Andrew's Review of Dawn of the Dead


  • 20 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes
    Dawn of the Dead

    Dawn of the Dead (1979)

    "When there's no more room in Hell, the dead will walk the Earth," states Peter as the zomie apocalypse continues in George A. Romero's hit sequel to his popular horror film Night of the Living Dead. Basically, Dawn of the Dead is 2 hours of zombie action as a group of survivors try to wait out the zombie infestation in a shopping mall. Even though there's not much in story, Dawn of the Dead worked really well with what it had. While the film started out kind of slow, it really picked up once the survivors arrived at the mall and started taking out some zombies. I felt that the acting was really good. All the actors knew what kind of movie they were in and did the best that they could. Also, I love the satire in this film about consumerism. It's a little weird that there's satire in a straight out horror film, but it's entertaining none-the-less. Another thing to point out is the special effects done by Tom Savini. While they look pretty cheesy and dated today, they were pretty advanced for their time. Overall, Dawn of the Dead is a great follow up to Night of the Living Dead. It's just good old fashioned zombie fun if you want a fun little horror movie to watch.

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