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
To this day, George doesn't use storyboards. He works from shot lists, as he did with Dawn of the Dead. He mentions directing Bruiser and how that film required much more choreography with the shots, since he was working with a 30-day shoot there. He uses a lot more long takes and camera movement with that film, whereas, with Dawn, it's a lot of static shots cut quickly. He also notes a bigger budget means bigger limitations on a film. See more »
In the Volkswagen scene, Roger is already in the driver's seat. Peter jumps into the passenger seat, & then the shot switches to Stephen jumping into the hatch. The shot switches back to Peter who asks Roger, "All right?" but in that shot, Stephen is no longer in the hatch. He reappears in the next shot as the car moves away. See more »
[Roger and Peter are startled by the Old Priest]
Señores, please to let me pass.
Let's get him to the med unit.
No, no, please. Just let me pass. I go up to seventh floor to find my sister; just let me pass. The people of 107 will do what you wish now.
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The zombies overrun the mall throughout the course of the end credits. See more »
A Dutch two-disc DVD release by DFW Dutch Filmworks contained both the 139-minute Cannes festival cut (with a widescreen transfer identical to Anchor Bay's older DVD) and Dario Argento's European edition presented in open matte. See more »
Dawn of the Dead is a brilliant film. You gotta love those zombies. I loved the bit where one of the bikers arm got stuck in the blood pressure machine and the zombies ate him alive. If you're going to see it, make sure it is the Director's Cut.
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