Zombies have continued to be the on the top of the list for the popular side of horror movies. We have shows like The Walking Dead that have capitalized on perfecting the intensity of the zombies and might I say have helped grow my love for the modern day zombie in general. Though the king who created the best zombie movies ever, George Romero has had his films, remade and also remodel many times. Some have been successful and some well….not so successful. Director Chad Zuver, who has done other projects like New Blood Rising, has done his remodel of George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead.
Chad’s twist on the movie Night of the Living Dead was created on little to no budget, but he is able to convey the horror that is portrayed by the zombies and the fear the characters are experiencing. The film attempts to show the horror of the slow moving zombie, but there attacking delivery was lacking. Their eating of flesh looked more like they were sucking or giving the person a hickey at their necks and the flesh was a little too obvious. The zombies keep to the classic movements portrayed in Night Of A Living Dead which I feel is important for replicated an iconic film.
As for the characters resemblance in Chad Zuver/s A Night of the Living Dead, he does well with keeping to the original characters and their personalities with the addition of changing a few things. They did serve their purpose of trying to survive the zombie attacks but over all they weren’t that compelling or interesting. The one thing I will say in certain scenes you could sense the intensity of the horror the characters were feeling and on how their relationships build between each other.
Overall A Night of the Living Dead serves its purpose of a remodel of the original and for a low to no budget film you get what you get.
A NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD is directed by Chad Zurver. It is premieres today in theaters in the Ohio Area. For more information visit their Facebook Page A NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD stars Mark Klein, Chad Zuver, Yassie Hawkes, Rebekka Daniel and Lee Godwin.