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DAY OF THE DEAD
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  "Dawn of the Dead was relatively light fare. I thought it was a fun picture - a bit  comic. Day of the Dead is nightmarish and scary. It’s certainly scarier than Dawn. It has a certain sense of claustrophobia. It has a darker atmosphere than Dawn, a darker outlook." – George Romero (Forrest J. Ackerman’s Monster Land)


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 "Stunning...memorable score...excellent performances...more controlled and assured than the often slapstick heroics of Dawn of the Dead...better plotting and characters than the previous installments. (Video - The Magazine)

"Romero's new film is in a class by itself, far removed from the schlock horror that has dampened ardor for the genre for years. A well-paced, viable plot, dependent on strong characterizations, precipitates the horror elements, delivering scares at just the right time. (Cinefantastique’s Dan Scopperati)

Day of the Dead originally was outlined in a 40-page treatment written by Romero in 1978 called "Old Soldiers Never Die - Satan Sends Them Back". This copyright secured a projected trilogy. As the souvenir poster book t-shirt ad for Dawn of the Dead promised, it was slated for a 1988 release. As part of a three-picture deal with Laurel Productions and Romero about to leave the company in 1985, it was now or never. The 104-page second draft was trimmed down from the original draft by 100 pages. The cost had to be brought down from the projected $6.5 million which would have been too chancy for an unrated, graphic 'epic' horror film so it was re-projected to $3.5 million. 

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