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.
Day of the Dead is a 1985 American horror film written and directed by George A. Romero and the third film in Romero’s Dead series, being preceded by Night of the Living Dead (1968) and Dawn of the Dead (1978).
Romero describes the film as a “tragedy about how a lack of human communication causes chaos and collapse even in this small little pie slice of society”. This film features Sherman Howard in an early appearance as Bub, and make-up artist Gregory Nicotero playing Private Johnson and assisting Tom Savini with the make-up effects.
Day of the Dead (1985)
Directed by: George A. Romero
Starring: Lori Cardille, Terry Alexander, Joseph Pilato, Jarlath Conroy, Anthony Dileo Jr., Sherman Howard, Ralph Marrero
Screenplay by: George A. Romero
Production Design by: Cletus Anderson
Cinematography by: Michael Gornick
Film Editing by: Pasquale Buba
Costume Design by: Barbara Anderson
Set Decoration by: Jan Pascale
Art Direction by: Bruce Alan Miller
Music by: John Harrison
Distributed by: United Film Distribution Company
Release Date: July 19, 1985