Dawn of the Dead (1978) Poster


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The Blob (1958)
teve Andrews, the helicopter pilot played by David Emge, shares his name with the lead character in 'The Blob', played by Steve McQueen.
Dr. No (1962)
The Crazies (1973)
Shivers (1975)

Referenced in 

Zombie (1979)
Maniac (1980)
The machete Tom Savini's character used in Dawn is seen as one of Frank's murder weapons. Plus the head exploding scene is reused for Savini's character Disco boy as a victim.
Nightmare City (1980)
It is referenced.
Eyes of a Stranger (1981)
At the movie theater there's a poster
Nightmare (1981)
It is mentioned in "Nightmare" poster: "From the man who terrified you in 'Dawn of the Dead' & 'Friday the 13th'!".
The Best of Sex and Violence (1982)
Dawn of the Dead is visible on a title card in the Zombie trailer.
Creepshow (1982)
On one of the movie posters for the movie, there is a poster for Dawn Of The Dead.
The Aftermath (1982)
Night Shadows (1984)
The Initiation (1984)
Horror in an empty shopping mall.
Combat Shock (1984)
The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
The funeral home's chapel is named "Chapel of the Dawn"
The Stuff (1985)
Day of the Dead (1985)
The line "And all the malls are closed" is a reference to this movie being set in a mall. On top of that, at the end of one of the laboratory scenes with Logan, the mall muzak theme plays as part of the movie's score. In addition, at one point in the film, Rhodes refers to John the pilot as "Flyboy."
Weird Science (1985)
Demons (1985)
Cheers: Love Thy Neighbor (1985) (TV Episode)
Vera is recorded saying that Norm is less like Don Juan and more like "Dawn of the Dead"
Meng gui po ren (1985)
The possessed cop Chiu rises from his hospital bed in the manner of the reanimated Roger in 'Dawn of the Dead'; English subtitles on film print make frequent use of the translation "dawn of the living dead"
Dead End (1985)
zombies terrorizing people in shopping mall
Chopping Mall (1986)
Aliens (1986)
Morgan Stewart's Coming Home (1987)
A poster is visible.
Evil Dead II (1987)
Title reference in film's subtitle of "Dead by Dawn."
Psychos in Love (1987)
Joe and Kate rent this film in a video store.
Bad Taste (1987)
West Is West (1987)
one of the movies playing in the theatres visited by Vikram
Return of the Living Dead II (1988)
The zombie head has a screwdriver in her ear, just like the zombie maintenance man in Dawn of the Dead.
Tales from the Darkside: Family Reunion (1988) (TV Episode)
Poster seen on wall.
Black Roses (1988)
Poster in Donny's room.
976-EVIL (1988)
Movie poster hanging on wall
The Dead Next Door (1989)
At beginning in the video club, a zombie returns the VHS tapes of Dawn of the Dead (1978), The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974), The Evil Dead (1981) and Creepshow (1982)
Elves (1989)
"When there's no more room in hell, ELVES will walk the earth!"
Night of the Living Dead (1990)
Contains numerous references.
The Silence of the Hams (1994)
mentioned by Bill Clinton
Husk lige tandbørsten: Thailand eller Tylstrup (1995) (TV Episode)
Casper Christensen mentions the film
Earthworm Jim: The Wizard of Ooze (1996) (TV Episode)
The Mall of the Dead is based off of this movie.
The Necro Files (1997)
poster in house (as Zombies)
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror VIII (1997) (TV Episode)
A person's halloween special on-screen credit reads "Don of the Dead", a play on the name of this film.
South Park: Pinkeye (1997) (TV Episode)
While zombies run on the streets of South Park, there is a shot in right corner of screen, where we see Ned with his friend staying on the roof of the store and holding a gun.
Blood (1997) (Video Game)
There's a secret level called Mall of the Dead, filled with zombie enemies.
Zombie Massacre (1998) (Video Game)
George A. Romero's film is namechecked in the intro of the game
Free Enterprise (1998)
T-shirt seen that references the film, and mentioned by Claire.
American Movie (1999)
Listed among the three films that influence Mark to be a film maker.
Wild Zero (1999)
looks of zombies, also the title is mentioned in the movie itself
Spaced: Art (1999) (TV Episode)
The zombie scene at the beginning.
