Watch Night of the Living Dead: Reanimation
- 1 hr 29 min
Night of the Living Dead: Reanimation is a 2012 horror film that is a reboot of the classic 1968 horror film Night of the Living Dead, directed by George A. Romero. This version is directed by Jeff Broadstreet and stars Andrew Divoff, Jeffrey Combs, and Sarah Lieving. The plot follows the same basic storyline as the original film: the dead have risen and are attacking the living, who are holed up in a farmhouse, trying to survive. However, Night of the Living Dead: Reanimation adds a new twist to the story. In this version, medical examiner Gerald Tovar Jr. (played by Andrew Divoff) brings the dead back to life using an experimental serum, in an attempt to find a way to revive his dead wife. One night, Tovar's assistant, Christa (played by Sarah Lieving), accidentally injects herself with the serum and becomes a zombie. Meanwhile, a group of people seeking shelter from the zombie apocalypse arrive at the farmhouse where Tovar and Christa work. Among them are Barbara (played by Denice Duff), who is traumatized after witnessing her brother's death at the hands of zombies, and newscaster Russ (played by Jeffrey Combs), who is trying to report on the situation. As the group tries to survive the zombie attack, they discover Tovar's experiments and must confront the moral dilemma of whether or not to use his serum to bring the dead back to life. The film also includes flashbacks to Tovar's past, which reveal his motivations for conducting his experiments and his complicated relationship with his wife. Night of the Living Dead: Reanimation features the same gritty and gruesome aesthetic as the original film, with grotesque zombies, bloody violence, and a sense of claustrophobic dread as the survivors are trapped in the farmhouse. The film also adds a touch of humor, particularly in the character of Tovar, who is portrayed as a quixotic and eccentric scientist. One of the highlights of the film is the performances from the cast. Andrew Divoff is excellent as the conflicted and haunted Tovar, while Jeffrey Combs brings his trademark intensity to the role of Russ. Sarah Lieving is also impressive as the zombie Christa, bringing a unique physicality to the role. Night of the Living Dead: Reanimation is a respectful homage to the original film, while also adding new elements to the story that make it stand out in its own right. The film is a gripping and grisly horror experience that will satisfy fans of the zombie genre. In terms of production values, Night of the Living Dead: Reanimation is a low-budget film, but the filmmakers have done an impressive job of creating a convincing zombie apocalypse on a limited budget. The makeup and practical effects are top-notch, and the film benefits from creative cinematography that makes the most of the limited locations. Overall, Night of the Living Dead: Reanimation is a solid reboot of the classic horror film, with strong performances, effective scares, and a unique twist on the familiar story. Fans of the zombie genre will definitely want to check it out.