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God Bless You, Everyone! Looks Like Romero'll get to do 'ROAD' OF THE DEAD, sequel to LAND OF THE DEAD!

Hey folks, Harry here... Ah, happy days! Ya know, Americans that have gotten tired of the brain dead zombies running this country have often fled north to Canada - but nobody has made a literal film about escaping the good ol American Zombie threat by fleeing to Canada before, but it looks like that's going to change with Romero's follow-up zombie epic to LAND OF THE DEAD. Now, the film isn't officially called ROAD OF THE DEAD - but goddamnit, it sure as hell ought to be called ROAD OF THE DEAD. Now, I know - LAND OF THE DEAD didn't set the box office world aflame - but due to tremendously good performances of the film in Europe and Japan... as well as home video/DVD - it looks like FOCUS / ROGUE PICTURES is gearing up to make, quickly, the next adventure in the Romero Zombie world! AWESOME! So - when last we saw our heroes/survivors/us... we were headed to Canada firing off fireworks in DEAD RECKONING - that badass Damnation Alley mobile. That's gotta be a gas hog, and filling it up has gotta be a pain. And - how is Canada any better than here? Don't they got Zombies? And the cool temps would probably preserve them better. Will we get Zombie MacKenzie Brothers? The subtext of fleeing America would be interesting political fodder for Romero to be playing with, but I'm just curious how he makes a Zombie Road movie, eh? Anyway - here's the source for all this speculation:

Hi Harry

Here's a quickie from the guys over at EmpireOnline. Looks like us Europeans loved Land of the Dead so much George has got number 5 on his mind!

Here's the link:

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Cheers

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  • Nov. 28, 2005, 4:55 p.m. CST

    niiiiiiiice

    by Dannychico

    i like allegories

  • Nov. 28, 2005, 4:55 p.m. CST

    Well, I won't say I won't rent it...

    by Childe Roland

    ...but Land left me sorely disappointed and wondering if maybe someone had eaten Romero's brains.

  • Nov. 28, 2005, 4:55 p.m. CST

    with zombies

    by Dannychico

  • Nov. 28, 2005, 4:59 p.m. CST

    Zombies will be in good shape 'cause of the free health care

    by ComputerGuy68

  • Nov. 28, 2005, 5:01 p.m. CST

    I'm there already!!!

    by hidden_shallows

    Land of the Dead was great. Will be interesting to see George doing a true sequel following the same group of characters rather than meeting a whole new group at a completely different time. How about catching up with Peter and Fran?

  • Nov. 28, 2005, 5:01 p.m. CST

    Yes, it is cool news.

    by 3 Bag Enema

    Love Romero, loved Land of the Dead. Bring back Zombie Savini!

  • Nov. 28, 2005, 5:03 p.m. CST

    In Canada it seems that there are gas stations and Tim Hortons o

    by ComputerGuy68

    just watch out for the zombie Inuits hiding in igloos!

  • Nov. 28, 2005, 5:05 p.m. CST

    Romero better kick it up a notch

    by Neo Zeed

    Because "Land" started off rad and ended up rushed. Kinda reminded me of Escape from LA, but not that disapointing. They both had cool elements, but halfway went on autopilot.

  • Nov. 28, 2005, 5:08 p.m. CST

    you deserve this, you really do

    by HypeEndsHere

    especially after mori and harry's raves. thankfully, the chances of a theatrical release are nil. but even in a limited release, there's no chance of it getting my 10 bucks. hot water burn baby.

  • Nov. 28, 2005, 5:08 p.m. CST

    Romero ought to go back and rewatch his Night of the Living Dead

    by riskebiz

    It's hard to believe that the director of the classic NOTLD made such a pedestrian Land of the Dead. There was nothing about it that would make you think the same director was involved. I hope he goes back and rewatches his original and tries to remember what that felt like ... because he seems to have forgotten completely.

  • Nov. 28, 2005, 5:10 p.m. CST

    This news is indeed redemption for the one news item per week ra

    by seppukudkurosawa

    They should get Bub and the faux-West Indian guy from Day of the Dead together for this Canadian road trip. West Indian guy: "'ey Bub-man, I know that I's said in the past all zombies be batu klaats, but you be less of a batu klaat than some otha zombies man." Bub: "Brains!"

  • Nov. 28, 2005, 5:12 p.m. CST

    Im looking forward to the...

    by perromaldito

    alanis morrisete zombies!!! bring it on!!!!!

  • Nov. 28, 2005, 5:13 p.m. CST

    So what's THIS got to do with King Kong?

    by dr_buggerlugs

    I thought everything here had to be related to King Kong...I don't understand this? Why are you deviating, you deviants?

  • Nov. 28, 2005, 5:18 p.m. CST

    Good news I think

    by Jack Burton

    I liked Land of the Dead much more then I thought I would. Probably because it was more action based then Romero's other Dead flicks. As for his plans to film From a Buick 8, it's not a very movie ready book unless they are going to change the ending because it's very anticlimactic and not a whole lot happens in the book. King had said the book was about mysteries with no explanation. If the book is adapted into a watchable movie and still follows the story of the book I'll be surprised.

  • Nov. 28, 2005, 5:18 p.m. CST

    Yay, Harry bring politics into it again

    by WillowFan2001

    I'd be more offended if I didn't see Harry's posts as an indictment of the American educational system. It's hard to take anyone's ranting seriously when the second sentence you read is a blatant run-on. GWB and HK, both products of the Texas educational system...

  • Nov. 28, 2005, 5:26 p.m. CST

    After that last heap of crap...

    by jimmy_009

    ...I'm suprised he get's to make another movie at all.

  • Nov. 28, 2005, 5:29 p.m. CST

    how aboot some brains hoser...

    by ComputerGuy68

  • Nov. 28, 2005, 5:33 p.m. CST

    So you'd prefer it if Harry lay low on his own communication

    by seppukudkurosawa

    There's a word for that, it's being a zombie. You ever watched the Living Dead movies? They're teeming with politics; arguably dunderheaded, sledge-hammer politics, but politics nonetheless. And I'd say that Romero and Harry are pretty much on the same note when it comes to their ideas of the world (stranded hippies with an attitude- add Carpenter to that list too). As a born Canadian (no way do I live there now, too many Canadians if you ask me), I'll take a strange kind of pleasure in seeing The West Indian Guy and Bub shacking up in a Canadian refuge (an abandoned Krishna temple sounds like a good idea to me), where some Canadian survivors are trying to make end's meet, but each of them get taken out in progressively more horrific ways. Yes, I said it, Canadians deserve to be eaten by zombies. Buck-teethed swine.

  • Nov. 28, 2005, 5:35 p.m. CST

    Zombie Geddy Lee!!!!

    by matersuspiriorum

    Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  • Nov. 28, 2005, 5:35 p.m. CST

    ah computer guy 68 just beat me to it...lol

    by zathras34

    "HEY TAKE OFF HOSER...YEAH WE WILL LIKE GIVE THE DEAD A BRUSKI..KOO KOO KOO KOO KOO KOO KOO KOO...." MORE LIKE DEAD HOSER MEAT OR SOMETHING,,,COURSE I'M THE STAR OF THE SHOW..."OH YOU ARE NOT".."I am to TAKE OFF EH"

  • Nov. 28, 2005, 5:38 p.m. CST

    seppukudkurosawa, tell us how you REALLY feel about Canada...

    by ComputerGuy68

    why the hate for the most boring place in the world?

  • Nov. 28, 2005, 5:39 p.m. CST

    I'm getting a gun from the states and preparing myself

    by rivercb

    I'll be ready for the bastards! And if a few immigrants, homeless people, or children accidentally cross my target... well, what'cha gonna do.

