Nothing gets Zombie Fans more excited than a George Romero Zombie Film. The master of shambling Zombie’s George Romero’s series represents the best of the best of zombie movies. It all started in 1968 with the horror classic Night of the Living Dead, next came Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead, Land of the Dead, Diary of the Dead, and now coming in April we have Survival of the Dead. Survival is hitting video on demand as well as Amazon and XBox Live April 30th, a full month before its theatrical release on May 28th. A smart choice considering the Movie Theatre is dead delivery model for this type of film.
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 cynical 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, and the body count is rising.