When director George Romero returned in 2005 with Land of the Dead, he was in the right place at the right time. Zombies were hot, thanks to the success of the Dawn of the Dead remake, and 28 Days Later. While Land of the Dead didn’t do well in US theaters, it did do well on home video, and it was also a success overseas.
The most expensive zombie movie ever made. Sounds funny, doesn’t it? But if you’ve been following the trials and tribulations of World War Z, it’s no surprise that it is indeed history the most expensive zombie movie ever, possibly more than every George Romero undead flick combined.
We’re overrun with zombies these days. We’ve got so many zombies in movies, TV, graphics novels and video games, it’s like the undead are everywhere we turn.
As long time readers of TG know, we’re not crazy about movies and TV shows that explain every little thing for the audience.
Some believe the current zombie trend is just about ready to peak, but there's still plenty of related movies, magazines, graphics novels, TV shows, even a theme park in the works.
I guess it was inevitable that zombies would one day move quickly.
So many kids grow up on video games where everything zips by at a million miles an hour, and I guess this passes for innovation in filmmaking today.
At first I figured zombies were going to be a trend in horror, they'd have their time, then go away, but it looks like zombies are indeed here to stay as the monster of the new millennium.
When Land of the Dead came out to critical acclaim in 2005, I was pleased to see George Romero, one of the great masters of horror, enjoying something of a comeback.