  • Nov. 28, 2005, 5:41 p.m. CST

    So it's not called 'road of the dead', you just made

    by Windowlicker74

    it'ought to be called' road of the dead' jeez. Who else thinks that is just one of the lamest titles ever? Lets stick to Mori's 'World of the dead' for the time being

  • Nov. 28, 2005, 5:43 p.m. CST

    Damnation Alley-mobile

    by RogueWarrior65

    Last time I was passing by, the Damnation Alley vehicle is parked in a lot on a frontage road on the south-bound side of the 101 near the top of the hill south of Universal Citywalk. Funny how on-screen vehicles look so much smaller in real life.

  • Nov. 28, 2005, 5:47 p.m. CST

    Yay More clumsy social commentary!

    by JackieJokeman

    Romeros political philosophy is about as deep as Harrys. That is, not deep at all. Still Ill put up with any lefty crap Romero puts in there as long as he keeps delivering that zombie goodness.

  • Nov. 28, 2005, 5:50 p.m. CST

    Look out Zombie Celine Dion, blow her head off!

    by ComputerGuy68

  • Nov. 28, 2005, 5:53 p.m. CST

    Oh no its Zombie Gordon Lightfoot with the Zombie Edmund Fitzger

    by ComputerGuy68

  • Nov. 28, 2005, 5:56 p.m. CST

    zombies have already been cast for this

    by Sir Loin

    Wait a minute...so the lefties are supposed to be the ones fleeing the US, but they're using GUNS and actually fighting? Hmm, sounds fishy. They should be protesting the zombies instead, shouldn't they? Y'know, "we just need to understand WHY they want to eat us, then all will be well in the world!" BAHAHA. Anyway, here's your zombie cast for the latest installment! http://www.zombietime.com/world_cant_wait_sf_11-2-2005/ Just look at the blank, empty stares on those people...all they need is some decomposition makeup (some of them, anyway). Perfect!

  • Nov. 28, 2005, 5:57 p.m. CST

    "Mommy what's that on the side of the road?"

    by seppukudkurosawa

    "Don't worry dear, it's just the splattered brains of Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and the members of the Band... I guess they must have been zombies all along".

  • Nov. 28, 2005, 6:09 p.m. CST

    Romero Says...

    by Rcamacho2278

    Deep inside there is a little zombie in all of us....

  • Nov. 28, 2005, 6:22 p.m. CST

    sepukudkurasawa not a music lover

    by Peven

    or maybe Madonna is more his speed? the all-time classic Bon Jovi perhaps? i'm beginning to think the next thing we'll hear is him breaking into song, "Blame Canada!"

  • Nov. 28, 2005, 6:27 p.m. CST

    Naw, I love all three of the artists/Band I mentioned

    by seppukudkurosawa

    it's just that they're Canadian, so you know if I ever met them in person I'd have to kill them. Last time I was in my home country I went from Ottawa to Quebec to Nanaimo wiping-out all my relatives, and whatever random Canadians got caught in the cross-fire. So just because The Band and Neil Young have made amazing music I should spare their lives? Nope, all Canadians must die.

  • Nov. 28, 2005, 6:29 p.m. CST

    Peven

    by seppukudkurosawa

    if you were made to sing the national anthem in French every morning for years you'd want to get your revenge too! Ah, now to jerk off to South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut.

  • Nov. 28, 2005, 6:32 p.m. CST

    Hey is that Zombie Pierre Trudeau walking to the Parliament buil

    by ComputerGuy68

    with a Jos. Louis and a Pepsi?

  • Nov. 28, 2005, 6:37 p.m. CST

    O Canada! Terre de nos a

    by ComputerGuy68

    duck and cover

  • Nov. 28, 2005, 6:44 p.m. CST

    SEPP

    by StarUnlit

    you're a cunt... die screaming. that is all

  • Nov. 28, 2005, 6:52 p.m. CST

    Seppukudkurasaw

    by Peven

    lol, ok dude, fair enough. i have to say french was my most hated subject in highschool. now, Ann Murray you can trash all you like, friggin slut, "i wanna make it with you", how'd that one get under the radar of the christian right? lol

  • Nov. 28, 2005, 6:57 p.m. CST

    I didn't like "Land"

    by TommyMarx

    I think "Night of the Living Dead" is a fantastic movie. But I didn't think "Dawn of the Dead" was that great. I understand why other people loved it, but I didn't. I thought "Day of the Dead" was more interesting, but it still wasn't one of my favorites. And I liked "Land of the Dead" the least. It wasn't scary, it wasn't exciting, it wasn't imaginative, and it's deep political message was a cliche thirty years ago. Maybe I'm just not the right audience for Romero. I thought the "Dawn" remake was much better (and infinitely more scary - I loved the opening sequence!). Even with Paris Hilton (a bad remake of a zombie), I thought "House of Wax" was better than "Land". And actually, all jokes aside, Paris wasn't the worst actress I've seen in a horror movie by any means.

  • Nov. 28, 2005, 7:01 p.m. CST

    Zombies will garnish people with maple syrup before chowing down

    by Durendal

    But seriously, if there's a human villain in this one, I hope he/she is better than Kaufman, who was a painfully bad, one-dimensional cardboard cutout. Hell, Rhodes in Day was a more three-dimensional character. Romero could also do with a watching of Dawn and re-learn how to do subtle commentary instead of beating the audience over the head with it.

  • Nov. 28, 2005, 7:01 p.m. CST

    FUCK YES

    by oducerproducer

    I can't wait.

  • Nov. 28, 2005, 7:07 p.m. CST

    I predict

    by Vern

    that everybody who hates Land of the Dead will not watch this one, because they will understand that as a direct sequel it is a separate series from the Night-through-Day trilogy they love. They'll decide it doesn't concern them just like Day of the Dead 2 concerns no one and they won't complain or shit all over this movie in the talkbacks. And at the same time they'll get over Star Wars prequels and the Israelis and Palestinians will learn to get along and Michael Bay will become born again, retire from Hollywood and denounce his past movies, and the Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake will become unfilmed and Bush and Cheney will commit a dual suicide on the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln and the streets will be made of chocolate that everybody can eat free of charge. And hopefully when this happens you guys will all give me credit for going out on a limb and calling this one so early. thanks.

  • Nov. 28, 2005, 7:09 p.m. CST

    Sepp, Levon Helm is not Canadian.

    by HypeEndsHere

    That is all.

  • Nov. 28, 2005, 7:10 p.m. CST

    Can't we leave POLITICS out of the zombie movies!?

    by Missing Dink

    PLEASE!!

  • Nov. 28, 2005, 7:10 p.m. CST

    #5 TITLE ALERT: Box Office of the Dead

    by Nate Champion

    Land of the Dead was waaaaaaaay too straightforward... badly plotted, not at all like the original trilogy. But still, Romero should be able to do what he wants at this point, and if he wants to cash in on his franchise some more, so be it.

  • Nov. 28, 2005, 7:10 p.m. CST

    I want this to be a HORROR movie. We get the political subtext,

    by chickychow

    I'm a massive DEAD trilogy fan who was let down by Land (we should start a 12 step program). It was ok and all, not a terrible moviegoing experience, had some moments, but on the whole I was extremely disappointed. I want something scary, something raw and nasty, more along the lines of the original NIGHT. George, I know you've still got it in ya. Thrill me.

  • Nov. 28, 2005, 7:25 p.m. CST

    Good news

    by proper

    I enjoyed Land of the dead(DVD Import Crew).Give the Somoan bloke more to do in this one please.

  • Nov. 28, 2005, 7:26 p.m. CST

    I predict...

    by JiggamanSpence

    that i laughed a lot. Thank you Vern!

