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Vern sees the DAY OF THE DEAD remake. But he's not a role model. Don't make the same mistake he did.

Published at: Jan. 28, 2008, 8:27 a.m. CST by merrick

Vern here... Man, I try to be a nice guy. I try to be an optimist. I was ready to burn the DAWN OF THE DEAD remake at the stake, but then I saw it and it wasn't too bad. It's a hollow action movie version of the original, but it's a fun one, and it's pretty well executed. I'm not too much of a hardliner to admit that. So if they already remade that and did okay I wasn't gonna be too up in arms about a DAY OF THE DEAD remake. And I was rooting for Steve Miner too. He's the director and I've seen people talk shit about him here, but I have a soft spot for him. He directed my two favorite FRIDAY THE 13THs (parts 2 and 3) which are fun and have a good energy to them. And he still had some of that spark when he did HALLOWEEN H20: H20 STANDS FOR HALLOWEEN TWENTY YEARS LATER. Nobody seems to like that movie, and to be honest the Michael Meyers mask looks terrible, but I think it's a pretty good movie. The ROCKY BALBOA of the HALLOWEEN series. And it has that great chase at the end, you gotta at least enjoy that. Ignore that bullshit in the next one about how Michael Meyers switched clothes with a paramedic. That's for conspiracy theorists. Anyway because of those three movies I figured if they had to do a fast running DAY OF THE DEAD then maybe Steve Miner wasn't a bad choice to do it. Well, nope. I was wrong and the proof is called "DAY OF THE DEAD" and coming straight to DVD on a date which I will not specify because you should not watch it. And don't look it up, either. Just forget about it. The cover shows a zombie projectile vomiting a bunch of green slime and eyeballs into the air. This doesn't happen in the movie but is a good description of how you will feel watching the movie. This movie has no good parts in it. It does not capture a single thing that's good about the original. It doesn't improve on a single weakness of the original. It doesn't add a single worthwhile new thing to the story or the genre. I'm not sure it even recycles anything good about the genre. I thought it was intended for theatrical release, but it's from DTV kings Millennium Films, and it doesn't look like many people on the set were fooling themselves. It feels DTV from beginning to end, complete with cheesy opening credits and plenty of avid farts. Every time it cuts to a new location they gotta FLASH and WHIZ and BANG and do that stupid metal-on-metal sound effect. Listen to me: if you are a sound designer, and they ask you to do that shit, tell them to fuck off. Or quit. I know you have a family to feed, but somebody's gotta take a stand. We'll all send you some canned food. The fact is there is no circumstance where the WHOOOSH and the SSSSSHHHHHHHUNK is gonna be a cool way to go into the next scene. Somebody has got to stop this style, and you are on the front lines. Why would anybody do it? Don't you have pride in what you do? Are you an artist or are you a fucking button pusher? Are you trying to make a movie, or open a garage? Thanks sound designers. Just my 2 cents. The rest of you: This just isn't a good movie. It never clicks, it never pulls you in. An appreciation for the original DAY OF THE DEAD is not at all necessary to notice how much the remake fails. But it would be wrong not to acknowledge how bad these assholes blew it. Let's take a moment to remember some of the things that were great about the original, and then see how the remake, uh, re-imagines them. A. THE OPENING. The original has a classic opening sort of like I AM LEGEND. The small band of heroes are scavenging in an abandoned city. There's an alligator crawling around. Money blows across the ground like garbage. Then they can hear an eerie moaning in the distance as a mob of zombies slowly approaches. So it immediately establishes a bleak, oppressive feeling of hopelessness, because it's a world that has been inherited by the zombies. They say there's a 400,000 to 1 ghoul-to-living ratio. It's their world, their era, that's why it's DAY OF THE DEAD. Civilization belongs to the dead. Humans are just a handful of survivors, scientists and soldiers hiding in an underground base, broadcasting messages on the CB but never getting a response. The remake starts with teens fucking in a cabin. Because that topic really hasn't been explored enough. There's no underground base. The world is not overrun by zombies, it's an infection that is just starting to spread in this small town. So it's not the Day of the Dead. And the movie mostly takes place at night. B. RHODES played by Joe Pilato. To me the thing that keeps the original from being as good as its predecessors is that you get sick of all these military assholes always yelling, and there is alot of overacting going on. But Joe Pilato is so good at playing a prick, maybe one of the most hatable characters I've ever seen in a film, and you still want to puke when you see the zombies tear him in half and eat his guts. ("Choke on 'em!") He's obnoxious but he's a memorable character. In the remake "Rhodes" is Ving Rhames in a glorified cameo just to trick people into thinking this has some connection to the DAWN OF THE DEAD remake. The story never focuses on him and he dies right away and only gets one scene as a zombie. The only thing he offers to the movie at all is that he pulls out his own eye and eats it. 3. ADULTS. Remember when movies were allowed to have adults in them? I guess we live in the Day of the Twentysomethings. The original was for and about adults. The remake stars AMERICAN PIE's Mena Suvari, Nickelodeon's Nick Cannon, a guy named Stark Sands who looks like a teenager and a guy playing Mena's little brother. I know Mena Suvari is almost 30, but in the movie she still lives with her mom. She's the lead and she makes a good effort, carrying herself well, but she's much too dainty and baby-faced to come off as a Ripley. And it's hard to be tough when you always gotta make sure your bangs are covering your giant forehead. IV. BUB. Okay, you probaly heard about this one already, but it requires as much scorn as available. Anybody who's seen DAY OF THE DEAD loves Bub, played by a guy named Howard Sherman. Bub is a zombified soldier captured and experimented on by Dr. "Frankenstein" Logan. Through some combination of training and memory he has been somewhat domesticated. He's in a collar, chained to a wall, he remembers how to salute, how to hold a book (but upside down), and how to listen to a walkman. He can pick up a gun but not correctly, he looks at it like it's a rock or a stick. The makeup and the performance are incredible, easily the best and most believable zombie character ever. He seems more like a gorilla than a man, a guy who is obviously a living being but you can't tell how conscious he is. If the eyes are the window to the soul, his windows are filthy. But he represents a faint hope for humanity because he is evidence to support the doctor's theory that the zombies can be pacified. In the remake they have none of that. They have "Bud" (Sands) who's one of the main characters, but then he gets turned into a zombie, but he's a vegetarian so he doesn't want to eat people, so they keep him on a leash in the back of the car and don't kill him. You can't call it retarded, because the mentally disabled are innocent, they wouldn't do that shit either. 4b. Speaking of DR. LOGAN, he was a great character in the original. He actually was crazy, and his zombie experiments did seem pretty depraved and REANIMATORish. On the other hand, he was brilliant, and maybe right, and definitely one of the few making an effort to find a solution to the zombie problem instead of just giving up on civilization and getting started building a Thunderdome. In the remake "Dr. Logan" is just the name of some prick who claims to be a doctor. He seems modelled after the asshole yuppie character in DAWN OF THE DEAD REMAKE. Yeah, great, don't emulate the movie you're supposed to be remaking - emulate the worst character in somebody else's remake. Good idea, schmucks. FIVE. ZOMBIE CATTLE. Since the scientists are experimenting on the zombies, trying to find a solution to the problem, they go out and corral them into a big mine. It's a great idea both because of how it further dehumanizes these things that used to be people and because of the threat it creates if the zombies were to escape or if the survivors had to travel through the mine (which of course they do). And it creates conflict as the good people are disgusted watching the assholes get off on tormenting the captive zombies. The remake has none of that. Ironically, Romero's movie was hugely scaled down from his original script because he just didn't have the budget to pull off the armies of trained zombies he had planned. Now we have this remake that's on a much smaller scale than the scaled down original. F. THE BEST ZOMBIE EFFECTS OF ALL TIME. I mean, Greg Nicotero and friends have done some cool stuff in the newer Romero movies, and I always love the blue face paint of DAWN OF THE DEAD, and lets not forget how cool those maggot-infested fuckers were in the Fulci ZOMBI series. But I don't think it's a stretch to say that Tom Savini's work on the original DAY OF THE DEAD is the best ever. So many great looking zombies and so many disgustingly realistic gore scenes. Those things really can munch on some guts. And since they used real cow guts for alot of that stuff it's even grosser after you find out how they did it. The makeup and effects in the remake - well, no. I mean, you've seen worse, but nobody's gonna be high-fiving each other. To be fair, this may not be the worst Romero remake so far. I was gonna try to review that NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD 3-D a while back, but after watching a little bit I realized it just wasn't worth it. I didn't get much further than the "COMING 4 U BARB" text message before I bailed. And I figured nobody's gonna watch that shitty home video anyway, because that type of 3-D is crap and who wants to watch "NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD 3-D: THE 2-D VERSION" (sold separately)? But this stuff does kind of matter, because Romero's movies have longevity, they stick around, and have been introduced to multiple generations. And we don't want to have to explain this shit to innocent kids who are just trying to catch up on the classics. "Okay, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD is great, but be sure not to get the 30th Anniversary edition, or the 3-D one, or the colorized one. The remake that's in color is okay, you can watch that, but only after you watch the original a bunch of times. DAWN OF THE DEAD go ahead and get any of the cuts, I like the theatrical but they're all good. The remake is fun but the original is required viewing. DAY OF THE DEAD, be sure not to get the one with the puking on the cover..." I mean, do we really have to further complicate this situation? I'd have a hard time trying to think of something nice to say about this movie. I think there might've been one or two funny zombie gags. I did like when some of them were just running and crashing into a wall over and over again. Literally bouncing off the walls. But the footage was obviously sped up so it was a little zombie and a little Benny Hill. Kind of a problem. But the main problem with this movie is that everything is bad and nothing is good. There's no scale, no originality, no good characters, no well constructed scenes, not even a good chase. Maybe it wasn't Michael Meyers who switched places with that paramedic, maybe it was Steve Miner. If that's true then the paramedic has alot to answer for. This movie is too fucking bad. Remake it - fine. But not like this. --Vern http://www.geocities.com/outlawvern pre-order SEAGALOGY

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  • Jan. 28, 2008, 8:29 a.m. CST

    There has never been a bad zombie movie.

    by Zino

    FACT. Except Resident Evil: Apocalypse, but then that goes without saying.

