Count Down to Halloween Day 9 Dawn Of The Dead

Dawn Of The Dead
1978 | Color | 126 Minutes | 1.85:1 | R | Horror | Stereo | Laurel Group

Director: George A. Romero

Writer: George A. Romero

David Emge
Ken Foree
Scott H. Reiniger

Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia SWAT team members, a traffic reporter, and his television-executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.

In 1968, George Romero brought us "Night of the Living Dead." It became the classic horror film of its time. Now, George Romero brings us the most intensely shocking motion picture experience for all time.

The movie that influenced many with its solid story strong cast and so of the best Zombies ever! Filming at the Monroeville Mall took place during the winter of 1977-78, with a three-week reprieve during the Christmas shopping season (during which other footage, e.g. the TV studio, was shot). Filming at the mall began around 10 p.m., shortly after the mall closed, and finished at 6 a.m. The mall didn't open until 9, but at 6 the Muzak came on and no one knew how to turn it off.

Tom Savini, head of makeup effects, was unhappy with how the blood mix (produced by 3M) photographed; it looked fluorescent. Director George A. Romero felt it was perfect for the film's comic book style. Much of the fake blood used in the blood packets was a mixture of food coloring, peanut butter and cane sugar syrup. In the scene where Roger hits the zombie (played by Tom Savini) with the truck and it leaves a bloody smear on his windshield, the effect was created by Savini throwing himself on the non-moving truck and spitting a mouthful of blood on the windshield.

This is a must see during the Halloween season. For most Romero fans this is the best of the series and at conventions every where is widely talked about.

4 Bloody Brains out of 5!

Dr. Rausch "These creatures cannot be considered human. They prey on humans. The attack and they feed only on warm human flesh. Intelligence? Seemingly little or no reasoning ability but basic skills remain a more...remembered behavior of ah....normal life. There are reports of these creatures using tools. But even these actions are the most primitive: the use of tools as bludgeons and so forth. I might point out that even animals will adopt to use of tools in this manner. These creatures are nothing but pure, motorized instinct. We must not be lulled by the concept that these are our family members or our friends. They are not"


  1. fantastic movie. I saw it in theaters when I was 13 years old. had to sneak in since it was rated x. To this day it is one of the best movies I have ever experienced.


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