Red band trailer for George Romero’s “Survival of the Dead”, complete with intro by Georgie boy (via IGN). The film itself is not really bad in the sense of bad, but it’s pretty generic and by-the-numbers for Romero, who has really pounded the zombie genre into the ground in his twilight years. I feel sorry for the bloke; on the one hand, this is his bread and butter and he deserves to reap all the rewards he can from it, but on the other hand, it’s kind of sad to see a former master chase his own tail. Oh well, maybe you’ll like “Survival” more than I.
Off the coast of Delaware sits the cozy Plum Island where two families are locked in a struggle for power, as it has been for generations. The O’Flynn’s, headed by patriarch Patrick O’Flynn (Kenneth Welsh) approach the zombie plague with a shoot-to-kill attitude. The Muldoons, headed by Shamus Muldoon (Richard Fitzpatrick), feel that the zombies should be quarantined and kept ‘alive,’ in hopes that a solution will someday be found. The O’Flynn’s, who are clearly outnumbered, are forced to exile Patrick by boat to the mainland, where he meets up with a cynical band of soldiers, headed by Guardsman Sarge (Alan Van Sprang). They join forces and return to the island, to find that the zombie plague has fully gripped the divided community, and the body count is rising.
Starring Devon Bostick, Kathleen Munroe, Kenneth Welsh, Athena Karkanis, Julian Richings, Alan Van Sprang, Wayne Robson, Joris Jarsky, George Stroumboulopoulos, Matt Birman, Stefano Colacitti, Heather Allin, and directed by George A. Romero.
Landing on DVD, VOD, and other outlets May 28, 2010.
Get more images and videos at our “Survival of the Dead” preview page.