The Dead Don’t Die Review

Starring: Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tom Waits, Chloe Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, Danny Glover, Tilda Swinton, Caleb Landry Jones, RZA

Director: Jim Jarmusch

Release date: 12th July 2019


Our story begins in a small American town named Centerville, where strange things have started to happen. Two local cops, Cliff (Bill Murray) and Ronnie (Adam Driver) are patrolling the town but all they find is Hermit Bob, the local crazy guy living in the woods. There have been reports on the news of polar fracking and this has taken the Earth off its natural axis. Death and destruction are predicted. The days are becoming longer and the moon has a weird pinkish hue around it, and it’s not long before the dead start to rise… local people, long since dead are now wandering the streets and attacking unsuspecting citizens in their homes. What exactly is happening and can it be stopped?


If you’re familiar with the work of the director/ actor/ documentary maker, Jim Jarmusch, then you know exactly what you’re letting yourself in for when watching one of his movies. He’s one of few directors that Bill Murray will reply to a call from. What you think is just going to be a straight forward zombie movie, is anything but.

With an all-star cast, including the likes of Steve Buscemi, Donald Glover and Tom Waits, you know that you’re going to see something a little different.


It’s not your regular ‘horror’ movie, in the conventional sense, though some of the gore and internal organs will probably make you want to cover your eyes. It all looks pretty realistic and that probably adds more to the gross factor.

Fans of Bill Murray will probably love this and there’s also a Star Wars reference during a conversation that Adam Driver’s character has. If you like your movies quirky and a bit different, then definitely give ‘The Dead Don’t Die’ a watch. Also fans of Sturgill Simpson might enjoy it too.

Overall: 8.5/10

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