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Day of the Dead: Bloodline (2017)

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A small group of military personnel and survivalists dwell in an underground bunker as they seek to find a cure in a world overrun by zombies.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Johnathon Schaech ... Max
Sophie Skelton ... Zoe
Jeff Gum ... Miguel Salazar
Marcus Vanco ... Baca
Lillian Blankenship ... Lily
Ulyana Chan Ulyana Chan ... Lucy
Shari Watson ... Elyse
Atanas Srebrev ... Frank
Mark Rhino Smith ... Alphonse
Nick Loeb ... Derek
Vladimir Mihailov Vladimir Mihailov ... Thomas
Nathan Cooper ... Savin
Bashar Rahal ... Daniels
Brian Terrence Brian Terrence ... Jeff
Cristina Serafini ... Elle
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Storyline

A small group of military personnel and survivalists dwell in an underground bunker as they seek to find a cure in a world overrun by zombies.

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Every day has its end. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

R for bloody violence and gore, language and brief sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

One of the soldiers in the film is called 'Savin'; a possible nod to Tom Savini, actor and special make-up artist on Dawn of the Dead (1978) and Day of the Dead (1985). See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the movie Baca is about to shot himself to not turn into a zombie, the sidearm he was using to stop a wave of zombies turns out to be a 6mm BB gun. See more »

Quotes

Alphonse: You know what I miss, man? A nice, greasy cheeseburger and fries.
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Crazy Credits

The logo for the production company CGF is a slight alteration of the classic video game, Deus Ex (2000) See more »

Connections

Remake of Day of the Dead (1985) See more »

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Countrified
Written by Brett Boyett and Stacey Boyett
Published by Engine Co 30 Music Publishing (BMI)
Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music
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It may be bad but at least it's only 90 minutes long.
6 January 2018 | by freqeteqSee all my reviews

There is absolutely nothing new or interesting to be found in this budget zombie flick.

The story is fine I guess, but the screenplay that tells that story isn't, it's full of poorly written characters in cliched situations full of worn out horror tropes that you've seen 100 times before and done 100 times better.

The acting swings wildly between just OK, awkward, and completely terrible. Some of the actors deliver their lines as if punctuation is a foreign concept to them, there's no pauses or natural flow to the monotone words falling from their mouths. The lead actress does a few voiceovers throughout the film that are delivered so poorly that it sounded like she was reading them for the first time as they recorded her.

When it comes to direction and camera work the action is your typical low budget handheld shaky cam style, it's functional, it does the job and that's about it. There's nothing special or inspired, no shots that make you sit up and take notice. Any young aspiring directors out there aren't going to be rushing out to copy this directors style, if you can call uninspired and forgettable a style. I will say that the practical zombie and gore effects are well done, though variety when it came to how things died would have been nice instead of just zombie death = headshot and human death = bite on neck from zombie.

In the end this is a very mediocre horror film full of poorly written cliched characters portrayed by mostly terrible actors, the various situations they find themselves in have zero tension because the script is so uninspired and predictable that you always know what's coming next. If you're like me you'll be rooting for the zombies after the first 10 minutes.

I give it 3/10

You don't need a lot of money to make a great zombie type flick, all you need is a good script and a passionate director with a vision, for proof of this go watch The Girl With All The Gifts or 28 Days Later that both had similar budgets to this movie.


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Country:

Bulgaria | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 January 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Day of the Dead: Bloodline See more »

Filming Locations:

Bulgaria

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$272,793
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Nu Boyana Film Studios See more »
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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