Bub the zombie may have a face that only a mother could love, but on the edge of human extinction--this domesticated creature is the most lovable flesh-eating, walking corpse we know of!
Originally intended to be the Gone With the Wind of zombie films, George A. Romero had to trim down his most ambitious cinematic endeavor at that time. Despite having only half the budget he needed--Romero once again struck cult gold! Day of the Dead was the last in the original Living Dead trilogy--preceded by Dawn of the Dead and Night of the Living Dead.
This is pretty much it, the last stand of the human race, the zombie's will soon completely overtake them. Our window into this depressing finale for humanity focuses on a small underground military base in the Everglades where supplies are running low. There a small crew of soldiers and scientists are desperately looking for a way to subdue the zombie hordes. Dr. Logan, nicknamed "Frankenstein" for his morbid experiments, makes a breakthrough with our star. Bub, played by Sherman Howard, has learned not to attack living humans and even begins to remember things from his past life. Bub was formerly a soldier and manages to salute, use a Walkman and pretend to shave.
Sadly, all this is for naught, morale caves in as a last wave of zombies invades and overtakes the base. The ragged survivors quickly turn on each other and themselves. Bub gives us one last glimpse at what could have been when he flies into a rage at the sight of his dead master and miraculously remembers how to fire a gun! A few of the humans manage to escape and find themselves safely tucked away on a remote island but for how long?