September 18, 2009

Survival of the Dead!

It's time to jazz up old stuff! George A. Romero's sixth installment in his ...of the Dead series had its premiere last week at the Toronto International Film Festival, and according to incoming reports it's OK but far from game-changing. The ironically titled Survival of the Dead will also take part in the main competition of the Venice Film Festival, which makes it the first horror film for such consideration since 1932's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. If this is any indiciation, this time we should get a much better treat than the hand-held camera-based Diary of the Dead. That last part of the ongoing series demonstrated lack of fresh ideas and thinning of Romero's apocalyptic vision established in Night of the Living Dead, all of which effectively led to significant decrease in interest for the upcoming Survival. That said, let's wait and see for ourselves just what the old master has cranked up this time.

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