  • Nov. 28, 2005, 7:26 p.m. CST

    HELL YES! FUCK YES EVEN!

    by NubtheSquirrel

    Land was a badass movie. It was the best of the series since the original Dawn of the Dead. As long as it follows the crew of Dead Reckoning and Big Daddy and his group of zombies, this sequel will own. Can't wait!

  • Nov. 28, 2005, 7:27 p.m. CST

    Canadian Zombies

    by blackwood

    Are just like American Zombies, only instead of mobbing, they line up in cues. Go Canada! Stay away seppukudkurosawa! Your raped-sheep mother doesn't love you anymore.

  • Nov. 28, 2005, 7:52 p.m. CST

    There are Zombies in Canada

    by HarryKnuckles

    I've seen zombies in Canada: http://www.odessafilmworks.com/harry99/poster3-pop.html

  • Nov. 28, 2005, 7:54 p.m. CST

    Romero goes so far as to say Day is his favourite

    by seppukudkurosawa

    And I keep on batting about between all three, but I have to say that I probably agree with him. Day is the most atmospheric and absorbing of the trilogy. R.E: HypeEndsHere, yeah but Levon Helm's a honky redneck, yellow-bellied, cracker-jack deep Southerner...and I don't take too kindly to those either, so I won't be too disappointed if a bullet bounces off Robbie Robertson's head into his temple. And for fuck's sake, it was a joke blackwood and starunlit, I only kill Canadians in my mind... Anyway, has anyone notice how much Romero's changed the last few years? I watched the Night of the Living Dead feature-length documentary and he seemed pretty morose and tetchy there. This was ten years ago. And in Document of the Dead he was similiarly quiet, but when you see recent interviews and listen to his new commentaries he seems to have livened up a hell of a lot and gained a sense of humour (unlike certain Canadians on this talkback, I mean goddamn I only said that I wanted to kill you and all your Canadian brethren, what's the big deal?). Let's just hope he manages to make a longer film now, I kinda get the impression Romero had so many things he wanted to say in this fourth film that he kinda splooged his ideas all at once. It was a good picture, but let's hope he makes something worthy of his name this time.

  • Nov. 28, 2005, 8:04 p.m. CST

    Bring Back Bub!

    by Capt. Spaulding

    Cool! Another Dead film. I'll be there first day (if not sooner, I do work at a movie theater). All hail King George!

  • Nov. 28, 2005, 8:10 p.m. CST

    Enough with the zombie movies!!!!

    by OriginalThinker

    Land of the Dead brought nothing new or special to the genre, it's played out, please give it a rest!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Nov. 28, 2005, 8:20 p.m. CST

    ta-DOW!

    by Chief Redcock

    this will ROCK

  • Nov. 28, 2005, 8:21 p.m. CST

    wish i dug zombie flicks

    by Peven

    seriously, it would open up a whole new batch of movies to watch and enjoy. i don't hate them or have any problem with them, its just that they don't do "it" for me. just never got into the extreme graphic gore stuff, though i confess its probably because it simply gives me the extreme willies. which is puzzling since i grew up a country boy and saw all sorts of blood and guts each fall when it came time to butcher; see, we raised out own beef and pork. anyway, Dawn is the most watchable to me since it is the least "scary". i watched Shaun of the Dead, and it had a few moments that made me chuckle, but i guess since i am not a true zombie-gore-lover i missed a lot of the inside jokes and stuff, and ended up disappointed after reading all the love for it here. the one really gory movie i can truly say i enjoyed is Dog Soldiers, but thats not a zombie flick. maybe its the cannibilism thing that gets me? ahhh, therapy is a journey, not a destination, i need to remember that.

  • Nov. 28, 2005, 8:33 p.m. CST

    Sweeeeet!!!

    by ZombieSolutions

    this makes an olde zombie like me very happy! bring it George! make us proud!

  • Nov. 28, 2005, 8:57 p.m. CST

    Resident Evil, the game, the first one, kicked ass

    by Peven

    had me going around turning on all the lights in the house at 1a.m. its atmosphere was so effective. and the fact that you could hear those damn zombies moaning and shuffling before you saw them only intensifeid the adrenaline/suspense build up. none of the sequels could hold a candle to the original. have only seen a few parts of first movie, and could tell it was really nothing like the game at all in its "feel".

  • Nov. 28, 2005, 9:02 p.m. CST

    You know, I've defended "Land" but even I have to say this s

    by FluffyUnbound

    I really don't see how this could do anything but suck. Oh, and Canada in its northern latitudes would be zombie-free because the zombies would freeze solid. They're piles of meat with no metabolism to generate body heat. When the zombies come, I'm going to Canada and kicking some Frenchie out of his house.

  • Nov. 28, 2005, 9:07 p.m. CST

    The "Dawn"remake was better than the last two Dead films.

    by Citizen Arcane

    Land of the Dead was just sort of there. Despite the daring and original social commentary (in some societies, the rich and powerful often subjugate the poor and less fortunate...wow, deep), it wasn't very scary and not nearly as gory as it should have been. Day of the Dead was more of a comedy with horrendous acting and zero story or point. The Dawn remake had good actors, more action, a subtler, more cynical social commentary and the gore was inventive and plentiful. If the same people are doing the Day remake, I'll be looking forward to that more than the next Romero. And I hate fucking remakes as a rule.

  • Nov. 28, 2005, 9:16 p.m. CST

    I call for a non-confidence vote in this movie.

    by Flim_

    Jessica_six, I haven't heard it put any better by anyone else, professional critic or not.

  • Nov. 28, 2005, 9:32 p.m. CST

    Great news!

    by CondomWrapper

    This is terrific news, I was hoping we'd see ROAD OF THE DEAD someday, but it looks like it'll be sooner than I thought. Oh, and FUCK THE HATERS! Long live Romero!

  • Nov. 28, 2005, 10:05 p.m. CST

    "i used to fuck zombies like you in prison"

    by Peven

    if we get some more shots of an ass like we did of Swayze's wife in Roadhouse i'm all for it, lol.

  • Nov. 28, 2005, 10:07 p.m. CST

    Listen up! They're headed to Canada because it offers the BE

    by mookiedood

    STEP ONE: Go North, way North, fighting the zombies as you go. STEP TWO: find a good place to stockpile, barricade, and hunker down. STEP THREE: Wait for winter... deep, deep winter. As in -40 degree winter, when all the zombies freeze solid. STEP FOUR: Bundle up, go outside, hacksaw off heads at leisure, burn them in bonfire, and then gather up supplies to last you through the next summer. STEP FIVE: Repeat as necessary.

  • Nov. 28, 2005, 10:33 p.m. CST

    what ever happened to good old fashioned voodoo Zombies?

    by Peven

    you know, some chanting, some bloody chicken's feet, white candles, a witchdoctor, THOSE zombies.

  • Nov. 28, 2005, 10:55 p.m. CST

    Nosferatu, love that idea!

    by chickychow

    Ever seen The Great Silence? 1968 (?) Spagetti Western set in the snow. Worked beautifully, terrific flick. I Like the idea of watching zombies trudge thru the snow (makes em even slower tho doesn't it..) Seems like a really creepy image to me. Shit, something different would be nice, don't need the same old people-barracaded-in-a-house-or-car-or-whatever bullshit.