The Dead Hate the Living! (2000) (Video)
Angst (2000)
poster on the wall; zombie association with homeless men
Texas Chain Saw Massacre: The Shocking Truth (2000) (Video)
Jim Van Bebber mentions it.
Fear, Panic & Censorship (2000) (TV Movie)
Video case and photographs are shown.
Saturday Night Live: Rob Lowe/Eminem (2000) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jimmy Fallon
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XI (2000) (TV Episode)
Someone's Halloween onscreen credit is "Don of the Dead" a play on the name of this movie.
Coven (2000) (Short)
Dario Argento: An Eye for Horror (2000) (TV Movie)
This film is mentioned in this this documentry.
The Simpsons: Worst Episode Ever (2001) (TV Episode)
Marge refers to Tom Savini as "The special effects wizard from Dawn of the Dead"
Spaced: Back (2001) (TV Episode)
Movie poster can be clearly seen in the flat.
Spaced: Change (2001) (TV Episode)
Tim wears Dawn of the Dead pajamas.
Spaced: Help (2001) (TV Episode)
Poster can be seen.
Spaced: Gone (2001) (TV Episode)
Poster seen in flat.
Spaced: Dissolution (2001) (TV Episode)
Poster seen in flat.
Mulva: Zombie Ass Kicker! (2001) (Video)
mentioned in dialogue
Spaced: Leaves (2001) (TV Episode)
Poster can be seen in the flat.
Dead in America (2001) (Video)
At one point in the film, John Zombie's wife mentions she met him "at the mall".
Evolution (2001)
Cradle of Fear (2001) (Video)
poster seen (as "Zombies")
Stacy: Attack of the Schoolgirl Zombies (2001)
mentioned in a line of dialogue
Bones (2001)
Meat Market 2 (2001) (Video)
Viernes 13: XXL (2001) (Video)
poster above bed
Plaga zombie: Zona mutante (2001) (Video)
When John and Bill are in the supermarket, the "Mall Muzak" from Dawn of the Dead is played in the background.
Resident Evil (2002)
Resident Evil (2002) (Video Game)
Cabin Fever (2002)
The handyman has a screwdriver shoved through his right ear, like the zombie handyman in the department store in the mall.
28 Days Later... (2002)
infected children and the scene in the shopping mall
Gorillaz: Phase One - Celebrity Take Down (2002) (Video)
A still from this film is used during the documentary.
House of the Dead (2003)
Referenced in dialogue
Two Masters' Eyes (2003) (Video)
mentioned once
The Many Days of 'Day of the Dead' (2003) (Video)
mentioned a few times
Necro Files 2 (2003) (Video)
poster in house (as Zombies)
Family Guy: When You Wish Upon a Weinstein (2003) (TV Episode)
We hear Stewie reminisce about a comedian's line "They be acting like zombies at the mall", a reference to the zombies in the mall in this movie.
Manhunt (2003) (Video Game)
The shooting in the mini-mall, which is build exactly as in the Romero film
Cabin Fever: Beneath the Skin (2004) (Video)
mentionned once
Behind the House: Anatomy of the Zombie Movement (2004) (Video)
mentioned once
Dawn of the Dead (2004)
One of the clothing stores in the mall is named Gaylen Ross, which is the name of the actress who portrayed Fran in the original Dawn of the Dead.
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
Title, various scene recreations, quotes and music
Freak Out (2004)
Copies set design.
Zombie Business (2004) (Short)
in Drive-in ad
Corpses (2004) (Video)
mentioned by Jerry
Hide and Creep (2004)
one of the characters names the movie
Feeding the Masses (2004) (Video)
what happens after "Night of the Living Dead"
Funky Pete (2004) (Video)
Shaun's badge shows he works for Foree electronics, Ken Foree playing the main character in Dawn of the Dead, this is just 1 of many references to the film.
Simon's Cam (2004) (Video)
The title and many other things seen in this title reference this film.
CSI: Miami: Murder in a Flash (2004) (TV Episode)
The golfer witness says: 'It was like Dawn of the Dead'.
Danger! 50,000 Zombies! (2004) (Short)
The use of a screwdriver in the ear to kill a zombie is a reference to a character using one to kill a zombie in Dawn of the Dead.
