George Romero’s Day of the Dead was released 31 Years Ago!

First came the night…then came the dawn…

Has it been that long?  Well, for me it doesn’t matter, although, it is strange that I chose today to post my article on the Modern Zombie.  In that post I called Romero’s Day of the Dead the best zombie movie ever made.  I firmly believe that statement and stand by it.  Think about this, Romero tested the waters and created a new horror sub-genre with Night of the Living Dead.  He expanded on the sub-genre and made it so much better with the great effects by Tom Savini.  But now, Day of the Dead they reached their pinnacle.  The story was tight, the characters were unforgettable and the effects were amazing.

The story is very bleak and to me, that is what the zombie apocalypse is all about.  It is the end of man kind and in Day of the Dead we see what happens when there are few humans left.  Then there is Bub…the real star of the show.

I probably should stop and save all of this love for a Retro Review.  Day of the Dead is one of my favorite horror films.  Dawn of the Dead is my favorite zombie movie, Day is the best.  Double Feature your evening, even if it is Tuesday.

Watch your Scream Factory Collector’s Edition Day of the Dead and follow it up with your brand new Scream Factory Collector’s Edition Return of the Living Dead. Oh, you don’t have them? Here!


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George A. Romero’s Day of the Dead™ (1985)

 

About Ray Marek III 300 Articles
There is so much more about me. I hate this phrase, but I am an aspiring comic book writer. Problems with finding artists and getting published have held me back. Writing comics has been a dream for, well as long as I can remember. Now I am writing with a great team, Apogee Comics and hopefully we will make some noise in the same way Image comics did in the 1990s. One day, Rage of Rayzor and the Horror Syndicate will lead me to my dream. Support me, by sharing this site, liking and sharing posts, even following me on twitter would help @Rayzor_33. But you want to know about the horror…right? I have been watching horror films since I was 6 years old. The story, one Saturday night, my mom and I were watching movies and she fell asleep on the couch. We had the channel set on HBO and the movie we were watching ended and the next one, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge. This was some time in 1986. I watched then entire film, I was sitting on the edge of my seat. When my mom woke, she asked me what just ended and I told her, “Freddy”. That was all I talked about for weeks and finally she broke down and rented more horror films for me. She rented, the Texas Chainsaw Massacre part 2, Re-Animator, Friday the 13th VI: Jason Lives and Halloween II. I watched all and fell in love with horror films forever. When my little brother was 2, I was 10, so were talking 1990. He was introduced to Halloween and I made him believe Haddonfield, IL was a real place. We lived in Illinois at the time and this terrified him. After the intial shock, he grew older and more interested in horror films. When he was 8, we went to the local video store and made our way to the horror section. We started with Alien and worked our way through the alphabet of horror. That day we basically started our course in horror. 5 Horror Films to Watch Inferno (1980) A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) The Beyond (1981) Friday the 13th VI: Jason Lives (1986) Horror of Dracula (1958)