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.
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
The one-legged priest's warning to Peter and Roger at the tenement, about how the police and national guard taking the building will do nothing to stave off the oncoming apocalypse, foreshadows the coming collapse of society, which manifests in the second half of the movie and also in Day of the Dead. "You are stronger than us... But soon, I think they be stronger than you." See more »
When Peter and Roger drive to the truck depot, Peter whoops, "Three more." In the background, a van can be seen driving past everything. See more »
It's Christmastime down there, buddy!
Fat city, brother! How we gonna work it?
If we can get into one of the department stores up top, they'll have their own escalators inside.
Let's go check those keys.
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The zombies overrun the mall throughout the course of the end credits. See more »
The Cannes Film Festival cut was originally only available on 16mm film, until Elite Entertainment's laserdisc release in 1996. See more »
If only every horror movie was made with such determination as this one. A zombie classic, Dawn of the Dead succeeds in every aspect. It has enough violence and gore to gratify any horror fan, and then some! The weird thing is that the gore in this movie isn't unnecessary, it suits the purpose. In this sequel to the classic Night of the Living Dead, the zombies have taken over the land and have spread to immense numbers. A group of people escape the carnage in a helicopter, and take refuge in a huge mall where they can live off the supplies inside for years. They have to fend off the zombies trying to get in, as well as a sadistic group of bikers who want to loot the place. Great film, lots of gory action and flesh-munching. Make sure to check out the newly remastered director's cut for terrific picture and sound, and extra footage.
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