Day of the Dead

"Choke on ‘em! Choke on ‘em!"

When George Romero set out to make his final film in his original zombie trilogy, he had to cut his script back quite a bit to fit the budget he was given. While he said he still told the story he set out to tell, it leaves you wondering what elements of his story might have fallen by the wayside. Join us – Pete Wright and Andy Nelson – as we wrap up our the 50th anniversary celebration series on Romero’s Dead trilogy with his 1985 film Day of the Dead.

We talk about some of the elements that date this film, notably John Harrison’s score, and how they affect the film. We discuss some of the big acting in several of the key roles and if they work for us or not. We look at the various performers and what they bring to the table. We chat about the locations used and why they work for us. And we dig into Tom Savini’s horribly awesome effects and what we think of them (not to mention telling the infamous story of the pig intestines).

It’s definitely a gory film that isn’t for everybody, but it’s great to revisit with the others in the trilogy. We have a great time talking about it, so check it out then tune in to this week’s show!

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