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Dawn of the Dead (2004) Poster

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References 

Battleship Potemkin (1925)
the zombie mother giving birth echoes the carriage scene
Carnival of Souls (1962)
When asked about his job playing a church organ, Glen (R.D. Reid) says it was just a job, very similar to what Mary Henry (Candace Hilligoss) says in _Carnival of Souls_(1962).
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
In the beginning of the film when Ana escapes her neighborhood she is driving down the main road of her town. A van comes flying off a side street and crashes into another car and the van slides into a gas station and explodes. This is a reference to Ben's story of the incident at beekman's diner in the original 1968 film.
Pink Flamingos (1972)
fat lady pushed around in wheelbarrow
The Exorcist (1973)
A girl is tied up while in a demon-like state and makes strange noises.
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
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.
Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
During the credits we see some footage of a camcorder which, afterward, is lying on the side while the remaining people are killed, just like in "Cannibal Holocaust".
The Shining (1980)
Broken door scene is referenced.
Nightmare City (1980)
The fast moving infected are used for the remake as a reference.
Evil Dead II (1987)
The fat woman arriving in the truck, looks almost exactly like the "mother-zombie" from Evil Dead 2; including the destroyed right eye.
Zombi 3 (1988)
The 'animated zombie head in a freezer box' gag is reused in Dawn of the Dead (2004).
Waterworld (1995)
Can of SMEATseen on pantry shelf
Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (2000)
The modified vehicle from the Dawn of the Dead remake is a reference to the vehicle from Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust.

Referenced in 

A Lot Like Love (2005)
Movie shown when Oliver comes out of the theater (not shown what version)
Almost Heaven (2005)
Helen's roommate in hospital is reading a magazine with a full page advertising for the film on the back.
Horror Business (2005) (Video)
DVD case is shown.
The Good Student (2006)
movie seen in video store
The King of Cult: Lloyd Kaufman's Video Diary (2006) (Video)
mentioned as a film James wrote which enabled him to make SLITHER
The Remake (2006)
Referenced during a conversation about horror movie remakes.
Slither (2006)
same author, 2 main characters are direct references to characters from the 2004 film
The Benchwarmers (2006)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Danika (2006)
DVD seen in The Good Guys store
Dead & Deader (2006) (TV Movie)
discussion about the original and remake
Andy Barker, P.I.: Pilot (2007) (TV Episode)
Poster in window of Video Riot.
Andy Barker, P.I.: Dial M for Laptop (2007) (TV Episode)
Poster in window of Video Riot.
Andy Barker, P.I.: The Lady Varnishes (2007) (TV Episode)
Poster in window of Video Riot.
Death Proof (2007)
The characters are talking about it
Michael Clayton (2007)
A poster can be seen in Michael's son's room
Eureka: A Night in Global Dynamics (2007) (TV Episode)
Taggert: "You want every second"
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Monster Madness 2007 Recap (2007) (TV Episode)
James mentions the remake.
Be Kind Rewind (2008)
Video case is shown.
Zombie Strippers! (2008)
the zombies iconically pressing their faces against the glass
Kevin Smith: Sold Out - A Threevening with Kevin Smith (2008) (Video)
Kevin mentions how "pimp" Zack Snyder's version was
Cleanflix (2009)
DVD cover
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XX (2009) (TV Episode)
Apu's escape vehicle is similar to the one that is constructed in "Dawn of the Dead."
Medium: Bite Me (2009) (TV Episode)
When Bridgette tells him that there's a zombie movie marathon on TV, Joe (Jake Weber) asks if they're showing the one where everyone is trapped in a shopping mall. Jake Weber also appears in the film.
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010) (TV Episode)
Hewy says Zach Snyder directed this movie
Midnight Movie Review: Halloween Horror Top 25, nr. 5: 28 Days Later (2010) (TV Episode)
in overview on recent zombiefilms
28 Hours Later: The Zombie Movie (2010)
"Fucking figures" are the final words of CJ from Dawn of the Dead.
Scream: The Inside Story (2011) (TV Movie)
Hayden Panettiere mentions this remake.
Midnight Movie Review: Zombieweek: Zack Snyder's Dawn of the Dead (2011) (TV Episode)
the film of this episode's topic.
Scream 4 (2011)
A character lists numerous remakes as an answer to a trivia question asked by the killer on the phone. This is one of those films mentioned.
The Nostalgia Chick: You've Got Mail (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned among unnecessary remakes
A Night at the Movies: The Horrors of Stephen King (2011) (TV Movie)
still picture of Zack Snyder, identified as film's director
Holliston: Laura's Little Twitter (2012) (TV Episode)
Gustavo is mortified to learn that the Romero classic has been remade.
ParaNorman (2012)
The radio plays a version of "All Out of Love" that sounds like the version played in the mall elevator.
Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)
opening breakfast scene from Dawn of the Dead refrerenced
Inside the Whore (2012)
DVD is visible.
Red Dawn (2012)
The opening titles montage is done in the same style.
Face Off: Scene of the Crime (2012) (TV Episode)
title mentioned
World War Z (2013)
Opening shot of Gerry and Karin's bedroom door slowly opening as their daughters sneak in is a reference to an early scene in this film, in which a child zombie enters a bedroom. The shot is almost exactly the same.
Slash (2013)
Referenced in dialog.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Land of the Dead (2013) (TV Episode)
James mentions the remake
Watch Over Me (2014) (Short)
The opening credits were inspired by Zack Snyder's remake of "Dawn of the Dead."

Features 

Animal House (1978)
Characters watch Animal House on TV

Featured in 

Surviving the Dawn (2004) (Video)
documentary of the film
The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)
Watched by Jay on the store's TV displays
30 Even Scarier Movie Moments (2006) (TV Mini-Series)
One of the movies shown.
Starz presents Zombie Mania (2008) (TV Movie)
Scenes of film
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Book of Eli/The Spy Next Door/Fish Tank (2010) (TV Episode)
Screenplay Cliché segment
Top 10 Lost Horror Films (2010) (Video)
A clip of a scene containing a loud noise and a scream from this movie was shown.

Spoofed in 

Robot Chicken: The Deep End (2005) (TV Episode)
Ving Rhames's character is spoofed
I Am Zombie Man (2007) (Short)
Spoofs running zombies, and the girl chasing after the dog.
South Park: Night of the Living Homeless (2007) (TV Episode)
Armored buses, people trapped on roof.
Zombie Driftwood (2010)
vinyl records as zombie killers
Rick and Morty: Rick Potion #9 (2014) (TV Episode)
The haphazardly armored car Jerry drives after Rick's mutagen has overtaken the world resembles the armored parking shuttles from the final act of the Dawn of the Dead remake

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