Dawn of the Dead (2004) Poster


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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.
Zombie 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 

Con of the Dead (2004) (Video)
Zombies picket a theater for showing Dawn of the Dead.
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 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)
Taggart: "You want every single 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.
Mr. Plinkett's Star Trek 2009 Review (2010)
Named as a recent movie made because of its recognizable brand name.
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.
Bite Marks (2011)
Mentioned in dialogue
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
Switched at Birth: The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters (2012) (TV Episode)
Daphne talks about Emmet's and her idea of making ''Dawn of the Deaf''.
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.
QUACKshow: The Walking Dead VS Greshniki (2013) (TV Episode)
Poster is shown as Pikuli searches for something like to The Walking Dead (2010).
Slash (2013)
Referenced in dialog.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Land of the Dead (2013) (TV Episode)
James mentions the remake
Adjust Your Tracking (2013)
Video case is shown.
Watch Over Me (2014) (Short)
The opening credits were inspired by Zack Snyder's remake of "Dawn of the Dead."
Missing Reel: Zombies! (2014) (TV Episode)
Stills are shown
Unikal'noe pozdravlenie (2014) (Short)
DVD on the shelf.
Why Horror? (2014)
A poster can be seen.
Best of the Worst: The Star Wars Holiday Special (2014) (TV Episode)
Mike mentions it. Also, poster is shown.
The Cinema Snob: Zombie (2015) (TV Episode)
"Now we're ripping off the remake of Dawn of the Dead?"
Z Nation: The Collector (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Cinema Snob: Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever (2015) (TV Episode)
"Zack Snyder's remake of Dawn of the Dead takes on a completely different tone."
Talking Dead: We All Fall Down (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Lou Diamond Phillips.
Talking Dead: Ouroboros (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Chris Hardwick.
Witchcraft 14: Angel of Death (2016)
DVD on shelf
Eu Fico Loko (2017)
Poster in Christian's room


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)
Clips are 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.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Best Horror Movie Remakes (2014) (TV Episode)
Ranks at #5
WatchMojo: Top 10 Zombie Types in Movies and TV (2015) (TV Episode)
The Fast Zombies are #2.
Best of the Worst: Plinketto #3 (2017) (TV Episode)
movie clips are shown when the RLM gang talks about the tropical zombie island in Lake Michigan
Story of Science Fiction: Dark Futures (2018) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown.
History of Horror: Zombies (2018) (TV Episode)
Clips 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
Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle: Patriotism (2016) (TV Episode)
The end montage is a parody of this film's opening credits.

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