George A Romero’s 1985 zombie trilogies last episode was more about the human interaction between survivors and less about zombies. Three distinct groups of people dominated this movie, civilians, scientists, and soldiers. The group was sent to an underground compound to study the zombies and create a cure for the problem. The soldiers were sent to protect the scientists and the civlians were sent to serve the soldiers and scientists. Towards the end of the movie you see the breakdown between people who have lost hope, people who are in the last thows of civilization. The possibility of the underground bunker containing the last vestiges of humanity make the soldiers edgy and willing to break down civilized laws, it makes the scientists disregard scientific morality, and makes the civlians want to pack up and head for the beaches. This movie is yet another of Romeros insights into the human condition. The lack of communication is what eventually leads to the breakdown which inevetably gets a majority of people killed and a few escape.
The last of the “trilogy” but not the last of the Romero films this movie leaves a bit to be desired from the first two films but should still be watched as a cult movie. Not as succesful as the first two films but still has the distinct Romero feel to it it is a definate to be watched film.
So curl up on the couch and grab yourself a bottle of your favorite get hammered beer and have some fun watching this one.
OR if you feeling particularly daring watch the three romero movies than watch contagium and return of the living dead.
so untill next friday remember dont go into the basement and don’t open that door.