Zombie Madness Day 36 – Romero/Of The Dead

Zombie Madness Day 36 – Romero/Of The Dead

We’ve had a couple of tough match ups this week, and yesterday’s seemed to cause the most angst amongst you good folks. I apologize for any undue stress, but you all rose to the occasion and picked a winner in yesterday’s match up. It was close all day, with one movie leading all morning, the other one tying it up by evening time, and the winner owning the last couple of hours of voting.

The winner of the match up, the champion of the Comedy bracket, and Final Four combatant is ZOMBIELAND! The voting was all tied up at 6 PM, but the final votes almost all tilted to Zombieland, which wound up with 61% of the votes and is the first Final Four member that was not ranked #1 in its bracket.

That leaves just one more fight left to go this week, and it comes to us from the Romero/Of The Dead bracket. Last week we had a huge upset with 1985’s Day Of The Dead beating the one that started it all, 1968’s Night Of The Living Dead. This means that this bracket will not be sending the #1 seed to the Final Four either. Today’s match up:

#2 DAWN OF THE DEAD (1978) vs #5 DAY OF THE DEAD (1985)

Yes, the second and third in the series, both the Romero originals, square off for the last spot in the Final Four!

DAWN OF THE DEAD (1978) – Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia S.W.A.T. team members, a traffic reporter, and his television executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.

Director:George A. Romero

Writer:George A. Romero

Stars: David Emge, Ken Foree, Scott H. Reiniger

 

DAY OF THE DEAD (1985) – A small group of military officers and scientists dwell in an underground bunker as the world above is overrun by zombies.

Director:George A. Romero

Writer:George A. Romero

Stars:Lori Cardille, Terry Alexander, Joseph Pilato

To pick your favorite from this pair of classic flicks, go HERE!

Dawn Of The Dead (1978)   Day Of The Dead (1985)

Once more into the breech, my friends! Thanks for playing along and helping us get to the #1 zombie movie of all time! And always remember, no matter which film wins – better dead than zed!

 

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