George A Romero’s Survival Of The Dead
For the sixth instalment of his ongoing zombie franchise, George A Romero’s offers up a zombie western, a gory riff on William Wyler’s The Big Country.
Not a direct sequel to 2007’s Diary Of The Dead, although it shares with it one scene and one character, renegade National Guard sergeant Nicholas “Nicotine” Crocket (Alan Van Sprang), this begins six days after the dead have started to walk and is set mainly on the fictional Plum Island where two warring families, the O’Flynns and the Muldoons, are engaged in an escalating battle, with both “Dead Heads” and Crocket’s unit caught in the middle.
Typically gory with some inventive new kills, this lacks the social commentary of previous Deads, but is no less entertaining for it.
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