Dawn of the Dead (1978) Review
Written by: chris_gottschalk2
Even though this reveiw focuses on Dawn of the Dead, I will make a lot of comparisons in this reveiw with Night of the Living Dead (1968). This is George A. Romero's second movie in his "Living Dead" series. This movie and the 1968 "Night of the Living Dead" do not have any true connections other than the fact that they both feature zombies. Zombies in George A. Romero movies do not jump around and move fast like they do in 28 Days later, but walk slow, which make them even more creepy. The gore effects in this movie are very good. The makeup in this movie is amazing. The shots of the zombies eating humans are done really well. I enjoyed my way through this movie.
I liked the way that this keeps a fairly positive attitude, even though it is a horror movie. It is filled with black humor from front to back. The plot of the movie is not very similar to Night of the Living Dead. In this movie, the humans have guns, ways to escape, and have the slight upper-hand, which makes the zombies a little less scary. In Night of the Living Dead, the people are trapped in a farm house, when in Dawn of the Dead, they are trapped in a mall. For this reason, I think that Night of the Living Dead has a better feel to it, and leave you with the feeling that the humans are helpless.
In Dawn of the Dead, you do not have this feeling. Dawn of the Dead is a good zombie movie with a lot of dark comedy involved. It is a pleasure to watch, and it will creep you out in a lot of places. It is slightly better than Night of the Living Dead, and has a much larger rewatchable rate. This movie is worth owning on Dvd.