Courtesy of Bloody-Disgusting, this is the new red-band trailer for Survival of the Dead, George Romero’s latest. If you read this site, you know I never really drank the Romero Kool Aid (zombie flavor), mainly because I’m sick of hearing zombies painted as a timely metaphor for everything from the Cold War to 9/11. They’re dead people that walk around. And we’ve been making these for 50 years so let’s cut the sh!t, pretty please?
Off the coast of Delaware sits the cozy Plum Island where two families are locked in a struggle for power, as it has been for generations. The O’Flynn’s, headed by patriarch Patrick O’Flynn (Kenneth Welsh) approach the zombie plague with a shoot-to-kill attitude. The Muldoons, headed by Shamus Muldoon (Richard Fitzpatrick), feel that the zombies should be quarantined and kept ‘alive,’ in hopes that a solution will someday be found.
The O’Flynn’s, who are clearly outnumbered, are forced to exile Patrick by boat to the mainland, where he meets up with a cynical band of soldiers, headed by Guardsman Sarge (Alan Van Sprang). They join forces and return to the island, to find that the zombie plague has fully gripped the divided community, and the body count is rising.
As the battle between humans and zombies escalates, the master filmmaker continues to reinvent the modern horror genre with wicked humor and pointed social commentary.” [B-D]
Yes, the pointed social commentary, that was my favorite part. That and when he stabbed the zombie with his wiener.