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Day of the Dead (2008)
Movie Review by The Gravedigger

Day of the Dead (2008) I am hating these sequels in "name only", like the recent APRIL FOOL'S DAY. This, however, is not only that but more of a sequel to Taurus Entertainment's DAY OF THE DEAD: CONTAGIUM (2005), in which it's an airborne man-made virus that's turning people into zombies. There's only some vague references to the Romero classic, such as some of the character's names. And these zombies are not only the fast kind, they are hyper quick. In one scene several zombies are running through a hospital hallway and one is moving so fast he ends up scrambling across the ceiling. Goofy.

The movie takes place in a small town in Colorado and starts with the army trying to prevent the townsfolk from leaving town because they know the virus has been unleashed. Sarah (Mena Suvari) is a soldier from this town and goes back to her house to check up on her mother and brother. The mother has the bug and they take her to a hospital, where the next half of the film takes place. Then there's lots of the typical running around, shutting doors, hiding, et cetera.

Unlike the original there are no underground mines. In the last third of the movie the survivors do make it to an underground bunker where the scientists had created this "Wildfire" virus and at this point the movie feels like a lame imitation of a RESIDENT EVIL movie far more than it does any relation to a Living Dead movie.

The only decent scene in the entire film is five minutes in which a zombified Ving Rhames is crawling through an airduct after Mena Suvari. Otherwise this movie is a terrible waste of time and an insult to any horror fan out there. Crap. Utter crap!

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