Night of the Living Dead 3-D
I know we spoke of a low-budget production company and I really wanted to go with FIDO, but I really wanted to tell the world about one of my favorite zombie movies that came out in 2006. Night of the Living Dead 3-D is made by Lionsgate, which puts decent money in decent movies and this one had just the right budget. I think if horror movies are over-budgeted, directors add alot of fluff that's just not needed. More doesn't always make it better and with horror, I want it to tell the story without looking like I made the film. I will warn you if you plan on buying this DVD, the 3-D version of the film does NOT play the movie in 2-D. You will need to also buy the 2-D version, which I just checked out of Netflix and sent back. This totally bites the big one in my opinion, I bought the 3-D version used for $7 and it included all 4 glasses but now I'm waiting for my local video store (remember those?) to sell the 2-D version for $2-$3 any week now. lol
Being that I'm an old-school cat who digs the movies starring Pam Grier and Sid Haig, I was sold as soon as I passed the DVD and saw the cover with Sid pointing a pitchfork straight at me. Sid was also Captain Spaulding in The Devils Rejects movie. According to online reports, this is the second Night of the Living Dead remake. Tom Savini's version is the only real remake and that was a serious approach made by a special effects legend. The guy who made this really hasn't made anything else I've seen besides the documentary called American Grindhouse and I liked that. I see this movie as a retelling of the story with humor, they actually call the movie a stoner comedy in the commentary with the Producer, screenwriter and Sid. It's very humorous to me and I thought it was unintentional the first time I watched it. I also see it as a homage to the original, with great respects to the original. The original plays in the opening sequence and in parts of the movie, in full black and white glory.
Back to the feature. It starts off with the main character, Barb riding in a car with Johnny. And following the classic storyline, they argue on the way to the cemetery and Johnny is being a jerk and you've seen this before. From here, the movie starts to branch off from the original and becomes the retlling I was talking about earlier. As Barb runs away, she ends up at a funeral home where the undead are just crawling all over the place. Luckily Haig shows up and saves her, then tells her to "run for your life". lol She is running until its very dark out at night, she's on a dirt road but luckily she has her cell phone. No responses to her calls, but she receives a text from Johnny that reads [COMING 4 U BARB]. Classic, right? That's the kind of cheesiness you can expect from this cheeseburger in paradise. As she's being attacked, a hero on a motorcycle saves her and takes her to the house they hold up in, which is owned by pot farmers. Which makes a great excuse why they can't call the police. There is a child in the movie, but I won't say if she meets the same fate as in the original. The livingroom is occupied with the rest of the cast, toking up and watching the original NotLD.
ALSO be warned, there is a scene with a couple "getting it on" in the barn, so you might see slight boobage. So that combined with drug references means this isn't for the kiddies. Everyones acting is believable and slight twists and turns keep you guessing and at a slight suspense. And if you're a fan of great effects, there's quite a few on here. Like ALL 3-D movies, there's an underlying pride in originality to your 3-D gag effects. I had more I wanted to express, but now I just want to thank all of you that read this really long book I just wrote about a movie I really enjoy. There's bonus features, blooper reels and commentary in the DVD and I really hope a few of you like it as much as I do. Here's a trailer... youtu.be/_ZvCxFkJayg
Edited by: YAGERMONSTER at: 10/28/2011 (07:47)
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