Fun Dead (2004) (Video)
The remixed music used in the background (over footage of zombies) was made famous in Dawn of the Dead for being used over zombie scenes.
Shaun of the Dead: EPK Featurette (2004) (Video)
Edgar says he and Simon Pegg are massive fans of the film.
Rise of the Undead (2005) (Video)
"When there's no more room in hell..."
Land of the Dead (2005)
Romero modeled the birdcage with mechanical birds in it that was in Fiddler's Green after the one that was in the Monroeville mall in Dawn.
Evil Aliens (2005)
DotD is mentioned two times.
Corpse Bride (2005)
The Town Crier yells "The dead walk the earth"; a common catchphrase in zombie movies and mythos coined in George Romero's Dawn of the Dead, where Peter (Ken Foree) deliver the even more famous line: "When there's no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth".
Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) (Video)
Video case is shown.
Land of the Dead: A Day with the Living Dead (2005) (Video)
John calls a woman "Donna of the Dead" as a joke after the name of this film which Land of the Dead is the sequel to.
Land of the Dead: Bringing the Dead to Life (2005) (Video)
George Romero says how he went to Rome to write the script for this movie and met someone there who he worked with on this film. Later, reference is made to the basement scene from this film.
Undead Again: The Making of 'Land of the Dead' (2005) (Video)
Comes up many times in conversation, for example Asia talks of how she used to sneak downstairs at night to watch her parents video tape of this film.
Kids in America (2005)
Chuck mentions the film in one scene.
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XVI (2005) (TV Episode)
School of the Dead (2005) (Short)
Horror Business (2005) (Video)
It is mentioned and discussed. Also, DVD is shown.
When Shaun Met George (2005) (Video)
Simon Pegg lists all 3 dead films as 3 of his favourite films.
Doogal (2006)
Referenced by Ermintrude
Screenwipe: Episode #1.3 (2006) (TV Episode)
"The Day of the Triffids" described as a cross between "Question Time" and "Dawn of the Dead".
ER: Lost in America (2006) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Ray when talking about movies to watch.
Gorillaz: Live in Manchester (2006) (TV Special)
Some music and sound clips are taken directly from this movie.
Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) (Video)
Video case is shown.
Zombie Self-Defense Force (2006)
When wondering why the zombies are rising, one of the characters says a variation of the famous "When there's no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth" line.
50 Films to See Before You Die (2006) (TV Movie)
Makes the countdown, is talked about.
Halloween: 25 Years of Terror (2006) (Video)
Gregory Nicotero mentions it.
Enter the Zombie (2006) (Short)
The Krishna in the diner refers to the Krishna zombie seen at the mall in Dawn of the Dead.
Dead Rising (2006) (Video Game)
Both movie and game features zombies in a shopping mall.
Kvarteret Skatan: Blodsbröder på riktigt (2006) (TV Episode)
mentioned by name
Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film (2006)
Sean S. Cunningham mentions it. Also, photographs are shown.
NCIS: Witch Hunt (2006) (TV Episode)
Abby, McGee and Tony are having a discussion about whether zombies should be fast or slow. Several movies are mentioned during the conversation. Among them Dawn Of The Dead.
The Curse of Blanchard Hill (2006) (Video)
Peter's suicide pays homage to the original ending of "Dawn of the Dead," in which Peter was supposed to shoot himself before the zombies could get him.
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Power Glove (2006) (TV Episode)
James says: "We got this, man! We got this by the ass!", which is a line from "Dawn of the Dead".
Dead & Deader (2006) (TV Movie)
discussion about the original and remake
I Am Zombie Man (2007) (Short)
Explaining what type of zombie the protagonist is.
South Park: Night of the Living Homeless (2007) (TV Episode)
The music is remeniscent of this movie's theme.
28 Weeks Later (2007)
Top of zombie head sliced off with helicopter blade
Fan of the Dead (2007) (Video)
Talked about. One of the locations visited.
War (2007)
The shooting in the Bar, which is build exactly as in the Romero film
Halloween (2007)
The store where Mr. Loomis purchases his gun is the same store where the characters in the original Dawn of the Dead armed themselves.
Skull & Bones (2007) (Video)
mentioned in dialogue/poster seen
Aaah! Zombies!! (2007)
mentioned in dialogue
Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates the Bachelor Pad (2007) (TV Episode)
Mr. Omar mentions the movie
Heroes Unmasked: Turning Tides (2007) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
The Irate Gamer: Zombies Ate Neighbors (SNES) Halloween Special (2007) (TV Episode)
Chris says that Zombies appear in malls.
