontal.

The violence is all overdone and the audio will make you want to turn off your speakers. Go watch this scene around the 22 minute mark and let me know if the audio doesn’t make your ears bleed.

Face Shredding

We then move onto the strange BDSM scene. It’s not strange because I have anything against BDSM, its not my thing, but when it just doesn’t really add anything to the movie and seems like it was added for shock value it distracts from why I watch Zombie Movies, which is Zombies!

Random BDSM

The Day of the Living Dead bills itself as a detective/Zombie Movie but its really more of a drama with a few zombies thrown in for fun, or to try and profit off the Zombie craze that was sweeping media back in 2014 when this was made.

For me, The Day of the Living Dead scored a 23/100. The focus wasn’t on the Zombies or the Apocalypse, and when you add in the not so great story, dialogue, and audio, you are going to put yourself in the Just Bad territory.

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