Day of the Dead (1985) Poster


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Followed by 

Deadlock (2017)

Remade as 

Day of the Dead (2008) (Video)

Edited into 


Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)
many of the ghouls in this film imitate the arms outstretched walk of the Frankenstein Monster from this film
The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)
The scene of the Monster chained to the wall is referenced in "Day of the Dead" when Bud the Zombie is chained to the wall
Gigi (1958)
Bub is urged to say hello to his "Aunt Alicia", a character from "Gigi".
Psycho (1960)
A tape recording reveals Dr. Logan to be talking to his dead mother - with him answering in her role as well.
Repulsion (1965)
The nightmarish hands through the wall grabbing the lead actress.
The Crazies (1973)
Bloodsucking Freaks (1976)
The disemboweling of the doctor in "Bloodsucking Freaks" (a.k.a. "The Incredible Torture Show") is similar to the brutal murder of Captain Rhodes in "Day Of The Dead".
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
The line "And all the malls are closed" is a reference to this movie being set in a mall. On top of that, at the end of one of the laboratory scenes with Logan, the mall muzak theme plays as part of the movie's score. In addition, at one point in the film, Rhodes refers to John the pilot as "Flyboy."
Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
People are pursued and terrorized by a massive, vicious and bloodthirsty group of anthropophagi.
1990: The Bronx Warriors (1982)
A poster can be seen at a abandoned movie theater in Florida overrun by zombies.
Conquest (1983)
A poster can be seen at a abandoned movie theater in Flordia overrun by zombies.

