The films are not produced as direct follow-ups from one another and the only continuation is the epidemic of the living dead.
This situation advances with each film, but with different characters, and the time moves ahead to the time when they were filmed, making the world's progression the only interlocking aspect of the series.
The fifth film does not continue the depiction of the progress of the world; instead it goes back to the beginning of events from the first film, but is nonetheless contemporary as the sequels are.
The films deal with how different people react to the same phenomenon ranging from citizens to police to army officials and back again.
There are no real happy endings to the films, as each takes place in a world that has gotten worse since the last time we saw it, the number of zombies ever increasing and the fate of the living remnant always in the balance.
Romero tried to make each movie unique from the previous, but this led to some of his more serious works, like Day of the Dead , receiving a worse reception compared to his spoof-like film Dawn of the Dead.
They want the same thing! Romero 's Dead series includes:. Remakes have been made for three of the original films with the involvement of some of the original cast and crew members:.
Romero rewrote the screenplay. The plot of the film follows closely the original, where Barbara, Ben, the Cooper family and Tom Landry and his girlfriend Judy Rose Larson are trapped in a rural farmhouse in Pennsylvania trying to survive the night while the house is being attacked by mysteriously reanimated ghouls, otherwise known as zombies.
Directed by Zack Snyder. A group of strangers: Ana, Police Sergeant Kenneth Hall, Michael, Andre and his pregnant wife, Luda, break into a nearby mall where they are confronted by three living guards — C.
The group secures the mall, then heads to the roof where they see another survivor, Andy, who is stranded alone in his gun store, across the zombie-infested parking lot.
The next day more survivors arrive at the mall and are let in. After some of the survivors start dying from zombie attacks and any hope of being rescued gone, the group decides to fight their way to the Milwaukee marina and travel on Steve's yacht to an island on Lake Michigan.
People begin acting strangely and the dead come back to life, with the couple and the soldiers trying to escape. There are currently two distinct franchises utilizing the Living Dead moniker.
It was later adapted to a film by Dan O'Bannon , which spawned its own series of movies, with a total of four sequels. This could be seen more as a spinoff of Night of the Living Dead rather than sequels, as the first movie treats Night of the Living Dead as a movie that was based on real events.
Russo and producer Tom Fox planned to bring Return of the Living Dead to the screen offering O'Bannon the director's seat, he accepted on the condition he could rewrite the film radically so as to differentiate it from Romero's films.
Although Russo and O'Bannon were only directly involved with the first film in the series, the rest of the films, to varying degrees, stick to their outline and "rules" established in the first film.
Then, in , Russo went back to the original Night of the Living Dead to reshoot extra sequences into the film. This version, which was officially named Night of the Living Dead: Romero's original Night of the Living Dead explains that an unknown phenomenon causes re-animation of the brain.
Instead of being spread from person to person, the phenomenon presents itself in any human that has recently died from any cause except those that destroy the physical structure of the brain.
The first animated corpses appear in many locations simultaneously, quickly reaching pandemic levels. Characters speculate about the cause of the phenomenon; suggestions at various times include a spaceborne virus, divine punishment, radiation from a satellite returning from Venus , or that "there's no more room in Hell".
While bites from these reanimated creatures are uniformly lethal, by mechanics unknown, death by other means would have the same result, so a bite is not necessary.
It is suggested in Day of the Dead that the immediate amputation of bitten limbs may prevent victims from dying, but while the treatment is attempted, its success is never conclusively demonstrated.
In George Romero's original Day of the Dead idea, a person was to have his bitten arm amputated, but still return as a zombie.
Survival of the Dead shows that, in the rare instance of a living person biting the undead, that person will become infected.
Many characters in films including George Romero himself have referred to the bitten area as the "infected area" or an "infection".
The state of zombification seen in O'Bannon's Return of the Living Dead series is induced by the chemical compound Trioxin, an extremely toxic substance found in a gaseous state at standard temperature and pressure.
Depending on the film in the series, Trioxin zombies may or may not be able to contaminate living humans with Trioxin via bite. Very small amounts of Trioxin are sufficient to have full effect, and bodies need not be fresh to be re-animated.
Both factors were illustrated in the first two films, wherein Trioxin seeped through several feet of earth to reach graves several decades old and animate the occupants The Return of the Living Dead even depicted a near-skeleton coming out of its grave.
If a zombie corpse is stored for too long in a sealed container, the decomposition process will generate noxious gases containing trace amounts of Trioxin, so the drum can only be safely opened in a sealed lab environment.
The requirement of Trioxin exposure makes containment to a specific area or group of people somewhat easier than Romero's plague though the extreme tenacity of the zombies may mitigate this advantage.
Romero's zombies have very limited to no memory of their previous life. But they all remember how to walk, and how to use their hands for several tasks such as striking or holding something or someone.
