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Mon, Nov 16, 2020 12:53 PM

Live Poll: Face-Off: The Dead vs. The Dead

"The Evil Dead" and "Night of the Living Dead" are the two franchise starters which have a few similar themes; people traveling to the countryside in a car, dead awakened due to supernatural reasons, people confined to the house, and a dear one becoming dead and attacking them.

Then both the orginal trilogies went on to take different routes, one choosing a different setting and scale; while another choosing the protagonist and his fight against the dead.

Which of these iconic trilogies do you like the most?

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4 months ago

This is effectively a subgenre comparison. If not apples to oranges, then lemons to limes.

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4 months ago

Good face-off. My vote: Night of the Living Dead, although I've only seen the first movie of each trilogy. I think I've told you this before, but I'm really glad that you make polls. : )

May I suggest a few small edits?

"The Evil Dead" and "Night of the Living Dead" are the two franchise starters which have a few similar themes: people traveling to the countryside in a car, dead awakened due to supernatural reasons, people confined to the house, and a dear one "becoming dead" and attacking the protagonist.

And when you say "Then both the orginal trilogies..." do you mean films instead of trilogies? 

Oh, and great title!

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Thank you again!! :)

I have made the edits. 

I changed from "original trilogies" to "stories" as I was thinking of this as an overall story arc.

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4 months ago

You have a little typo under each option: Orginal

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Corrected. Thanks.

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Thank you. :)

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4 months ago

I like both trilogies, but I have to pick NOTLD. The original Evil Dead is among my top favorite movies of all time (not just horror, but one of my favs generally) it's original, completely over-the-top, breaking all the rules, has a dozen goofs per minute but you hardly even notice them, and has the raw energy and talent of a super talented filmmaker (as opposed to the lazy, generic, uninspired direction of many modern horror movies).

But then the franchise moved to a different direction. The second one was good, more polished, but just not as great. I don't even want to talk about the disappointing Army Of Darkness.

NOTLD, on the other hand, started off with the weakest of the franchise and solidly grew better with each addition. The 1968 original is something like the Citizen Kane of horror movies: it's always revered, mentioned with respect, and it is indeed a very good horror movie, but nobody really thinks it's scary. The following additions were both great AND scary, though. I also like the fact that Romero managed to maintain a general theme throughout the franchise, despite all three movies having been made in different decades: a strong black protagonist, a feeling of dire hopelessness, and a generally negative view of the military and rednecks.

So individually, I prefer the original Evil Dead, but as a complete franchise, Romero's Dead movies wins.

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I think Night of the Living Dead is plainly more my cup of tea since it is about a group of strangers to sort out an unexpected broad catastrophe, which is a far cry from the theme of visiting an old shack and accidentally unearthing beasts that wipe out most of the group, sending a sole survivor into another realm, as in the case of Evil Dead.