Target/Laurel Group/Dawn Associates (George A.
USA 🇺🇸 1978 (released 1979)
W: George A. Romero
DP: Michael Gornick
Ed: George A. Romero
Mus: Dario Argento & Goblin
David Emge (Stephen Andrews), Ken Foree (Peter
Washington), Scott H. Reiniger (Roger DeMarco), Gaylen Ross (Francine Parker)
The definitive zombie movie. George A. Romero's
classic horror is just as much a satire on consumerism, following a small group of people who take shelter in a shopping mall to avoid the zombie apocalypse.
The gore effects are all quite gross, but the makeup
techniques used are excellent considering the film's age.
It isn't often that a horror sequel betters the
original film and Dawn Of The Dead does just that. A must see for all fans of the genre.
DAWN OF THE DEAD (18)
D: Zack Snyder
Universal (Eric Newman, Richard B. Rubinstein
& Marc Abraham)
USA 🇺🇸 2004
W: James Gunn [based on the screenplay by
George A. Romero]
DP: Matthew F. Leonetti
Ed: Niven Howie
Mus: Tyler Bates
PD: Andrew Neskoromny
Sarah Polley (Ana Clark), Ving Rhames (Kenneth
Hall), Jake Weber (Michael), Mekhi Pfifer (Andre), Ty Burrell (Steve Marcus), Michael Kelly (C.J.), Kevin Zegers (Terry)
A remake of the 1979 George A. Romero film
with an identical story but takes a leaf out of the script from 28 Days Later, with quick and crazed zombies rather than the slow-moving, lethargic creatures in the original
Using a bigger budget, the film features less
cheesy makeup and some decent visual effects, but doesn't do much different with the story save for a ridiculous post credits sequence which should have been left on the cutting
As far as remakes go, it's quite good and
certainly one of the better horror films post 2000.