  • Nov. 28, 2005, 11:10 p.m. CST

    George, lurvvved the film give us more!!

    by Dr. Frankenstein

    Great film George, really enjoyed it at the flicks and more each time on DVD. Hope you get to make one every year and "land" really is "the forth out of ten". Loved the social comentary with the zombies as the oppressed masses or proletariat rising up and chowing down on the fat, capitalist pigs. Vive la revolution my zombie comrades! What I, as a Dead fan, would like to see in a sequel: 1) Bring back Howard Sherman as Bub! The fans would go apeshit. The relationship between Bub and Dr. Frankenstein totally elevated "day" onto another level. Big Daddy, although cool, was no Bub. Whilst we're at it if you're gonna do a direct continuation movie with the same characters how about Bub versus Ken Foree! That fight would have an emotional reasonance with the fans for sure. 2) Let's see a really hardcore "director's cut" of this one. Did anyone else think that this was a little, how shall we say, restrained, compared to Dawn or Day? Those movies revelled in their gruesomeness and delivered the goods in a way that I'm not sure that "LoTD", even in it's DC form, did. When people get torn apart I wanna here them scream, George. It makes it seem all the more painful and drive up the terror a bit, y'know. The hardcore stuff on this one seemed to end up on the "scenes of carnage" reel and not in the movie. Shame. The shots of the zombie snapping the guys wrist to get at the "good" meat and the soldier's blood splattered face screaming for his mommie (choke on 'em, heh!) as his guts were torn out really, really should have been in the movie. Note to the producers :- Hello, Mcfly! This is a Romero zombie film and not a pussy Paul W. Anderson flick! 3) Instead of getting the green screened zombies removed for the Director's cut as promised, we get the producer telling us that the Zombie Brunch shots were "too in your face and we decided to put some CG zombies walking across". This was done to appease the MPAA and had no place in a George Romero director's cut. I want to see some hardcore, pornographic close ups Day of the Dead stylee, please. Look at the first scene in Frankenstein's Lab in "Day". There was more grue in that one scene than in almost all of "LoTD". You can tell that Greg Nicotero had waited 20 years to out do that movie and I'm afraid he's still waiting. (Fantastic zombie make up's though, Greg. Very impressive!!!) 4) Shoot'em in the head man. I can't watch the scene of Asia and the savant guy shooting zombies behind each other's backs (off screen!?) without soulfully wishing to see the kind of shots we saw in "Dawn" with Ken Foree and his elephant gun gleefully blowing tin can sized chunks out of the zombies (and his mucker Flyboy's) heads. 5) Now I know you prefer normal make-up effects to the CG stuff but if you are gonna use CG bullet hits (as a lot of "Land" did) then use it to do some REAL damage ie. don't just use CG to composite back in a regular blood squib but blow the top off the freakin' zombies heads with a level of damage that's not possible with practical effects. Take advantage of the fact these guy's are zombies and you can get away with that kind of thing. I can't really think of a single head shot in "land" that had the "wow" impact of say Ving Rhames shotgunning the heads off those two zombies in the "Dawn" remake, for example. This is the stuff that you should be doing BETTER than anyone else because nobody's got cahoonies like you do, George, when it comes to this bread and butter stuff. 6)Whilst I'm compiling this wishlist, I would be derelict in my duty if I didn't mention that I loved the idea of the Zombie Army from the original "Day" script and if you don't follow through with that supremely cool evolution of the Zombies then no-one else is gonna have the "guts" to do it. Let's see the final evolution of that vision as it was meant to be, please! Like I said though, LoTD was an amazing film and did incredibly well with the budget it had (a third of the "dawn" remake) and had much more to say besides and I for one hope you continue to make these movies for as long as you feel like it George because I sure hope we don;t have to wait another 20 years for someone to do the right thing and make another one happen. Peace. Ps. More of Mr. Savini as "Blades" the Zombie, please. Give him the coolest zombie death in the history of motion pictures. Tom deserves at least that.

  • Nov. 28, 2005, 11:15 p.m. CST

    I'm spanking it right now!!

    by Zombieflicker

    Although I still think it would have made a better series on HBO or Showtime. What would you like better? One more movie? Or 12 episodes of zombie bliss??

  • Nov. 28, 2005, 11:16 p.m. CST

    Meanwhile America is invaded by the Mexican Dead.

    by cookylamoo

    The problem with Canadians is how do you know if they're dead or not?

  • ...check out Ravenous. Guy Pierce and the main dude from The Full Monty, i can't remember his name right now. its........chilling. get it? chilling? winter? scary? get it?! lol

  • Nov. 28, 2005, 11:26 p.m. CST

    "Meanwhile America is invaded by the Mexican Dead"

    by CondomWrapper

    HAHAHAHAHA!

  • Nov. 28, 2005, 11:26 p.m. CST

    seriously though, its a good flick..

    by Peven

    ..and pretty original too.

  • Nov. 28, 2005, 11:28 p.m. CST

    the title should be....

    by therightclique

    Canadead.

  • Nov. 28, 2005, 11:34 p.m. CST

    Land of the Dead stunk like a corpse....

    by Cinemajerk

    I'm all for Romero getting another crack at a zombie film. ANYTHING to make up for the laughingly bad LOTD. I can't believe the remake of dawn of the dead, shawn of the dead AND 28 days ALL blew away LOTD. I hated....Hated....HATED.... LOTD. I can't believe it got good reviews from some of the people at this site. Nothing worse then a fan boy blinded by his own love of a filmmaker. Not me. If a film is bad...I don't believe in cutting a director any slack. And LOTD in my opinion was friggin awful. Anyway....good luck to Romero. Hope he can recapture the Zombie film throne.

  • Nov. 28, 2005, 11:37 p.m. CST

    "The problem with Canadians is how do you know if they're de

    by rivercb

    If you bump into us and we don't apologize. But at least when hell comes, we're last resort.

  • Nov. 29, 2005, 12:01 a.m. CST

    Yeah when they escape north they may love the free healthcare

    by Thirteen 13

    But that love will evaporate once they get a full does of their tax code. I figure if George wants to keep money in the storyline he may as well keep it demographically and fiscally accurate.

  • Nov. 29, 2005, 2:06 a.m. CST

    Good God!!! Enough with the Zombie movies already!!!

    by Lezbo Milk

    I mean, shit, you must be running out of names by now right??? What's next? Sunset of the Dead? Taco Stand of the Dead? Train of the Dead? Greyhound Bus of the Dead? Dusk of the Dead? Left Testicle of the Dead? Comprehension of the Dead? Ass Crack of the Dead? Toe Jam of the Dead? How fucking interesting can Zombies be??? I've seen maybe three zombie movies and I'm convinced you could splice any section of any zombie movie ever made with any other zombie movie...and nobody would no the fucking difference...there all the same. The same! Identical! Just the thought of another zombie movie scares me! It's truely frieghtening how this shit keeps getting greenlights when there are lots of struggling people out there with real, original and entertaining movies swimming around in their skull, that will never be made.

  • ... tanks and mechanised infantry and all that stuff that a lot of the world's armies have in heavily fortified military bases behind fences and minefields. Which once the crisis started should have been able to mop up the bulk of it in no time ... ? Even in LOTD, slower moving zombies vs faster moving and armed with automatic weapons live people (Yes I know, suspension of disbelief + an additional unspecified disaster in the Romero universe that disrupted normal order + a lot of incompetence amongst the live people ... but still) ...

  • Nov. 29, 2005, 3:20 a.m. CST

    Y'know, I think Zombie movies work better when they're s

    by BendersShinyAss

    And that cold misty blue fog too. But when it's night time it just looks fake.

  • Nov. 29, 2005, 3:24 a.m. CST

    It must truely be just me who can see Romaro finger prints on &#

    by BendersShinyAss

    I think the same about Lucas and his PT too.

  • Nov. 29, 2005, 3:29 a.m. CST

    wizened karate sensei

    by BendersShinyAss

    That made me laugh. He'd have to get zombie-fied at some point. Then with his super zombie Strength they get before they turn slow... he could be like a super zombie that no one can take down. That is until Bruce Campbell come in with his double barrel shotgun. "Yo Bruce Lee. Watch me enter the Dragon" BOOM!

  • Nov. 29, 2005, 3:39 a.m. CST

    I met Romero this weekend...

    by the_dead_walk

    at the Memorabilia show in the UK. I've never been starstruck before, but I have to admit to coming across as an inarticulate, dribbling fanboy. He was just the sweetest guy in the world though. Great news about Dead 5.

