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Picking up where NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD left off, and still offering no explanation of why the dead are walking the earth, DAWN OF THE DEAD plunges headlong into one of the most violent and original horror films ever made. After securing an apartment building overcome with flesh-eating zombies, two Philadelphia area SWAT team members, Peter (Ken Foree) and Roger (Scott Reiniger), flee to a television station, where they escape in the station's helicopter with Francine (Gaylen Ross) and Stephen (David Emge), two station employees. Seeking refuge from the zombies and the ensuing hysteria, they land on top of a Pittsburgh area shopping mall, despite the fact that the undead seem to be flocking there. What begins as a stop for supplies becomes a longer stay as the four become embroiled in a futile war within the mall to keep their flesh to themselves and remain alive. <br> <br> The film's relentlessly disturbing and innovative gore effects are one reason to see DAWN OF THE DEAD, but those who can stomach...
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CastDavid Early
DirectorGeorge Romero
Genre:  Horror
Release Date:  1978
MPAA Rating:  Unrated
Screen WriterGeorge A. Romero
DVD Release Date:  Anchor Bay Entertainment (April 27, 1999)
Runtime:  2hr 10min
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Quick Tip by . July 27, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
a B rated movie that was good enough to spawn a spoof lol. its cheezy corney and funny i love it.
review by . May 04, 2009
Dawn of the Dead (1978) was and is still one of the top ten horror films of all time. Following the events that have occurred in Night of the Living Dead, the living dead have left the countryside and have now invaded the cities. The local authorities have failed to contain the problem. Many people also still hold on to the belief that there's respect for the dead. These and other major factors have caused the zombie infestation to have spread like wild fire. The military and the government can …
review by . June 01, 2002
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: depiction of gore      Cons: really no social message to discern     The Bottom Line: If blood, guts, and gore is what you are after, this is the place to get it.     Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie's plot. Prolog:       I tossed and turned in my bed in the heat of a July night, fitfully asleep. We had no air conditioner, so the lone window in the small bedroom was thrown open wide, …
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