|Directed by:||George A. Romero|
|Written by:||George A. Romero|
|Cast:||Lori Cardille, Terry Alexander, Joseph Pilato, Jarlath Conroy|
|Studio:||United Film Distribution Company|
We've left the farmhouse, abandoned the mall, and now we've taken hold up underground in a military base for Romero's third entry in the Living Dead series. Its not as highly praised as the original two are, but its certainly not anything to be ashamed of. In fact, I think it may be one of the most underrated sequels out there.
Romero returns to pushing the claustrophobic elements with this film as we find ourselves in the middle of a battle between survivors pleading for military rule and scientific reasoning. Ultimately our heroes decide neither is the answer and decide to go find an island to get drunk on until the crisis is over. Cool.
The acting isn't quite as good as Dawn, but its definitely not bad either. There are some decent performances here and there but nothing that really stands out. Other than the asshole Joseph Pilato plays. He's awesome. But really the characters in general aren't as involved as the previous two films. This film tends to focus more on the situation at hand than the characters and their relationships with one another. Not that its a bad thing, but its definitely not as successful as the other films because of its omission.
Romero's direction is top notch again. He gives such a cold and chilling perspective of the underground fortress that its shocking the guy hasn't delivered on really any other projects outside of this series and Creepshow.
I will have to say that the gore in this film may be the most out of the entire series. Its piled on here quite a bit and done a bit more graphically than even Dawn was capable of. Sadly though the increased gore isn't met with increased action. The plot is fairly slow moving an uneventful. But when things do go into effect, shit really breaks loose.
So after Night and Dawn have passed, Day's expectations are nearly impossible to live up to. But it does a respectable job at continuing an incredible horror anthology. And if this was as bad as the series got, I don't think anyone would have anything to rightfully complain about.