Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia S.W.A.T. team members, a traffic reporter, and his television executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.
There is panic throughout the nation as the dead suddenly come back to life. The film follows a group of characters who barricade themselves in an old farmhouse in an attempt to remain safe from these flesh eating monsters.
Following the events of Night of the Living Dead (1968), we follow the exploits of four survivors of the expanding zombie apocalypse as they take refuge in an abandoned shopping mall following a horrific SWAT evacuation of an apartment complex. Taking stock of their surroundings, they arm themselves, lock down the mall, and destroy the zombies inside so they can eke out a living--at least for a while. Tensions begin to build as months go on, and they come to realize that they've fallen prey to consumerism. Soon afterward, they have even heavier problems to worry about, as a large gang of bikers discovers the mall and invades it, ruining the survivors' best-laid plans and forcing them to fight off both lethal bandits and flesh-eating zombies. Written by
Curly Q. Link
Filmed in Monroeville Mall, Monroeville, PA. See more »
At the airport when Peter is attacked by the huge zombie with the seriously decayed face who is wearing a plaid shirt, the approaching zombie walks into the office through its only door causing the surprised Peter to stumble over the bench behind him, to fall down on the ground landing on his back and thus finding himself in a rather defenceless position. Steven fires several times at the zombie who walks towards Peter and presents the back of his body to the men trying to shoot him. Steven having missed Roger takes over, aims precisely and shoots the zombie through his head. The zombie's head pitches upon the office table presenting his face to the audience thereby revealing the big bloody hole in the forehead where the bullet from Roger's gun has left his head - then the eliminated zombie tosses off the table presenting us for a short glimpse his occiput where the projectile from Roger's gun must have entered the zombie's head, but: we see clearly that the backside of the zombie's head is perfectly intact and reveals no bullet hole. See more »
[Roger was almost bitten by a zombie, and has snapped]
Bastards, you bastards! We got 'em, didn't we? We got this, man! We got this by the ass!
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The zombies overrun the mall throughout the course of the end credits. See more »
After being introduced to "Halloween," I was introduced to other horror movies for which I heard my peers talked about in school and after watching this movie on the movie channel, I was introduced to something more gruesome than anything else. "Dawn of the Dead" is the sequel to the popular cult "Night of the Living Dead" in which two national guards, a reporter and a pilot have escaped Philadelphia on a chopper after finding out that the whole globe has been affected with zombies resurrecting from the dead and attacking the living. The four of them hide out in a deserted mall where they think everything is safe until they realize that the reporter is pregnant and that they're zombies invading the mall. After exterminating the zombies, the survivors make the mall their own home where they shop for food, steal the cash and turn a small room into a personal resting place. "Dawn of the Dead" is by far one of the best horror films and sequels I have ever seen. It's dark, mean and much more violent than the original black and white horror film.
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