This was Romero`s third zombie movie (Night Of The Living Dead, Dawn Of The Dead), and you can expect nothing less than perfection from the Zombie master. In this movie he tried to explain more of the Zombie nature and why are they the way they are, their actions, motivation and much more. The production values are great, although the budget was 3.5 million $ (if he chose to make an R rated movie he could get 7, but he made the decision, and I think that none of us can blame him), especially the zombie make up done by Gregory Nicotero and Tom Savini. It was hard to reach the levels of quality set by the two first films, and the only way he could do it is to emphasize some other elements besides zombies, clarify, explain and offer some much grittier and depressive surroundings. Also funding was an issue here, since Romero had a completely different idea about this movie (complex above ground, more zombies…) and with these limitations it’s truly amazing what he accomplished. With the nightmarish opening scene this movie takes the viewer in its world immediately.

Twelve people, roughly divided into two groups, scientists and soldiers are living in an underground facility after the entire world was run over by zombies. They are trying to figure out a way to subdue and control zombies with different experiments and procedures. One of the experiments involves Bub, zombie who shows signs of reason and memory of his previous life. Will zombies at some point evolve and learn something else then just growling and walking around in search of human victims? Without governments, society and other structures that we are so used to, people start to question their life and missions, especially if you are locked up in a bunker in a Florida. Increasing tension between the soldiers and scientist, and different types of personalities will result in something that could be predicted, but not avoided…

Director: George A. Romero

Cast: Lori Cardille, Terry Alexander, Joseph Pilato, Jarlath Conroy, Anthony Dileo Jr., Richard Liberty

Fun Facts: The blood and entrails used in the disemboweling of Capt. Rhodes were real. Pig intestines and blood were procured form a nearby slaughterhouse and used to make the scene. During filming the refrigerator housing intestines and blood was unplugged by custodial staff, and the entrails started to spoil causing most of those involved to become physically sick.

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IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088993/

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