Immediately following the events of Diary of the Dead, SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD is the 6th film from George A. Romero to look at a world where humans are in the minority and the zombies rule.
Off the coast of Delaware sits the cozy Plum Island where two families are locked in a struggle for power, as it has been for generations. The O'Flynn's, headed by patriarch Patrick O'Flynn (Kenneth Welsh) approach the zombie plague with a shoot-to-kill attitude. The Muldoons, headed by Shamus Muldoon (Richard Fitzpatrick), feel that the zombies should be quarantined and kept 'alive,' in hopes that a solution will someday be found.
The O'Flynn's, who are clearly outnumbered, are forced to exile Patrick by boat to the mainland, where he meets up with a band of soldiers, headed by Guardsman Sarge (Alan Van Sprang). They join forces and return to the island, to find that the zombie plague has fully gripped the divided community.
As the battle between humans and zombies escalates, the master filmmaker continues to reinvent the modern horror genre with wicked humor and pointed social commentary.
Written and Directed by GEORGE A. ROMERO
Produced by PAULA DEVONSHIRE
Executive Producers GEORGE A. ROMERO
Director of Photography ADAM SWICA, CSC
Production Designer ARV GREYWAL
Editor MICHAEL DOHERTY
Costume Designer ALEX KAVANAGH
Music Composed By ROBERT CARLI
Special Effects Make-Up FRANCOIS DAGENAIS
Special Effects Make-Up Consultant GREG NICOTERO
Visual Effects Supervisor COLIN DAVIES
Casting by JOHN BUCHAN, CSA
JASON KNIGHT, CSA
Sarge - ALAN VAN SPRANG
O’Flynn - KENNETH WELSH
Janet/Jane - KATHLEEN MUNROE
Boy - DEVON BOSTICK
Muldoon - RICHARD FITZPATRICK
Tomboy - ATHENA KARKANIS
Francisco - STEFANO DI MATTEO
Chuck - JORIS JARSKY
Kenny - ERIC WOOLFE
Tawdry - WAYNE ROBSON
James - JULIAN RICHINGS
“RABIDLY ENTERTAINING! One of the best looking of Romero’s films with sharp jabs of black humor, wild moments of intestine-chomping gore and surprising bursts of social commentary.” – Dennis Dermody, Paper
“Survival of the Dead is, hands down, the best Dead film since Day.” Devin Faraci, CHUD
“****1/2. Arguably one of the best in the ‘of the dead’ series.” – Scott A. Johnson, Dread Central
“A LOT OF FUN. Strong laughs, lots of zombie mayhem and a fantastic lead performance by Kenneth West.” – Scott Weinberg, Fearnet
“Old school horrorheads will find enough here to rejoice.” – Jamie Graham, Total Film