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 8:39 a.m. CST

    Vern, I can't take anything you say seriously.

    by Knuckleduster

    Because you're a grown man who still thinks that Steven Seagal is cool.

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 8:40 a.m. CST

    Thanks Vern

    by BigFo

    Pretty much what i expected.

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 8:45 a.m. CST

    Steve Miner gotta eat

    by wazza

    What a shame

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 8:49 a.m. CST

    I hoped they'd show a bit more respect for the original.

    by Sprout

    But never mind, I won't be subjecting myself to this crap.

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 8:56 a.m. CST

    Zino, did you SEE house of the dead?

    by Lucidz

    And thats just big(ger) budget stuff. Some of the B movie things that get dvd distribution are truly more horrible than their content.

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 8:59 a.m. CST

    PLANT! PLANT!

    by Darth Sticky

    WINK!

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 9 a.m. CST

    Direct to the garbage

    by critch

    Really? Direct-to-video didn't tip you off that this was gonna be shit? "Direct-to-video" is the same as "Direct-to-Sci-fi" or "Independent production". No good can come of this.

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 9:07 a.m. CST

    Vegetarian Zombie?!!

    by MontyPigeon

    You're kidding me. Drop the muther on this film and nuke it. Don't tell me he eats Quorn brains?

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 9:07 a.m. CST

    Knew it was worthless when I heard about "Vegetarian Zombie"

    by GrandMuffTarkin

    The screenwriter should be flayed alive.

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 9:11 a.m. CST

    That remake wasn't totally pointless.

    by DerLanghaarige

    Without it we probably had one less review by Vern!<br> Okay, bad for Vern that he had to watch it, but good for us, who can read his review. ;)

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 9:26 a.m. CST

    Cheers, Vern

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    The original Day Of The Dead has always been a little underrated, I reckon. The overall story is sort of weak (zombies outside, zombies inside, run away!), but there are so many individual elements to that one I enjoy - Bub, Rhodes (truly a great movie prick), and those great effects. Remember that one zombie whose head was pared all the way down to just his brain? Very nicely done. Also, that one who sat up and his guts fell all over the floor.<p>Anyway, thanks for the review. I'm going to be steering well clear of this remake.

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 9:26 a.m. CST

    Mena Suvari

    by Francis Begbie

    I always thought she had a giant forehead but no one would agree. Her forehead is huge!

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 9:27 a.m. CST

    Lucidz

    by Zino

    No I missed that one, but I do love me good zombie movie - even the crappy ones seem to have some redeeming features.<P>However even I had to draw the line when I watched this DTV 'movie' called Swamp Zombies, which qualifies as a movie on a technicality only - it does feature moving images. But honestly I could have done a more professional job with a bottle of ketchup and the camera on my phone, with editing done by Edward Scissorhands.<P>I reviewed it on my blog and the director responded, saying it screened at Cannes!

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 9:29 a.m. CST

    Vern

    by Kloipy

    Thank you! You are the best man. Always look forward to your reviews. I got a question for you though. I had heard a while back that there is a part in this remake that has a zombie driving a car, is this true? The vegetarian zombie (which doesn’t make any fucking sense) is bad enough, but please tell me that zombies can’t drive yet

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 9:43 a.m. CST

    by thegreatwhatzit

    DAY OF THE DEAD, the original, was lame-o. A fraternity of 1960s stereotypes (military/evil, woman/canonized) screaming limp dialogue. In regard to HOUSE OF THE DEAD, it's one of the worst of the "zombie" subgenre; a slumming Jurgen Prochnow looks half drunk/half hung-over. Who can blame him?

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 9:54 a.m. CST

    The Only Thing worse Than His Love of Steven Seagal

    by Internet Thug

    is the fact he hosts his blog on geocities. WTF man?????

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 9:56 a.m. CST

    Worst zombie film

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    I submit Children Of The Living Dead as not only the worst zombie film of all time, but also as a contender for worst of ANYTHING of all time. And I'm not just talking about films here. Worst experience, worst shiny round thing in a plastic box, worst mistake ever made while bored and house-sitting at a friend's place, possibly even worst job. It felt like a job to sit through that thing.<p>There I was, bored, flipping through someone else's DVD collection, and I see this thing that is possibly connected to Romero's films on account of the name and the presence of Tom Savini, so of course I pop it into the DVD player to check it out. What happened next was a kind of rape of my eyes and ears, maybe even my nose. I swear that film actually gave off an odour.

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 9:58 a.m. CST

    franklin- I totally agree

    by Kloipy

    I couldn't make it paste the first 5 minutes of that piece of shit. If i'm bored at an opening scene that's a bad bad thing

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 10:21 a.m. CST

    Hilarious

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Thanks Vern. Didn't Steve Miner direct Warlock back in the day? That was a great little film. "Kassandra with a K!"

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 10:22 a.m. CST

    Vegetarian Zombie?

    by Lost Jarv

    that is the single stupidest thing ever put on film. <p>And I include the complete works of the Wayans Brothers in that.

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 10:23 a.m. CST

    great review Vern

    by Bloo

    as usual, but Is ay that with EVERY review of yours. Anyways, it is really sad that we have all these different "of the dead" movies, it's also sad that I'm almost 31 years old and my first expirence of watching "Night" was the 90s version with the redhead stunt chick and tony Todd, good movie and a decent remake (thanks to Savini and Romero's contributions) but man it doesn't hold up to the original.

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 10:26 a.m. CST

    Flight of the Living Dead was Pretty Bad!

    by FILMFUNK

    Big fan of Day of The Dead, right age I was i guess when Reanimator, Brain damage and shit like that fucked with my head but i have soft spot for Day even over Dawn. New Dawn remake was OK in a quick fire ''Holy Shit!'' fast paced kind of way but that's not why i like me the Romero zombie films! I like the creepy desperate futility of it all more and that's emulated in the slow but relentless onslaught of the shuffling cadavres. Recently horror doesn't tickle me much! I want it to and i keep watching stuff like Slither and rented guff like Flight of the Dead in the hope it will have a tiny spark of what made all those 80s gore flicks so much fun but alas it seems twill never be repeated! even by Ol' George Romero himself coz Land was like someone elses version of a Romero flick unless diary is decent!?<P>I like the look of that new found footage Haunting style one but this sounds worse than dross!<Veggie Zombie! Fuck that!

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 10:27 a.m. CST

    Prawn of the Dead

    by Kloipy

    Movie starts with a little boy getting his Sea Monkeys kit and they bite him(somehow) and he turns into a zombie/shrimp and infects the world

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 10:28 a.m. CST

    let's just admit it

    by Gidney

    Romero's zombie movies, except Night, are crap. They are ponderous, pretentious and poorly conceived. The characters aren't so much written as drawn with crayon. Notice how the quality has diminished with each film? It's like he's trying to recapture the "magic" of Night but setting his traps in all the wrong places.

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 10:32 a.m. CST

    Like 92% of the stuff...

    by Shozo

    ...that Hollywood cooks up in its colon, this looks and smells like a turd. For the record, Greg Nicotero did zombie work on the original Day of the Dead (with Savini). It's where he got his start.

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 10:33 a.m. CST

    George Romero-Most Ripped Off Author Since Shakespeare.

    by C.K. Lamoo

    God, how many people have invented their own genre of film and seen so many third rate people jump on the bandwagon? If flesh eating zombies were dollars, Romero would be richer than Bil Gates.

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 10:36 a.m. CST

    Rave from the Grave...

    by TELF

    That's the worst one I've seen of the more recent rehashes.<p>Anybody ever see Zombie Nosh? Might have been called Flesh Eater in the states.

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 10:41 a.m. CST

    Man this sucks...

    by rutgersjaffo

    I love the original and really hope this doesn't suck as badly as i'm sure it does. I put the effects in the original right up there with Bob Botin's in Carpenter's remake of The Thing From Another World as the greatest 2 blasts of 'real' effects in the history of horror cinema. Suppose I will have to rent it, but damn does it sound like a pile of crap...

