Survival of the Dead

George A. Romero’s follow-up to Diary of the Dead (US-2007; dir. George A. Romero) has for some time been called by the in-production title of “… of the Dead”.


Now (even though Romero has previously — and ironically — suggested that the title should perhaps be “Enough of the Dead”), we’ve been told that the official title is Survival of the Dead. Going on the synopsis, this makes perfect sense.


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 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.

Arrow in the Head News has also provided this “rough-cut” trailer:


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4 Responses to Survival of the Dead

  1. Nyssa says:

    See I’m hella scared of zombies, but I still need a good zombie movie every now and then. We could accuse Romero of doing the same thing over and over, but the movies are always awesome and I like how it shows different parts of society (like the college kids in DiaryOTD), or even different alternative futures after the zombie apocalypse. This synopsis looks a lot more emotional than the earlier ones, so I think I’ll love it and be hiding under the blankie at the same time 🙂

  2. Jeff Ritchie says:

    Think Romero just lost me with this one, and heck I liked “Diary of the Dead”. Waiting to see what Zac can do now with his next zombie flick.

  3. Avery says:

    Looks pretty cool! I’ll give it a go. His films are always so cool!

  4. chuck mckenzie says:

    Woot! I’m sure there’ll be folks who’ll hate it, but GAR hasn’t disappointed me yet, so I can’t wait to see the finished product. Just hope it doesn’t take 2 years from release to local DVD release, like ‘Diary’ did. :/

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