Referenced in 

Morgan Stewart's Coming Home (1987)
Morgan wears a "Day of the Dead" T-shirt.
Psychos in Love (1987)
Joe and Kate rent this film in a video store.
Living on Tokyo Time (1987)
Kyoko stands next to a torn poster.
Video Violence (1987) (Video)
Video case is shown in a video store.
West Is West (1987)
one of the movies playing in the theatres visited by Vikram
Demon Queen (1987) (Video)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Video Violence 2 (1987) (Video)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Corpse Fucking Art (1987)
Italian poster is shown.
Tales from the Darkside: Family Reunion (1988) (TV Episode)
Still seen on cover of Fangoria magazine.
Zombi 3 (1988)
The Dead Pool (1988)
In the shipyard scene, Peter Swan's special effects man wears a t-shirt with the early title logo.
C.H.U.D. II: Bud the Chud (1989)
Bud homages Bub from this film.
The Dead Next Door (1989)
At beginning, the customers of the video club rent the VHS tape of Day of the Dead (1985)
Der Todesking (1990)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Murder, She Wrote: Day of the Dead (1992) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Mahakaal (1993)
Nightmarish hands coming out of a wall.
Zombie Genocide (1993) (Video)
Poster in background
The Dead Hate the Living! (2000) (Video)
Fear, Panic & Censorship (2000) (TV Movie)
Poster is shown.
Meat Market (2000) (Video)
scientist studying zombies, protected by army
Stacy: Attack of the Schoolgirl Zombies (2001)
mentioned in a line of dialogue
Lizzie McGuire: Night of the Day of the Dead (2001) (TV Episode)
title reference
Meat Market 2 (2001) (Video)
Resident Evil (2002)
The end scene of a deserted city is filmed like the opening of Day of the Dead. Ontop of that, a newspaper with the headline "The Dead Walk!" can be seen on the ground referencing the use of the same paper in Day of the Dead.
Blade II (2002)
Resident Evil (2002) (Video Game)
Timesplitters 2 (2002) (Video Game)
Military experimenting on/fighting zombies
28 Days Later... (2002)
a chained infected being kept for study purposes
House of the Dead (2003)
Open reference by a character
Beyond Re-Animator (2003)
We see the same jawless zombie in Day of the Dead (1985) known as Dr. Tongue.
Something to Scream About (2003) (Video)
Photograph is shown.
The Good, the Bad & the Bloody: Inside KNB EFX (2004) (Video)
mentionned once
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
The shop next to Nelson's supermarket (When Shaun buys the Cornetto and Coke), is called Bub's Pizza. Bub is the Zombie that is trained by Dr. Logan from Day of the Dead.
Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)
a newspaper with the headline "The Dead Walk!" is seen in the first ten minutes, just like the one seen in the ghost town in Day of the Dead
Hide and Creep (2004)
one of the characters names the movie
Lucy's Cam (2004) (Video)
One character's death scene showed being filmed, is a homage to a character's death scene in Day of the Dead
The 100 Scariest Movie Moments (2004) (TV Mini-Series)
One of the cast members mentions the movie Day of the Dead.
Evil Aliens (2005)
"It's like Day of the Dead without the helicopter".
Night of the Corpse (2005) (Short)
DVD visible on the table
Killers by Nature (2005) (Video)
Poster seen on wall.
School of the Dead (2005) (Short)
Stroker and Hoop: Just Voodoo It (2005) (TV Episode)
Double-Wide mentions it in dialogue
Horror Business (2005) (Video)
Video case and t-shirt are shown.
When Shaun Met George (2005) (Video)
Simon Pegg lists all 3 dead films as 3 of his favourite films. Simon later talks about Bub from this movie and how he was "the greatest zombie ever"
The Quick and the Undead (2006)
When Walters is eaten alive by zombies in the forest, he says "choke on 'em", just like Captain Rhodes.
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Chronologically Confused About Movie and Video Game Sequels (2006) (TV Episode)
Is mentioned as a sequel to Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead
Fan of the Dead (2007) (Video)
Talked about. One of the locations visited.
Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)
Scientists trying to domesticate zombies; zombie tries phone
Aaah! Zombies!! (2007)
mentioned in dialogue
Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates the Bachelor Pad (2007) (TV Episode)
Mr. Omar mentions the movie
Step Up 2: The Streets (2008)
Open reference by a character
The Cottage (2008)
The farmer uses a shovel to cut half of a characters head off, the same happened in Day of the Dead with a zombie on the receiving end of a shovel.
Pumpkinhead Unearthed (2008) (Video)
Mentioned in documentary
An American Carol (2008)
Soilders shooting zombies
Dead Set: Episode #1.5 (2008) (TV Episode)
The ending plays out moreorless exactly like this film, Patrick's death is a direct reference to that of Cpt. Rhodes.
Mutant Vampire Zombies from the 'Hood! (2008)
It is mentioned when they talk about Romero's movies
Against the Dark (2009) (Video)
on movie marquee
Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust (2009) (Video Game)
A mission in Larry's horror dreamscape is called "The Mob of the Dead"
The Cinema Snob: Alienator (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by the Snob.
Joe of the Dead: Acting in a George Romero Classic (2010) (Video)
Joseph Pilato talks about his experiences of making this film
Travelogue of the Dead: On the Rhodes Again (2010) (Video)
Joseph Pilato talks about his experiences of making this film
The Duty of Living (2010) (Short)
Newspaper features the same headline.
Elvira's Movie Macabre: Night of the Living Dead (2010) (TV Episode)
Elvira mentions the film.
28 Hours Later: The Zombie Movie (2010)
The Boom Operator's death is an homage to Captain Rhodes from Day of the Dead
Stripperland (2011) (Video)
A mad scientist character is named Dr. Logan
Call of the Dead (2011) (Video Game)
Mentioned in dialogue
Happy Endings: Dave of the Dead (2011) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The Hunt for the House on Cuckoo Lane (2011) (Short)
Poster Shown
This Changed Earth (2011) (Video)
Poster shown
Vampires, Rednecks and Zombies: The Fear Career of John Amplas (2011) (Video)
One of the actor's supporting role
Zombies: A Living History (2011) (TV Movie)
Title of this film appears on screen.
Ace the Zombie: The Motion Picture (2012)
Colleen tells Ace the zombie growls coming from inside her house are because she's watching "Day Of The Dead".
Holliston: Weekend of Horrors: Part 1 (2012) (TV Episode)
Joe uses "zombie #7 from Day of the Dead" as an example of random B-horror movie celebrities who appear at conventions.
ParaNorman (2012)
Neil's dog is named Bub, after the "trained" zombie from the George Romero film
Contamination: A Convention Story (2012)
Mentioned in Interview
Blood and Guts with Scott Ian: Walking Dead's Greg Nicotero Gores Scott Ian (2012) (TV Episode)
Nicotero mentions that Day of the Dead was his first job, courtesy of Tom Savini. Nicotero shows Scott the newspaper prop from the beginning of the film.
Midnight Movie Review: Day of the Dead (2012) (TV Episode)
the film of this episode's topic.
Zombie Squash (2012) (Video Game)
George Romero characters references his films through dialogue
The Cinema Snob: Silent Night, Deadly Night III: You Better Watch Out (2012) (TV Episode)
Snob compares the opening of SN,DN 3 to the opening of this movie
Long Live the Dead (2013)
Bub character mentioned in dialogue.
Best of the Worst: The Killer Eye, They Bite, and Xtro (2013) (TV Episode)
Video case is shown.
Rewind This! (2013)
Video case is shown.
Best of the Worst: The Wheel of the Worst (2013) (TV Episode)
Video case is shown.
Best of the Worst: Wheel of the Worst #2 (2013) (TV Episode)
Video case is shown.
Underground: The 'Day of the Dead' Mines (2013) (Video)
Tour of the caves featured in the film
Pride & Prejudice & Zombies (2013) (Short)
Many homages made to this film.
Birth of the Living Dead (2013)
DVD is shown.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Dawn of the Dead (1978) (2013) (TV Episode)
The DVD of this movie was shown.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Survival of the Dead (2013) (TV Episode)
James says Survival borrowed many elements from this movie
JonTron: Goosebumps: Part 2 (2013) (TV Episode)
Poster is seen.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Night of the Living Dead: Full Length Commentary (2013) (TV Episode)
James mention that Duane Jones never watched the sequels to Night of the Living Dead.
Adjust Your Tracking (2013)
Video case is shown.
Z (Zombie) Reviews: Day of the Dead (1985) - Review (2013) (TV Episode)
Film is Mentioned.
Videoclub (2013)
Video case is shown.
Best of the Worst: Wheel of the Worst #3 (2013) (TV Episode)
Video case is shown.
Best of the Worst: Elves, Santa Claus, and Christmas Vacation 2 (2013) (TV Episode)
DVD and video case are shown.
Best of the Worst: Wheel of the Worst #4 (2014) (TV Episode)
Video case is shown.
The Walking Dead: Us (2014) (TV Episode)
One of the zombies resembles Bub from this film
Best of the Worst: Wheel of the Worst #5 (2014) (TV Episode)
Video case is shown.
Best of the Worst: Shakma, Python II, and Beaks: The Movie (2014) (TV Episode)
Video case is shown.
Epic Ink: Friday the Thirteenth (2014) (TV Episode)
Mention in dialog
Best of the Worst: Wheel of the Worst #6 (2014) (TV Episode)
Video case is shown.
Perfect Therapy 3: Dawn of the Bite (2014) (Short)
Referenced by Ned
Best of the Worst: Wheel of the Worst #7 (2014) (TV Episode)
Video case is shown.
Best of the Worst: Wheel of the Worst #8 (2015) (TV Episode)
Video case is shown.
Best of the Worst: Wheel of the Worst #9 (2015) (TV Episode)
Video case is shown.
Z Nation: The Collector (2015) (TV Episode)
Poster seen
Atop the Fourth Wall: Zombies Christmas Carol #1-3 (2015) (TV Episode)
"This is less Day of the Dead and more Decade of the Dead."
Skids (2016) (Short)
Spin Off Quotes
Best of the Worst: Wheel of the Worst #10 (2016) (TV Episode)
Video case is shown.
Talking Dead: Sicut Cervus (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jim Gaffigan.
Best of the Worst: Wheel of the Worst #11 (2016) (TV Episode)
Video case is shown.
Best of the Worst: Wheel of the Worst #12 (2016) (TV Episode)
Video case is shown.
Best of the Worst: Wheel of the Worst #13 (2016) (TV Episode)
Video case is shown.

