This Thanksgiving, Monsters HD will be airing the network’s traditional undead buffet with all the trimmings, called Thanksgiving Day of the Dead. This year includes premieres of the George Romero cult classic Day of the Dead and the neo-classic, The Rage, from director and special-effects master, Robert Kurtzman.
Day of the Dead (1985)
In this George A. Romero installment, zombies have taken over the country, except for a small group of scientists and military personnel who reside in an underground bunker and government lab. As they race to find a cure, disturbing facts are revealed, pitting soldiers against scientists and, of course, zombies. Preceded by Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead, and succeeded by Land of the Dead, Romero cites this film as his personal favorite – even making a cameo as one of zombies. Day of the Dead garnered a 1986 Saturn Award for Tom Savini for best make-up from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films.
The Rage (2007)
Robert Kurtzman, behind one of the top make-up and effects shops in the business and such films as From Dusk Till Dawn, Vampires, Cabin Fever, Hostel and The Devil’s Rejects, deftly utilizes his genre skills in The Rage, which he co-wrote and directed. In this gory take on the zombie genre, a mad scientist (Andrew Divoff) experiments with a rage-inducing virus on innocent victims. When these victims escape, they have a new found appetite for human flesh, as do the mutant vultures that feed on the rage-infected humans. Reggie Bannister (Phantasm series), the “hardest working man in the horror genre”, co-stars in The Rage.
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Below is a trailer for Day of the Dead.