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 10:53 a.m. CST

    RE3: Romero Remake

    by kem070396

    You know, I have followed this site for many years. I was totally shocked that none of the exhalted poobahs made any bones (or mention for that matter) of the Resident Evil # movie. Y'know, the one that htey advertised for in the corner all the time. And the more I thin about, the more pissed I get. Why? Because, if you take the template of this review, you can slap it all over RE:3 because it's a frikkin SHOT FOR SHOT remake (almost) ot DOTD! The whole blurb about Bub...indeed one of the greatest zombie characters in the movie....was RAPED in RE:3! I mean, did anyone care that it was pagerized??? COME ON!!!Does anyone here CARE?!?!

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 11:02 a.m. CST

    FUCK!

    by travis-dane

    good review,bad movie!In the trailer Rhames clothelines a Zombie.weird....

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 11:03 a.m. CST

    heh, kloipy

    by Lost Jarv

    and I can't believe no-one's done this yet: Quorn of The Dead

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 11:07 a.m. CST

    FILMFUNK, I have to respectfuly disagree

    by liljuniorbrown

    Flight of the Living Dead was not that bad. I was suprised. Now I can see your point,(it's not that great) but I'm a fan of any movie starring Richard Tyson. He's from the same city as me and lived about three houses down during my high school years.He's a hell of a nice guy putting up with me and my friends, our constant stupid questions about Kindergarten Cop,Kingpin and Three O'Clock High.I'll probably get drilled on here for name dropping someone from the C list but he really is a cool guy with a great sense of humor,not a Hollywood dick head at all. Anyways I thought it was ok for what it was. This DOD remake sounds like pure shit.I don't care who is in it or why they are involved,it just sounds brutal.

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 11:24 a.m. CST

    LOL @ Quorn of The Dead

    by Kloipy

    good shit

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 11:36 a.m. CST

    I knew Day of the Dead, Day was a friend of

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    mine. You're no Day of the Dead. Choke on It.

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 11:44 a.m. CST

    And see, i loved flight of the living dead

    by Lucidz

    I thought that movie was straight up good old fashioned cheese. Day of the dead (orig) seems like the only Romero movie that doesn't take itself as seriously as the others. Now, if you want a zombie movie thats truly an offensive film, on the basis that it has no business corrupting television sets, "Children of the Living Dead", "STARRING" Tom Savini, is a true insult to higher organisms.

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 11:45 a.m. CST

    I Forgot to mention, I'm meeting Romero Saturday

    by Lucidz

    He's in my town doing a private viewing of Night of the Living Dead, and doing over-speaker commentary, then QA after the show. (That sound you're hearing is my geek-gasm)

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 11:54 a.m. CST

    Vern- NOTLD 3D has to be worse then this

    by Jugdish

    much like you - I tried to watch- I couldn't take it- at least you made it through this film.

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 11:56 a.m. CST

    Wow, this talk back . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . actually has me wanting to see Children of the Dead! There's a LOT of shit out there in the zombie-verse and this one gets several votes for absolute WORST here. I'm too intrigued to turn back . . .

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 11:58 a.m. CST

    Nice Marmot

    by Kloipy

    seriously dude, don't even try. It's just bad bad. Not good bad. Then again I didn't see the whole movie, or even 1/4 of it. But it opens with zombies getting shot but no blood really, just walking in a field getting shot. and somehow they managed to make it SO fucking boring

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 12:02 p.m. CST

    Kloipy / Marmot

    by Lucidz

    Don't forget to mention the sound. Its painfully obvious they didn't have any shotgun mics, which means there are either long expanses with no dialog (as in, when its a closeup, and they knew the ADR wouldn't match their mouths) or even better, when they do extremely wide shots, where you can't even see their mouths, but the ADR is so note perfect, you can tell they're sitting 1" away from the mic. There is no blood, no gore, no NOTHING. Seriously, its not worth anyones time ever. Savini musta had a gambling debt...

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 12:06 p.m. CST

    Lucidz

    by Kloipy

    very true, I think "My Dinner With Andre" had more action in it

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 12:18 p.m. CST

    My Dinner with Andre was Directed by Michael fucking Bay

    by Lucidz

    ... Compared to the shitfest, boredom bombarding, brain-fuck that was "Children".

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 12:20 p.m. CST

    Bay of the Dead

    by Kloipy

    i bet zombies would drive cars in that one

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 12:20 p.m. CST

    LMAO @ Quorn of the Dead

    by MontyPigeon

    It needs to be made. Classic line Lost Jarv.

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Kloipy

    by Vern

    I remember hearing that too, that there was a driving zombie. I think they must've cut it out but I can't rule out the possibility that my mind wandered and I just missed it. Because this movie did not exactly captivate me. Hmm, I wonder if it was the vegetarian zombie that drove? And I wonder if he was driving to the co-op.

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 12:36 p.m. CST

    thanks Vern

    by Kloipy

    I think we are slowly moving towards the "Zombie Rights" movement

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 12:43 p.m. CST

    also Vern

    by Kloipy

    have you been reading the all out hate for Romero's movies on this site recently? It's crazy. I can't understand how people who supposedly love horror, can actually say that they hate the original Dawn and think the remake is better.

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 12:44 p.m. CST

    Actually this sounds really fucking amazing.

    by alucardvsdracula

    And at the same time as watching it I intend to fist fuck myself with a chainsaw until my eye balls leap out of their sockets - in 3D green goo.

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 12:57 p.m. CST

    the collar sounds like Fido

    by seekshelter

    sounds like i should go watch that again.

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 1:08 p.m. CST

    main problem with this movie is that everything is bad and nothi

    by raw_bean

    "The main problem with this movie is that everything is bad and nothing is good" - that one cracked me up. :^)

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 1:20 p.m. CST

    Vern

    by cinemixtape.com

    Vern is the only critic in the universe that makes me laugh out loud several times during each review. Not everyone can state the obvious in inventive ways. Keep up the good work. Oh, and I will never watch this movie, because apparently it is bad and not good. I like good things instead of bad. So thanks for clearing that up for me.

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 1:28 p.m. CST

    Hay of the Dead

    by ZeroCorpse

    A deep story about zombie farmers attacking the cast of Hee-Haw.

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 1:32 p.m. CST

    i always preach about DAY's incredible special effects

    by George Newman

    the gore, the enjoyable over-acting/villainy of Rhodes and the Army guys... I love it all. <p>

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 1:38 p.m. CST

    I love the original DOTD

    by Zardoz

    Man, I saw that movie at just the right time. I discovered the other two in Romero's Dead series just before Day was released in theaters, so it was perfect timing. I saw it in the theater and I was giddy with zombie fear and loathing! Sure, the actor's are chewing up the scenery, but is the acting very good in ANY of the Dead movies? I mean, I don't know about you, but quality acting is NOT what I'm watching a zombie movie for in the first place! For me, DOTD was an excellent and logical continuation of the Zombie mythos Romero started in the first two films. And Bub will always be the epitome of a zombie for me. Anyway, so the remake sucks; is that really a shock? And it was also reviewed a while back and that reviewer hated it, too...

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 1:56 p.m. CST

    The original DAY has creepy hallways.

    by FluffyUnbound

    I know it sounds stupid, but the creepiest scenes in the original DAY are the scenes where people are just walking down the hallways in that shitty facility of theirs. Always gave me the willies for some reason.

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 1:59 p.m. CST

    Knuckleduster

    by Vern

    You got me man, I do like Steven Seagal movies. I don't know what to say in my defense. If only there was some way to explain my appreciation for them, I mean other than a 300-some page, extremely well reviewed book currently available for pre-order at Amazon and other fine booksellers. I guess you win this one buddy. touche

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 2:03 p.m. CST

    is Mena Suvari nekkid?

    by Zardoz

    With blood dripping onto her nude reclining body like rose petals? And is Kevin Spacey Bub, trying to remember what it means to be human by porking Mena?

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 2:06 p.m. CST

    NO SURPRISES HERE...

    by Ray Gamma

    WE KNEW THIS REMAKE WAS GOING TO BE A STEAMING HOT PILE OF STINKING LIQUID ORANGE SHIT. MOVE ALONG... MOVE ALONG...

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 2:10 p.m. CST

    Dead Rising is awesome, too!

    by Zardoz

    That game's the reason I bought my X360! It's Dawn of the Dead the videogame, and I frickin' love it! It's frustrating at times, but there's loads of re-playability and it just gets better the more you play it. (and your character gets stronger) Nothing like wielding a katana to slice a zombie in half! (or a lawnmower, or a chainsaw, or...) I can't wait for the sequel to that game! (do you hear me Capcom?)

