Dawn of the Dead (1978)

Director(s): George A. Romero
Genre: Horror


"When There's No More Room In Hell, The Dead Will Walk The Earth.

In 1968, director George A. Romero brought us Night of the Living Dead. It became the definitive horror film of its time. Eleven years later, he would unleash the most shocking motion picture experience for all times. As modern society is consumed by zombie carnage, four desperate survivors barricade themselves inside a shopping mall to battle the flesh-eating hordes of the undead. This is the ferocious horror classic, featuring landmark gore effects by Tom Savini, that remains one of the most important - and most controversial - horror films in history. When there's no more room in Hell, the dead will walk the earth: The original Dawn of the Dead is back!" - from DVD Pacific

My oppinion:
What a classic this is! Might just be the best horror movie of all times in my humble opinion. Alongside Peter Jackson early work, this was one of the first horror movies I ever saw and it's responsible for my big interest in this genre. I just can't think of anything I don't like about this one. Everything is just about perfect. What I like most about DOTD are the zombies. They are just the way I like them, moves around slowly and feeding is their only goal, one is no problem, but loads of them are pure horror! I also think Romero managed to create likeable characters that I care for and that is something lacking in many horror movies. The music is also great and it's fun that Dario Argento was in charge of that in addition to being Romero's Script consultant. There are some really memorable scenes like in the beginning when a police officer goes mental, killing zombies and people including the famous "exploding head" scene. The scene with the rednecks drinking beer and doing some target practice on the zombies is also a great one! Also seeing the zombies going up the escalator with the mall music in the background always makes me smile. The facial expression on one of the zombies is just priceless!
Well, this is a must see movie for all horror enthusiasts. If you haven't seen it yet, drop what you're doing and go rent/buy it right away!

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