I refuse to call this Streaming Gems…. From now on if the movie is unsatisfactory it’ll be put under Steaming Coal (because no-one wants these flicks… they are utter $#!^.. Thanks Obama.
Day of the Dead: Bloodline (2018) – Is this a good movie? No. Is this better than it’s original from 1985 by George Romero? HELL NO. This is a better flick than the 2008 “Day of the Dead” which had nothing to do with the original… but I digress..
This movie attempts to follow a similar story arc of its George Romero predecessor that focuses on the scientific response to a zombie outbreak; is there a cure? Is it ethical to test on zombies? Can zombies evolve (edit — no they shouldn’t.. This single-handedly ruined the dead/Romero series) Will our race for scientific advancement be our undoing?
The acting is bad (like SyFy channel direct-to-tv bad), yet it is not bad enough to feel like laughable camp horror. The effects are par for the course for a low budget horror flick; blood and guts abound but nothing revolutionary that they weren’t doing 20-30 years ago.
I think the worst part about this movie though is the laziness in the writing. The antagonist, Max (played by Johnathon Schaech) is a partially zombified man who seems to be the only zombie in the world with any sort of resistance to the disease, and it just so conveniently happens to be that he was a stalker and would-be-rapist of our protagonist, Zoe (Sophie Skelton), the med-student in distress who thinks she has enough schooling to create a cure. Schaech did what he could with the poorly developed roll and cliches of his character, his facial acting was the only saving grace of this unfortunate role.
I really only recommend this movie if you are a BIG zombie/undead fan or are REALLY bored.
It managed to hold my attention for the 90-minute runtime, but any longer and I don’t know if I would have made it..
Currently available on Netflix (as of 7/5/2018)
Day of the Dead: Bloodline – 3/10