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 2:13 p.m. CST

    ps Sherman Howard's performance

    by Ray Gamma

    p.s. Sherman Howard's performance in the original (real) "Day of The Dead" is the most underrated piece of acting ever put on film, in any genre. He should have had an Academy Award for his amazing work as "Bub", a dead human behaving with all the precisely observed nuances of an infant learning to use its hands for the first time. </P> <P>What an amazing, endearing performance, easily on a par with Hoffman's "Rain Man" or Geoffrey Rush in "Shine". </P> <P>But wait, they don't do acting awards for splattery horror movies, of course, do they? Oh well...

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 2:17 p.m. CST

    Th

    by zufflezipperfish

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 2:17 p.m. CST

    ....words escape me...

    by zufflezipperfish

    .....

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 2:19 p.m. CST

    when are they remaking Land of the Dead?

    by Holodigm

    i can't wait!!!

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 2:22 p.m. CST

    Kloipy...

    by MisterE

    Thanks for "Prawn of the Dead." I needed a good laugh on a Monday!

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 2:22 p.m. CST

    I liked captain rhodes better than bub

    by Lucidz

    and i plan on telling georgey to his face on saturday!

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 2:33 p.m. CST

    mistere

    by Kloipy

    no problem, but I wouldn't be suprised if that could be the plot of an upcoming horror movie. Ugh

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 2:40 p.m. CST

    Re. The Dawn of the Dead remake.

    by Gilkuliehe

    It does NOTHING to me. Not a thing. I saw it at the cinemas and own the DVD. I like zombies and horrors so I have no clue why it doesn't work on me. It's driving me nuts. I don't think it's bad, I think it's pretty well done, has great sequences, but the overall feeling I get from it is this: a flat line. Nothing. There's not a moment I feel simpathy for anyone, nor tension, nor suspense, nor the usual gore-joy, I don't even hate the asshole characters!! Anyone feels the same? Just the other day I watched it again just to see where this comes from but I still couldn't put my finger on it. Damn, I want to like it!

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 2:59 p.m. CST

    Just you, Gilkuliehe, just you...

    by DynamixRo

    I LOVE the "Dawn" remake.

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 3:11 p.m. CST

    Damnit.

    by Gilkuliehe

    I hate to be that guy.

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 3:20 p.m. CST

    Gilkuliehe-you aren't alone

    by Kloipy

    I liked the remake, quite a bit actually. But it's only an action-horror, leaning more towards action. It has some cool moments, but it shouldn't be called Dawn of the Dead, that's for sure.

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 3:22 p.m. CST

    Remember Mena's Little Titties?

    by tHeGRinGoGenTiLE

    I do!

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 3:33 p.m. CST

    Day of the Dead 2: Contagium

    by Brians Life

    Anyone have the displeasure of being at a buddies house while THIS was on? You wanna talk WORST zombie movies...look no further!

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 3:35 p.m. CST

    Dawn Remake

    by Brians Life

    DUG it, while much more shallow than the original...I think it played beat for beat a bit better. I love the orig. DAWN, but I just WISH Romero had kept the original ending.

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 3:37 p.m. CST

    Romerso and ORIGINAL Dawn Ending...

    by Brians Life

    Anyone else wish he'd never changed the script. It was weird, but before I saw Dawn years ago I read the original screenplay first and I LOVED the bleakness of the ending.<br><br>Than I watch it and instead of the dual suicide, I get a BADLY shot football run to the chopper (complete with rah rah music).

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 3:39 p.m. CST

    Romer-O

    by Brians Life

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 3:49 p.m. CST

    Wayans Bros.

    by applescruff

    "that is the single stupidest thing ever put on film. I include the complete works of the Wayans Brothers in that." Hehe yeah I was on a plane with Shawn and Marlon Wayans, and honestly I've never been more scared on a flight. One day God's gotta smite those guys. I'm not wishing it on them, but they're really asking for it.

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 4:03 p.m. CST

    Franklin T Marmoset!

    by radio1_mike

    So true. Children of the Living Dead is awful. I made it as far as when the four college kids die. Good thing it was on On Demand (Fear.net) through Comcast. If I had paid for that shit I would have demanded a refund. I once thought there can be no bad zombie movie either, I was so so wrong. I had middling hopes for the remake of Day. I really enjoyed the original. But this review put the nails in the coffin for me. Maybe if Zack Snyder had taken it up, maybe it would have been ok. Damn, a wasted opportunity.

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 4:30 p.m. CST

    That sucking sound is coming from your wallet

    by skywalkerfamily

    All the money is gone.

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 4:35 p.m. CST

    ZOMBIE REMAKE!!!!!!

    by dr.bulber

    ............................. . . .

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 4:41 p.m. CST

    Don't worry ya'll....and World War Z

    by Brians Life

    I'm in the process of writing the greatest zombie movie written between April 2006 and now. <br><br>Did anyone read the World War Z script review? Sounds like the completely wrong direction.

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 4:42 p.m. CST

    Ha! Mena's giant forehead...

    by buffywrestling

    It's a fivehead!!!

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 5:27 p.m. CST

    LOL at fivehead

    by Ray Gamma

    i just got that cos i've got a threehead

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 5:31 p.m. CST

    WORST "ZOMBIE" MOVIES--EVER

    by thegreatwhatzit

    All time worst is NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD: THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY edition which raped the '68 release and appended awful actors to the '68 footage. Some douchebag named John Russo is responsible for this back alley abortion. Runner-ups include NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD 3-D (no wonder Sid Haig is exiled to conventions)...CHILDREN OF THE LIVING DEAD (Tom Savini, who played a supporting role in FROM DUSK TIL DAWN, has lost his dignity--and the film, apparently, lost its original audio)...HOUSE OF THE DEAD.

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 5:36 p.m. CST

    NICK CANNON? OF 'WILD 'N OUT' FAME?

    by FatherMcGruderKicksAssForTheLord

    Man ... you got your own show on the MTVs, and you were in DRUMLINE, dude. Get a new agent. Mena Suvari, on the other hand, looks GREAT for a continuing future in DTV. <p> (I will now add that I didn't know who the fuck Nick Cannon was when Dave Chapelle namedropped him, and I still don't really. Thank you IMDB & Google & teh interweb, for making me appear more knowledgeable on pointless topics than I really am.) <p> I'm fucking tired of douchebags who acquire licensing to existing titles, rather than just have the requisite testicular fortitude to release their own original property. It needs to stop. I pretty much thought that Sack Znyder should have changed the setting from a mall to some other fucking location AND JUST MADE HIS OWN MOVIE, rather than exploit concepts like brand-recognition and craft a "remake" that bears little if any relation to the original. <p> As far as the original DAY OF THE DEAD, I've been in contention with everybody I know forever because I love this movie MORE than DAWN in many ways. Vern's dead-on about Savini's zombies ... I dare anyone to find better looking mobile corpses anywhere. The acting IS quite often hammy, but the sense of immersion in a world bereft of humanity seems to me to be pretty solid. And yeah, the blue zombies of the original DAWN just don't do it for me, somehow. <p> Oh yeah, Vern - your favorite FRIDAY THE 13's are 2 & 3? I'm not going to dispute that they should or shouldn't be, I've actually never even heard anyone claim them before.

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 5:38 p.m. CST

    "Some Douchebag"

    by FatherMcGruderKicksAssForTheLord

    Some douchebag named John Russo, coincidentally, co-wrote the screenplay for NOTLD. (Yes.)

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 5:48 p.m. CST

    Father McGruders comment above

    by Ray Gamma

    spot on. </P> <P> The original Day of the Dead is pretty much the ONLY zombie movie ever that really does properly convey a sense of the world being gone to shit on a huge scale.

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 5:50 p.m. CST

    Romero's own favourite

    by Ray Gamma

    "Day" is Romero's own favourite of his 'dead' movies. He said so himself at a Q&A I attended in the UK.

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 5:53 p.m. CST

    Agreed, Ray Gamma

    by Brians Life

    DAY is the only one that fully shows you the end result. Its scope is broader, while still contained. Scary fuckin' movie.

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 5:54 p.m. CST

    The thing with remakes...

    by Ray Gamma

    The thing with remakes like this is, what's the point of using the title at all, if you're basically just making a new (lame) movie with a COMPLETELY different plot, different characters etc etc? </P> <P> It's basically a case of name-squatting. They've fucking squatted on the title "Day of the Dead", and made a cheap piece of predictable shit that has nothing to do with the original movie in any single way. </P> <P> Now that they've used the title, it's less likely that someone will come along and do a proper re-make (i.e. Romero's story/setting/characters but on a larger scale with a larger budget)

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 6 p.m. CST

    Ray Gamma

    by FatherMcGruderKicksAssForTheLord

    Heavily agreed.

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 6:03 p.m. CST

    Ray Gamma, a note...

    by Brians Life

    I remember reading an interview with the remake's writer (I think on AICN)and he was complaining about how he went to the studio with an original concept and they squeezed him into "Why don't we just adapt it and make it a remake of DAY OF THE DEAD. Yeah! Cast Ving in it, it'll be like a prequel". The idea of a built in audience is all that keeps ALL these remakes from being Direct To Bargain Bin DVD suckfests...studios know and exploit that.