I Am Legend (2007)
Referenced in dialogue
Psych: Shawn (and Gus) of the Dead (2008) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Paura: Lucio Fulci Remembered - Volume 1 (2008) (Video)
Luigi Cozzi mentions it.
Pastiche of the Dead (2008) (Short)
takes place during events in original film
Ghost Whisperer: The Gravesitter (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Professor Payne (though he does not specify whether he's referring to the original or the remake).
In Plain Sight: Don of the Dead (2008) (TV Episode)
title reference
Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)
There is a hockey team called the Monroeville Zombies. Also, "Dawn of the Dick" is mentioned as a possible porno title. Both of the movies were filmed in Monroeville, PA, with scenes taking place from both in Monroeville Mall.
Kevin Smith: Sold Out - A Threevening with Kevin Smith (2008) (Video)
Mentioned in dialogue
Fallout 3 (2008) (Video Game)
In the The Pitt add-on, Everett says, "from here to Monroeville,"
Ninjas vs. Zombies (2008)
Quote: "Nice Zombies. Dawn of the Dead? More Evil Dead"
Il solitario (2008)
Leo Piazza Watch in T.V the italian version called Zombie
Mutant Vampire Zombies from the 'Hood! (2008)
It is mentioned when they talk about Romero's movies
Adventureland (2009)
During Em and James' first ride together in Em's car, they pass the nighttime-illuminated sign of Monroeville Mall, the location made famous by Dawn of the Dead
Zone of the Dead (2009)
the characters make several references to Dawn of the Dead. Reyes (Ken Foree) mentions that it's dawn outside. Prisoner says he'd rather be in a shopping mall. Reyes tells him that the zombies would get in there anyway.
Eden of the East: Reito shô no yoru ni (2009) (TV Episode)
The boy refers the abandon mall to the one in this movie.
The Hostage II: From Dawn Till Dusk (2009) (Short)
When the vampires are pushing against the wall, the image mirrors dawn of the dead.
Fear Island (2009) (TV Movie)
Mentioned in dialogue
Micmacs (2009)
DVD is shown in a video store ("Zombie").
Zombieland (2009)
Final sequence, only instead of the main characters being trapped inside a mall, they're traped inside a theme park.
The Good Wife: Crash (2009) (TV Episode)
The film is mentioned in dialogue.
Medium: Bite Me (2009) (TV Episode)
Joe asks "Is that the one where they're in the shopping mall?"
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.35 (2009) (TV Episode)
mentioned by John Cusack as one of his favorite horror movies
The Blind Side (2009)
mentioned in end credits
The Cinema Snob: Troll 2 (2009) (TV Episode)
The "goblins" music from this movie plays when the goblins attack the Waits family.
eXploitation CinemA (2009) (Short)
referenced as a zombie flm example.
Travelogue of the Dead: On the Rhodes Again (2010) (Video)
mentioned once
Making of 'Süsse Stuten 7' (2010) (Video)
Heinz Moon wears a Dawn of the Dead t-shirt
Special Collector's Edition: La historia interminable (2ª parte) (2010) (TV Episode)
poster shown in DVD recomendations
Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010)
It is mentioned by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) in the Section 3 of the Obscene Publications Act. Also, video case is shown.
Mad: Avaturd/CSiCarly (2010) (TV Episode)
"Zombi: Fawn of the Dead" is a take on the title of this movie.
Elvira's Movie Macabre: Night of the Living Dead (2010) (TV Episode)
Elvira mentions the film.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3 (2010) (TV Episode)
mentioned among other films with Ken Foree
28 Hours Later: The Zombie Movie (2010)
"Perfect baby, perfect" is one of Roger's lines from Dawn of the Dead.
They Walk (2010)
A group made up of the members of a rock band decide to ignore the problem and play their last rock show. There are a few slight references to Dawn of the Dead, though the biggest is the reference to excess and a consumer lifestyle.
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XXI (2010) (TV Episode)
"Dan of the Dead" is listed among the closing credits.
The Knight Jerks Trilogy (2010) (Video)
A poster is hanging on a wall.
