Day of the Dead
Day of the Dead (1985)

Flesh-eating zombies close in on a handful of soldiers and scientists holed up in an underground bunker. Final chapter of Romero's trilogy.

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: July 3, 1985
DVD Release Date: November 10, 1998
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Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Demonstrates you don't need to be bombed back into the stone age when you can reach that state by exercising your own stupidity. The subterranean setting is the tip-off: While the zombies evolve the humans devolve -- almost literally -- into cave men.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Largely missing is the primal horror of the first film and the sharp satire of the second, yet what remains isn't bad at all.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The third leg of an entertaining and thought-provoking but not completely satisfactory 1950's zombie trilogy.

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Keith Phipps
The Dissolve

The years have been kind to Day Of The Dead, however...And though it's still a disappointment in relation to its two predecessors, it has much to recommend it.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

One of the most uneasy and unnerving horror movies ever created.

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Rob Humanick
Projection Booth

This deconstruction is so encompassing that the climactic explosion of zombie mayhem - revealing and awesome though it is - is practically an afterthought.

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Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

An indisputable classic.

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Rob Humanick
Projection Booth

The director's favorite of his zombie trilogy is an unrecognized masterpiece.

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Rob Gonsalves

It feels frustrated, embittered, made by a man who's fed up with the business side of the movie industry.

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Leaving aside the brilliant satirical humor of Dawn of the Dead, Romero makes an attempt at a zombie drama but fails with a poorly executed plot, while the… More
Everett Johnson
George Romero is the godfather of everything zombie, and this is his 3rd movie in his ongoing series of zombie movies. "Day of the Dead" takes place… More
Chris Weber
Of Romero's original trilogy of zombie films, this one is by far the most gory, disturbing, and dark. It's not quite as amazing or brilliant as… More
Tim Salmons
George Romero's original trilogy ends with Day of the Dead, a letdown for those who expected another fun party movie like Dawn of the Dead. Now given the… More
Daniel Mumby
While Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead have both been embraced as horror icons, Day of the Dead has never quite got the credit or attention it… More
Graham Jones
In no way on par with it's predecessor but still a worthwhile film. The zombies continue to be as terrifying as those in Dawn Of The Dead and the kills are… More