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absyntheNsugar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 04:39 PM
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Anyone else here love Romero's Dead Trilogy?
Edited on Sat Jan-03-04 04:39 PM by absyntheNsugar
That is

Night of the Living Dead (excellent commentary on racism and madness of mobs)

Dawn of the Dead (excellent commentary on consumerism)

Day of the Dead (excellent commentary on militarism)

Out of all the horror movies from the past 30 years, these flicks have never been surpassed...
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NoPasaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 04:45 PM
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1. They shot "Day" while I was in college
in Pittsburgh. I knew some of the zombies.
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NoPasaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 10:19 PM
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7. Correction
Should have been Dawn of the Dead
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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 05:11 PM
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2. I worked on 'Day'
but I never saw it. Is it any good?
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absyntheNsugar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 05:43 PM
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4. Oh yessss!!
Not as good as Dawn, but still a smack in the face of a movie!

The zombies have taken over, and a small group of scientists and solidiers are living in an underground nuclear silo. Not long before the two groups turn on each other....

Made at the height of the Reagan-era, full of paralells.

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jpgray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 05:41 PM
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3. Dawn's the best in my book (nt)
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jimbo fett Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 09:57 PM
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5. They're hilarious! We used to get drunk and watch 'em back in college.
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Supply Side Jesus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 10:15 PM
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6. I like the remake better than the original
dawn was a blast to watch. day was alright nothin to write home about.
but i love the whole idea of zombies movies, so primal in nature. kick ass.
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MercutioATC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 11:25 PM
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8. All of them are great!
Edited on Sat Jan-03-04 11:29 PM by MercutioATC
I hadn't previously seen the social messages, but I've always liked the films.

...even the spinoffs, like "Return of the Living Dead" and "Return of the Living Dead 2" (not Romero flicks). The best part of "Return 2" was that it wasn't a sequel, it just pretended that "Return 1" never happened...hysterical!
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Khephra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 11:36 PM
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9. I love them!
Whatever you do, don't see "Children of the Dead". It's by one of the "co-owners" of the NotLD copyright and it sucks to high heaven.

If you're a fan of Romero, then you should know about his upcoming MUSICAL Zombie film. Yeah, I'm not joking. The music is being done by one of the musicans involved with Rocky Horror.

It's called "The Diamond Dead" and isn't a Dead series film. The fourth film is coming up after this...supposedly.

http://wwww.diamonddead.com/
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absyntheNsugar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-04 12:04 AM
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10. Dead Musical?????
Edited on Sun Jan-04-04 12:05 AM by absyntheNsugar
OMG...now this has crossed into the bizarre...

ON EDIT: looks interesting...bizarre but Romero does make great movies
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Khephra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-04 12:07 AM
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11. It IS a weird idea
But it's just so strange that it might work.
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-04 12:10 AM
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12. Night of The Living Dead is a classic!
The followups were OK, but paled in comparison to the original. Maybe I'm just a sick puppy, but I crack up every time I watch the end. One guy, against all odds, makes it through the horror of the previous night, only to earn a headshot from the local deputies when he pokes his head out to get some help. There's never been a better example of irony in film history, as far as I'm concerned.
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Khephra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-04 12:14 AM
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13. Have any of you read the infamous "Books of the Dead"
anthologies?
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binaryline Donating Member (409 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-04 12:21 AM
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14. I always liked "The Crazies" better than any of the Dead films...
Mmmm, Romero-directed, W.PA-set horror films... ;-)
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eileen_d Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-04 12:23 AM
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15. They are all terrific
I got to see the latter two for the first time thanks to IFC (Independent Film Channel) which also showed two excellent horror film documentaries -- "Document of the Dead" which was filmed while "Dawn" was being made, and another one which analyzed horror films of the 70s.

Dawn is my favorite. What can I say, I'm a mall-rat. ;)
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