Decades of Terror 2019: 1990's Slasher Films

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The Dead Don't Die

A peaceful town finds itself battling a zombie horde as the dead start rising from their graves.
Slapstick Gore

 

United States
Sweden
2019
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Catastrophes: 
Apocalypse
Dimensional: 
Meta
6
Smile your head off!
6
4
8
7.04
2
3
3
Performances
Pace
Dialogue
How do you make a zombie movie interesting in this day and age? They pretty much blend together and the subgenre is fatigued. The cast of The Dead Don’t Die will surely attract the most disillusioned horror fans: Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, Danny Glover, Selena Gomez, Carol Kane, and the list goes on. They all act the same way for an unknown reason. It’s fascinating!
These guys obviously found the script invaluable, which is convincing in itself. Interestingly, all actors were asked, as a guideline, to act amorphously. Like zombies. Every line of dialogue is delivered painfully and gracelessly. These townsfolk are numb, lazy, and unimpressible. The humor is tongue-in-cheek. You won’t laugh from beginning to end, but you’ll smile a lot.
The zombies look very much alive. They aren’t your generic living dead. They talk, drink coffee, and are self-aware. The special effects are convincing and comical. Writer and director Jim Jarmusch walks the extra mile in every aspect of this film. When all is said and done, though, I’m not sure this production deserves its all-star cast. In fact, this movie isn’t much without them.
The Almanac of Terror 2019: 89 Years of Horror Movie Statistics

The following recommendation lists are based on 2000 horror movie reviews. They were extracted from a database and formatted for this book. Tales of Terror (www.terror.ca) is an online “gamified” tool designed for horror fans, students, authors and filmmakers. “Gamification” is the adaptation and transformation of tangible concepts into empirical games. Not unlike sport publications, fantasy leagues and role-playing games, the Almanac of Terror mixes and aggregates different statistics, facts, ratings and opinions. Most of the lists included in this book are sorted from best to worst according to their overall score. Some lists are sorted by pertinence. Our classification method uses genres, subgenres, ambiances and antagonists. Our different ratings are as follows: stars, story, creativity, action, quality, gimmick, and rewatchability. We sometimes use the “creepiness” factor when populating certain lists.

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