They recognize many objects such as cars, houses and other structures, and they recognize the doors in order to enter them. As characters state in Dawn of the Dead , the zombies are in the mall since it was "an important place in their lives".
They also kept the instinct of eating and biting. In Day of The Dead , the zombie dubbed 'Bub' is experimented on and trained by the scientist Logan and recalls how to use a razor, a telephone, and a book.
Rhodes walks in the room, Bub salutes him, fires an unloaded pistol at him, and later in the movie shoots Capt. In Land of the Dead , the undead retained some memory of their past lives, allowing them to use tools they remember operating, and even display emotion, giving some of Bub's intelligence to other zombies.
The zombies in the Return of the Living Dead series retain their full memories as of their time of death, whether or not they were reanimated immediately or after long interment.
Romero's zombies initially lack full cognitive function and act only on a single drive: Night of the Living Dead depicted zombies eating animals as well as humans.
It should be noted that the zombies have no true physiological need for flesh, nor can their expired digestive organs derive sustenance from it at all.
This was discovered by Dr. Logan nicknamed "Frankenstein" during his many experiments on "living" zombie specimens and reported to Sarah in Day of the Dead.
The animated dead retain vague impulses derived from former living behavior. For instance, zombies often return to specific locations they frequented when alive examples from the original Dawn of the Dead , hordes of zombies are compelled to congregate in a shopping mall, and one zombie knows where to find the secret hideout containing its still-living former companions.
Lacking immediate victims to hunt, zombies will often fumble through crude motions reminiscent of life activities, often when prompted by a familiar artifact such as a telephone or car.
With stimulus, it is possible for some specimens to begin to remember more of the common activities they performed while alive and achieve a basic functioning intelligence.
In Day of the Dead, the zombie nicknamed Bub was "educated" into docility by Dr. Logan, learned or remembered how to operate a handgun and even developed a childlike affection for its instructor.
In Land of the Dead, the zombie known as Big Daddy developed sophisticated cognitive function on his own, felt affection and empathy for his fellow zombies even putting some out of their misery when they were injured , could teach other zombies how to use objects including weapons and devised crude strategies for bypassing the defenses of the living humans who had destroyed many of his fellows.
The more intelligent zombies like Bub and Big Daddy retain their hunger for living human flesh, but can put off immediate gratification if doing so offers a chance for a more significant reward later.
In O'Bannon's universe, if bodies are still in good condition when they are reanimated, then the resulting zombies really are capable of the same things as normal living humans.
Basically, they are like normal humans but with an uncontrollable need to eat brains, which ease the great and constant pain felt from their own decomposition.
Depending on their own intelligence, from the previous life, they can actually resist their need for eating brains to the benefit of survival and to elaborate some "brain-hunting" tactics.
For instance, a rotten, half-melted zombie dubbed "Tarman" desperately tries to pull down a closet door with a winch in order to catch one of the protagonists, Tina, his intended victim.
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Living with the Dead Women of the Otherworld, 9 4. The men and women of the Otherworld — witches, werewolves, demons, vampires — live unseen among us.
Only now a reckless killer has torn down the wall, trapping one very human woman in the supernatural crossfire. Robyn moved to LA after her husband died to try to put some distance between herself and the life they had together.
And the challenges of her job as the PR consult The men and women of the Otherworld — witches, werewolves, demons, vampires — live unseen among us.
And the challenges of her job as the PR consultant to a Paris Hilton wannabe are pretty distracting. But then her celebutante is gunned down in a night club, and Robyn is suddenly the prime suspect.
The two people most determined to clear her are her old friend, the half-demon tabloid reporter Hope Adams, and a homicide detective with an uncanny affinity for the dead.
Soon Robyn finds herself in the heart of a world she never even knew existed — and which she was safer knowing nothing about. Hardcover , pages.
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Do you need to read the other books before reading this one? Are any of the characters from previous books? Araceli Schlosser I would suggest reading at least the book Personal Demon.
It deals with Hope and Karl and explains Hope's supernatural powers more. Other wise, as a …more I would suggest reading at least the book Personal Demon.
Other wise, as a fan I say "read them all! Who was the father of Adele's baby? For trigger reasons I had to skim most of her view points and I totally missed it.
Allison Thom was the father of her baby. Her view points were incredibly creepy, I skim them now as well when I reread the series.
See all 3 questions about Living with the Dead…. Lists with This Book. Definitely my least enjoyed of the series - it was actually kind of hard to keep reading.
Armstrong changed writing styles to third person and shifted points of view a lot. Every chapter changed, and short chapters they were.
Not only that, but almost all the points of views were from new characters of the series that don't have impact beyond this book.