Rosso Recollections: Dario Argento's Deep Genius (2011) (Video)
Dario remembers the preparation of this horror classic
Stripperland (2011) (Video)
Small group of survivors seek refuge from zombies in a shopping mall.
Face Off: The Dancing Dead (2011) (TV Episode)
title mentioned
Scream: The Inside Story (2011) (TV Movie)
It is mentioned in a magazine.
Scream 4 (2011)
A poster for the film is seen in a classroom.
Hellcats: Woke Up Dead (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Dan as a satire of consumer culture
Call of the Dead (2011) (Video Game)
Mentioned in dialogue
Super 8 (2011)
poster in Joe's room
The Cinema Snob: A Clockwork Orgy (2011) (TV Episode)
video is visible on Snob's shelf
Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011)
Popper says "It's the Dawn of the Dead" when returning, after being fired, as a zombie
Bite Marks (2011)
Mentioned in dialogue
Killer Stories (2011) (Video)
One character wears a "Dawn of the Dead" t-shirt
Chillerama (2011)
When trying to come up with a plan to outmaneuver zombies, a man asks himself, "What would Ken Foree do?"
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.6 (2011) (TV Episode)
Ignatiy mentions that the film was one of his favorites of 1978
No More Room in Hell (2011) (Short)
As a homage to George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead the movie has been titled based on the tagline of his movie.
Zombies: A Living History (2011) (TV Movie)
Title of this film appears on screen.
Bad Movie Beatdown: Diary of the Dead (2011) (TV Episode)
Talks about the legendary zombie movies directed by George A. Romero
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XXII (2011) (TV Episode)
Closing credits: "Don of the Dead Barrozo"
A Princess for Christmas (2011) (TV Movie)
Jules says "Everyone is walking around like 'Dawn of the Living Dead'.
The Cinema Snob: Elves (2011) (TV Episode)
Snob calls Elves a rip off of this movie.
Misfits: Episode #3.7 (2011) (TV Episode)
Simon references the film when the group discusses how they will deal with the zombies.
Metal Dead (2011) (Video Game)
Zombies are inspired by those in Dawn of the Dead
Face Off: Night Terrors (2012) (TV Episode)
poster seen
Shameless: A Great Cause (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Fiona
Dragon Ball Z: Abridged: Freeza: The Final Cut (2012) (TV Episode)
Soundtrack is heard when Vegeta rises from his grave after being revived.
Royal Pains: Dawn of the Med (2012) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Gangsters, Guns & Zombies (2012)
"When there's no more room in Hell, the dead will walk the earth."
A.L.F. (2012)
t-shirt seen
After (2012)
Reference is made to people being "holed up in a mall, Romero-style"
Won't Back Down (2012)
Jamie refers to a group of teachers as "zombies," and Nona calls them "Dawn of the Deborahs."
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XXIII (2012) (TV Episode)
Don of the Dead Barrozo
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: From Beyond (2012) (TV Episode)
also co-starring Ken Foree
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Ghosts N' Goblins (2012) (TV Episode)
Nerd - "We got this man! We got this by the ass!"
Zombie Squash (2012) (Video Game)
George Romero characters references his films through dialogue
Oslo Fright Fest 2010 (2012) (Short)
Jacket and t-shirt are shown.
Bob's Burgers: An Indecent Thanksgiving Proposal (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
The Neighbors: Juan of the Dead (2012) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Face Off: Howl at the Moon (2013) (TV Episode)
title mentioned
Supernatural: Remember the Titans (2013) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Rewind This! (2013)
DVD, video case and poster are shown.
The Walking Dead: This Sorrowful Life (2013) (TV Episode)
In Episode 15 ''This Sorrowful Life'' there's a zombie that can be seen that looks very similar to the disfigured bald zombie at the airport at the beginning of the original Dawn of the Dead.
The Cinema Snob: E~3: The Extra Testicle (2013) (TV Episode)
Snob mentions that E~3 look like the Hare Krishna Zombie from this movie.
Call Me Crazy (2013) (Short)
Halverstrand quotes this movie to reenforce his point that Isaac looks like a zombie.
