Survival Of The Dead Given Title at TIFF

21 Jul

Survival of the Dead

After the disappointing Diary of the Dead, the pretty much awful Day of the Dead remake and Land of the Dead, will Survival of the Dead be up there with the 2 masterpieces of Dawn and Night that really made Romero’s zombie career? We have until September to find out.

The Toronto International Film Festival will play host to the newly named Survival of the Dead this September. The naming of the movie may be a bit of misnomer, as let’s face it – not many people ever survive, but ends months of jokes and speculation as to whether it would be ‘Island’ for the the next ‘of the Dead’ title.

This film takes place around about the same time as Diary of the Dead, with a couple of supporting roles making a return. That said, Land and Diary were supposed to do the same and didn’t really so I wouldn’t hold my breath for anything ground-breaking like a direct sequel.

In a world where the dead rise to menace the living, rogue soldier Crocket (Alan Van Sprang) leads a band of military dropouts to refuge from the endless chaos. As they search for a place ” where the shit won ’ t get you, ” they meet banished patriarch Patrick O ’ Flynn (played with zeal by Kenneth Welsh), who promises a new Eden on the fishing and ranching outpost Plum Island. The men arrive, only to find themselves caught in an age-old battle between O ’ Flynn ’ s family and rival clan the Muldoons. It turns out that Patrick was expelled from the isle for believing that the only good zombie is a dead zombie, while the Muldoons think it ’ s wrong to dispatch afflicted loved ones, attempting to look after their undead kinfolk until a cure is found. But their bid for stability on the homestead has turned perverse: the undead are chained inside their homes, pretending to live normal lives – and the consequences are bloody. A desperate struggle for survival will determine whether the living and the dead can coexist.

Sounds intesesting although I can’t help but think of Ed, from Shaun of the Dead, playing Playstation in the shed.

Images all from the TIFF website.


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  1. zohan says:

    zombie is true

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