Her technique made her writing style suffer. When she switched from an intimate point of view to a distant one, the writing technique simplified Definitely my least enjoyed of the series - it was actually kind of hard to keep reading.
When she switched from an intimate point of view to a distant one, the writing technique simplified and became a little awkward.
It was pretty noticeable. While previous books would introduce new characters before they came into their own books, not so here.
There were several brand new characters taking a major role and I didn't know nor care about them. Robyn is simple and rather boring.
I didn't care about the new necromancer. Their developed relationship seemed force and just there because a new relationship was supposed to be, not because the chemistry makes sense.
There's just something off-putting about Hope getting off on people getting hurt and Karl randomly robbing people of their valuables.
The story is semi-clever and inventive enough but the way it's told and the characterization? There are no series regulars besides mild mention. The Kumpania were intriguing and demented, but this plot is lightweight in comparison to others.
Reading this one doesn't advance the story unless you care about Hope and Karl's development into not caring about the council at the end of the book.
I wasn't like dying to know more like most of Kelley Armstrong's books. We have way too many points of views in this one.
We are used to having only one, and the last book we got two which was a nice change of pace, but we got.. And only one of them we knew before this book Hope and even though I still felt like she was a WrensReads Review: And only one of them we knew before this book Hope and even though I still felt like she was a new character to the series.
What I did love about this book is that human's get involved. That's right, a human gets to see what is behind the supernatural curtain. We also meet someone who knew they had special powers necromancer but never knew of the community of supernatural beings until he met some of our friends in this series.
Hope's best friend Robyn is in some deep crap. Like she is wanted for murder. But she didn't do it. Enter best friend, chaos-loving-half-demon Hope and her boyfriend werewolf-jewel-thief Karl and a detective that can see dead people.
We have seen and learned about werewolves, witches, necromancers, warlocks, half-demons even though there are a lot more types to discover! They are a necessity in this book and I absolutely loved it.
All in all, I am ready to get back to werewolves in the next book. Elena and Clay are my first love. WrensReads Goodreads Twitter Instagram I can't shrug off the feeling that Kelley Armstrong 's Women of the Otherworld books are shifting more and more from urban fantasy to just plain mystery.
But maybe I am just too used to her world and it seems too real to me? Living with the Dead is another entertaining but ultimately forgettable addition to one of my favorite series.
Let me sum it up. Well-paced and never boring. Has Armstrong been planting seeds throughout the series? POVs, thus bringing a completely different tone to this story.
Women of the Otherworld books have never been paranormal romances, but I do expect some flirting, some steamy hooking-up in these stories.
The only romantic aspect in Living with the Dead comes from Hope and Karl and their relationship is not the one I enjoy - Hope continues being totally useless with her passive "power" and Karl is as overprotective as ever.
The event that jump-starts the mystery simply doesn't warrant the body count accumulated by the end of the book. I am reading the next book in the series though.
View all 8 comments. Nov 12, MissM rated it it was ok Shelves: I really like this series overall and look forward to them, but this one was just a miss for me.
The main character of the book really wasn't a supernatural at all. And the jumpy POV changes made the book feel choppy and lacked cohesion.
I liked the Detective character that was introduced but overall, it just really wasn't the high point of the series for me.
I'm kinda bored with Hope at this point and I'm ready to get back to more interesting characters in the series. Because Hope's power is so I really like this series overall and look forward to them, but this one was just a miss for me.
Because Hope's power is so passive, it's just not as exciting to read. And because the normal, non-supe woman, Robyn, was really the central character, it was even less exciting on top of it.
Not an awful book, but one I really just didn't enjoy like I've done with the others. Wow, Adele, you're a seriously disturbed individual.
Sociopath, murderer, schemer, stalker, sexual molester, manipulator, disgusting all around person. Interesting "mystery" but it felt more like a lot of run-around and not a lot of development or plot.
Still love the series, but wasn't thrilled with this one. I do like Finn, and I like Robyn as well. I'd be okay if they popped up in a later book.
Guess since I'm reading the rest of the series, I'll see if they do or not, eh? In this ninth book in Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld series the author brings us something different: Robyn Peltier is a PR consultant with no special powers or abilities what so ever, well… except maybe attracting bad luck.
She does know how to pick her friends though, as Hope Adams and Karl Marsten come to her rescue when Robyn's problems evolve from bad to worse.
This is another solid read by Kelley Armstrong. It read like a suspense novel, packed w In this ninth book in Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld series the author brings us something different: It read like a suspense novel, packed with action and a high pace.
Armstrong crafts the story wonderfully and she has made up an amazing world of supernatural groups, some with very disturbing rules and morals.
In several reviews I've read that others find Robyn and Hope to be boring because of their limited powers.
To me that isn't an issue. The struggle is even bigger for these heroines and they do deliver as they outsmart everyone and come up with good solutions.
