Dawn of the Dead is considered by many to be the greatest zombie film of all time. While I remain partial to Night of the Living Dead when it comes to my all-time favorite, there's no denying the lasting impact Dawn had on the zombie sub-genre of horror films.
Contemporary viewers may find it quaint, and often nit-pick about the simplistic blueish zombie make-up or crayola red blood, but the real strength of the film (and what was so sorely lacking in the remake) is in its depth. People like to talk about the symbolism and Romero's take on consumerism, but frankly he crafts an entertaining film populated with a cast of characters who you care about. And while scholars like to dwell on its take on consumerism, it's not so heavy handed that you can ever lose sight of it being a great adventure.
On Deck: We follow up three days of zombies with a different take on returning from the grave, featuring Brandon Lee in The Crow.
40 Years/40 Movies Series Tally:
Days Completed: 27
Movies Watched: 36
Number of unique attendees: 26Total Attendance (cumulative number of attendees for all movies): 183