  • Nov. 29, 2005, 3:58 a.m. CST

    to Laser Ninja

    by Vern

    Wait a minute, "gay zombie movie ever...."? You write "gay zombie movie ever..." and then "nuff said"? And that's all you got to say here? What the fuck does "gay zombie movie ever...." mean? Come on, buddy. I mean really. "gay zombie movie ever..."? No, I don't think "nuff" *has* been said. You're gonna have to explain "gay zombie movie ever...." I think. What the fuck, man? Let's put some effort into our talkbacks for now on. If you can't put in some elbow grease then sit this one out. "nuff said."

  • Nov. 29, 2005, 3:58 a.m. CST

    Yackbacker, if you really fear a receeding hair line, LAY OFF TH

    by BendersShinyAss

    Seriously man, switch to fresh juice. And water. You body, and hair will thanks you. And then all the Talkbackers will thank me for shutting down your advertising campaign. No worries guys :)

  • Nov. 29, 2005, 4:10 a.m. CST

    Lezbo milk...

    by BendersShinyAss

    Not all Zombie movies are the same. I used to agree with you. Romaro makes the dullest Zombie movies, but he did give us the genre, so kudo's. 'Dawn Remake' reminds us that Zombies can be scary. Really scary. 'Sean' reminds us that Brittish are funny bastards. And 'Land' reminds us that we've seen Zombies, we know what they are, we know their weakness.... lets fuck with them. 'Undead' teaches us that you're just an uncreative couple brothers and need to pick up your game for your next flick.

  • Nov. 29, 2005, 5:11 a.m. CST

    What about Twlight of the Dead?

    by Citizen Arcane

    Maybe things start to turn around, everything doesn't have a hopeless outlook and THEY FUCKING figure out why there are zombies in the first place?? That's what I kept hoping for with the Alien sequels, until alien vs Predator fucked both franchises. There could have been a really interesting movie where they explained where the Aliens came from but instead every movie was another trapped in a ship or base and running from the aliens movie with no story development. Romero's in a unique position to actually give the Dead films a real story arc instead of these episodic run from the zombies films that ultimatly don't go anywhere. He's the only one who can offer an explanation for the zombies that the fanboys will consider canon.

  • Nov. 29, 2005, 5:16 a.m. CST

    Hey, I was looking at Romero's filmography

    by Citizen Arcane

    He did a film in 1974 called, O.J. Simpson: Juice on the Loose. That could be his scariest film ever.

  • Nov. 29, 2005, 6:12 a.m. CST

    Now that some time has passed, can we all admit that Land of the

    by Trazadone

    Don

  • Nov. 29, 2005, 6:18 a.m. CST

    "Land of the Dead" was one of the worst movies I've seen in

    by Drunken Rage

    What a piece of shit. A tremendous disappointment. Bad acting, bad plot, bad direction.

  • Nov. 29, 2005, 7:14 a.m. CST

    I agree that maple syrop may be the thing that "cures" zombies.

    by chien_sale

    Personaly I just think Romero should do something else than fucking zombies.

  • Nov. 29, 2005, 7:34 a.m. CST

    "Martin" was Romero's Take on Vampires

    by cookylamoo

    And an amusing little film it was.

  • Nov. 29, 2005, 8:22 a.m. CST

    Road of the Dead? Can wait for the followup, "Co-op of the Dead

    by GrandMuffTarkin

    The last thing we need before board approval, is your BRAIN....

  • Nov. 29, 2005, 8:38 a.m. CST

    I wanted to like Land of the Dead. I really did.

    by Chastain-86

    I even got a copy of the script bootleg-style more than a year before the movie's release. But somewhere between the page and the screen, the fun got sucked out of the film, and all you end up with is an exercise in futility. I'm not saying the next one has got to include "Shaun"-style antics, but Romero might do well to study Shaun as prep. This one felt as bland and lifeless as the zombies themselves.

  • Nov. 29, 2005, 9:04 a.m. CST

    I wish Canada could swap places with Mexico...

    by Col. Klink

    If Canada had warm weather, I'd ditch Bush's dictatorship in a New York minute.

  • Nov. 29, 2005, 9:13 a.m. CST

    Whats wrong with the cold?

    by BendersShinyAss

    Better hurry up. i hear it's only getting worse.

  • Nov. 29, 2005, 9:17 a.m. CST

    "Can't we leave POLITICS out of the zombie movies!?"

    by Capt. Murphy

    Why? Make your own zombie movie without political references, Romero can do what he wants, if people go see it, no reason not to keep doing it.

  • Nov. 29, 2005, 9:29 a.m. CST

    BLAME CANADA for all of the zombies and violence!

    by Jeditemple

    They can slow the zombies down even more by constructing a toll booth for them to go through one at a time. "Awwwww, somebody's gotta go back and get a sh_tload of dimes!!!"

  • Nov. 29, 2005, 9:32 a.m. CST

    can we have something different please?

    by flamingrunt

    set it during the day and set the politics around the story and not the story around the politics

  • Nov. 29, 2005, 9:58 a.m. CST

    One reason why 'Land' sucked to ME

    by seethersnaps

    Dead Reckoning letting 'Big Daddy's' army of zombies LIVE?!?! What the fuck? The 'heroes' probably just condemned dozens or even hundreds of their OWN SPECIES to die at the hands of zombies. Maybe some of you think that is a cool ending but it is just really, really stupid and non-sensical. ****** Also, zombie movies aren't going anywhere....'28 Weeks Later' is finally moving forward, as well as '30 Days of Night.' If you want to see an AMAZING look at zombies in winter...just wait to see '30 days..' To me, George has fallen behind his imitators (DotD remake WAS 'better' than Land, no argument really possible).

  • Nov. 29, 2005, 11:01 a.m. CST

    Oh come on...everybody else was already dead.

    by cookylamoo

    All you'd be doing is killing off your former friends.

  • Nov. 29, 2005, 11:36 a.m. CST

    Zombies in the Hall: Brain Candy

    by Sans Souci

    If the survivors are heading to Canada than an appearence by the Kids in the Hall as zombies is must. The Kids did a pretty good spoof of the genre in their old TV show. Besides, Scott Thompsn can play the flamboyant gay zombie. A good way to keep up the social commentary of the Dead films. "We don't hate gay zombies themselves. We simply hate the gay undead lifestyle they suffer in."

  • Nov. 29, 2005, 11:40 a.m. CST

    Romero Icons on G4

    by Goonie

    Did any one see the George Romero episode of Icons on G4? It's pretty cool. Lots of footage of him shooting Dawn of the Dead in the mall. Try to check it out if you can!

  • Nov. 29, 2005, 11:46 a.m. CST

    A better title would be...

    by Immortal_Fish

    UNDOCUMENTED GUEST WORKERS OF THE DEAD with the tagline PEOPLE FOR THE ETHICAL TREATMENT OF ZOMBIES. And then Zombie McCain could come out and criticize zombie torture.

  • Nov. 29, 2005, 12:19 p.m. CST

    You know if there were zombie workers.

    by cookylamoo

    They'd only be taking the jobs Americans don't want.

  • Nov. 29, 2005, 12:22 p.m. CST

    And imagine if there were zombie animals...

    by ComputerGuy68

    a Zombie PETA force attack BUT would they eat you?

  • Nov. 29, 2005, 12:37 p.m. CST

    Best news ever.

    by Spike Fett

    Romero owns.

  • Nov. 29, 2005, 12:54 p.m. CST

    The best part of every zombie movie is....

    by GrandMuffTarkin

    ...the initial outbreak. When society starts unravelling and we see what people are really made of, that's what's compelling to me. It's why the Original DOTD was great - with the newscasters, interviewers, apartment dwellers, and its why the DOTD remake was compelling - when Polley comes out of her house and hell is breaking loose at 6:30 am. Once that's all over, it becomes a glorified hide and seek flick.

