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

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Release Date:

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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Although the film's plot shares little with the original, many of the scenes and situations from the original are duplicated, such as debating on whether or not a fellow member should be killed even though there's a chance he won't become a zombie, a zombie firing a gun, and the heroes having to make their way through an abandoned missile silo. See more »


Captain Rhodes wears matching Captain's bars on the lapels of his uniform. Army officers only wear rank insignia on their right lapel. The left lapel is reserved for that officer's branch insignia, i.e. crossed rifles for Infantry, crossed sabers for Cavalry, crossed pistols for Military Police, etc. See more »


Salazar: [about Ben] This shit is ridiculous. I mean, why Thriller over here ain't trying to eat us?
Sarah Bowman: He's a vegetarian.
Salazar: That's the best explanation you can come up with?
Sarah Bowman: You got a better one?
Salazar: All I'm saying, as long he don't try to mistake me for a soy bean burger, we're gonna be all right.
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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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