Dawn of the Dead
CAST: David Emge, Ken Foree, Scott H. Reiniger DIRECTOR: George A. Romero
Celebrate the 45th Anniversary of George A. Romero's DAWN OF THE DEAD as it was meant to be seen - on the BIG SCREEN!
As hordes of zombies swarm over the U.S., the terrified populace tries everything in their power to escape the attack of the undead, but neither cities nor the countryside prove safe. In Pennsylvania, radio-station employee Stephen (David Emge) and his girlfriend, Francine (Gaylen Ross), escape in the station helicopter, accompanied by two renegade SWAT members, Roger and Pete. The group retreats to the haven of an enclosed shopping center to make what could be humanity's last stand.
Long heralded as one of the greatest, most influential horror films of all time, the classic cinematic shocker has been one of the most requested theatrical revival titles from fright fans the world over for the last 30+ years. Unlike other cinematic favorites, George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead (1978) is still not available on any
streaming platform, nor on cable, and has been out-of-print on DVD and BluRay in the U.S. for over a decade, so the hunger to watch it just keeps growing among its ravenous fans. Furthermore, the cult following for the film has grown exponentially since its release and is so large now it is estimated that over 80% of Dawn of the
Dead's fans have never experienced this legendary epic in a theatre.
A comic apocalypse that has come to maul the becalmed 70s. I think it's going to be the biggest cult blockbuster of all time.Tom Allen, Village Voice
Brilliantly crafted, funny, droll, and savagely merciless in its satiric view of the American consumer society.Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
If you like horror movies this one is for you! Makes 'The Exorcist' look like 'Gidget Stubs Her Toe.'Joel Siegel, WABC-TV
Dawn of the Dead is arguably Romero's best zombie film, and its stark social satire (it takes place in a mall, where the excesses of capitalism help to sustain survivors of the zombie apocalypse) will wake you up figuratively if not literally.Kathleen Sachs, Chicago Reader
For blood, guts and chuckles, most horror fans will undoubtedly find Dawn of the Dead finger-lickin' good.David Ansen, Newsweek