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 6:10 p.m. CST

    has anyone seen the short Night of the Living Bread?

    by Kloipy

    It was on one of the special editions of NOTLD a long time ago, before DVD. It was kind of funny

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 6:11 p.m. CST

    Brian's Life

    by FatherMcGruderKicksAssForTheLord

    The studios are very much culpable, in my opinion, but the directors et al who play along are complicit. <p> Of course, it's easy to throw stones ... maybe I'd feel differently if it were me & all that, but damn. I'd so much rather read about some motherfucker who said "FUCK THAT" and went indie, than see another crapass retread or "re-imagining".

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 6:17 p.m. CST

    feel like bitching sooo

    by foree forehead

    typical of aicn these days where even though the reviewer doesn't like the movie he's reviewing, he says a bunch of nice shit about a bunch of other garbage that doesn't deserve a fleeting fucking moment of praise. original day of the dead was rubbish and even then it craps all over the desperate dawn of the dead remake.

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 6:18 p.m. CST

    Hopefully

    by pk68

    Nick Cannon dies, I hate that guy.

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 6:20 p.m. CST

    Fuck you, forehead

    by caruso_stalker217

    DAY OF THE DEAD is a fucking classic. And the best of the original DEAD trilogy (though I'm in the minority on that one).

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 6:20 p.m. CST

    Like The Whinesteins & RZ's HALLOWEEN

    by FatherMcGruderKicksAssForTheLord

    Dammit Rob, why didn't you elect to say "FUCK THAT" to a multi-pic deal, and instead opt to eat out of dumpsters and film your next movie on a camera made out of old cardboard toilet paper rolls? <p> At least then your Artistic Principles would be intact. <p> Man, my glass house sure stays nice & warm during the winter!

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 6:22 p.m. CST

    you're in the minority?

    by foree forehead

    well i'm in the majority then! hooo-wee for me. it's hardly a classic, it's nearly unwatchable. the doctor and bub shit is pretty cringe-worthy once you grow up a bit.

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 6:25 p.m. CST

    I didn't see DAY until I was eighteen

    by caruso_stalker217

    And I'd been exposed to far shittier zombie movies up to that point. DAY OF THE DEAD is an important milestone in zombie cinema. Anyone who can't see that is probably too hung up on the awesomeness of DAWN. Though I don't like to generalize like that.

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 6:27 p.m. CST

    And I didn't mean that "fuck you" remark

    by caruso_stalker217

    Everyone is free to voice their opinion. I tend to resort to profanity when I can't think of anything intelligent to say.

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 6:31 p.m. CST

    Foree

    by FatherMcGruderKicksAssForTheLord

    Bub & Doc Logan cringe-worty? What about Commander Ammo-Belts? And anyway ... so fucking what? <p> You ever watch many "genre" movies? <p> I've long since given up on trying to convince people that these are "truly great" movies. They are what they are. Some are better than others. Whatever. Go watch something "important", I guess.

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 6:40 p.m. CST

    Actually,

    by FatherMcGruderKicksAssForTheLord

    I feel a bit doucheish for busting your balls on genre flicks when you reference Ken in your TBID, but still ... tell me how DAY is really any worse than any other comparable film from the same general time period (probably some in your collection), and I'll ... well, I won't really do anything. But still. It beats blue paint.

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 6:51 p.m. CST

    McGruder

    by Vern

    Yeah, those are my two favorite Friday the 13ths. I enjoy most of them on some level, but those two are the best combination of energetic chase scenes, inventive gore and atmosphere (both the night time scenes and just the summers in Connecticut or wherever it is). Part 2 has alot of clever shit in it if you really pay attention, like the way the counselor at the beginning talks about not wearing perfume because it will attract bears, and then one of the victims puts on perfume right before attracting Jason. And I like the bag on the head. But my favorite is actually part 3 since I've had the chance to see it in 3-D twice. That's a fun audience movie there.<p> Day of the Dead means more to me than those though, and you gave a good explanation of what I like about it.

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 7:04 p.m. CST

    My mom used to go swimming...

    by caruso_stalker217

    ...at the camp they shot FRIDAY THE 13TH at. I guess the movie scared the shit out of her because of it. Fuckin' lightweight.

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 7:16 p.m. CST

    I wouldnt swimm there too.....

    by travis-dane

    Jesus...It is JASON!!

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 7:24 p.m. CST

    He's just a little retarded kid

    by caruso_stalker217

    He's harmless.

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 7:33 p.m. CST

    Romero Rocks

    by WALKNDED

    The rest are just pretenders to the throne.. And ya for me I get to shake his hand Again at Horrorfind weekend in march. And ask him about Diary of the dead. Hows that for a fanboy.

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 8:09 p.m. CST

    Friday the 13th 3D

    by buffywrestling

    Saw that in the theater as well - speargun! THOWK! - and it was a good time. Saw House of Wax (Vincent Price!) in 3D that summer too. Then I had to spoil my 3D experience forever by going to see Jaws 3D. By the end, I was wishing Bruce would just get it over with and eat me. That shark was pissing me off too.

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 8:29 p.m. CST

    is any American watching this fucking asshole right now?

    by Kloipy

    Bush is such a smug motherfucker. I can't stand his stupid face. He's talking about how people need a govt that isn't in their business and yet he's allowed wire tapping of the public. He makes me want to fucking puke

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 8:42 p.m. CST

    WWZ: World War Zombie!

    by Zardoz

    I forgot about that...the book was so friggin' good! Not scary really, but a really great socii-political examination of what would happen if zombies really did walk the Earth. Very Romero-esque. It was brutal and very plausible. I can't wait for the movie. (and the script review that I read loved it...)

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 9:42 p.m. CST

    Action stations

    by proper

    http://tinyurl.com/2msf97.The Zombie apocalypse is nigh!!!!.Get Ready.Lets hope it doesn't crash somewhere volatile.Franklin T Marmoset= http://tinyurl.com/33tj5o :).I saw an ad on the Shoot Em Up DVD for Flight Of The Living Dead,did anyone take one for the team and find out if it was any good???.I was looking forward to this one,oh well,for me the original is a classic,it's a shame they wasted the name and didn't rip it off correctly,it could of been a winner.I'm looking forward to Diary of the Dead anyway.Vern,best of wishes for 2008 sir.

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 9:46 p.m. CST

    Kloipy

    by caruso_stalker217

    I don't bother to watch the State of the Union address. I know the state of the fucking Union. It's fucking shitty!

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 10:46 p.m. CST

    ABBOTT HAYES!!!!!!

    by canopus

    That's the most memorable thing about Children Of The Living Dead, Abbott Hayes is a zombie that's been in hiding for 20 plus years, and then comes out to dance, and everytime someone sees this decomposed corpse, they immediately recognize him and scream his name as loudly as possible. It was a bad movie, but kind of fun to goof on. House Of The Dead was the worst, I walked out after 25 minutes, didn't even make it to the zombies. I didn't know anything about Uwe Boll at the time, I'll never make that mistake again.

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 10:47 p.m. CST

    FIDO

    by future help

    check it out

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 11:36 p.m. CST

    Children of the Living Dead is GOOD Bad

    by RonaldLark

    ...not BAD bad. Seriously, I watched the movie only because it was offered as a free On Demand flick, and because it had Tom Savini in it. It was a feast of hilariously incompetent filmmaking, and I plan on buying the DVD. The acting was atrocious; Tom Savini proved to me once and for all that he is a pathetic hack; and I had to masturbate at least once to the cute lead actress who was trying so hard to make something out of nothing that it got me a little horny. I don't remember her name, but she was the only person in the movie that wasn't an embarrassment to watch. The best part is that every time they show Abbot Hayes (the lead zombie) he turns to the camera and poses, as if his $10 zombie mask is some great achievement in film makeup. If you want to see a brilliant 1 1/2 minute clip from the film, go to YouTube and look up "Abbot Hayes the Jazzhand Zombie". YOU WILL THANK ME.

  • Jan. 29, 2008, 1:06 a.m. CST

    I pitched my idea....

    by redfist

    If you want to remake day of the dead...they have picked up right after the boat made it to the dock in dawn of the dead(04). That the island was in fact a FEMA station and the zombies that rushed the dock were on the side of the island used as a holding pen. <p> The scientist on the island were looking for a why to destroy the zombies and ran test on them...bringing to mind Joesph Mengela's lab, until they find that the only way to destroy the zombies is a certain chemical weapon that is stocked at fort pastor. Ken and crew have to convoy there to ge the chemical and try to save what is left of the earth. <p> but I would rather that they didn't remake day, but if you have to do it....do it right.

