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Night of the Living Dead: Darkest Dawn

Night of the Living Dead: Darkest Dawn (2015)

October. 05,2015
| Animation Horror Action

A group of survivors trapped in a New York apartment fight to stay alive against legions of zombies.


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Night of the Living Dead: Darkest Dawn (2015) * 1/2 (out of 4)This here is an animated remake of the George A. Romero classic. This time the setting has been moved from a farmhouse in Pennsylvania to an apartment in New York City where Barbara (Danielle Harris), Ben (Tony Todd) and others lock themselves in and try to survive the night.NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD: DARKEST DAWN isn't the worst remake that has happened but at the same time there are some major issues with it that keep it from being more entertaining. I will at least say that I give the filmmakers credit for at least trying to change a few things up including the location. I thought having the action in New York City was a major plus and especially some of the scenes on Time Square. There were a few more changes to the familiar story, which was nice to have.With that said, there are certainly a lot more flaws than good moments here. One major issue is that the CGI animation just looks really bad. This looks like a low-budget video game and some of the images are just downright ugly including the look of Ben who seems like a cross between a mummy and a zombie. The vocal performances are decent for the most part but Joseph Pilato (DAY OF THE DEAD) is horrid as Harry as he does nothing but scream the entire time (sound familiar?).I guess if you're a horror nut like me who wants to watch every new "version" of the Romero film then you'll want to check this out. Most people, however, should just go back and watch the original film and leave this one alone.

Marcus J. Hopkins

So, the primary complaints I've read about this film all have to do with the low quality of the animation, and, well...they're not wrong. For a film that was released post- 2005, the animation is decidedly unimpressive. The art itself isn't bad, but...it's also not fantastic.As for the script and acting, I'd give this a solid 9/10. The score is equally impressive, and does a fantastic job of ratcheting up the suspense. Although definitely faster- paced than the Romero 1969 original, were it a live-action film, it would be right at home with some of the more recent zombie fare.It is without a doubt better than the woeful Day of the Dead remake from the mid-00s, being both better-written and better-acted. Giving some of the characters better backstories definitely helped to build a better rapport with them, and you end up caring for them, save for Hank Cooper, for whom no one has ever cared.Overall, it's definitely worth watching if you're a fan of the genre, though you most certainly have to get past the unimpressive animation.


I love this movie one of the most anticipated movie released after a long time but I was not disappointed. Great movie good work animation was extraordinary. Story was amazing especially good to see at night. It is really a nice horror movie. Madhavan (Maddy) Chocolate hero did a fantastic job. Madhavan's performance was excellent and totally a different role. All the actors did a wonderful job. Zombies are really too scary. From the beginning to end it was very thrilling and exciting. Once again animation was fantastic I really had a great terrifying scary experience.Thanks for a good Zombies movie. Night of the living dead darkest dawn (2015).


The dead have come back to life and a group of survivors take shelter in a city apartment building. I must admit was was really looking forward to the retelling of a classic, Night of the Living Dead: Darkest Dawn, (formally Night of the Living Dead: Origins) especially given the horror talent involved. Directed by Krisztian Majdik, Zebediah De Soto their animated CGI effort echoes the likes of the Resident Evil Damnation and Resident Evil: Degeneration but visually doesn't meet their standard.What it lacks with the video game like presentation it makes up for with its great voice characterisations. There's the talent and eerie animated likeness of horror favourites Tony Todd, Bill Moseley (both reprising their characters from the 1990 remake) , Danielle Harris (Halloween IV & V), Joseph Pilato (Day of the Dead) and character actor Tom Sizemore (Saving Private Ryan).Following the 1968's narrative there's a few interesting story tweaks that are welcomed on the refreshing contemporary city set backdrop. With countless rip offs and cash-ins already made, fans who like original may be pleased, as this is arguably one of the better adaptations since Savini's 1990 remake. While the visual graphic aesthetics aren't too hot, quite frankly a little disappointing (and another remake is debatably unnecessary) the voice work and story changes make it worth a viewing. For zombie completist fans.