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2013-07-10 08:49:58 PM
I was just thinking we need  a movie about zombies.
 
2013-07-10 08:52:23 PM
Every November 1, I thought.
 
2013-07-10 09:09:16 PM
Dear God, please deliver us for zombie movies and TV series. It was fun back in its "Night of the Living Dead" time. Now it's as awful as vampire romances.
 
2013-07-10 09:11:17 PM
I really didn't much like the last one, but good goddamn Mena Suvari is gorgeous.
 
2013-07-10 09:40:45 PM
When Walking Dead ends, zombies should stay dead for 10 years.
 
2013-07-10 09:57:34 PM

eddievercetti: When Walking Dead ends, zombies should stay dead for 10 years.


Naw. Good stuff is good and bad stuff is bad. Regardless of the vehicle. If you get yourself some quality writing, good performances, and high production values and it will be good stuff regardless of the vehicle it is riding in. Witches and ghosts and aliens and time travel are not real things but I don't  see us running out of any of the above any time soon. Bad stuff sucks. Good stuff does not suck. The backdrop hardly matters.
 
2013-07-10 10:01:56 PM
God I love Romero, but the last round of remakes and sequels was underwhelming at best. Maybe Land of Dead was OK. The rest? Meh. Damn shame he didn't the backing he needed 30 years ago. We will never know how awesome those films might have been .
 
2013-07-10 10:05:09 PM

ekdikeo4: I really didn't much like the last one, but good goddamn Mena Suvari is gorgeous.


Even her gorgeousness couldn't get me to last more than 20 minutes into that piece of shiat.
 
2013-07-10 10:05:12 PM
We want to keep it as close to the Romero version as possible, to make sure that his fans are happy. These are not going to be zombies climbing walls and doing back flips like in 'World War Z.'

Just make sure it's Rated-R, OK?
 
2013-07-10 10:08:24 PM
Zombie movies are here to stay.  Mainly because they are cheapest horror movies to make and usually they have a good return.
 
2013-07-10 10:13:30 PM

zerkalo: Maybe Land of Dead was OK.


Maybe?  It wasn't.

I have nothing against zombies evolving, but zombies shooting me with guns?  Listen....if my choices are being eaten alive by zombies or being shot?  Shoot me!  What's scary about that???

And then the final confrontation with the villain??  A Molotov cocktail??  Really???  The zombie made a Molotov cocktail????

The only thing worse than Land of the Dead was Diary of the Dead and Survival of the Dead.

I LOVE zombies.  I love everything zombies.  I love Romero.  But those movies were GARBAGE!
 
2013-07-10 10:16:53 PM
Is this one going to finally answer conclusively whether or not dogs can look up?
 
2013-07-10 10:17:13 PM

buntz: zerkalo: Maybe Land of Dead was OK.

Maybe?  It wasn't.

I have nothing against zombies evolving, but zombies shooting me with guns?  Listen....if my choices are being eaten alive by zombies or being shot?  Shoot me!  What's scary about that???

And then the final confrontation with the villain??  A Molotov cocktail??  Really???  The zombie made a Molotov cocktail????

The only thing worse than Land of the Dead was Diary of the Dead and Survival of the Dead.

I LOVE zombies.  I love everything zombies.  I love Romero.  But those movies were GARBAGE!


Damn straight. When you can't easily discern Romero-connected movies from the Sci-Fi Channel-level knock-offs something is amiss
 
2013-07-10 10:18:31 PM
I didn't even notice there was a remake of Day of the Dead the first time. The Dawn of the Dead remake kicks ass all over the Romero version, though.
 
2013-07-10 10:18:42 PM

buntz: The only thing worse than Land of the Dead was Diary of the Dead and Survival of the Dead.


THIS.
Those were terrible, even for bad zombie movies, they were bad.
Romero was good, but he hasn't grown.
 
2013-07-10 10:19:43 PM

zerkalo: When you can't easily discern Romero-connected movies from the Sci-Fi Channel-level knock-offs something is amiss


I don't think any of the Romero movies hold up particularly well except the first, and it has the advantage of being in a nonspecific and timeless locale. Dawn of the Dead has some great parts, but really, those movies all suck.
 