Featured in 

Arena: Heavy Metal (1989) (TV Episode)
Being watched on Television.
Blutgeil (1993) (Short)
At the very beginning you can see a short clip of Day of the Dead (Dr. Logan in his laboratory)
The Many Days of 'Day of the Dead' (2003) (Video)
clips shown
The Dead Will Walk (2004) (Video)
clips shown
Nightmares in Foam Rubber (2004) (Video)
clips shown
Night of the Living Dorks (2004)
Film is shown on TV
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Dawn of the Dead (2007) (TV Episode)
Clips of the movie were shown.
Starz presents Zombie Mania (2008) (TV Movie)
Scenes of film
Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film (2009)
George A. Romero mentions it. Also, footage of this movie is shown.
Phelous & the Movies: Phelous of the Dead (2009) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
More Brains! A Return to the Living Dead (2011) (Video)
Clip shown
Hagan Reviews: Intermedio (2012) (TV Episode)
"It worked better in Day of the Dead."
The World's End: The Making of 'Day of the Dead' (2013) (Video)
many clips shown
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Day of the Dead (2013) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Land of the Dead (2013) (TV Episode)
A clip was shown and James felt the series should have ended here.
Doc of the Dead (2014)
Footage Shown
Why Horror? (2014)
Clips are shown.
Best of the Worst: The Star Wars Holiday Special (2014) (TV Episode)
It is mentioned and discussed. Also, poster and footage of this movie are shown.

Spoofed in 

The Frozen Inferno (2000) (Video)
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
The opening shot of a "zombie shadow" is a reference to that in "Day of the Dead". Also, David's death is filmed to look just like Cpt. Rhode's death in "Day of the Dead".
Enter the Zombie (2006) (Short)
The final scene of EtZ is a shot-for-shot spoof of the first scene of Day of the Dead.
South Park: Night of the Living Homeless (2007) (TV Episode)
Bub the zombie

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