Dawn of the Dead (also known as Zombi internationally) is a 1978 zombie film, written and directed by George A. Romero. It was the second film made in Romero’s Living Dead series, but contains no characters or settings from its predecessor, and shows in larger scale a zombie epidemic’s apocalyptic effects on society.
George A. Romero’s masterful classic is least of anything a film about zombies. “Dawn of the Dead” is thinly disguised as a zombie gore flick, but it is really three things. A cultural statement portraying racism, angst, counter-culture and degradation, then an account of human bonding and human reaction to different environments, harsh and eclectic and, least of this trio, it is a black comedy. Rather, it contains dark comedic elements.
All of these are reasons this movie is considered a true classic and master piece and has spawned many re-makes and started a whole pop culture movement. If you have never seen any of Romero’s work or in fact any of the old-school gore movies, don’t be turned off by the “childish” look of the zombies in the movie. You must remember that effects back than were a little different and basic.
But, nonetheless, this is an excellent movie that any horror fan simply must see. We, at ZombiePlace.Com, give it a huge thumbs up!