Dawn of the Dead
November 5th 2007 23:14
Dawn of the Dead opens at a Philadelphia television broadcast station where everything is under pressure. It seems the plague of the walking dead established in the first movie has escalated ten fold. Instead of rogue farmers armed with shotguns taking out whoever looks troublesome, it’s SWAT teams armed with M16s storming apartment blocks killing anything remotely disheveled and evacuating the odd lucky person.
One of Tom Savini's special effects
Tom Savini as one of the biker gang
French poster art depicting Savini's zombie machete effect
Mall zombies on the loose
In Italy the movie was simply called Zombi, while Lucio Fulci’s Z-grade zombie island opus which came out in 1980 was given the title Zombi 2 to cash in on Romero’s success. Fulci’s flick was called Zombie in the States and Zombie Flesh Eaters in the UK and down under. How’s that for confusing?!
Here is the original US trailer:
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