  • Jan. 29, 2008, 1:23 a.m. CST

    Nice to see Day of the Dead getting some respect here...

    by Mrhazard

    By far, my all-time favorite zombie movie... I've seen it a billion times and it never gets old... Probably because the characters are just as interesting/entertaining as the zombies... Maybe MORE? Capt. Rhodes is easily the best villian in a z-movie... Sarah is a great strong female lead w/o her strength feeling forced or contrived... Dr. "Frankenstein" is the classic mad scientist that has lost all touch with reality... Bub, Steel, Salazar, all interesting characters... Someone here was saying the acting was bad (and some of it is... The black guy with the HORRIBLY awful Jamaican accent) but I think most of it is perfect... Over-the-top??? Maybe, but the characters are placed in a over-the-top situation so it fits... (What do you expect??? People to act low-key during the END of civilization???) And that's probably why I love the movie so much... It's the bleakest zombie movie ever... I love the part where Frankenstein is arguing with Rhodes about basically what needs to be done... Rhodes wants to pretty much annihilate everything in sight and Dr. F talks about how they gotta keep order... Without order everything is lost... Humanity has lost... He has this look in his eye that is PERFECT... Like he's about to lose it, but he's trying everything in his power to keep his sanity (but you know that's almost all gone)... It's perfect... I could go on and on but Day of the Dead is damn near perfect IMO... The only thing I flat out hate is the score which really doesn't fit the mood but I'll let that one slide... Again, best zombie movie ever.......

  • Jan. 29, 2008, 1:43 a.m. CST

    Split dogs!

    by caruso_stalker217

    And "This baby was built by the Army Corps of Engineers!" James Karen is fucking brilliant in that movie.

  • Jan. 29, 2008, 1:49 a.m. CST

    Day of the Dead is my favorite of the Romero zombie flicks...

    by sonnyfern

    The effects, the story, the too big for our britches speech, I love that film. It's dark, no fucking pie fights there, and it's brilliant. Just for the record F13 3 is my favorite Jason, with part 6 being right behind it....part 2 is incredible though, one of the best sequels ever made...

  • Jan. 29, 2008, 2:10 a.m. CST

    SFX in Day of the Dead...

    by Zardoz

    yeah, the Make-up and FX in Day are fucking brilliant and still hold up very well today. One of my favorite "bits": when the soldier's head is pulled off his body and his scream goes up in pitch as his voice box is stretched...sweet!

  • Jan. 29, 2008, 2:56 a.m. CST

    Vocal cords being stretched

    by caruso_stalker217

    Now that is attention to detail. That's my favorite moment in a film with many great moments.

  • Jan. 29, 2008, 4:23 a.m. CST

    That gave fucking nightmares.

    by Gilkuliehe

    The sound that guy is making while being decapitated... I love Day of the Dead.

  • Jan. 29, 2008, 4:24 a.m. CST

    Ok, ME. That gave ME nightmares.

    by Gilkuliehe

    Raiders of the lost edit button.

  • Jan. 29, 2008, 4:32 a.m. CST

    Day of the Dead (original)

    by Ray Gamma

    The original "Day of the Dead" is my favourite horror film ever, AND my favourite sci-fi film of all time too. It even beats classics like "The Andromeda Strain" and "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" How many horror films can do this? It's a masterpiece of bleak apocalyptic cinema. The over-the-top acting is actually perfect for a horrific scenario where ordinary people would completely lose their minds. </P> <P> We're sick of seeing horror movies where heroic characters keep their cool and make wisecracks after beheading some walking dead person, or witnessing some horrific scene. It's total bullshit and contributes to the desensitization of the audience. Nobody finds movies disturbing anymore, because cinema has gone down the route of Will Smith or Bruce willis, the un-fazeable hero who dispatches monsters with a sarcastic punchline. It's a fucking cartoon nowadays, and completely unrealistic. </P> <P> Anyone in a (hypothetically) bleak situation like those proposed in 'zombie' movies, would be COMPLETELY LOSING THEIR FUCKING MINDS. It would be worse than being in the middle of Vietnam or World War 2 or the streets of Rwanda. You would be screaming, raging, crying. It would be literally the apocalypse. But yet hardly any movies get this right. They always want to portray their heroes as bullet-proof wiseacres. It's a bullshit scenario that convinces nobody, because we all know that most war vets who have experienced extreme violence end up with some form of trauma. </P> <P> At least the characters in Romero's "Day of the Dead" are realistically freaking out, instead of just going, "oh look a dead guy walking, let's shoot his ass". Anyone who doesn't understand why it is a masterpiece is probably someone who loves stupid moronic action movies.

  • Jan. 29, 2008, 6:08 a.m. CST

    Wait a sec...

    by Knuckleduster

    Was Vern trying to be sarcastic? Was he using the fact that he wrote a 300-some page book about Steven friggin Seagal as a defense to my comment? That "book" is exactly why I can't take anything he says seriously.

  • Jan. 29, 2008, 6:54 a.m. CST

    Knuckleduster

    by CuervoJones

    He was using the fact that he wrote a 300-some page book about Steven friggin Seagal to say that he don´t give a shit about your comment.<br> And Oasis of the Zombies is the worst zomibe movie ever.

  • Jan. 29, 2008, 7:02 a.m. CST

    DAY OF THE DEAD

    by FILMFUNK

    Has the most packed into it! What's not to love? The Gore is incredible, the zombies are funny, scary, sad! The characters are a cross section of society but not done cheesy! and the situation really feels huge and catastrophic! I loved the strong female lead and her unravelling partner and the soldiers are great. It has brilliant music and the dream sequence with the wall of arms shits me up just to think about it! <P>Love it! <P>Land of the Dead took the thinking Zombie thing too far I reckon and tried to recapture the magic that Romero nailed so well with Bub in Day and failed in general as the characters felt a bit less real in my opinion but there are folks out there who love it the best so It's clear Romeros zombie films speak to different generations. I like Dawn almost as much but Day was always darker and more disturbing because even the military were fucked! I hope Diary of the Dead can re-capture some Romeros magic because I think that the reason his zombie films are a cut above is because they aren't just monsters and blood, they have deeper social meaning and drama as well as the best gore. Romero and Savinni were a perfect match! I love Night too but Day came at me at the right time in my life with all gore blazing and remains my favourite Zombie film.

  • Jan. 29, 2008, 9:28 a.m. CST

    2 things...

    by rutgersjaffo

    First of all, my step-father played a zombie extra in Day of the Dead. He is the fat shirtless one--no shit! He was a college student in Pittsburgh at the time and they used to get drunk and go be extras after they were done partying. Secondly, the worst zombie movie EVER may very well be Night of the Zombies. starring 70s adult film 'actor' Jamie Gillis. Holy shit is that movie AWFUL--AWFULLY FUNNY--unintentionally of course!!!

  • Jan. 29, 2008, 9:31 a.m. CST

    Wow...

    by rutgersjaffo

    Writing a 300-page book about Steven Seagal's movies is possibly the worst idea in book writing this side of Anne Coulter writing a book on hugs and sharing our feelings...unless of course the book is true bathroom reading and is actually 300 pages of photographs of Steven on actual toilet paper.

  • Jan. 29, 2008, 9:33 a.m. CST

    all zombie movies post-dawn...

    by foree forehead

    ..read like a sad littany of missed opportunities. i guess that's my feeling caruso and fathermcgruder, "day" could've been so much more. perhaps it's soul is in the right place but the execution isn't there for me. at least when i tried, arse-clenched, to watch it a few years back, maybe i'll try again. 28 days later is basically half of dawn and half of day of the dead stuck together and it's a fucking awful movie. i think the only one i enjoyed semi-recently was shaun of the dead so that tells you everything. as for a movie from the same time period that day of the dead is far, far worse than, hmm, videodrome?? nothing overtly zombie-like about it but there are similar apocalyptic themes and an undercurrent of facism that fascinates me. sure the movie is a sprawling, over-ambitious mess and, honestly, i wish i could say the same of day of the dead. instead, just a bit of a mess.

  • Jan. 29, 2008, 9:33 a.m. CST

    Another Day sequel idea...

    by rutgersjaffo

    The chopper lands...and it's the island from Lost!!!! Oooooo.....

  • Jan. 29, 2008, 10:09 a.m. CST

    videodrome = overrated

    by Ray Gamma

    don't get me wrong, it's a good movie but hugely overrated among horror film buffs. DOTD is a lot more disturbing.

  • Jan. 29, 2008, 10:29 a.m. CST

    sorry ray

    by foree forehead

    must heartily disagree, videodrome is far more plausible and therefore FAR more unsettling.

  • Jan. 29, 2008, 10:37 a.m. CST

    Romero's DAY sux; first, Father McGruder...

    by thegreatwhatzit

    John Russo takes credit for NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD's screenplay but most insiders insist Romero did "most if not all of the work." Seems to be credible if you've sampled dialogue from Russo's other (obscure & unwatchable) horror films. DAY OF THE DEAD appears to be the apocalypse squeezed into a bad one-act play (off-Broadway w/ apprenticing actors). Stereotypes & filler. The original screenplay would have kicked ass but Romero was denied the big $$$ because no one wanted to invest in an unrated movie. I don't loathe LAND OF THE DEAD as much as DAY/DEAD but it's a close call. As for Joe Pilato, the guy is slumming it at conventions. He tries to persuade young chicks that he's a star or whatever (he also appears rather intoxicated but that's open to speculation). Hey, why hasn't anybody mentioned the Fulchi "zombie" movies? They're not great but production values are slick and the gore is sick (if you're into that type of thin, to quote Ricky Ricardo).