2013-07-10 10:19:43 PM
Why not start at the beginning and make the whole trilogy?
 
2013-07-10 10:22:17 PM

HST's Dead Carcass: Why not start at the beginning and make the whole trilogy?


I'd argue there's no trilogy there, especially since Romero has made 5 of them now. But other than progressing along the zombie apolocalypse timeline, I don't really think there's much to connect Night of the Living Dead and say, Dennis Hopper in Land of the Dead.
 
2013-07-10 10:23:43 PM
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2013-07-10 10:32:01 PM

Zombie DJ: buntz: The only thing worse than Land of the Dead was Diary of the Dead and Survival of the Dead.

THIS.
Those were terrible, even for bad zombie movies, they were bad.
Romero was good, but he hasn't grown.


He's 73 years old.  It's over.
 
2013-07-10 10:47:02 PM

buntz: zerkalo: Maybe Land of Dead was OK.

Maybe?  It wasn't.

I have nothing against zombies evolving, but zombies shooting me with guns?  Listen....if my choices are being eaten alive by zombies or being shot?  Shoot me!  What's scary about that???

And then the final confrontation with the villain??  A Molotov cocktail??  Really???  The zombie made a Molotov cocktail????

The only thing worse than Land of the Dead was Diary of the Dead and Survival of the Dead.

I LOVE zombies.  I love everything zombies.  I love Romero.  But those movies were GARBAGE!


He didn't make a molotov cocktail, there was gas leaking all over the place, and he lit it up.
 
2013-07-10 10:49:05 PM

Confabulat: I didn't even notice there was a remake of Day of the Dead the first time. The Dawn of the Dead remake kicks ass all over the Romero version, though.


I farking love that movie. Great cast, humor, and violence. And the only proof that Zach Snyder does fully understand what he's doing.
 
2013-07-10 10:52:22 PM

Confabulat: HST's Dead Carcass: Why not start at the beginning and make the whole trilogy?

I'd argue there's no trilogy there, especially since Romero has made 5 of them now. But other than progressing along the zombie apolocalypse timeline, I don't really think there's much to connect Night of the Living Dead and say, Dennis Hopper in Land of the Dead.


Well, they really sort of take place in three different zombie apocalypses, and Diary takes place alongside or shortly after Land.  One could argue that they all take place in different places during the same apocalypse, but no one has gone out of their way to make the settings fit a specific time frame, other than "the present" (at the time the movie was made). I don't think I've even seen any bit of Survival, but I thought I'd heard that was actually intended to be a direct sequel to Diary.

In Night, the zombies are all put down at the end of the day, and everything goes back to normal.  Dawn and Day could take place during the same zombie apocalypse though.  Land seems to be in a completely different universe.  I seem to recall someone saying that Land, Diary, and Survival were all in the same universe, and Night/Day/Dawn were in seperate universes.
 
2013-07-10 10:56:28 PM
yes, but what does it say about us as a society at large where a genre of mindless brain-eaters sparks endless fascination and reappraisal?

what does it really mean, man!?!?!
 
2013-07-10 11:19:50 PM

ekdikeo4: Confabulat: HST's Dead Carcass: Why not start at the beginning and make the whole trilogy?

I'd argue there's no trilogy there, especially since Romero has made 5 of them now. But other than progressing along the zombie apolocalypse timeline, I don't really think there's much to connect Night of the Living Dead and say, Dennis Hopper in Land of the Dead.

Well, they really sort of take place in three different zombie apocalypses, and Diary takes place alongside or shortly after Land.  One could argue that they all take place in different places during the same apocalypse, but no one has gone out of their way to make the settings fit a specific time frame, other than "the present" (at the time the movie was made). I don't think I've even seen any bit of Survival, but I thought I'd heard that was actually intended to be a direct sequel to Diary.

In Night, the zombies are all put down at the end of the day, and everything goes back to normal.  Dawn and Day could take place during the same zombie apocalypse though.  Land seems to be in a completely different universe.  I seem to recall someone saying that Land, Diary, and Survival were all in the same universe, and Night/Day/Dawn were in seperate universes.


