A few months back, an early production reel of George Romero’s Survival of the Dead popped up. We ran it, and promptly garnered some criticism for judging something that was clearly unfinished. Well, now a full trailer has been released, and I’m not particularly relieved to tell you that… our initial instincts were probably correct. It looks fucking terrible.
This is, believe it or not, the sixth entry in the … of the Dead series. A series that, if we’re going to be honest with ourselves, stopped being good at the second. The third, Day of the Dead, wasn’t terrible, but never came close to the genius of Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead. In fact, much as it pains me to admit it, Zack Snyder’s Dawn of the Dead remake is probably better than any of Romero’s Dead entries since 1985. And yet, much like the undead themselves, he keeps churning them out, seemingly compelled and unable to stop.
Anyway, here it is, in all it’s poorly edited glory: