Survival of the Dead (2010) "The dead were coming back to life," Alan Van Sprang's soldier wearily intones at the start of George A. Romero's sixth zombie movie, Survival of… 2010-05-28 R PT90M Horror
Movie Review

Survival of the Dead (2010)

MPAA Rating: R
Survival of the Dead | AWWW, THAT ZOMBIE THINKS IT'S A VAMPIRE! Wayne Robson probably doesn't appreciate the irony in Survival of the Dead
AWWW, THAT ZOMBIE THINKS IT'S A VAMPIRE! Wayne Robson probably doesn't appreciate the irony in Survival of the Dead
EW's GRADE
C+

Details Release Date: May 28, 2010; Rated: R; Length: 90 Minutes; Genre: Horror

''The dead were coming back to life,'' Alan Van Sprang's soldier wearily intones at the start of George A. Romero's sixth zombie movie, Survival of the Dead. ''We should have been afraid of them, but we weren't.'' That sums up the problem with this Western-inspired film, which plays down the undead plot to concentrate on the feud between two island-dwelling, Irish-accented families. There are some memorable images, including the sight of a beautiful, horse-riding ''dead head.'' But for much of the movie, Van Sprang's zombie fatigue seems to be an echo of Romero's own. C+

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Originally posted May 26, 2010 Published in issue #1105-1106 Jun 04, 2010 Order article reprints