More DEAD Movies ...

Colton

Supporting Actor
Joined
Jan 12, 2004
Messages
795
Reaction score
1
Points
0
Los Angeles-based Aurora Entertainment Corp. greenlighting back-to-back shooting in Romania on the fourth and fifth sequels to the Return of the Living Dead series. Veteran thesp Peter Coyote will star.

- Colton
 

Garrett Lundy

Producer
Joined
Mar 5, 2002
Messages
3,764
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Is Romero writing/directing?
 

BretWeaver

Stunt Coordinator
Joined
Apr 25, 2004
Messages
73
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Romero has never had anything to do with the "return" series... they were 80s-90s spoofs on zombie movies.
 

Robert Ringwald

Cinematographer
Joined
May 16, 2001
Messages
2,641
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Satires more like it, they took the formula more seriously (maybe not part 2) than an actual spoof.
 

Garrett Lundy

Producer
Joined
Mar 5, 2002
Messages
3,764
Reaction score
0
Points
0
My bad! :b
 

BretWeaver

Stunt Coordinator
Joined
Apr 25, 2004
Messages
73
Reaction score
0
Points
0
I dont know how seriously you can take it when the zombies call on the radio to "send more cops"... followed by a nuclear artillery attack... while entertaining, I wouldn't say they took any particualr formula seriously
 

Amy Mormino

Supporting Actor
Joined
Jan 16, 2004
Messages
537
Reaction score
1
Points
0
The zombie renaissance continues! We are living in such a great age. I feel truly blessed.

Seriously, though, I love the first one in this series. Maybe it will be watchable. For all the fuss over "fast-moving" zombies in the new Dawn of the Dead movie and 28 Days Later, this one did it first.
 

Michael Elliott

Lead Actor
Joined
Jul 11, 2003
Messages
7,652
Reaction score
393
Points
9,110
Location
KY
Real Name
Michael Elliott


True. I was living in Louisville at the time of this attack and don't remember it happening.



***Actually, my friends and I watched this at a very young age (around 6 I think) and went to school the next day asking our teachers about the nuclear blast in Louisville that killed all the zombies. Our parents got a phone call over this.
 

Robert Ringwald

Cinematographer
Joined
May 16, 2001
Messages
2,641
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Well, I just mean they're still pretty serious.

It's like calling SCREAM a spoof. It's not a spoof at all, it's a satire. Scary Movie is a spoof. IMHO
 

Todd H

Go Dawgs!
Joined
May 27, 1999
Messages
2,270
Reaction score
164
Points
1,610
Age
51
Location
Georgia
Real Name
Todd
And yet George Romero STILL can't get his next Dead movie made.
C'mon Hollywood!!
 

BretWeaver

Stunt Coordinator
Joined
Apr 25, 2004
Messages
73
Reaction score
0
Points
0


I personally like the fast moving zombies. I understand that in the Romero classics it was symbolic for the zombies to be sluggish, mindless consumers (the films were a social commentary about consumerism) but I think that the fast moving zombies are just as scary and are great for the film. In the new "Dawn of the Dead" I dont think there was any illusion of the origionals social satire... in the origional they filmed it at the very first enclosed mall in north america I believe... yet another play against consumerism. Now adays, zombie movies are just cool fun! I think this is just another case of the purists holding on just to say they're purists
 

Artur Meinild

Screenwriter
Joined
Aug 10, 2000
Messages
1,294
Reaction score
0
Points
0
IMO, Zombie movies shouldn't be made with social criticism in mind, but solely because of blood and gore. Maybe that's why I dislike Romero's zombie movies but love the "return" series, Resident evil and other gory ones...
 

Matthew_Def

Stunt Coordinator
Joined
Mar 21, 2004
Messages
86
Reaction score
0
Points
10
Just because Romero puts some social commentary in his films, which is very ignorable, that makes you not like his films? Day of the Dead still has some of the best FX I've ever seen. Just a beautifully gory film. Much better and more gory than say Resident Evil, which barely has any. Romero released those in a time when people were more likely to put unrated films out, so he was free to do whatever and he did. Plus having Tom Savini helped.

I love the first 2 Return of the Living Dead films, Zombie, as well as Resident Evil, and most recently Shaun of the Dead, but Romero is tops for me. He creates a beautiful balance and just makes incredibly entertaining zombie flicks.
 

Darren Haycock

Second Unit
Joined
Nov 13, 2002
Messages
456
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Dang, for a second I thought the thread title was referring to Evil Dead 4. Maybe one day...
 

Artur Meinild

Screenwriter
Joined
Aug 10, 2000
Messages
1,294
Reaction score
0
Points
0


No I just think they have too much ignorable content and too few zombies blown into obliteration, that's all. When I watch a zombie movie, I want to see zombies get crushed - preferably a lot!
 

Michael Allred

Screenwriter
Joined
Aug 13, 2000
Messages
1,720
Reaction score
2
Points
0
Age
44
Location
MI
Real Name
Michael
We've been hearing about these "Return.." sequels for a while now and nothing has come of them.

When/if they do get made, they'll no doubt be direct-to-video crap that have absolutely nothing in common with the original other than sharing the title.
 

Similar threads

Tagline: Not man. Not machine. More.
Genre: Thriller, Science Fiction, Action, Comedy, Horror
Director: Leigh Whannell
Runtime: 96
Release: 2018-06-01
7
Replies
7
Views
599
Tagline: Choose Wisely.
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Music, Romance
Director: Guy Ritchie
Release: 2019-05-22
484
Replies
484
Views
99K

Forum Sponsors

Forum statistics

Threads
343,633
Messages
4,685,561
Members
140,972
Latest member
Corn Pop