Dawn of the Dead

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Dawn of the Dead

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Director:
George A. Romero
Released:
1979
Rating:
R

In the second movie of the original "Dead" trilogy, director and writer George Romero tells the story of a world caught in the middle of a zombie uprising. Two SWAT officers join forces with a traffic copter pilot and a female newscaster to escape the apocalypse and take refuge in a shopping mall. However, human outlaws soon threaten to destroy their haven.

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  • 100

    IGN

    Where Night of the Living Dead was a straight up horror film (with some minor social commentary buried beneath the ever-present threat of the shambling undead), Dawn is something a...

  • 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Dawn of the Dead is one of the best horror films ever made -- and, as an inescapable result, one of the most horrifying. It is gruesome, sickening, disgusting, violent, brutal and ...

  • 100

    Slant Magazine Eric Henderson

    Romero's distinctly Pittsburghian sensibilities can't be underestimated when explaining Dawn's appeal; the Monroeville Mall perfectly evokes the feel of a hollow monument standing ...

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