|Directed by:||Tom Savini|
|Written by:||George A. Romero, John A. Russo|
|Cast:||Tony Todd, Patricia Tallman, Tom Towles, McKee Anderson, William Butler|
As awesome as it is to see Tom Savini directing a horror film, its really a shame that he seems to have bitten off more than he can chew with his debut picture. Just try and imagine if some horror icon like Robert Englund announced he would start a directing career by directing a remake of The Evil Dead. Its just quite an ambitious start for an inexperienced director to get their feet wet on.
And thats not saying Savini's remake is bad. Hell, its the best Living Dead film produced after the 80's. But its still not really good enough to warrant the film being remade. Sure its got color and the effects are a little more updated, but the characters are much more boring and the tempo is way too slow paced. The movie just gets way too boring.
Maybe one of the most boring things about it is how similar it is to the original. To remake a film that's near perfect in the first place and not make any noticeable changes is far too safe a route for a first time filmmaker trying to make an impression on the industry. Its something I thought I'd never associate with Savini. Safe. Boring. Predictable.
Savini's Night of the Living Dead remake takes something that originally had the feel of high octane claustrophobic nightmare and turns it into a boring day where no one leaves the house.