OMG I didn't even know there was a Survival of the Dead. I do remember Romero threatening to make a direct sequel to Diary though. Sigh, I guess I'll go find that and watch it just cause now I have to.

But otherwise good points. I would argue Night still belongs with Dawn and Day but they just hadn't figured out all the rules yet. Fair enough, I can roll with that.

Land and Diary were a bit mysterious though. wtf is this Survival shiat
 
2013-07-10 11:28:58 PM
The one thing that ties Day to Land is the zombies having some semblence of memory, a concept which i really don't hate, but maybe he went a little too far with re-learning human things.
 
2013-07-10 11:50:10 PM
US currency still having value after the zombie apocalypse was a bad idea to drive the plot with.
 
2013-07-10 11:54:31 PM

Confabulat: ekdikeo4: Confabulat: HST's Dead Carcass: Why not start at the beginning and make the whole trilogy?

I'd argue there's no trilogy there, especially since Romero has made 5 of them now. But other than progressing along the zombie apolocalypse timeline, I don't really think there's much to connect Night of the Living Dead and say, Dennis Hopper in Land of the Dead.

Well, they really sort of take place in three different zombie apocalypses, and Diary takes place alongside or shortly after Land.  One could argue that they all take place in different places during the same apocalypse, but no one has gone out of their way to make the settings fit a specific time frame, other than "the present" (at the time the movie was made). I don't think I've even seen any bit of Survival, but I thought I'd heard that was actually intended to be a direct sequel to Diary.

In Night, the zombies are all put down at the end of the day, and everything goes back to normal.  Dawn and Day could take place during the same zombie apocalypse though.  Land seems to be in a completely different universe.  I seem to recall someone saying that Land, Diary, and Survival were all in the same universe, and Night/Day/Dawn were in seperate universes.

OMG I didn't even know there was a Survival of the Dead. I do remember Romero threatening to make a direct sequel to Diary though. Sigh, I guess I'll go find that and watch it just cause now I have to.

But otherwise good points. I would argue Night still belongs with Dawn and Day but they just hadn't figured out all the rules yet. Fair enough, I can roll with that.

Land and Diary were a bit mysterious though. wtf is this Survival shiat


It's modern day Hatfields and McCoys on an island with zombies...

As far as timelines, Night/Dawn/Day could be one universe, though you could tack Land on as a distant finale.  Diary is the start of a new zombie apocalypse, followed immediately by Survival (it shares some characters), then followed by Land.
 
2013-07-11 12:12:10 AM

RatMaster999: Land and Diary were a bit mysterious though. wtf is this Survival shiat

It's modern day Hatfields and McCoys on an island with zombies...

As far as timelines, Night/Dawn/Day could be one universe, though you could tack Land on as a distant finale.  Diary is the start of a new zombie apocalypse, followed immediately by Survival (it shares some characters), then followed by Land.


Where does this one fit in?

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2013-07-11 01:02:36 AM
No, it's MY turn to make a zombie movie!
No, ME, I get to make the next one!
No, let me tell it MY way!
 
2013-07-11 01:07:25 AM
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Only zombie movie I know of that out Romero'd Romero.
 
2013-07-11 01:47:45 AM

PizzaJedi81: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 400x300]

Only zombie movie I know of that out Romero'd Romero.


Only recent film that gave that sense of dread and impending doom once the turning occurred. That is was done for laughs says something for the film maker's appreciation of the genre.
 
2013-07-11 01:54:27 AM

zerkalo: PizzaJedi81: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 400x300]

Only zombie movie I know of that out Romero'd Romero.

Only recent film that gave that sense of dread and impending doom once the turning occurred. That is was done for laughs says something for the film maker's appreciation of the genre.


Oh, god, yeah. The second time he goes to ther store and completely misses what's going on around him? Funny and scary, all at once.

Recently bought it on BluRay. Maaaaay be watching it again. :-)
 
2013-07-11 02:04:02 AM
If they went with Romero's original idea for Day of the Dead, a squad of zombies trained to fight other zombies, then they'd have something not only zombie oriented but original.

No one has ever made even a semi-entertaining zombie movie with that concept.  The original DotD had one trained zombie due to budget limitations.

