"Survival of the Dead (2009) (Blu-Ray)" Review

Synopsis: Rebel military man Crocket (Alan Van Sprang) and his band of rogue soldiers seek refuge from the living dead, only to land squarely in a family feud between the undead-hating O'Flynns and the Muldoons, a cure-seeking clan determined to help their zombie kinfolk. 

Review: The one thing I had to ask myself before I watched this film was, does George Romero have what it takes to breathe the life back into his legacy of zombie films or is he going to make another film like Diary of the Dead which tries hard at being something unique but fails badly. Well I have to say that this film did neither in my eyes, to me this film was more of a mix of the 2 feelings I had before I watched this film. George did go back to the traditional way of making his films but then he uses  CGI for most of the gore. Now the character development I thought was way better this time around because I actually liked the characters and found myself pulling for them better than I did in "Diary...". Like I stated previously this film uses alot of CGI and very little practical gore effect which is kind of a downer because that is one thing I always loved about his older films (besides the plot and characters). I don't exactly know what happened for Romero after he did Land of the Dead ,but it just sucks that he now cannot get anyone to properly fund his films. Anyways back to this film, once you get past the CGI I think most fans like myself will really enjoy this film because it is actually pretty damn good and very well written. The cast and crew also shines bright as well, there is honestly not one cast member that I did not like. Overall I have to say that this was a good film that fans of Romero's older work should give a chance and fans of zombie films that don't mind a little more story than gore should also check this one out as well!

-Daniel Damnation

Director: George A. Romero
Genre: Horror
Blu-Ray Release Year: 2010
Theatrical Release Year: 2009
Time Length: 90 mins.
Company: Magnet/Magnolia Films