Even though there was very little romance in this book, this book was about love and trust: It had quite some touching moments as we get to see Robyn's dead husband in his desperate quest to help his wife and we see Hope worry about her capability to stand on her own two feet.
This book introduces some interesting characters who we hopefully get to see in further books: My two favorite people of this book however were Adelle, the deliciously wicked bitch of an antagonist, and Karl Marsten.
View all 11 comments. Sep 16, Jay rated it did not like it Shelves: I have never in my life been this disgusted by a heroine.
No wait, this is way past disgust. I am sickened and absolutely repulsed by her. First, a little background info for those who are unfamiliar with this series: Hope is a half demon.
In this series, half demons are the offspring of a full demon and a human. Half demons only inherit the superpower of their demon parent, so they could be your friendly neighbour, best friend or your favourite barista with an extra sprinkle of X-Men in them.
Based on this, Hope is an anomaly - instead of a cool superpower, she ended up with the chaos craves. But they're not just craves , she gets high on them as well as turned on, and the more she crosses path with evil, the more she wants it.
She basically has visions of murders and treats it as porn, a memory which she then uses to fuel her nightly activities with her boyfriend.
You've been kidnapped, raped and murdered by some psycho. Your soul is sort of floating around, waiting for someone to bring your murderer to justice.
Suddenly, this random woman bumps into him and she has a vision of your entire ordeal, as well as evidence that could get him convicted.
Maybe even dig up your decomposing body for a proper burial, you know, JustGirlyThings. But instead of the eternal peace you're hoping for, this chick keeps replaying your murder in her mind for the sole purpose of using the "thrill" to spice up her sex life.
Now imagine she bumped into a paedophile. Or for your own sanity, don't. Getting high on horrible and heinous crimes, Hope came across as perverted and sexually deprived, something you'd expect from the villain of a murder mystery, not the main character who was adored by literally everyone she met.
Maybe if she had a darker, stronger personality, then it would have worked better. I could get behind a kick-ass heroine trying to fight her nature and cleverly using it to her advantage until she made this ability her bitch.
But the whole Little Miss Sunshine , head in the sand bullshit Hope was doing instead got on my fucking nerves.
Her sole focus was her relationship with Karl instead of the actually serious problems around her. Any other heroine in this series would have quarantined herself or at least supplied the police with anonymous tip-offs, while working her ass off to fix herself.
Hope didn't, she was mildly uncomfortable with it all but not nearly as disturbed as she should've been. She relied on Karl boyfriend to "pull her back from the edge", which is actually just Karl shouting her name until she was able to snap out of her trance.
Moving on to Book 9, the blurb made it seem like it was Robyn's book - a little weird since every heroine has been introduced before taking the main stage in their own book and Robyn was a complete stranger to us, but I wanted to see what Kelley Armstrong's world would look like from the POV of a human for a change.
It's sad because I would have rated this book at least 4 stars if Robyn and Finn were its sole focus, their story was interesting and I wanted to see way more of them.
Kelley Armstrong is an excellent author but she really tanked it with Hope. I just hope heh I never have to see her again but we're nearing the end of the series and this book really hinted at view spoiler [her playing quite a big role in the oncoming final shitstorm hide spoiler ] I don't know who first told me that "assuming makes an ASS out of U and ME," but I do know that I was young enough to be shocked that someone said ass.
I think it was my mom. The point is, that I and probably you too have been aware of this idea for as long as I and you can remember.
Living with the Dead is a perfect illustration of that. One assumption leads to a bad decision leads to another assumption lead to another bad decision, etc.
That's basically what the entire book is--assumptions I don't know who first told me that "assuming makes an ASS out of U and ME," but I do know that I was young enough to be shocked that someone said ass.
That's basically what the entire book is--assumptions and reactions. That and a bad guy who is an incredible narcissist with borderline sociopathic tendencies.
She's right up there with Iago. Nov 28, Donna rated it it was ok Shelves: The beginning of the book was great, but then the characters basically chased each other around for a two hundred pages.
There were too many viewpoint characters and perspective shifts, and Hope is probably my least favorite Armstrong heroine. I hope this series picks back up, this is the second one in a row that I've been a bit disappointed in.
Here's my full review. Rabid Reads This book is the least Otherworld -ly out of the bunch and, as a result, also the one that I only passably enjoyed.
Kelley Armstrong switches up her tried and true format in Living with the Dead and that was a big mistake in my opinion. Instead of sticking with her enthralling first person point of views she opts for that of the third person and gives the lead role to a previously unknown, human character.
This installment also focuses on clairvoyants which are not a breed Reviewed by: This installment also focuses on clairvoyants which are not a breed of supernaturals that readers have seen overly much up until this point and the story casts them in a pretty unfavourable light.
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