  • Jan. 29, 2008, 10:46 a.m. CST

    Videodrome...

    by rutgersjaffo

    Is a damn good movie. It's been ripped-off by many, many modern 'masterpieces'. You know what's a great flick for unpleasant gore? Demons. Also, the Reanimator. Who did the effects for that?

  • Jan. 29, 2008, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Is a new script too much to ask for?

    by fireclown

    Well, is it? Does everything HAVE to be a remake? We're talking about a damned ZOMBIE movie here. A good premise shouldn't be too hard. 1) the story of the nuclear laumches on major urban centers. 2) The Zombie holocause as seen from the Amsh perspective. Nobody is set to survive the zombies like those guys once they conclude that they are not living souls. 3) Zombies vs the deranged hillbillies of Waziristan. THe world is full of crazy hillibilies. And the islamofundies would make for a bad ass fight.

  • Jan. 29, 2008, 11:25 a.m. CST

    reanimator is fantastic

    by Lost Jarv

    Day is also good, <p>Vegetarian zombies are, under any circumstances, the stupidest, most pointless fucking thing ever. <p>AAARGH run in terror, carrot, run.

  • Jan. 29, 2008, 11:43 a.m. CST

    jarv

    by Kloipy

    I LOVE reanimator, such a fucking classic movie. Love the black humor in that movie

  • Jan. 29, 2008, 12:05 p.m. CST

    Haters

    by JaredG

    You all do not know SHIT. Atleast the guy has guts to make a film and to have the passion he does. All you fuckers can do is criticize and be GEEKS. Got your fucking Gold Passes for your next convention? Vern, thanks for the interview with Chris. Loved it.

  • Jan. 29, 2008, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Take That Back

    by JaredG

    My bad, that was meant for the TCM Interview. And I agree, the remake of Day of the Dead looks like shit. The original is classic.

  • Jan. 29, 2008, 12:45 p.m. CST

    Ray Gamma

    by Vern

    Good post. I have to say though, I like moronic action movies AND understand why DAY OF THE DEAD is a masterpiece. Also I feel I need to defend Bruce Willis, since his entire history as an action star stems from DIE HARD where he in fact is terrified and thinks he's fucked through the entire movie. He's not the fearless wisecracker type, he is the terrified smartass. But you make an excellent point about the tone of most modern movies and why DAY OF THE DEAD (original) stands out.

  • Jan. 29, 2008, 12:54 p.m. CST

    Knuckle

    by Vern

    I'm just saying you could think of a better way to hurt my feelings than to point out my proudest accomplishment. I feel that my book kicks ass and I almost want to send you a copy because I bet even you would enjoy it. I bet it would not only get you renting ON DEADLY GROUND and BELLY OF THE BEAST, it would inspire you to start working toward being a better person and not just some twerp who tries to bully a dude in an unrelated talkback.<p> I mean, what was your point anyway? You don't like Steven Seagal movies, I have written an analysis of them, therefore you don't trust my opinion, therefore you have pre-ordered DAWN OF THE DEAD remake and look forward to watching it? I think I win this one however you look at it.<p>

  • Jan. 29, 2008, 12:56 p.m. CST

    whoops

    by Vern

    (That should be DAY OF THE DEAD remake. Now I don't win.)

  • Jan. 29, 2008, 1:03 p.m. CST

    Vern

    by Kloipy

    is Seagalogy still available to buy? I really need to get one

  • Jan. 29, 2008, 1:06 p.m. CST

    knuckle-listen to my man Vern

    by Kloipy

    I never thought about Seagal before until I started reading Vern's stuff and now I've seen Belly of the Beast, Out of Reach, On Deadly Ground, and Exit Wounds. People like you just don't seem to have fun eh Knuckleduster?

  • Jan. 29, 2008, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Kloipy,you can preorder Seagalogy on AMAZON...

    by travis-dane

    the new edition comes out in May!

  • Jan. 29, 2008, 1:37 p.m. CST

    thanks Travis

    by Kloipy

    I can't wait to get that shit!

  • Jan. 29, 2008, 2:03 p.m. CST

    Disliked the Original...

    by KosherWookie

    ...Because I'm a career military member, and you can sense Romero's hatred/mistrust/disregard for the military in every frame. One-dimensionsl? CHECK! Devoid of any redeeming qualities? CHECK!! Cardboard cut-outs who are less human than the zombies? CHECK!!! Hardly surprising in that Romero is an admitted '60s counter-culture type who knows nothing about us. Imagine if Romero had portrayed any other group (like, women or any minority you'd care to think of) in the same light...

  • Jan. 29, 2008, 2:51 p.m. CST

    Agree with you, KosherWookie

    by thegreatwhatzit

    DAY OF THE DEAD is Romero's worst failure (as aforementioned, it's all stereotypes and filler). Romero's counterculture platitudes clicked in NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (though the film's few societal subtleties, as well as its conema verite style, may be accidental or a fortunate "consequence" of budget constraints). Romero subsequently bludgeoned the "message" in all of his subsequent films. My fave is RE-ANIMATOR (its merits are all deliberate; Stuart Gordon is quite superior to Romero because Gordon, with tongue-in-cheek, plays it straight--he knows how to negotiate black humor). Worst line in a zombie movie belongs to the NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD remake (directed [?] by Savini). The heroine observes a mob of rednecks blasting zombies in an uncivil "shooting gallery" style. She turns to the camera (!) and says(referring to the zombies), "They are us and we are them." Aaarrgghhh--I slipped under my seat.

  • Jan. 29, 2008, 2:58 p.m. CST

    thegreatwhatzit

    by KosherWookie

    Exactly... Where Romero could have made a great flick in DAY would have bee to capitalize on the fact that a military is generally a reflection of the society that creates it; as in DAWN, he could have shown two contrasting microcosms and left the audience to draw its own conclusions. Plus which, just on a pedantic level: Couldn't he have hired an advisor who knew SOMETHING about the military? Rule of thumb: If they don't get the haircuts right and no two guys' uniforms match, I AIN'T BUYING IT. Christ, would anybody make a movie about hippies and have then wearing Gucci loafers and Members Only jackets?

  • Jan. 29, 2008, 3:22 p.m. CST

    Vern, mate

    by Knuckleduster

    Listen, I'm glad you're proud of your accomplishment and you're obviously free to love Seagal as much as you like, but what I'm saying is this: It makes me question your judgement. Every time you write a review, I think: "Oh, that sounds good. But wait, isn't this the guy who has a hard-on for Seagal? And not in a funny or ironic kinda way. He actually takes ol' fatass seriously. He thinks there's merit to what that ponytailed prick does. But then again, Vern does like Texas Chain Saw. That's cool. But doesn't everyone? But, goddammit, he has a thing for Seagal! He wrote a fuckin book on him! How can the world be this wrong?!" ...Blam!

  • Jan. 29, 2008, 3:35 p.m. CST

    I usually hate snotty talkback replies.

    by Knuckleduster

    Even though I'm guilty of them myself. And, Vern, your snotty reply pissed me off and made me send another one your way. It was petty of me and I apologise. I'm sorry I called your book a "book" and not a book. I've never read it. That said, I still stick to my original statement: I can't take you seriously, because you're a grown man who thinks that Seagal is cool. You're just gonna have to live with that, mate, and I'm sure you will... When I read that you had the book out, I actually went out and rented one of his DTV adventures (Into The Sun, I think it was called. Can't remember). I haven't seen a Seagal movie in years. Well, I nearly ended up scratching my eyes out. Whatever it is you get out of that guy's work, I just don't see it. Sorry.

  • Jan. 29, 2008, 4:20 p.m. CST

    Wait a minute... Seagal ISN'T cool?

    by caruso_stalker217

    Have you seen MARKED FOR FUCKING DEATH? It makes a good double feature with PREDATOR FUCKING 2.

  • Jan. 29, 2008, 4:29 p.m. CST

    OUT FOR JUSTICE owns you all

    by triplefive

    gotta stick up for Seagal here. The man throws pimps through windshields. If you can't get with that, then I can't tale your opinion seriously.

  • Jan. 29, 2008, 4:32 p.m. CST

    Yeah and the Seagal destroys a bar in Out for Justice...

    by travis-dane

    is fucking great!

  • Jan. 29, 2008, 4:34 p.m. CST

    And "Above the Law" is great stuff!

    by travis-dane

    And here are many dudes who like Vern`s book!

  • Jan. 29, 2008, 4:35 p.m. CST

    Haven't seen OUT FOR JUSTICE

    by caruso_stalker217

    Damn my eyes.

  • Jan. 29, 2008, 4:38 p.m. CST

    Knuckle

    by Vern

    My snotty reply was in response to your unprovoked attack. But we both got sucked into the endless circle of violence. How are we ever gonna get along in an underground base hiding from zombies? At least one of us is gonna be Rhodes. I think we have proven in this talkback that life is more like the original than the remake.

