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The F*cking Black Sheep: George A. Romero's Day of the Dead (Video)

11.28.2017by: Cody Hamman

Lance Vlcek has done it again with his latest The F*cking Black Sheep video, delivering a defense of an underrated film that I can get behind 100%. The film is question is George A. Romero's 1985 zombie offering DAY OF THE DEAD, the black sheep of Romero's initial DEAD trilogy.

While DAY OF THE DEAD's popularity has grown in recent years, and viewers have come around to liking it more in comparison to the DEAD films that followed (LAND OF THE DEAD, DIARY OF THE DEAD, and SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD - movies which I enjoyed more than Lance did), there was a time when DAY didn't seem to be very highly regarded at all, considered a disappointment after the classics NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD and DAWN OF THE DEAD.

In my earliest days on the internet, I was surprised to see how much derision DAY would receive, as I always thought it was a worthy follow-up to its predecessors, a great entry in one of the best trilogies of all time. I did what I could to defend DAY OF THE DEAD and build it up to people, and when I started going to horror conventions I decided to show my support for this underdog / black sheep by getting as many DAY-related celebrity signatures as I could.

It's been great to see DAY get more love as time has gone by, and this Black Sheep video is another step in the continuing quest to improve that film's reputation.

Extra Tidbit: Are you a fan of DAY OF THE DEAD?

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