Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia S.W.A.T. team members, a traffic reporter, and his television executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.
There is panic throughout the nation as the dead suddenly come back to life. The film follows a group of characters who barricade themselves in an old farmhouse in an attempt the remain safe from these flesh eating monsters.
A fellow scientist accidentally escapes containment aboard a plane during turbulence. After she is gunned down by a security guard, she reanimates as a zombie, killing and infecting several... See full summary »
Kevin J. O'Connor
In the Plum Island, off the coast of Delaware, the long feud between the families of the patriarchs Captain Patrick O'Flynn (Kenneth Welsh) that intends to eliminate the zombies and Seamus Muldoon (Richard Fitzpatrick) that intends to keep his undead relatives waiting for a cure culminates with O'Flynn expelled from Plum. Meanwhile in the continent Sarge "Nicotine" Crocket (Alan Van Sprang), Chuck (Joris Jarsky), Cisco (Stefano DiMatteo) and Tomboy (Athena Karkanis) are plundering and seeking a safe place to stay. When they rescue the young Boy (Devon Bostick) from group of sadistic hunters, Boy decides to join the group and suggests them to head to Plum Island since he had heard a O'Flynn's broadcast inviting people to move to the island. When Sarge and his team arrive in the island, they are attacked by Muldoon's men and they see that the place is crowded of undead. Sarge's friend Chuck is killed and they decide to fight against Muldoon. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
(at around 28 mins) When Francisco is swimming to the ferry you can see the actors scuba mask on the zombie he bites the finger off of. See more »
Sarge 'Nicotine' Crocket:
Last time anyone counted, fifty-three million people were dying every year, a hundred-fifty thousand every day, a hundred and seven every minute, and that was in normal times.
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In 1967,a young,upcoming film maker,named George A. Romero,who previously only directed television advertisements & a few industrial training films,set out to direct his first feature film. That film was 'The Night Of The Living Dead',shot on a shoe string budget,filmed in black & white,using a cast of non professionals,with both cast & crew wearing several hats (Romero acted as co-writer,director,editor & cinematographer). The results,for the time were mixed:critics hated it,but audiences flocked in droves (especially when the film found itself as part of the ongoing realm of midnight movies in the 1970's). This led to Romero directing several other films in the series over the next forty odd years (Dawn of the Dead,Day of the Dead,Land of the Dead,etc.)in between some non zombie fare (Romero directed a biker epic,a comedy,some dramas,etc.). 'Survival Of The Dead' is another chapter in the series. This time,it concerns a clan war between two Irish families,the O'Flynns & the Muldoons. When Patrick O'Flynn is exiled from Plum Island by Seamus Muldoon,he ends up on the mainland,where he encounters a roving band of renegade National Guards, led by a hot head commanding officer,who calls himself Sarge. It seems O'Flynn is all for putting the dead down,as violently as possible,to avoid further contamination,while Muldoon is all for trying to preserve the walking dead in some sort of respect for the dead,with hope of finding a cure for their flesh eating ways (is he truly serious?). When the band of warriors return to Plum Island,mayhem, chaos & anarchy ensue between the two fractions. Toss in some other elements (a stow away,for good measure),and others make for 90 kick ass minutes. The cast (and most of the crew)is made up of Canadians who do well with the material they have to work with (including Alan Van Sprang,as Sarge Crockett,Stefano DiMatteo,as Francisco,Athena Karkanis,as Tomboy,Kenneth Welsh,as Patrick O'Flynn,Richard Kirkpatrick,as Seamus Muldoon,and Kathleen Munroe in a duel role as O'Flynn's twin daughters,Janet & Jane O'Flynn. George A.Romero writes & directs from his own screenplay,with cinematography by Adam Swica,and editing by Michael Doherty. A taut,tense thriller that deserved more than it got. Rated 'R'by the MPAA,this film serves up the usual bloody, graphic,gory zombie violence,strong language & brief sexual content.
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