Dawn of the Dead (1978) – Review, Rating and Synopsis

Dawn of the Dead (1978) - Review, Rating and Synopsis

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  • Release Date:  1978
  • Genre:  Zombie
  • Cast and crew: David Emge, Ken Foree, Scott H. Reiniger, Gaylen Ross, David Crawford, David Early, Richard France, Howard Smith, Daniel Dietrich, Fred Baker, James A. Baffico, Rod Stouffer, Jese Del Gre, Clayton McKinnon, John Rice
  • Director:  George A. Romero
  • Screenwriter:  George A. Romero

Dawn of the Dead (1978) Rating:

  • Dylan = 9 / 10;
  • Eloise = 8 / 10;
  • Raoul = 8.5 / 10;
  • Ronan = 8 / 10;
  • Simina = 8.5 / 10;
  • Andrew = 9 /10;
  • IMDb = 7.9 / 10;
  • Rotten Tomatoes = 9.3 / 10;

Dawn of the Dead (1978) Synopsis:

As hordes of flesh-eating zombies overwhelm the United-States, a crew of four survivors manages to escape by helicopter and finds refuge into a shopping mall.

Dawn of the Dead (1978) Review:

This more-than-cult zombie movie is Georges Romero’s masterpiece! Most of the modern zombie movies draw a lot from the original ideas in this movie.

The concept of being in a shopping mall is just brilliant and gives rise to an unbelievable number of cult scenes. Behind is a simplistic zombie aspect, this movie is very meaningful. Romero very cleverly uses the zombie concept to depict a very critical view of our society. The movie also raises many fascinating fundamental questions like: why do the zombies keep their basic instincts? should they be considered cannibal or not? are they still human?

An interesting thought is that, in this movie, humans’ concurrence for survival (or survival of the fittest if you prefer) appears much more dangerous than any zombie! All this makes this movie is a must-watch for anyone interested in cinema at all. The only drawback is his length and the action being sometimes really slow (20 min to go and pick up a truck…), especially for modern standard, like this brilliant remake by Zack Znyder.

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