George Romero has really made a name for himself in the horror genre especially with the walking dead. Romero didn’t invent the zombie movie but he definitely set a standard that would be the blueprint for many films, novels, comics and even rock music. First came Night of the Living Dead, then Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead, Land of the Dead, Diary of the Dead and the next entry Survival of the Dead which opens Friday.
Survival Of The Dead picks up with Sarge Crockett (Alan Van Sprung), from the previous entry, leading a group of National Guardsman to Plum Island, Delaware, where they end up between two armed, feuding Irish families and fending off decomposing, flesh cannibals as well.
I enjoyed the series all the way up to Diary of the Dead. Survival is better but not by much. It lacks the excitement of the other original films. There are a few scenes that are worth checking out but the computer generated gore lacks in impact compared to the practical effects used in the previous efforts. Romero put some concepts into the script that had potential but are overshadowed by the Hatfields Vs. McCoys -esque plot line and ridiculous scenes like establishing a character by having her masturbate as if it were as common as smoking.