  • Jan. 29, 2008, 4:41 p.m. CST

    Vern

    by Kloipy

    that Chris guy you interviewed came into the TCM talkback

  • Jan. 29, 2008, 4:52 p.m. CST

    Random Shit

    by FatherMcGruderKicksAssForTheLord

    Thanks for the reply, Vern, and fuck Knuckle ... I almost feel like I should buy 2 copies of the book now. BTW, my fave is VI: Jason Lives ... mid-80's as all hell, and the 1st incarnation of Jason as hulking zombie. <p> Worst "zombie" movie I've ever seen? Either Bruno Mattei's HELL OF THE LIVING DEAD (VIRUS) from '80, or Fred Olen Ray's THE ALIEN DEAD, also from 1980 ... wow, bad year. Actually, TAD wins some kind of award for Best Worst Dialogue (Buster Crabbe as Sheriff Kowalski: "They're deader than mother's day in an orphanage!"). <p> Also, just read in Variety that A.) Platinum Dunes is set to buttfuck A Nightmare On Elm Street, and B.) Mark Romanek dropped out of Wolfman ... thoughts, anyone?

  • Jan. 29, 2008, 4:54 p.m. CST

    I NOMINATE VERN

    by FatherMcGruderKicksAssForTheLord

    FOR RHODES, BUT ONLY IF I CAN ABUSE ZOMBIES AND MAKE FUN OF THE "SENSITIVE" SOLDIER.

  • Jan. 29, 2008, 5:49 p.m. CST

    Love the original ...

    by 300 monkeys

    remake script was just terrible - and it sounds like they made a terrible movie! And why are we knocking Videodrome? Does anyone remember that when it was made cable TV had barely started, but it predicts with eerie accuracy where we pretty much are at 25 years later. And it's got James Woods and Debra Harry!

  • Jan. 29, 2008, 6:29 p.m. CST

    Seagal the "Man"

    by thegreatwhatzit

    Whatta hero. Hell, L.A. residents are still clucking over the night Seagal beat-up his (then wife) Kelly LeBrock in a bar. She was quite pregnant. No sense of humor, right? (Lorne Michaels pegs Seagal "as the worst host, ever, of SNL"). Anyway, everyone should support Vern's book--buy it right now. Or wait six months for it to surface at $1 discount stores-and buy 10 copies. As for Fred Olen Ray, did he ever make a good movie? I'm not being facecious, I really wanna know. He's currently cranking-out cheap "sex" movies for HBO or whatever.

  • Jan. 29, 2008, 7:08 p.m. CST

    lots of monkeys

    by foree forehead

    nahh no one's knocking videodrome, even the poster that said it was overrated admitted that he liked it. but yea: the movie's terrific for me and one of the reasons is the one you cite. it shows us a warped mirror image of ourselves in ways that were pretty prescient and that remain frightening.

  • Jan. 29, 2008, 8:24 p.m. CST

    I like the original 'Day'

    by Clancy Van Lustbader

    Really can't understand the problems so many seem to have with it. It has some really interesting elements to it which marks it as unique. Yeah, so Romero had to make compromises due to budget cuts, big deal. It's still a worthy film. Love Rhodes, Bub and the Doc. Oh, and the ubergore, of course! I hate this current spate of zombie movies. Not necessarily that they're being made but because they're being made by completely useless tools with nothing to bring to the genre... and by nothing I mean nix, nada, sweet f.a. No horror, no thrills, no intelligence, no subtext - absolutely nothing! Who knew zombie movies could be completely uncool and gay? Oh, and Fluffy Unbound, where the original 'Day' is concerned I know what you mean about the creepiness of the hallways. There's a disquieting quality to the claustrophobic sterility of the environment they're in in contrast to the chaos outside. I don't know. Maybe that's the effect it engenders. It has a similar effect on me when I watch it.

  • Jan. 29, 2008, 10:12 p.m. CST

    I Hate Bub!!!!

    by JS1405

    Up until we were introduced to Bub we had never heard of a Zombie who could be taught, all we had were those slow, shambling rotting corpses who had one purpose, to consume as much flesh as they could. Then Romero goes and decides to drop this shit on us and we get things like "Bub" and "Big Daddy." I hate to say it but it has been down hill after the original Dawn.

  • Jan. 30, 2008, 1:36 a.m. CST

    I love all Romero's flicks

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    haven't seen diary yet but I even get a kick out of the Dark Half. Hutton rules and I love Rooker as Alan Pangborn(though Ed Harris is better)

  • Jan. 30, 2008, 10:26 a.m. CST

    Day Of The Dead

    by canopus

    KosherWookie, I know exactly what you're saying about the original, I was in the military as well, but it's still my favorite zombie flick. I just find Romero's characterization to be more funny than insulting. Besides, the scientist was even crazier, and Rhodes did turn out to be right. That's an odd thing, Romero gives us characters that we're supposed to hate, like Rhodes, and Cooper in Night, but by the end of the movie, it turns out they're right.

  • Jan. 30, 2008, 10:48 a.m. CST

    canopus

    by KosherWookie

    I can see your point, I just don't agree... And as Socrates said, 'There is no arguing in matters of taste.' My fave of the whole series is the original Dawn (saw it first run back in the day), followed by Land of the Dead just because it's funny as hell to see Dennis Hopper playing what amounts to an absurdist interpretation of Donald Rumsfeld (which he says he based his charcter on).

  • Jan. 30, 2008, 12:02 p.m. CST

    I warned you

    by The Helper Monkey

    I tried to tell you that it was craptastic back in May '07. http://www.aintitcool.com/node/32568

  • Jan. 30, 2008, 12:36 p.m. CST

    Avid farts...

    by BendersShinyAss

    ... See THAT'S why I loathed HULK

  • Jan. 30, 2008, 2:50 p.m. CST

    The genius of the original "DAY"

    by Ray Gamma

    The only character in the whole story who is NOT crazy in some way is Lori Cardille's character "Sarah". She also happens to be the only female character. </P> <P> Romero wasn't trying to only portray the military as insane, he was portraying EVERYBODY as insane, in their own ways reacting to the fucked-up world. It's not so much a piss-take of the military as it is an affirmation of the sole heroine's sanity.

  • Jan. 30, 2008, 4 p.m. CST

    Ray Gamma...

    by KosherWookie

    If that were his intention, why does Romero continue to this day to say that he made the film as a critique of the military mindset? Not of the societal mindset, but specifically the military mindset. His words, not mine...

  • Jan. 30, 2008, 5:12 p.m. CST

    kosherwookie

    by Ray Gamma

    as 'canopus' above said, he was in the military too and yet it's his favourite film of the genre. you can't say the miltary chracters in Day of the Dead aren't obviously funny caricatures just like similar ones that have appeared in countless other famous movies (look at "aliens" for example)... so on the surface romero has made an obvious "the miltary are a threat to our own civilians" comment with this film, but the bigger picture of it is there; the only survivors are those three left at the end who kept their sanity and humanity, and the fact that they were led by a woman was no accident, just like the hero of the original "night of the living dead" was an african american man.

  • Jan. 30, 2008, 5:57 p.m. CST

    Ray---

    by KosherWookie

    Of course he can say what he wants with his film; just pointing out that I don't agree with his underlying premise/bias. That plus the fact that he didn't know enough about the miltary to effectively parody it (as Heller did in CATCH-22) makes the film less than effective in getting the point across. Like I said, it would be like me making a film about hippies--- don't understand 'em and don't much care to, so whatever I say is just about my biases. That said, DAY had the best gore of all of 'em...

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 5:17 a.m. CST

    kosher

    by foree forehead

    enough, doubtful that your analogy stands up i.e. you making a movie about hippies vs. romero making a movie about ignorant, loathesome jarheads. plenty of the military are true to the archetype displayed in the movie. your beef is that, sure, they're not all like that. but plenty of them are. don't give me this "misunderstood military" garbage when you don't even take the time to ATTEMPT to understand people who claimed to worship peace, love, understanding (not that hard to figure out really).

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 7:06 a.m. CST

    foree---

    by KosherWookie

    Wow. Just wow. Apparently your irony detector is broken... pretty hateful speech on behalf of the 'peace & love' crowd there! Anyway, we're discussing the merits of the film and not flaming each other. Thanks for playing, though...

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 9:27 a.m. CST

    not a hippie spokesman

    by foree forehead

    where did i say i was again? point is there are plenty of eejits on either side and romero's choice of portrayal is really not as surprising or controversial as you make it sound.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 10:18 a.m. CST

    foree--

    by KosherWookie

    Not trying to make it sound controversial; just explaining why I don't like it as much as the rest of Romero's work. Coming full circle back to the Socrates quote: "There is no arguing in matters of taste," I'm not telling you it's a bad movie or not to like it yourself; I'm just explaining why it's not my bag. No offense intended...

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 1:47 p.m. CST

    right so

    by foree forehead

    none taken!

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 2:48 p.m. CST

    Cool---

    by KosherWookie

    And now, back to our regularly scheduled zombies. Will probably watch the original 'Day' again tonight (it's been a few years) and see if I judged it too harshly first time round...