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Survival of the Dead

Theatrical release poster
Directed by George A. Romero
Produced by Paula Devonshire
Written by George A. Romero
Starring Alan van Sprang
Kenneth Welsh
Kathleen Munroe
Athena Karkanis
Music by Robert Carli
Cinematography Adam Swica
Editing by Michael Doherty
Studio Blank of the Dead Productions
Devonshire Productions
New Romero
Sudden Storm Productions
Distributed by Magnet Releasing
Optimum Home Entertainment
Release date(s) March 15, 2010
April 30, 2010
(Video on Demand)
May 28, 2010
Running time 90 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Preceded by Diary of the Dead

Survival of the Dead is a horror film by George A. Romero which follows some characters who briefly appeared in Diary of the Dead.[1] The film was first released on DVD in the UK on March 15, 2010.[2] That will be followed by a video on demand release on April 30, 2010[3], followed by a theatrical release on May 28, 2010.[4]



Survival of the Dead takes place in a desperate, nightmarish world where the dead walk the earth, relentlessly attacking the living. It is the story of Plum Island - a beautiful refuge whose isolation allows two powerful families to maintain a semblance of order in the wake of the zombie holocaust. But as the inhabitants slowly die off, the two clans become sharply divided: The O'Flynns believe that the undead must be destroyed without exception, while the Muldoons insist that afflicted loved ones be kept "alive" until a cure is found. Into this situation wander a small group of National Guard troops who have decided to strike out on their own in a an effort to survive.[5]



Although independently produced, the distributor of this film has been confirmed as Artfire Pictures.[7] This will be Romero's sixth 'Dead' film.[14] On July 21, 2009 it was announced the full title of the film is George A. Romero's Survival of the Dead.[15]


In September/October 2009 George A. Romero's Survival of the Dead was screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, Venice Film Festival (where it screened for the festival's top prize, the Golden Lion), Trinity of Terrors,[16] Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas, and Festival du Nouveau Cinéma in Montreal, introduced by George A. Romero.[17] It is the sixth film in Romero's "Dead" series.[18] The film was released on DVD on March 15, 2010 in the United Kingdom.[19] In the United States it will be released on April 30 2010 for Video on Demand[20] and a theatrical release on May 28.[21]

See also


  1. ^ [ Badass New One-Sheet: Survival of the Dead]
  2. ^ Gingold, Michael (2010-01-25). "SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD release date news". Fangoria Magazine Newsblog. Retrieved 2010-01-26. 
  3. ^ Official One Sheet Debut for George A. Romero's 'Survival of the Dead'
  4. ^ Having Trouble Telling the Living From the Dead? The Survival of the Dead Zombie Identification Field Manual Can Help!
  5. ^ 'Survival of the Dead' Zombie Indentification Field Manual!
  6. ^ Fantastic Fest 09: Romero Discusses the Future of the Dead
  7. ^ a b c "Full Cast and Plot Details For Romero's Next Zombie Adventure!". 2008-10-03. Retrieved 2008-10-03. 
  8. ^ Three New Clips: George A. Romero's Survival of the Dead
  9. ^ 'Survival of the Dead' Official Red Band Trailer Debut!
  10. ^ Survival of the Dead UK Blu-ray Art
  11. ^ Magnet Releases Survival of the Dead Red Band Trailer
  12. ^ a b c d e f g "Full Cast For Romero's Next flim". 2008-10-03. Retrieved 2008-10-03. 
  13. ^ UK Surivival of the Dead Cover Art
  14. ^ New Promo Trailer and Footage from Romero's 'Survival of the Dead'!
  15. ^ George A. Romero's Survival of the Dead
  16. ^ George A. Romero's SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD to screen at the TRINITY OF TERRORS!
  17. ^ AFM Wrap-Up! The Sights! The Sounds! The Scares!
  18. ^ US Rights to Survival of the Dead Acquired by Magnet Releasing
  19. ^ UK Readers Get 'Survival of the Dead' in March?
  20. ^ [ 'Survival of the Dead' Release Plans Locked, Loaded and Firing!]
  21. ^ Make a Date with Survival of the Dead

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