Join Vincent and Tangella as they watch “Day of the Dead” from 1985 starring Lori Cardille and Terry Alexander.
"Day of the Dead" is a horror film directed by George A. Romero and serves as the third installment in his iconic "Dead" series. Set in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by zombies, the film explores the dwindling hope and escalating tension among the remaining human survivors.
The story takes place in an underground military facility located in Florida, where a group of scientists and soldiers seeks refuge. Dr. Sarah Bowman (Lori Cardille) is a determined scientist who hopes to find a solution to the zombie outbreak and maintain some semblance of humanity. She works alongside Dr. Matthew Logan (Richard Liberty), who has become increasingly obsessed with studying the undead.
The military presence in the facility is led by the authoritarian Captain Rhodes (Joseph Pilato), who clashes with the scientists over their research and his desire to exterminate all the zombies. The tensions intensify as the soldiers grow increasingly unstable and irrational, leading to a breakdown in order and cooperation within the group.
Among the soldiers is Miguel Salazar (Anthony Dileo Jr.), who is sympathetic to the scientists and forms a connection with Dr. Bowman. Another key character is Private "Bub" (Sherman Howard), a captive zombie who displays signs of retained intelligence and emotions, representing a glimmer of hope for understanding and controlling the undead.
As the situation deteriorates, the facility becomes overrun with zombies, and the survivors must confront their own fears and prejudices while fighting for their lives. Driven by the necessity to find a way out, tensions rise to a boiling point, leading to a climactic showdown between the human survivors and the relentless zombie horde.
"Day of the Dead" offers a bleak and introspective exploration of human nature and societal breakdown in the face of an apocalyptic threat. It delves into themes of isolation, desperation, and the moral complexities that arise when humanity's survival hangs in the balance.
Lori Cardille as Dr. Sarah Bowman
Terry Alexander as John
Joseph Pilato as Captain Rhodes
Jarlath Conroy as William "Bill" McDermott
Anthony Dileo Jr. as Miguel Salazar
Richard Liberty as Dr. Matthew "Frankenstein" Logan
Sherman Howard as Bub
Gary Howard Klar as Pvt. Steele
Ralph Marrero as Pvt. Rickles
John Amplas as Dr. Ted Fisher