Edgar Wright on George A. Romero’s DAY OF THE DEAD


Because it’s Friday and The World’s End – the concluding chapter to Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg‘s “Three Flavours Cornetto” trilogy – makes its U.S. debut this weekend, here’s Wright commenting on the trailer for George Romero‘s 1985 lurching dead gore epic Day of the Dead for Trailers from Hell.

Strangely enough, Day was the last time a Romero zombie movie didn’t completely blow. Land of the Dead only partially blew but had its share of worthwhile moments, but Diary of the Dead and Survival of the Dead are not just bad….they’re so fucking ordinary. I hate to see George A. continuously have to go back to the dead well in order to keep his directing career afloat, and apparently he has another in the works as we speak. At least we’ll always have the classic trilogy of Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead (review coming soon), and Day to enjoy and share with future generations so that they may be convinced George Romero was once a great horror filmmaker.

I just hope that Wright never decides to make another zombie movie. The zed word should no longer apply for him. Shaun of the Dead is an untouchable classic. It can’t possibly be topped.

The World’s End is now in theaters. You can read my review at Geeks of Doom. Day of the Dead will be re-released on Blu-ray next month courtesy of Shout! Factory’s sci-fi and horror label Scream Factory. The disc is said to feature a newly upgraded high-definition transfer of the film that previous Blu releases were sorely lacking. Here’s hoping that release was worth me getting rid of my old Anchor Bay BR disc.

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