  • Nov. 29, 2005, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Cameo by the Trailer Park Boys

    by Syd Mead

    Bubbles going ape shit on zombies...kewl.

  • Nov. 29, 2005, 1:29 p.m. CST

    Dawn Of The Dead 2004 was FANFUCKINGTASTIC

    by Cameron1

    SO it's a remake, who gives a fuck? It took the basic premise of the original and fucked with it to make a genuinely entertaining, tense horror film. I can guarantee that nearly all the people who hate it were the ones who, when they heard the Zombies were going to be fast immediately said "MTV adhd addled crappy remake". I kow cus I was one of them. But I'm not one of the utter Asshats who can't admit to being wrong about a film. It's not got the overt social commentary that Romero's film had (although you will notice how incredibly well attired they all become throughout the film) but it's far and away the better film than Land and if it hadn't been a remake would be hailed as a cult classic in it's own right.

  • Nov. 29, 2005, 1:38 p.m. CST

    Trailer

    by Mistah_Scrotie

    Yeah, I think I saw the trailer for this before Ice Harvest. Only this time, Simon Baker plays a landscaper and the zombies are all black.

  • Nov. 29, 2005, 1:52 p.m. CST

    Fuckin rights Zombie Bubs And a Zombie fuckin Lahey!

    by VatoLoco

    As a Canuck I love to see you fuckin yanks toss around the cliches you learned about our country on TV. Fuckin sad really.

  • Nov. 29, 2005, 2:31 p.m. CST

    jack kerouac's _on the road of the dead_

    by duanejones

    'cause i was red-brick gone with wonderment and sorrow as we had no more fireworks or 12-guage or "tea" gage and dean furrowed his old-soul worries as we went mad into that good night shooting north towards canada, land of ice dharma and, said dean in his best croaker voice, "a bunch of froze-ass zombies," then i was sad because i thought of el george and how he once had beat compassion and bardo terror and once shocked us into consciousness, now just another capitalist ironically coasting on facile, long-since-inaccurate socio-economic critiques, meaning, of course, that he's beloved overseas, and how i refuse to go in this fucking r.v. with any self-respecting chick who would ask that we call her "motown," or how the zombies "epater le bourgeoisie" scene was corny by 1979 and being full of someone's lower intestine and how that's "just like us," and you can kill me now that i know there's no god...

  • in this one, the 'evolving' dead people (can you say that with a straight face?) learn to build rockets, making them 'Rocket Scientists' and drop a nuke on the humans. Then, they learn that Meat is Murder and become vegans, slaughtering crops in a orgy of depravity. Cant wait for more of this retarded 'Evolving' concept. Way to screw up what had been a fairly decent series so far. Now it officially sucks ass.

  • Nov. 29, 2005, 3 p.m. CST

    Nice to see George back and all, but...

    by alucardvsdracula

    ...what u'll happen is he'll turn in the script and it'll be clever, ironic, scary, gory, fanboy friendly and... and the studio will pass on it. And Romero will once more return to the earth with his zombie friends. But, yah never can tell in this crazy ol world boys and girls. I'd love it to happend but I'd bet it won't. Hope I eat my words like a plate of warm kidneys, fresh from Savini's dinner table.

  • Nov. 29, 2005, 3:09 p.m. CST

    Yeah, it would be REALLY cool if we got all the survivors from a

    by alucardvsdracula

    Just think of it, Peter and Fran from "Dawn", Sarah and John from "Day" and maybe Asia Argenta from "Land". And Romero can forget about a happy ending as they all are eaten up by hungry Canadian zombie mounties.

  • Nov. 29, 2005, 3:17 p.m. CST

    One final word on Dawn 2004

    by alucardvsdracula

    I really, really like this movie, but I don't really view it as a remake as it features none of the original characters (not including fanboy cameos) or situations etc. The shopping mall aspect was the only real thing the two had in common - and the title of course. Other than that it was just a great zombie movie, plain and simple set amid the apocalypse. Oh and I dug that cool helicopter shot at the beginning carrying the original cast towards their own Dawn of the Dead experience. Clever me thinks.

  • Nov. 29, 2005, 3:32 p.m. CST

    Sorry, just one more, just how can zombies evolve anyhow?

    by alucardvsdracula

    Now lets play Devil's Advocate for just one minute and pretend that Romero knows his shit, therefore the initial first wave of zombies would indeed be relatively fresh as in NOTLD etc. Okay. Now when it comes to "Dawn" (ignoring that Savini's BLUE zombies are just rubbish extras in crap make-up and afros) the undead are now just getting a little bit more smelly and ripe. Then we have the "Day" zombies, putrid, dusty and falling all over the place - see what I'm getting here, and the very crux of the zombie is that they're decaying - i.e. falling apart, i.e. not going anywhere SLOWLY, i.e. not exactly evolving. So Mr R how the hell can these things 'evolve' when by rights in LOTD they all should be bloody dust by now mate. Answers on the back of a stamp please and mail it to my asshole.

  • Nov. 29, 2005, 3:59 p.m. CST

    Duane

    by seppukudkurosawa

    You had far too many commas in your post for Kerouac.

  • Nov. 29, 2005, 4:07 p.m. CST

    sepp

    by duanejones

    point taken, but that's ok -- george had far too many awful ideas to make _land_ a good film. we're even. it does look as though he may pull into the lead shortly...

  • Nov. 29, 2005, 4:27 p.m. CST

    BUT will the Zombies have to pay GST?

    by Quin the Eskimo

    and will they get mad at Mulroony?

  • Nov. 29, 2005, 4:29 p.m. CST

    I'm just glad y'all have left Leonard Cohen out of this.

    by Neosamurai85

    There is a crack... a crack... in everything... that's how the brains leak out... Sing it with me zombie sistaz! Oh... yeah... Peace.

  • Nov. 29, 2005, 4:48 p.m. CST

    Somebody get Romero a new pair of glasses for fuck's sake.

    by Darksider

    Seriously.

  • Nov. 29, 2005, 4:55 p.m. CST

    Here we go again...

    by Neosamurai85

    Reading through I see my one big pet peeve with Romero whorship. ROMERO DID NOT GIVE US THE GENRE! Zombies have been around long before him. Look The At Last Man on Earth, White Zombie, I Walked With A Zombie, Terror Creatures From Beyond The Grave. Zombies had been around in one form or another before Romero, at the most you can say that he did for the genre what George Waggner and Curt Siodmak did for the werewolf genre. Now granted they did do a lot, but I'm not trying to bash Romero here either. Romero is great. I watch DotD once a year at least. I'm just saying let's not shit on all that came before him. He's a great guy, but he didn't give birth to the genre. He shaped it. Peace.

  • Nov. 29, 2005, 4:57 p.m. CST

    Look at The Last Man On Earth... is what I meant... yeah...

    by Neosamurai85

    Stupid keyboard... stupid fucked up knuckle... I go eat cheese now. Peace.

  • Nov. 29, 2005, 5:08 p.m. CST

    Nice... more crap. Will the Zombies learn how to drive in this o

    by Judge Doom

    Learning dead= Stupidiest concept ever!

  • Nov. 29, 2005, 6:08 p.m. CST

    US Military VS the Zombie menace

    by CondomWrapper

    The earlier question how could the zombies stand up to tanks and modern weaponry. You're right, they couldn't. But since the US has no fucking troops left stateside because they're all in Iraq it doesn't matter. One things for sure, if the zombie hordes attacked Iraq I think the Iraqies would have no problem considering there's a 160,000 US troops there and plus every other person either has a explosive suicide vest or an AK. Although I love to see Zarqawi get slowly eaten alive by a horde of zombies.