Blood 'n Fire Memories with Tom Savini (2013) (Video)
mentioned once
The Cinema Snob: Ilsa, Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks (2013) (TV Episode)
"...or if they're cleaning zombies from the mall in"
A Blossoming Brilliance: An Interview with Scott Spiegel (2013) (Video)
mentioned once/poster shown
The World's End: The Making of 'Day of the Dead' (2013) (Video)
mentioned a few times
Pride & Prejudice & Zombies (2013) (Short)
Many homages made to this film.
Birth of the Living Dead (2013)
DVD is shown.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Night of the Living Dead: Full Length Commentary (2013) (TV Episode)
James mention that Duane Jones never watched the sequels to Night of the Living Dead.
Adjust Your Tracking (2013)
Video case is shown.
Videoclub (2013)
Video case is shown.
The Cinema Snob: E.T. XXX: A DreamZone Parody (2014) (TV Episode)
"...a spin-off about the Hare Krishna zombie from"
Video Nasties: Draconian Days (2014)
One of the additions to Disc 3 of Video Nasties: The Definitive Guide, Part 2 Box Set as one of the 82 Section 3 "Nasties". Video Nasties: Draconian Days (2014) features on Disc 1 of this Box Set.
Someone Has to Review It!: Let's Play/Review of Robocop the Game! (2014) (TV Episode)
Poster seen in background
DVD-R Hell: The Day the Clown Cried (2014) (TV Episode)
A videotape of this film manages the replace the camera.
Someone Has to Review It!: The Raid 2 (2014) (TV Episode)
Poster for the film is seen in the background during the post-credit stinger
The Cinema Snob: The Legend of Boggy Creek (2014) (TV Episode)
"I don't know why they're cutting to the hunting sequence from Romero's Dawn of the Dead..."
Someone Has to Review It!: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) (TV Episode)
Poster is seen in background
Phineas and Ferb: Night of the Living Pharmacists (2014) (TV Episode)
Director George Romero appears as a reporter named Don Adaded - that name being a sound-alike for "Dawn of the Dead".
Destination: Warriors Island (2014) (Video)
Poster shown.
Perfect Therapy 3: Dawn of the Bite (2014) (Short)
Title Reference
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Kerry Washington/Michael C. Hall/Joe Hill (2014) (TV Episode)
Joe Hill talks about watching the film, then his favorite, at his 12th birthday party, with all his friends leaving during the movie because it unnerved them
The Exes: Dawn of the Dad (2014) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Cinema Snob: Hell of the Living Dead (2015) (TV Episode)
"I don't have to worry about this movie being a total rip-off of"
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)
A badge of the poster artwork is attached on Greg's jacket
iZombie: The Exterminator (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Lateness of the Hour (2015) (Short)
Car radio broadcasts are heavily influenced by television programs seen in this movie; also machete kill is repicated.
Dale (2015) (Short)
In the opening scene, the waitress' name is Dawn, a nod to George A. Romero's seminal 1978 zombie film, "Dawn of the Dead".
Dawn of the Deaf (2015) (Short)
Title variation.
Talking Dead: Fear the Walking Dead (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Chris Hardwick.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Shaun of the Dead (2015) (TV Episode)
James draws several comparisons between Dawn and Shaun
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XXVI (2015) (TV Episode)
David Silverman's credit "Dave Of The Dead Silverman" is a reference to the movie.
iZombie: Even Cowgirls Get the Black and Blues (2015) (TV Episode)
Chapter reference, "Pawn of the Dead."
Z Nation: The Collector (2015) (TV Episode)
Poster seen
The Cinema Snob: Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever (2015) (TV Episode)
"Zack Snider's remake of Dawn of the Dead takes on a completely different tone."
iZombie: Cape Town (2015) (TV Episode)
Blaine asks Drake if he's ever watched the movie Dawn of the Dead, telling him that he's what's outside of the shopping mall.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Zombies Christmas Carol #4-5 (2015) (TV Episode)
mentioned among memorable zombie stories
iZombie: Method Head (2016) (TV Episode)
Liv refers to the Zombie High zombie-actors as 'Romero' zombies.
Supergirl: Myriad (2016) (TV Episode)
Cat refers to the film.
iZombie: Salivation Army (2016) (TV Episode)
Vaughn Du Clark is seen hurt and trapped in an elevator by raging Romero zombies.
iZombie: Dead Beat (2016) (TV Episode)
Liv tells Clive that Major is a zombie, like the movie Dawn of the Dead.
