Day of the Dead

Synopsis: Zombies rule the world, except for a small group of scientists and military personnel who reside in an underground bunker in Florida. The scientists are using the undead in gruesome experiments; much to the chagrin of the military. Finally the military finds that their men have been used in the scientists' experiments, and banish the scientists to the caves that house the Living Dead. Unfortunately, the zombies from above ground have made their way into the bunker.
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Director(s): George A. Romero
Production: United Film Distribution Compa
  2 wins.
 
IMDB:
7.2
Metacritic:
60
Rotten Tomatoes:
82%
NOT RATED
Year:
1985
96 min
Website
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- Nothin', nothin' at all.

- Send it again.

I've been sendin' it up and down the

coast from Sarasota to the everglades.

It's still getting back

the same day it aired.

There's nothing. There's nobody,

or at least nobody with a radio.

All right then. Let's set

down. We'll use the bullhorn.

Set down? Wait a minute.

That's not in our contract.

It's the biggest city within 150

miles. We're gonna give it every chance.

Jesus, Mary and Joseph.

Set down, John.

I'll set us down, but I won't leave my

seat, and Ill keep the engine running.

Now, the first sign

of trouble, Im going up.

If you ain't on board when that happens,

you're likely to have a lousy afternoon.

Calling anybody

on this frequency.

This is

helicopter 4-0-alpha.

If you can hear me,

please listen carefully.

Hello?

Hello?

Is anyone there?

Hello?

Hello?

Is anyone there?

Hello?

Is anyone there?

Is anyone there?

Hello?

Is there anyone there?

Hello?

Hello?

Is there anyone there?

Hello?

Is anyone there?

Hello?

We can lift you out to safety. Please

answer my call if you can hear me.

Forget it, Billy boy.

It's a dead place.

They got the others,

you know.

Listen.

You can hear it

over the engine.

Jesus, Mary and Joseph.

Hey, you find anything?

Yeah. A bunch of real estate

for sale at closeout prices, man.

Gas up the machine.

She's down to fumes.

No. Wait till it's dark. There

are too many of them out there.

Yeah-hey, it's no good to

leave the gas tank empty.

- Suppose we need to get out of here in a hurry.

- Then we're shit out of luck.

They're getting too riled up. Do

it tonight when they can't see you.

They know we're in here even if they can't see

us. What good is it to leave the gas tank emp...

the activity excites them. There are too

many of them. And more and more every day.

If we get a lot more, come out and shoot

some. Otherwise, stay inside the building.

Stay out of sight. Be thankful

you live in the suburbs, Johnson.

You oughta see how congested

the city's gettin' to be.

Miguel, come on.

Let's get below.

Miguel, what can I

do? You... you... what?

Let me help. No. I... I don't

need help. I don't need help.

Come on. Give me this. I'm

all right. I'm just tired.

You're not. You're collapsing from stress.

Now, let me help... collapsing from stress?

We're all collapsing. This whole

fucking unit is collapsing...

everybody except you.

I know you're strong,

all right? So what?

Stronger than me. Stronger

than everyone. So what?

So fucking what?

- That's a new grave.

- Major cooper. He died this morning.

And then there were 12.

A burial this morning. That's

why there are so many of them.

What's gonna bring them tomorrow, Sarah?

And the next day and the next day after?

There are hundreds of 'em over

there, thousands. A million of them!

You stick your head in the sun, they're gonna

come up behind you and bite off your ass!

This is bullshit. Crazy. If you've got an

alternative, we'd be happy to listen to it.

I got an alternative. Yeah,

yeah. I got an alternative.

Let's get in that whirlybird, find us

an island someplace, get juiced up...

and spend what time we got left

soakin' up some sunshine.

How's that? You could

do that, couldn't you?

With all that's going on, you could

do that without a second thought?

Right. I could do that even

if all this wasn't goin' on.

Another waste of time,

right? Got that right, man.

What'd you find?

Nothin'.

Nothin'? How far

up the coast did you go?

A hundred miles each way.

Jump in here, soldier. We gotta bring

in two more dumb fucks. Let's go.

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George A. Romero

George Andrew Romero (February 4, 1940 – July 16, 2017) was an American-Canadian filmmaker, writer and editor, best known for his series of gruesome and satirical horror films about an imagined zombie apocalypse, beginning with Night of the Living Dead (1968), which is often considered a progenitor of the fictional zombie of modern culture. Other films in the series include Dawn of the Dead (1978) and Day of the Dead (1985). Aside from this series, his works include The Crazies (1973), Martin (1978), Creepshow (1982), Monkey Shines (1988), The Dark Half (1993) and Bruiser (2000). He also created and executive-produced the 1983–88 television series Tales from the Darkside. Romero is often noted as an influential pioneer of the horror-film genre, and has been called an "icon" and the "Father of the Zombie Film". more…

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