  • Nov. 29, 2005, 6:22 p.m. CST

    GreatOne, you're pissing into the wind

    by Immortal_Fish

    Romero screwed with his own mythology when he traded established canon for political commentary. A zombie in his universe should never ever never want to waste prey at gunpoint over giving in to lust of human flesh. Case in point, Big Daddy would never have blown up zombie Cholo regardless of him having killed countless of his kind. After all, Cholo had become one of them by that point. And then there was the pathetic hamfisted "He's just a'lookin for a home!" line, like zombies are fucking boll weevils or something. But you'll never succeed in convincing folks like ZanyeSolutions and Precedent Evil of this. This was the latest version of eeevil Bush and Cheney since DAY AFTER TOMORROW. What's it matter if it wasn't any good? Rejoice!

  • Nov. 29, 2005, 6:42 p.m. CST

    "'He's just a'lookin for a home!' line, like zom

    by seppukudkurosawa

    See, Nasty Evil Republicans can be funny too. It's strange that Leadbelly is the ambassador between me, a Fidel Castro-crony, and you, a person who has been known to say, "Hitler, wrong as he was, had a good spin campaign". Anyway, this post was supposed to be a compliment to you so I'll stop typing.

  • Nov. 29, 2005, 6:45 p.m. CST

    OK, this is the last time I'll spew-out this point to people

    by seppukudkurosawa

    because it makes me seem like an obsessive fan-boy, BUT The Military wouldn't be able to ever defeat the zombies, running or otherwise, nor would they be able to contain them, because whenever anyone dies- be it of old-age or anything else- they turn into a zombie. They are undefeatable!

  • Nov. 29, 2005, 7:08 p.m. CST

    Sorry, seppukudoyouknow

    by Immortal_Fish

    Some conservatives actually believe in a woman's right to choose. Schwartzenegger, Guiliani, Romney, etc. And I'm one of them. That means I'd crush the to-be Hitler's souless fetus in utero like any proud, garden variety liberal. Remember, fetuses are only babies when Bill Bennet self-admittedly draws preposterous analogies to proove a caller rawng. Anyhow, so much for me 'being known to say' whatever you claimed I wrote about Hitler. I think that was Ron Perlman, and even then only a character he played in a movie. Never underestimate a liberal's uncanny ability to rewrite history and facts to suit their needs.

  • Nov. 29, 2005, 7:13 p.m. CST

    Gay Zombie Film

    by krullboy

    Folks, this could be a classic. The leader of the zombies could be Dr. Frankenfurter from "Rocky Horror". His minions would include Freddie Mercury, Liberace, Greg Louganis, Denholm Elliot, Sigfried and Roy (with gay Zombie white tigers), and the former gay governor of New Jersey. Opposing the gay zombie hoard would be the "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" guys, equipped with the most fashionable zombie-fighting gear this side of the Milan Fashion Show. . . and you know this would be a hit on "Bravo".

  • Nov. 29, 2005, 7:53 p.m. CST

    if history is written by the winners, and liberals are re-writin

    by HypeEndsHere

    what's that tell you? (rhetorical question)

  • Nov. 29, 2005, 9:55 p.m. CST

    Uh, ImmortalFish

    by CondomWrapper

    Big Daddy wasn't trying to blow up Cholo, he was trying to blow up Dennis Hopper's character. Cholo came in AFTER Big Daddy had left the garage. I mean it's fair game to criticize that scene if you want to be a nit picky bastard, but get the fucking facts straight at least. Fucking fanboys are so nitpicky about the stupidest shit. They complain endlessly about the "they're just trying to find a home" line. I wouldn't shoot them either if I was leaving and heading for Canada, I'd save the damn ammo. I may not have said that, but it's consistent with Romero's themes in the picture, which of course fanboys fucking hate. "I hate all the political shit! I want gore! Gore!" So what if Romero beats you over the head with his subtexts, Sam Fuller did the same thing and he made TERRIFIC movies.

  • Nov. 29, 2005, 11:17 p.m. CST

    If the Zombies had been led by Michael Moore

    by cookylamoo

    Now THAT would have been political. Jeez, the rich get so touchy about being eaten. I mean, who would you rather eat, some fat old bitch like Barbara Bush who's been fed the finest foods all her life, or some crack ho who lived her life on Heroin and Big Macs. I'd eat fucking Barbara. Look out, Look out...the liberals...they're coming to get you Barbara.

  • Nov. 30, 2005, 5:23 a.m. CST

    GreatOne

    by Hell_Bender

    Im glad someone mentioned The Walking Dead. After seeing LOTD im absolutely convinced that the Zombie-Torch has been passed to Kirkman. I'll end up renting this new one if it ever comes to fruition, but there is no way in hell im getting my hopes up again like I did with LOTD. I remember when I first heard the rumours of it being made were actually confirmed I was so exicted then when I saw it i felt so let down and deflated. It was like watching Episode 1 all over again. The thing with The Walking Dead books is every three or four pages im thinking "oh my god, theres a zombie!" whereas in LOTD its like "Ohh...more Zombies...great."

  • Nov. 30, 2005, 6:04 a.m. CST

    Kids in the Hall Zombies

    by Acerbic Norseman

    I'm crushing your head. I'm eating your brain. Zombie chicken lady would be pretty f-ing hilarious too. I saw Dave Foley on something the other day, man he looks old.

  • Nov. 30, 2005, 8 a.m. CST

    Should Be Called...

    by JustBen

    ...Highway of the Dead. 'Highway' always has a creepier vibe than 'Road'. Anyway, the politcal 'subtext' (although it wasn't really 'sub', was it?) in LoTD didn't work because, as GreatOne pointed out, money isn't going to mean anything after society collapses. The 'rich' (i.e. those with more possessions) will be those with the most firepower and the most will to use that firepower, period. Money can't be spent. The most likely political structure that would arise from such a situation isn't some phony-baloney psuedo-corporation; it would be the rise of the warrior chief -- rally around the guy (or girl) who could keep you alive. Move that ahead a few generations and it's probably devolved into a heriditary aristrocracy (as it did in Europe). THEN you have your Hopper character living it up in his crystal tower while the little people do all the work.

  • Nov. 30, 2005, 9:11 a.m. CST

    I don't know. Look at Detroit.

    by cookylamoo

    The rich live apart, surrounded by unemplyable hungry slackers with their hands out. They have the cops to keep these social zombies in line. It works out.

  • Nov. 30, 2005, 9:17 a.m. CST

    George A. Romero

    by BDT

    Not only one of the first to create a modern zombie genre, but a true pioneer of independent and guerilla filmmaking crossing over into mainstream popularity. Too bad that he was down about the box office return... the box office is, in no way, the measure of the "success" of a movie. Land of the Dead succeeded on so many levels and was one of his best movies. Stay scared, George, stay scared of anyone who would equate your talent and vision with an almighty dollar. Stay true to yourself and know that you will continue to inspire and entertain millions of fans who truly believe in you and love your movies. I know making money is important and to live and pay debts and continue to grow in doing what you love best. Don't lose your soul to the hollywood money-making machinery.

  • Nov. 30, 2005, 11:02 a.m. CST

    Land did not add to the mythos

    by Max Meanie

    I agree with Citizen Arcane. LOTD seemed like a tv episode, a Tales of the Crypt-like show rather than a chapter in the Dead films. In "Day" we're told humans are outnumbered 300,000 to one. That's why the military could not overcome them. We didn't have the numbers or the resources to do so. But in Land things don't seem so bad. You never get the sense that mankind is on the brink of extinction. The movie (& the franchise)goes horribly wrong when the hero(?) has sympathy for Big Daddy & the zombies and doesn't blow them up at the end. Either he never lost a loved one, he's a necrophiliac or just a fucking moron! The natural progression should be an apocalyptic doomsday movie where mankind is almost wiped out. Which is the basis for "I AM LEGEND," the original source material for all these films. Romero will never get Hollywood to do the film he wants. He should call it quits or try to make it in Italy or Spain - get indie funding.