Comix from the Underground: Spaced #1 (2016) (TV Episode)
DVD cover seen
Scream: The TV Series: Dawn of the Dead (2016) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Road Trip of the Dead
Iron City Beer


Gunfight (1975) (Video Game)
Peter and FlyBoy are playing this game at the mall.
Sprint 2 (1976) (Video Game)
Game appears in this film
Boot Hill (1977) (Video Game)
Game appears in the shopping mall.
Starship 1 (1977) (Video Game)
Game appears in this film

Featured in 

Tales from the Darkside: Sorry, Right Number (1987) (TV Episode)
Film playing on television.
100 Years of Horror (1996) (TV Series)
David Cronenberg and the Cinema of the Extreme (1997) (TV Short)
Clips throughout the documentary
Idle Hands (1999)
Mick and Pnub watch the film on TV.
The American Nightmare (2000)
It is mentioned and discussed. Also, footage of this movie is shown.
The Dead Will Walk (2004) (Video)
scenes shown
Quando all'inferno non ci sarà più posto (2004) (Video)
documentary about the making of the film.
I Love the '70s: Volume 2: 1978 (2006) (TV Episode)
clips; discussed
50 Films to See Before You Die (2006) (TV Movie)
A clip is shown.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Dawn of the Dead (2007) (TV Episode)
Clips of the movie were shown.
Starz presents Zombie Mania (2008) (TV Movie)
Scenes of film
Starz Inside: Fantastic Flesh (2008) (TV Movie)
Talked about, clips used.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Observe & Report/Gigantic/Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009) (TV Episode)
"The Mall: Shoping For Death" segment
Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film (2009)
It is mentioned and discussed. Also, footage of this movie is shown.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: The Return of the Living Dead (2009) (TV Episode)
Clips of the zombies from this film was shown.
eXploitation CinemA (2009) (Short)
some scenes.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Shrek Forever After/Survival of the Dead/Holy Rollers (2010) (TV Episode)
Footage shown when Ryan Downey discusses George A. Romero's zombie pictures
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Fright Night (2010) (TV Episode)
A clip of the movie was shown during the opening of this episode.
A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss: The American Scream (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown and discussed.
Creepers & Creatures (2011) (Video)
clip shown
Hollywood's Top Ten: Food Fights (2011) (TV Episode)
Nostalgia Critic: Why Do We Love Zombies? (2013) (TV Episode)
the other film that brought about the zombie craze
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Dawn of the Dead (1978) (2013) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Day of the Dead (2013) (TV Episode)
Clips of the movie are shown.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Land of the Dead (2013) (TV Episode)
"I miss the bright red, hyper-realistic blood from Dawn of the Dead."
Doc of the Dead (2014)
Footage Shown
The Cinema Snob: Zombie (2015) (TV Episode)
"It originated from Dawn of the Dead."
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Suspiria (2015) (TV Episode)
Goblin also did the music for this movie
Fear Itself (2015)
Clips Shown

Spoofed in 

Trancers (1984)
Bio-Zombie (1998)
The Simpsons: Last Tap Dance in Springfield (2000) (TV Episode)
Old people storm mall entrance in zombie-like manner
Resident Evil (2002)
Invader ZIM: Door to Door/FBI Warning of Doom (2002) (TV Episode)
When the mall security guard unleashes his zombie army, they stumble around the mall quite pathetically, just like the zombies in this film.
Zombie Campout (2002) (Video)
Silver Scream (2003) (Video)
the zombie disembowlment scene
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
The title parodies "Dawn of The Dead"
Neighbours: Yawn of the Dead (2006) (TV Episode)
Paraphrases the title (only one letter in first word differs) and includes the making of a zombie movie by character Stingray
Degrassi: Minis: Degrassi of the Dead (2007) (TV Episode)
This episode is a parody of the film.
Dead Set: Episode #1.4 (2008) (TV Episode)
Conversation parodying the famous one from this film regarding the zombies returning to the mall because it meant something to them in their life.
Garfield's Pet Force (2009) (Video)
Characters hide from zombies in shopping mall
Atom the Amazing Zombie Killer (2012)
Atom says "when there's no more room in hell the dead will walk the Strip Malls"
Bob's Burgers: Dawn of the Peck (2014) (TV Episode)
Parodied with turkeys

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