Dawn of the Dead (1978) Review
Written by: g0m4k
When there's no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth.... This movie is pure genious. Romero, once again is at his best. Tom Savini and George Romero with this movie pretty much created spaghetti horror. At the time, there was nothing quite like it, the special effects were second to none and the story and directing were all there.
This movie was created in 1978, this was the time when shopping malls began to sprout up all over america. Romero throws a bunch of people during this zombie infestation in a shopping mall and gives them everything they could ever want or possibly dream of having. They have all the clothes and diamonds and any other material possessions they could ever want. This is what everybody was made to believe what would bring happiness at this time, all the material possession. However, this didnt really make the people happy, and for a small amount of time, they were no different than the flesh eating zombies outside the building only instead of flesh, they were after material possessions and consumerism.
The movies special effects go without saying, Tom Savini really outdid himself at this time. The script was there, the acting was all there, just everything fell perfectly all together. The characters were also multi-dimensional and easy to relate to. The story was very unpredictable (which everybody always loves) and you really feel dissapointment and sorry when a main character you grow to love gets killed.
This is one of the greatest pieces of work romero has ever made, just as good as night of the living dead if not better. This movie gets a 10/10 hands down and i would give it an 11 if i could.