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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nina (as AnnaLyne McCord)
Local Girl (as Taylor Hoover)
Robert Rais ...
Mr. Leitner
Michael McCoy ...
Mr. Noble
Laura Giosh ...
Mrs. Noble (as Laura Goish Markov)


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This spring, the dead will rise! See more »


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

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8 April 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Day of the Dead: The Need to Feed  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

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1.78 : 1
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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 »


Mena Suvari's character is referred to as "Cpl. Cross" in both conversation and on her uniform, but she is listed as "Sarah Bowman" in the credits. See more »


Salazar: [to Sarah as she runs over zombies] That's what I'm talking about! Run their ass over! Now you're driving.
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Referenced in Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Land of the Dead (2013) See more »


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Written by Tom Mesmer
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Published by Tom Mesmer(BMI)
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Nothing Like Romero and Cartoonish, but Still Fun
24 November 2008 | by (The Flaming Wreckage) – See all my reviews

Other reviewers are absolutely correct when they say this flick has nothing to do with any of the George Romero movies, and it's not exactly honest to use the name of one of those films. The only things in common are the names of some of the characters (including the best-known zombie from Romero's original) and the military theme, albeit vaguely so.

Acting? It's OK. Nothing special. Special effects? Variable; some are good, some are not so good. Plot? Fuggedaboutit; zombies eat people, people blow up zombies, and that's about the extent of it. Turn off your brain for this one.

While Miner's "remake" has none of the style or finesse of the Romero films, it's still an enjoyable enough zombie action shoot-'em-up and watch the heads fly movie. If you're looking for a Romero-like movie, pass this by. If you've got an hour and a half to kill and enjoy a video nasty now and again, you might like this one.

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