Day of the Dead (2008, USA) C-87m. * D: Steve Miner. Starring Mena Suvari, Nick Cannon, Michael Welch, AnnaLynne McCord, Stark Sands, Matt Rippy, Pat Kilbane, Ving Rhames, Ian McNeice. Loose remake of Romero's third DEAD feature is almost completely worthless. Suvari (why?) plays an army corporal, whose hometown has been sealed off because of mysterious flu epidemic. Soon those infected turn into zombies and attack the living. Only similarities here are army presence and a 'humane' zombie. With a script this weak not even the effects are thrilling. Went straight to DVD.

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