Dawn of the Dead


Dawn of the Dead

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A kinetic, violent and surprisingly worthy remake of George Romero's horror classic that pays homage to the original while working on its own terms.



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Packed with more blood, more gore, and more bone-chilling, jaw-dropping thrills, Dawn of the Dead Unrated Director's Cut is the version too terrifying to be shown in theaters! Starring Mekhi Phifer, Ving Rhames and Sarah Polley in an edgy, electrifying thrill-ride. When a mysterious virus turns people into mindless, flesh-eating zombies, a handful of survivors wage a desperate, last-stand battle to stay alive and human.

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Sarah Polley
as Ana Clark
Ving Rhames
as Kenneth
Jake Weber
as Michael
Tom Savini
as The Sheriff
Scott Reiniger
as The General
Ken Foree
as The Televangelist
Boyd Banks
as Tucker
Ermes Blarasin
as Bloated Woman
Sanjay Talwar
as Doctor Rosen
Tim Post
as Reviving Doctor
Matt Austin
as EMS Technicians
Philip DeWilde
as EMS Technicians
Colm Magner
as Armed Neighbor
Luigia Zucaro
as Naked Woman
Geoff Williams
as Metro Bus Driver
Mike Realba
as Maintenance Man
David Campbell
as Squished Zombie
Philip Charles MacKenzie
as Thrashing Zombie
Laura DeCarteret
as Washington Politician
Georgia Craig
as Anchorwoman
Tino Monte
as Istanbul Reporter
Chris Gillett
as Older Anchorman
Derek Keurvorst
as Scientist
Dan Duran
as Confused Reporter
Neville Edwards
as CDC Spokesman
Sandy Jobin-Bevans
as CDD Reporter
Natalie Brown
as CDC Reporter
Liz West
as CDC Reporter
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Critic Reviews for Dawn of the Dead

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Audience Reviews for Dawn of the Dead


The first ten minutes including a disturbingly brilliant title sequence (with Johnny Cash's "The man comes around") are excellent and frikkin scary. After that it gets a little too predictable within the genre tropes and some scenes (the birth especially) are unnecessarily sadistic and disgusting. Entertaining enough until the insultingly stupid found footage end credits reveal.

Jens S.
Jens S.

Super Reviewer

Although the acting and make up are weak, is there really any honor movie where that can't be said? Cliché script and poor character development prevent a higher score for what is otherwise a surprisingly exciting and interesting film -- well, for a horror film, that is. Certainly a good remake.

Christian C
Christian C

Super Reviewer

The end of western society... Again. Or:"I love the smell of zombies in the morning...!" Entertaining? It's my fav zombie movie. My fav Zack (lowbrow, lowball) Synder movie too ... to date ...

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

Sometimes its difficult to make a good remake, especially if its a remake to George A.Romero's 'Dawn Of The Dead'. This may not be as memorable, as powerful or as funny as the original. However, it doesn't stop this film from being a faster and intense take on a zombie apocalypse . As a Romero fan, I wasn't very fond of the idea of having running zombies. To me, this form of the undead ruins the idea of what a typical zombie is. The film tries to give intensity to individual zombies. However, this doesn't really top how terrifying a large group of slow moving zombies can be. Overall,its nothing like the original, but introduces a new, zombie apocalypse with a faster pace. For Horror/Zombie fans, this is a must watch/buy.

Samuel Riley
Samuel Riley

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