It could be wild.  Imagine a story where humans are feeding the trained zombies in order to keep them loyal.  Then right in the middle of a huge zombie vs zombie vs human battle, the humans run out of meat.  Now they face an ethical dilemma, kill one or more of their own to keep the zombie soldiers and save the group, or try to fight the armed commando zombies AND the civliian zombies.  Meanwhile, the armed zombies have to struggle with their need to feed on human flesh vs their innate knowledge that these humans have been feeding them and how can you eat someone's intestines when the guy was tossing you your favorite sweet meats the day before?  It's rude to say the least.
 
2013-07-11 02:53:55 AM

PizzaJedi81: zerkalo: PizzaJedi81: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 400x300]

Only zombie movie I know of that out Romero'd Romero.

Only recent film that gave that sense of dread and impending doom once the turning occurred. That is was done for laughs says something for the film maker's appreciation of the genre.

Oh, god, yeah. The second time he goes to ther store and completely misses what's going on around him? Funny and scary, all at once.

Recently bought it on BluRay. Maaaaay be watching it again. :-)


One thing I missed about that one the first few times around were all the nods to the "Evil Dead" films. Particularly the quick-cut close-ups when he's in the bathroom brushing his teeth or what have you.
 
2013-07-11 03:04:10 AM

PizzaJedi81: zerkalo: PizzaJedi81: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 400x300]

Only zombie movie I know of that out Romero'd Romero.

Only recent film that gave that sense of dread and impending doom once the turning occurred. That is was done for laughs says something for the film maker's appreciation of the genre.

Oh, god, yeah. The second time he goes to ther store and completely misses what's going on around him? Funny and scary, all at once.

Recently bought it on BluRay. Maaaaay be watching it again. :-)


Precisely! The whole walk to the shop really set the mood!
 
2013-07-11 04:20:15 AM
What, no love for Zombieland? I know it was a comedy, but I thought it was a pretty good zombie film too.

Dunno if anyone outside the UK saw it, But 2008's miniseries Dead Set was really well done too.


Confabulat: The Dawn of the Dead remake kicks ass all over the Romero version, though.

It was good. Unfortunately it also introduced the idea of fast zombies. Goddamnit.

 
2013-07-11 06:50:17 AM
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I'd watch it if she's in it again.

/and by watch it, I mean fap to it
 
2013-07-11 07:25:27 AM

Confabulat: I didn't even notice there was a remake of Day of the Dead the first time. The Dawn of the Dead remake kicks ass all over the Romero version, though.


I agree. The remake was the perfect zombie movie. From now on it is just parody or else very long running plotlines that fit tv's format better.
 
2013-07-11 07:27:02 AM

ekdikeo4:  He didn't make a molotov cocktail, there was gas leaking all over the place, and he lit it up.

I seem to recall him rolling a flaming glass bottle down the driveway into the garage.  Yeah there was gas everywhere, but he basically still constructed a Molotov cocktail.  

ekdikeo4: Diary takes place alongside or shortly after Land.


From what I recall reading/hearing, Diary takes place the same time as Night.  It's as like a reboot of the series, taking place on the same night.  Survival follows Diary. But Land would still be a continuation of the Night/Dawn/Day universe
 
2013-07-11 07:45:09 AM

Confabulat: I didn't even notice there was a remake of Day of the Dead the first time. The Dawn of the Dead remake sucks kicks ass compared to the Romero version, though.


Fixed it for you.
 
2013-07-11 08:33:29 AM
I am tentatively super excited about this. BECAUSE the film Romero made was a shadow of the original script. They wanted to have a ton more exterior scenes, and have the zombies be herded into groups and used as labor. The plot was much more intricate and interesting than what they ended up filming. The original script would have been to expensive to shoot, which is why Day of the Dead ended up being okay, but not great. The special effects in Day of the Dead were exceptional though, Tom Savini really outdid himself with this movie.
 
2013-07-11 08:39:54 AM
I think it's actually a great idea for a big budget quality remake. I like "Day of the Dead" because I think there's an interesting idea of a good movie inside it, but the movie itself is actually pretty lousy. A remake that stuck close to the original storyline would be cool, but pretty bleak.

That said, this remake will probably end up looking cheap and having nothing to do with the original.

