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Day of the Dead (2008)

R  |   |  Action, Horror  |  8 April 2008 (USA)
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When a small Colorado town is overrun by the flesh hungry dead a small group of survivors try to escape in a last ditch effort to stay alive.

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In Leadville, Colorado, Captain Rhodes and his army seals off the town to contain an influenza-type epidemic. The locals are not allowed to leave the town and the Pine Valley Medical Center is crowded with sick people. Corporal Sarah Bowman was born and raised in Leadville and goes to her home with Private Bud Crain to visit her mother. Sarah finds that her mother is ill and takes her to the local hospital. However, the sick people suddenly transform in flesh eating, fast moving zombies which attack the non-infected humans. Sarah, Bud and Private Salazar get a jeep and head to the town exit to escape from the dead. But Sarah hears the voice of her brother, Trevor, on the radio and is compelled to go to the radio station where Trevor is hidden with his girlfriend Nina. The group of survivors drives to the isolated Nike missile site seeking shelter, where they discover an underground army base. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for strong pervasive horror violence and gore, and language | See all certifications »

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Day of the Dead: The Need to Feed  »

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The Radio Station is on the Elm Street. This is a reference to A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984). See more »

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When Sarah pulls up to her house, you see a license plate on the HMMWV. When in fact, military vehicles do not have plates. They are marked with a black star where the plates go. See more »

Quotes

Soldier: Sir, my orders are to relay the information to you so you can pass it on to the public.
Paul - DJ: This ain't about that flu thing, is it? So what the fuck is it about? You are going to talk to me, so help me God. Or...
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Out Here All Night
Written by David Dustin Hengst, Noelle Marie LeBlanc, Michael Boucher Vasquez, Michael D. Woods
Performed by Damone
Published by BMG Songs Inc. o/b/o Candyass Whoopass Music(ASCAP)
Courtesy of Island/Def Jam Records
Under License From Universal Music Group
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Not the worst Zombie movie - but not the best.
17 February 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

What's with the running? And now with the jumping and wall crawling? Okay so everyone says it's bad, but it's not that bad. It's just a zombie movie. I laughed a couple of times, and rolled my eyes a couple of times. Wasn't really scared though. There's no real looming claustrophobic terror there. It's more like the shock violence of 28 days later and 28 weeks later, that mixed some Aliens knock off, and strangely enough Scary Movie. The zombie effects are OK, bit like an episode of Buffy, and then there's the film effects like the beginning of Dawn of the Dead. It's no way as good as the new Dawn of the Dead, and is a bit of a let down, but it's just a zombie movie. It's strait to DVD, but I'd wait for the sales.


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