Dear George A Romero,
What the fuck are you doing?
PS Bring Tom Savini back to your films! SERIOUSLY!
So I watched Survival of the Dead last night. I like some parts and some of the ideas but mostly "meh," it was really really not one of his better "of the Dead" films. Now, I like the idea of exploring how the survivors of such a thing would deal with the aftermath. That is actually one of my favourite parts of zombie stories. (heart! The Walking Dead!) But then it wasn't really about that, and some of the ways you killed the zombies were just...silly. Oh sure, go ahead and light your cigarette off of that burning zombie. Klassy.
This story just falls flat. The way it ends is so unabashedly cheese ball and shitty I'm reminded of the stories I used to write in high school. It felt juvenile and ridiculous. "We'll never know...." ??!?? Fuck you! You are not 15, this isn't creative writing and you have been doing this for years. YEARS. You started it George, the zombies we know and love today, its all you, this is your baby and you are shitting all over it!
Alright, rant done.
But it DID get me to thinking which of his films are my favourites and which are the worst (though i will defend them due to my horror movie heart on I have for you Mr. Romero)
So here you have it from my fav to least fav.
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Day of the Dead (1985)
Diary of the Dead (2007)
Land of the Dead (2005)
Survival of the Dead (2009)
the last two are interchangeably bad but Land of the Dead has Asia Argento...