DAY OF THE DEAD: BLOODLINE REVIEWED
“Day of the Dead: Bloodline” is supposed to be a loving re-imagining of the Romero original. What the film does is cash in on the name and tries to hang a barely there plot on the bones. If you’ve seen the first attempt at reworking Day of the Dead, then you should understand what’s going on here. If you missed that one, then I’ll give a rough breakdown. Romero and his properties are held in high regard, but the rights to the various tidbits are up for grabs due to indie dealings back in the day. Now, anyone with some cash can trade in on that value and make live-action Left 4 Dead knock-offs that sound like Romero flicks.
The zombies in this flick are called rotters and they feel way more like the Snyder variety. But, you get a new lead zombie that’s kind of a stalker. They make plans and do various non-zombie things. All the while, horror fandom will wonder how hard is it to make a worthwhile zombie film? Avoid this one like the plague and just revisit the original. Your brain will think you for ending this Bloodline.
- 2.39:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track