Survival of the Dead
While the world is being overrun by zombies, two families living on an island near the US coast are fighting between each other on what to do with the dearly departed that seem to not want to stay dead. While the O’Flynn clan want to keep the island zombie-free and make sure anyone who dies stays dead, Seamus Muldoon and his followers are looking for a way to keep their beloved in some way or form in their lives. In the midst of this struggle between families arrives a group of survivors who get caught in the middle of it all.
Sound and Vision:
The image and sound are nothing special and things seem to be shot really low budget. It’s almost like The Blair Witch Project except that it isn’t shot from the first person view. The low budget feel of this movie is shown in all aspects.
Survival of the Dead is a survival indeed. Watching this movie and not becoming a zombie is an achievement. Romero has brought some new life to the “Dead” series in 2005 with “Land of the Dead” and in 2007 he managed to still keep things interesting thanks to the reality tv feel of “Diary of the Dead”. The end of the new trilogy, Survival, unfortunately is bad across the line.
The special effects are abysmal, the storyline boring, the acting plain bad and the fact that Romero tries to shift the tone towards seriousness in the last 15 minutes after almost making it a comedy every second of the movie before that shows he’s clearly lost his touch.
For fans of Romero’s zombie movies we can only suggest to stay away from this one to avoid realising Romero should have retired. The rest of the world should stay away from this one for whatever reason possible