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Day of the Dead (2008)

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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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Steve Miner

Writers:

Jeffrey Reddick (screenplay), George A. Romero (motion picture "Day of the Dead")
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mena Suvari ... Sarah Bowman
Nick Cannon ... Salazar
Michael Welch ... Trevor Bowman
AnnaLynne McCord ... Nina (as AnnaLyne McCord)
Stark Sands ... Bud Crain
Matt Rippy ... Doctor Logan
Pat Kilbane ... Scientist
Taylor Saracho ... Local Girl (as Taylor Hoover)
Christa Campbell ... Mrs. Leitner
Ian McNeice ... Paul - DJ
Ving Rhames ... Captain Rhodes
Robert Rais Robert Rais ... Mr. Leitner
Michael McCoy Michael McCoy ... Mr. Noble
Laura Giosh Laura Giosh ... Mrs. Noble
Vanessa Johansson ... Receptionist
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Storyline

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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This spring, the dead will rise! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 April 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Day of the Dead: The Need to Feed See more »

Filming Locations:

Bulgaria See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$301,771
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Song playing in the background, about 7 minutes into the movie is the theme tune to iZombie, a TV show where the lead character is a zombie. See more »

Goofs

Just before they find the underground facility, the light under the door appears and disappears between shots. See more »

Quotes

Salazar: [takes machete] This shit right here was made for me. Uh-huh. Whoo.
[raises machete in the air]
Salazar: By the power of Grayskull. Yeah.
Sarah Bowman: Okay. Stop fucking around and start loading the stuff up.
Salazar: How long are you gonna keep cussing at me? You see this? This is a machete. Unappreciative ass. See if I save your ass again.
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Alternate Versions

-** SPOILER ALERT! *** The alternate ending on the DVD has Salazar's character disappearing off screen after opening fire in the Nike missile silo. He screams, fires again, then the horde of zombies appears. The film continues exactly as it did in the theatrical release, until, as they escape in the SUV, they pass a building in the exterior of the missile base. Salazar emerges, screaming that he wasn't bitten, and muttering that everyone expects the black guy to die. He gets into the SUV, and they drive off. At that point, the screaming zombie pops into frame. See more »

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References Michael Jackson: Thriller (1983) See more »

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Coolest Boy On Earth
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Performed by Domino
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26 April 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Day of the Dead (2008)

1/2 (out of 4)

Remake of George Romero's film has a small town in Colorado being shut down for what they're told is some sort of flu virus. Of course, the government is lying and they're actually turning into zombies. It's no secret that I'm not a fan of the original film but it's a masterpiece compared to this thing, which is just another cheap rip off that ranks as one of the worst remakes out there but, to be honest, this isn't nearly as bad as the name-only sequel to Romero's film. I'm not one against remakes so that's not my problem with this film. My problem is that it's so incredibly cheap and poorly written that you can't help but be bored throughout the entire film. Once again we get horrid CGI effects, which are among the worst I've ever seen. The effects are so fake looking that you can never take them serious and why producer's opt for this poor effects is beyond me. Another problem is the direction, which makes for one incredibly ugly movie that never has any sense of direction. The movie also uses CGI effects to speed up the action and this again just makes the film look incredibly poor. The cinematography will certainly give you a headache as it moves around with no sense of what it's trying to show (or not show). The performances are all pretty standard and that includes Ving Rhames in his small role. As bad as the movie is there are a couple good moments including one where Rhames, turning into a zombie, eats his own eyeball. As for the zombies, they are all incredibly bad and lame. When the humans turn into the zombies, we get more CGI effects that transforms them in the matter of seconds but none of them have anything going for them. The gore effects are equally bad as well. This is more of a reimagined version of the Romero film but there are a few hold overs from that film including the character Bub, although he's called Bud here.


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