Director: George A. Romero
Stars: Michelle Morgan, Joshua Close, Shawn Roberts
While filming a horror movie of mummy in a forest, the students and their professor of the University of Pittsburgh hear on the TV the news that the dead are awaking and walking. Ridley and Francine decide to leave the group, while Jason heads to the dormitory of his girlfriend Debra Monahan. She does not succeed in contacting her family and they travel in Mary's van to the house of Debra's parents in Scranton, Pennsylvania. While driving her van, Mary sees a car accident and runs over a highway patrolman and three other zombies trying to escape from them. Later the religious Mary is depressed, questioning whether the victims were really dead, and tries to commit suicide, shooting herself with a pistol. Her friends take her to a hospital where they realize that the dead are indeed awaking and walking and they need to fight to survive while traveling to Debra's parents house.
This movie was Romero's effort into the found footage genre. The man makes great zombie movies, but I was wondering why he thought this was something that he needed to look into too. It was a movie tend, I know, but he is so much better than that. The found footage is for the newbie movie maker trying to get in the business, not the man that created the zombie movies.
I am not a fan of found footage movie, but this one being a Romero movie, I had to watch it. It is a movie worth watching, but it is like so many other zombie movie that are popping up all over the place. There is sadly not much difference in this movie that the other movies of the same type. The special effects in the movie were really good. There was blood everywhere with great attacks from zombies.
This is not a scary movie at all, but most of the found footage movies are never really scary. It is worth watching, but it is not a movie to really go out of your way to see. It is good, but not great at all. Enjoy.
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