Dawn of the Dead

Dawn of the Dead

George A Romero (1978)

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Our Score
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 has been slickly remade by Watchmen director Zack Snyder and received affectionate homage from the makers of Shaun of the Dead.


Four people take refuge in a shopping mall from a horde of flesh-eating zombies, clearing out the ghouls already in residence and battening down the hatches. However, their new home is not as secure as they had hoped, and the beleaguered survivors are soon plunged into increasingly grisly battles with their undead foes. George A Romero's horror sequel, starring David Emge, Ken Foree, Scott Reiniger and Gaylen Ross.

Cast & Crew

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
Director George A Romero
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Contains violence, swearing and brief nudity. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray