Because Taurus Entertainment actually owned the rights to the original Day Of The Dead, Day of the Dead 2: Contagium isn’t technically an “unofficial” sequel… no matter how badly Romero fans want to dismiss it. But if you’ve ever seen Contagium, you certainly can’t blame them for trying!
The first part of the film takes place in 1968 where a military hospital is experiencing a zombie outbreak. In the confusion, one man manages to escape with a vile of the contagium before eventually being shot.
Flash forward about thirty years, and a group of mental patients discover the vile while cleaning a field or something. Of course they accidentally expose themselves to the virus and all hell breaks loose back at the local psychiatric ward.
Best Scene: After the kids are infected their skin begins to peel and fester. It looks totally disgusting.
Worst Scene: The airborne virus is animated as a floating bit of light, but comes off looking like a glowing pixie or something.
More Buckets: The film definitively doesn’t skimp on the fake blood. It’s absolutely everywhere; the walls, the floor, the ceiling… it’s like being at a GWAR concert!
Day of the Dead 2: Contagium
Available at Amazon.com