  • Nov. 30, 2005, 11:19 a.m. CST

    Cookylamoo...

    by JustBen

    ...that's not really analogious. Detriot may be a bad city, but it isn't the complete breakdown of society. Currency still means something there...hence people with money can pay to isolate themselves from everyone else. In a zombie-infested apocolypse, however, the money means nothing. The "rich" are just people who happen to have a lot of green paper. (In fact, since most people's money isn't carried around as cash but is locked up electronically, they wouldn't even have access to most of their money.)

  • Nov. 30, 2005, 11:27 a.m. CST

    What's with you yokels?

    by radio1_mike

    Who think the Dead remake was better than the original, or any of the other Romero films... The Dead remake (which I liked enormously) was all sizzle and no steak. Yes, it had better production values and better actors than GR's films. But no steak! No steak! No eating of people. The closest you get is that guy who falls down the sewer main and the second security guy. If the Dead remake had some actual attacks like Romero's stuff- it would have been a much better movie than it was.

  • Nov. 30, 2005, 2:20 p.m. CST

    to whoever suggested watching Ravenous...

    by chickychow

    go fuck urself.

  • Nov. 30, 2005, 4:03 p.m. CST

    Best. Dead. Movie. Ever.

    by Rib Eye

    Savini's NOTLD remake. ROTLD is number two. Evil Dead is number three. Dead Alive is number four. So, none of the best living dead movies have been directed by Romero. Hmmm... You know who should direct a 'dead' film? Don Coscarelli!

  • Nov. 30, 2005, 4:40 p.m. CST

    Actually, I quite dig on Savini's...

    by Childe Roland

    ..."Night" remake. It's not as creepy atmospheric for me as the original (there was just something magical about the black and white), but it's a damned good film. These days I'm far more likely to pop in the Savini version (unless it's Halloween, that day is reserved for the original) and follow it up with the Dawn remake and pretending they go together (imagining Night takes place somewhere in rural Wisconsin where the semi-retro look and feel wouldn't be anywhere near as jarring). It's similar to the way I pretend the original Day and the latest, Land, didn't happen at all. It's a happy little world I live in. Quit fucking with it, George!

  • Nov. 30, 2005, 7:57 p.m. CST

    I like Savini's Night remake also...

    by chickychow

    Actually, its a pretty neat little flick. Of course it suffers from the comparisons to the original (which it still cant hold a candle to) but on its own it's a grim, disturbing and well-acted horror film, tho it blows it in the last few minutes with a pretty shitty ending. (fun fact: Savini didn't direct that much of it, Romero actually did. Savini was going thru personal issues halfway thru, so Romero took over. hence the above-average performances)

  • No shit, Sherlock. It wasn't even warm enough to be a space heater for my old studio apartment. The movie sucked and barring some bizarro stroke of luck, this next one will also. You people really need to stop cheerleading for Ramero and start supporting Whedon and some of the others who actually make films worth watching.

  • Dec. 1, 2005, 10:48 p.m. CST

    Dad?

    by buster00

  • Dec. 2, 2005, 2:56 a.m. CST

    MATHESON... I AM LEGEND

    by unclefishbits

    Okay

  • Dec. 2, 2005, 7:59 a.m. CST

    "The first Romero zombie we ever see is RUNNING LIKE A FUCKING B

    by Neosamurai85

    I've made this arguement more than once on here. Hope you have better luck with it. Peace.

  • Dec. 2, 2005, 8:10 a.m. CST

    "Correct me if I wrong

    by Neosamurai85

    Well, that's kind of tricky. The wording (multiple vampires) gets sticky. Plenty of films have multible vampires. Near dark, Lost Boys, Sundown... I basically agree with you, at least with what I think you're really getting at. However along with the sexual and grim loner themes, there are quite a few that deal with vampire clans and families. Granted, many have a kind of Hamlet focal point going on. One on the outside... most commonly a new member. I'd look into that a bit more, but I'm a tad stumped on a good example... oh, and now that I think of it, if you're looking for a story that predates I AM LEGEND... can't think of a damn one. Peace.

  • Dec. 2, 2005, 9:44 a.m. CST

    Well, vampyre lore...

    by Childe Roland

    ...goes back an awful long way and, although I believe they were primarily soloists in their rare documented appearances in early Europe and Asia, there was always speculation that they perpetuated their numbers by abducting small children and vagrants, which would seem to indicate some tacit understanding of a Vampyre subculture existing on the fringes of or hidden beneath normal society. Stoker's Dracula obviously involved working one's way back down the Vampire family tree to find the progenitor of the lesser Vampires and familiars encountered in the novel. This is a theme that has been carried over in most modern Vampire myths. When comparing Vampires to Zombies, it might be more useful to focus on their primal motivations than their societal habits and behaviors (although the latter are certainly informed by the former). Vampires are out for blood. Literally. They don't have much use for any other part of their victims. Zombies, at least traditionally, weren't so much out for anything in terms of sustenance. They were re-animated corpses, usually brought back for a specific purpose that didn't involve eating. As far as I know, Romero was the first to add the craving for human flesh to Zombie lore, a trait previously reserved for Ghouls (which were varyingly depicted as undead or quite alive in folklore). Since Romero's "Zombies" are clearly driven by the need to feed, I would say they are more accurately Ghouls and, more specifically, of the undead variety. I'm ahsamed to admit that I don't recall whether the specificity of the creatures' diet was addressed in I Am Legend (be it for blood or flesh), but I do seem to recall that their other attributes were far more consistent with those traditionally ascribed to Vampires (specifically their aversion to sunlight, crosses and garlic). It's been years since I read Matheson's book, though. Anyone with more familiarity able to confirm these recollections?

  • Dec. 2, 2005, 11:24 a.m. CST

    Great analysis on I AM LEGEND unclefishbits!

    by Max Meanie

    ...which makes you wonder why a decent version of the book hasn't been done. Unless NOTLD comes closest in capturing the spirit of not the plot points.

  • Dec. 2, 2005, 5:28 p.m. CST

    In I Am Legend, the creatures are trying to drink blood.

    by FluffyUnbound

    They can smell Neville's healthy blood, and want it. Since they can't get to him, they periodically drain one of their own - to little effect, since they all have the same blood disease problem.

  • Dec. 2, 2005, 5:30 p.m. CST

    "decent version"

    by Neosamurai85

    By decent, do you mean faithful or good. The Last Man On Earth starring Vincent Price was pretty damn good in my book. And as I've said before, NOTLD came after and took more than it's share from it. If you haven't check it out. Peace.

  • Dec. 2, 2005, 9:34 p.m. CST

    "Uhh" CondomWrapper

    by Immortal_Fish

    I'm no fanboy, especialy not where this film is concerned. However, you're right that I didn't "check my facts" since the only way to do that at present is to buy the film or download it illegally, and quite frankly, this drek ain't worth the risk. Besides, logic is on my side, but let me entertain you in getting this straight -- Big Daddy throws a fucking BOMB down the parking ramp first, as in minimally timed BOMB (as good as a fucking ZOMBIE can prepare), yet all the while leaving plenty of time for the whole Cholo reveal from the darkness with Hopper in the back seat, fidgeting around with the money bags, etc? You've got to be kidding. Perhaps you're right and my memory just sucks. After all, that wasted memory space in my brain could be used for much better things. And what's with physically typing a stutter anyways? "Uhh"...??? Sorry, pal, but that's a limitation you won't be able to work out on TB.