Zombies are played out, anyway IMHO. last year it seemed as if there was a zombie flash mob being planned every month. They used to be counterculture. Zombies, vampires, tattoos, rock and roll, comic books... now they're all mainstream.

/get off my lawn, zombies
 
2013-07-11 08:47:58 AM
Zombies are continually less creepy the further you go past the time of outbreak and with each subsequent encounter. It's why the original Night of the Living Dead worked so well; The timeline was a short contained burst.

It's also why Day of the Dead sucks in every iteration. Simply too far removed from any sense of day to day normalcy to be scary, such concepts are most always closer to science fiction than horror. In this regard Day of the Dead lacks focus, and doesn't know if it's a horror film or science fiction.
 
2013-07-11 08:51:41 AM

MayoSlather: doesn't know if it's a horror film or science fiction.


Night was horror
Dawn was comedic social commentary
Day was human drama (man is the ultimate monster, yada yada)

The zombies are a macguffin.  They could have been lions, or worms or kindergarten teachers in those tunnels
 
2013-07-11 08:52:56 AM

fusillade762: RatMaster999: Land and Diary were a bit mysterious though. wtf is this Survival shiat

It's modern day Hatfields and McCoys on an island with zombies...

As far as timelines, Night/Dawn/Day could be one universe, though you could tack Land on as a distant finale.  Diary is the start of a new zombie apocalypse, followed immediately by Survival (it shares some characters), then followed by Land.

Where does this one fit in?

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It doesn't, but it's better than Land, Diary and Survival.  I mean, it's got Benny from the Mummy!

/"Nice shirt, does it come in a men's version?"
 
2013-07-11 09:00:15 AM

Old enough to know better: What, no love for Zombieland? I know it was a comedy, but I thought it was a pretty good zombie film too.

Dunno if anyone outside the UK saw it, But 2008's miniseries Dead Set was really well done too.


I consider myself somewhat of a zombie purist, though I also enjoyed the fast zombies in the Dawn of the Dead remake; they make the action much more desperate.  I also enjoyed Zombieland and I thought the zombies were done incredibly well.  I did see Dead Set, but I saw a fan edited version called Dead Set Serious which was trimmed down to remove most of the Big Brother BS that did not pertain to the main theme of the movie (about 30 minutes).  If you liked Dead Set I highly recommend Dead Set Serious.

http://fanedit.org/ifdb/component/content/article/84-fanedit-listing s/ tv-to-movie/452-dead-set-serious
 
2013-07-11 09:09:58 AM

buntz: MayoSlather: doesn't know if it's a horror film or science fiction.

Night was horror
Dawn was comedic social commentary
Day was human drama (man is the ultimate monster, yada yada)

The zombies are a macguffin.  They could have been lions, or worms or kindergarten teachers in those tunnels


I agree, but that doesn't take away from my central thesis that Day of the Dead is a muddled mess that doesn't do horror or sci fi particularly well.

Also just to be nerd nazi...You misused macguffin. Zombies are not some object being chased after, their symbolism may change, but that is not a Macguffin.
 
2013-07-11 09:19:23 AM

MayoSlather: Zombies are not some object being chased after, their symbolism may change, but that is not a Macguffin.


I always took a Macguffin as something that motivated the protagonists.  Whether they are searching for it, running from it, etc.  It's a motivator.  So the characters are in the situation they're in because of a particular object, in this case zombies.
 
2013-07-11 09:31:38 AM

buntz: zerkalo: Maybe Land of Dead was OK.

Maybe?  It wasn't.

I have nothing against zombies evolving, but zombies shooting me with guns?  Listen....if my choices are being eaten alive by zombies or being shot?  Shoot me!  What's scary about that???

And then the final confrontation with the villain??  A Molotov cocktail??  Really???  The zombie made a Molotov cocktail????

The only thing worse than Land of the Dead was Diary of the Dead and Survival of the Dead.

I LOVE zombies.  I love everything zombies.  I love Romero.  But those movies were GARBAGE!


Romero seemed to change from "let's make a zombie movie with social commentary" to "Let's make a social commentary movie using zombies".  The so-called traditional zombies were not suited, so he had to add more human like qualities.
 
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