TIFF: 09: Sarge Talks in Second ‘Survival of the Dead’ Tease

EXCLUSIVE: Toronto residents mark your calendars for September 12th as the Toronto International Film Festival’s “Midnight Madness” is hosting a zombie walk that leads up to the world premiere of George A. Romero’s Survival of the Dead, which involves inhabitants of an isolated island off the North American coast who find their relatives rising from the dead to eat their kin. The leaders of the island feud over whether or not to kill their reanimated relatives or preserve them in hopes of finding a cure. Beyond the break you can check out our exclusive look at the second half of the “Sareg” interview that began over at MySpace. Read on to check it out, along with the 5 minute long behind-the-scenes video.
On a small island off North America’s coast, the dead rise to menace the living. Yet…the islanders can’t bring themselves to exterminate their loved ones, despite the growing danger from those the once held dear. A rebel among them hunts down all the zombies he can find, only to be banished from the island for assassinating his neighbors and friends. On the mainland, bent on revenge, he encounters a small band of survivors in search of an oasis on which to build a new life. Barely surviving an attack from a mass of ravenous flesh-eaters. They commandeer a zombie-infested ferry and sail to the island. There, to their horror, they discover that the locals have chained the dead inside their homes, pretending to live ‘normal’ lives…with bloody consequences. What ensues is a desperate struggle for survival and the answer to a question never posed in Romero’s Dead films: Can the living ever live in peace with the dead?

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