Day of the Dead: Bloodline trailer goes for the gore in remake of Romero’s 1985 classic

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Dec 24, 2017, 6:23 PM EST (Updated)

With less than a month to go before its release, we’re beginning to hear a lot more buzz about Day of the Dead: Bloodline, the latest re-imagined take on that most venerable of 1980s horror classics — George Romero’s Day of the Dead.

Fresh to the web is Saban Films’ brand-new red band trailer for Day of the Dead: Bloodline, a movie that — as you’ll soon glean from the clip — comes by its R rating the good old-fashioned way: with plenty of gore and spatter.

It goes without saying the trailer is chock-full of graphic imagery, so consider this your point of no return.

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Based on characters Romero created for the original 1985 film, Day of the Dead: Bloodline is set in the zombie-rich environment of a post-apocalyptic world. The bleak surroundings set the stage for the plot, which involves a former medical school student getting an unwelcome return visit “by a dark figure from her past,” according to the studio.

Of course, that mysterious figure (un)lives for nothing more than to make her life one big suck: “He’s a half-human, half-zombie hell-bent on destroying her world,” Saban says.

Directed by Hèctor Hernández Vicens, who’s already taken a turn at horror with The Corpse of Anna Fritz, Day of the Dead: Bloodline stars Johnathon Schaech (Legends of Tomorrow), Sophie Skelton (Outlander on Starz), Marcus Vanco (Unbroken), and Jeff Gum (The Forgiven). 

The film’s slated for simultaneous release to theaters and video on demand on January 5, 2018.

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