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It's the Dawn of the Dead!

  • May 4, 2009
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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 no longer help and the threads that hold society together have come apart. Chaos is in full swing as everyone fends for themselves. Night of the living dead has ended, dawn of the dead is here!

The ultimate tale in survival horror. Throw in a few pokes at American consumerism and you have Dawn of the Dead. Watch as four survivors find shelter from the collapse of society and refuge from the ever growing horror that awaits them outside. Can the four make it through another night?

George A. Romero has made a seminal horror classic. Not only did he successfully follow through his first film Night of the Living Dead, but he manage to top it with this second installment of the "dead" series. This film was a major hit around the world. Two more sequels were produced and scores of knock-offs and unofficial chapters were soon to come in the coming months. Highly influential and strongly recommended!

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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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Cast: David Early
Director: George Romero
Genre: Horror
Release Date: 1978
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Screen Writer: George A. Romero
DVD Release Date: Anchor Bay Entertainment (April 27, 1999)
Runtime: 2hr 10min
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