Dawn of the Dead

  • 18
  • George A Romero (1978)
  • US
  • 126 min
Dawn of the Dead
Film Review
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5 out of 5

With its shopping mall setting, some see this astoundingly violent sequel to the classic Night of the Living Dead as a satirical attack on American consumerism and shallow materialistic values. Others merely see it as the greatest zombie fantasy of all time, as the reawakened dead resume their cannibalistic stalking of the living. Cynical, devastating and relentless, director George A Romero's gruelling masterpiece about the American Dream turning into a terrifying nightmare is a brilliant blend of black comedy and hip, if harrowing, carnage. Not only has it spawned further tales of the dead from Romero, but this superb horror movie has also been efficiently remade by 300 director Zack Snyder and received an affectionate homage from the makers of Shaun of the Dead.

Plot Summary

George Romero's sequel to his horror classic Night of the Living Dead. The US is being overrun by zombies, but four people escape the mayhem by helicopter and land on the roof of a vast shopping mall that contains everything they need to survive. However, the living dead also covet this temple to consumerism. How long can the humans hold out?

Cast and crew

Cast

Stephen
David Emge
Peter
Ken Foree
Roger
Scott H Reiniger
Francine
Gaylen Ross
Dr Foster
David Crawford
Mr Berman
David Early
TV director
George A Romero
Blades
Tom Savini

Crew

Director
George A Romero

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Guidance: 
Contains violence, swearing and brief nudity.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Certificate 18
Categories
Drama

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