NOTLD 1990 - Meant To Have A Sequel ?

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NOTLD 1990 - Meant To Have A Sequel ?

Postby LoneWolf » Mon Jun 23, 2014 6:40 am

After watching NOTLD 1990 for the umpteenth time, I can't help but feel it was left needing a sequel following the character Barbara, as she went from a nervy nerd type to almost the making of a Sarah Connor in a zombie film. Was a Dawn Of The Dead remake considered after that film in the early 90s I wonder ?

Apparently, just found out though, that the actress who played Barbara and the actor who was Johnny, made another zombie film a couple of years ago called Dead Air, following the lines of Pontypool.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FxYEmz7jjc

Anyone seen it ?
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Re: NOTLD 1990 - Meant To Have A Sequel ?

Postby UnderDude » Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:27 pm

Dawn was remade in 2004.
Day had a part 2 (Contagium) released in 2005 and a remake of the original in 2008.
Night has had numerous recreations, including a 3D version.

There's a rumor that's been running around about a Rob Zombie Productions zombie film in the near future. But the actor that played Tiny in 1000 Corpses and Devils Rejects died before the final film was released. He was supposed to play a undead "leader" in the upcoming film.
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Re: NOTLD 1990 - Meant To Have A Sequel ?

Postby LoneWolf » Tue Jun 24, 2014 4:13 am

Yes, but I was thinking Tom Savini done such a great job of NOTLD in 1990, that it might have been considered at that time, he would be chosen for any considered remakes/reimagined versions of Dawn and Day not long after, as in early 90s, as a sort of trilogy made within a short time of each other.


I can't remember if NOTLD 1990 did well in the cinemas when first released.


I wasn't a fan of the Dawn and Day remakes, I feel Savini would have done a better job of them had he the opportunity to direct them around the same time as the first film in 1990.
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Re: NOTLD 1990 - Meant To Have A Sequel ?

Postby Mrknot » Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:58 am

Personally, the '04 remake of Dawn is one of, if not, my all time favorite.
Perfect blend of action, humor, gore, characters...
The original is right up there too, but Dawn '04 really revitalized my interest in the genre.
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Re: NOTLD 1990 - Meant To Have A Sequel ?

Postby LoneWolf » Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:32 am

Yes, it was a film that seemed to reactivate the zombie interest for many.

However, I differ in the view of adding the comedic quality within it - the annoying playboy-type, the two oddball security guards, the sniping at celebrity lookalikes amongst the zombies, etc.

I'd prefer no comedy at all within a zed film, as in reality, even entertainment, what would actually be funny in a ZA ?

TWD series isn't exactly laugh-a-minute, but is successful.

I'm not saying it should be all doom-and-gloom and completely bleak, needing some lighthearted moments, yet not actually comedic characters or set-pieces.

NOTLD 1990 will have to stay my favourite, though not perfect zed film. Others I've seen are badly flawed, or downright shit.

Strange point about NOTLD that irritated me, was the inside of the house was lit too brightly, my preferring it'd been filmed as shown later, when the power was cut, though not too dark to see what was going on, same as in the basement. Zeds in the outside dimness would have been better, more threatening too.
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Re: NOTLD 1990 - Meant To Have A Sequel ?

Postby Mrknot » Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:36 pm

See...to me the humor was really important.
They're stuck together, not much to do, if they couldn't find some kind of fun; chess, sniping, charades, whatever, they'd probably end up killing each other...
As far as the stereotypes of Mall Cops; have you been to a mall lately? :-)
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Re: NOTLD 1990 - Meant To Have A Sequel ?

Postby UnderDude » Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:12 pm

I gotta agree with knot on that. What the hell else could you do to kill all that time stuck at the mall? I always wondered why they didn't toss flammable stuff on the ones in the parking lot and street and watch them light each other on fire.

And no, haven't been to a mall lately.
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Re: NOTLD 1990 - Meant To Have A Sequel ?

Postby Red Star » Wed Jun 25, 2014 1:05 am

What's a mall? :P
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Re: NOTLD 1990 - Meant To Have A Sequel ?

Postby LoneWolf » Wed Jun 25, 2014 5:35 am

Here's the thing though. I would term NOTLD 1990 a horror film (though not necessarily frightening) but Dawn Of The Dead 2004 a comedy horror, which I think works against it, including the fact the colours are too clean and sharp.

In my own opinion, a true zed horror film should be gritty, with believable characters/situations and constant threat, including of the unseen type of danger.

Beyond NOTLD 1990, I've yet to see a proper zed movie that follows the horror/threat scenario in its true form.

Seriously, when's the last time you watched a zed movie and almost find yourself hiding your eyes in fear or jumping out of your seat in fright ?

Not lately, right ?
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Re: NOTLD 1990 - Meant To Have A Sequel ?

Postby UnderDude » Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:41 pm

It takes a lot to startle me when watching a movie. I love the "jump scares" scenes.
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