In what is shaping up to be my continuing zombie re-edification, last night I watched Day of the Dead. And yes, as someone via Twitter wondered, the Romero original. Until I was asked, I didn’t know there was an alternative.
I don’t know what more to say beyond that I really liked the movie. It was much less campy than I had feared. Sherman Howard’s zombie Bub, for instance, which is where I thought much of the camp might come, is really quite effective and quite the opposite of camp. The film can be tough to watch at times, with its claustrophobic setting and cynical depiction of humanity — there’s less black humor than in Dawn of the Dead, something Romero mentions in his DVD commentary — but I’d highly recommend it.
I guess it’s now on to Land and Diary of the Dead.