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Title: Dawn of the Dead
Post by: Joe Stalin on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
Update: There is a little known practice known as "Mall Walking", the primary participants being the elderly. I came about this information doing mall security at night. At 4:20 A.M, I unlock the doors to let the "Mall Walkers" in.IT IS EXACTLY LIKE THIS MOVIE!! Zombie-like creatures stumble up and down the common area, grunting, groaning, farting and smelling. If my company provided firearms, I would have lost it long ago and acted out some of my favourite scenes from Dawn of the Dead, including asking a pregnant woman if she wanted an abortion. I would approach her with an unravelled coathanger and say it with a straight face. Mall security at night produces some strange thoughts.


Title: Dawn of the Dead
Post by: Fox Of Nod on November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM
Love it

Here is some thing for you complainers.
1.The zombies are not blue or green they are gray. But due to lighting they look blue, green or gray.
2.Am I the only one who doesnít need or want to know how it started.
3.The fact that the blood was that color did suck. But the creators loved it because it made it more like a comic book.
4.If you know any one who loves it they might have the ultimate collectors edition with three versions of it the U.S., the extended, and U.K. In one of them some new parts that might shed some light on parts. Though you will have to sit through it again. You will learn that I believe it was Atlanta is fine they stopped it there. And the part were fly boy finds the dead operator you might think he killed him it turns out there were robbers there and were scared of when Roger and Peter got there.
5.You got to admit that the zombie getting its head blown off near the begging was cool they used live rounds on a fake head.
6.I think the remake should be on this site. ZOMBIES CANíT RUN.

Now for those of you who donít really like zombies cause they are slow this is for you.
1.You have to shot them in the head most people canít hit it with out running out of ammo. Because they canít shoot good or never have.
2.They are typically silent and can sneak up or stays were they are and wait to jump you. Like in the part in the department store when Roger was jumped because they thought it was a manikin.
3.People think that these things are there loved ones and refuse to kill them and or give them a hug because they think their fine. Like in the part near the begging in the building.
4.But the main reason they spread so fast is people donít realize what is happening until itís to late and they have spread too much to contain.
5.And they have mass numbers on their side. You donít need speed with mass numbers on your side.
I guess they could run when they first become zombies but after a while muscle would decay and prevent them from running. And their brains are decaying as well so their balance would prevent them from running. Why do you think zombies walk goofy.

Me and most people I know would love if zombies started to pop up every place so long as they are like in the move not like in the remake the return of the living dead series you canít kill them in that movie. Oh and I would have to reach my goal of at lest 8 assault rifles, 10 shot guns, 5 Sniper Rifles, 10 Sub Machine guns, 5 light MGs like the m60 or pkm, 4 heavy MGs like the m2, various explosives grenades C4 that kind of stuff, A couple of rocket launcher and grenade launchers, 2 fully armed transport choppers (not the motorcycle), and some armored vehicles (yes civilians can buy them and tanks to), tons of ammo and food, and the best armor to prevent being bit is medieval like chain mail.


Title: Dawn of the Dead
Post by: Demonicuss on October 01, 2000, 09:44:01 PM
Does this film kick ass?  Of course it does.  One of the best Horror films, and arguably one of the best movies out today, period.


Title: Dawn of the Dead
Post by: Max Levin on October 01, 2000, 09:56:08 PM
I ALMOST remember this one! I didnīt like it at all, but maybe thatīs because I slept through it. Cause, I donīt remember it being so gory. I thought it was funny with that shopping-mall music, but the rest was crap. Maybe I have to refreshen my memory by watching this movie again. If I can FIND it first, that will be...
And to Andrew: put the legendary shopping-mall song up on Badmovies.org! Everybody should hear it!!


Title: Dawn of the Dead
Post by: modius on October 02, 2000, 06:42:51 AM
I remember seeing this film on UK's BBC TWO one night, now the BBC is famed for showing good movies - but a bad one?  And one that had so much blood shed and stomach turning sequences and a gun shooting fest straight out of a 3D First Person Shooter Computer Game?

I found it too gory, espically the gun shooting - I thought I could take it - I didn't...

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Title: Dawn of the Dead
Post by: Stefan Robak on October 02, 2000, 04:50:04 PM
Guess what zombie fans.  Appearently there are Dawn of the Dead action figures availible.  They've been out for a while but almost went under everyone's notice.


Title: Dawn of the Dead
Post by: Rob Rob on October 02, 2000, 07:26:21 PM
I've been waiting for over a year for the badmovies.org review of Dawn of the Dead, and the review kicks ass. Even though I wouldn't at all consider Dawn a bad movie(a genuinly good one, in fact, even if it is a little corny), you did give it the credit it deserves.


Title: Dawn of the Dead
Post by: Chris K. on October 04, 2000, 03:06:22 PM
George A. Romero kicks ass once again. After NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968), HUNGRY WIVES (1971; aka SEASON OF THE WITCH), THE CRAZIES (1973), and MARTIN (1977), Romero decides to make a sequel to NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD. Yes it is very gory, but I am still suprised to see that DAWN OF THE DEAD and DAY OF THE DEAD recieved the "Unrated" when it was in the theatre. DAWN OF THE DEAD is one of those horror films that is more influncing than SCREAM or I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER. The gore effects are stunning, however the film's pacing is very slow. It takes to the very end of the film that we get to see some zombie gut-munching. DAWN OF THE DEAD is a good film, but why is it called a "bad film"? Badmovies.org. needs to put up some reviews of DAY OF THE DEAD (1987), CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD (1980; aka THE GATES OF HELL), THE BEYOND (1981; aka THE SEVEN DOORS OF DEATH), and LET THE SLEEPING CORPSES LIE (1974; aka DON'T OPEN THE WINDOW). Your doing a good job Badmovies.org. Special announcement: view the special Letterboxed Director's Cut of DAWN OF THE DEAD and you will not be dissapointed.


Title: Dawn of the Dead
Post by: Rowlph on October 08, 2000, 09:35:35 AM
I would like everyone to know that the movie was filmed in 1979 at the Monroeville Mall, in Monroeville, PA.  I'm currently a resident of Pittsburgh, PA, about 20 minutes by car to the Mall.  Even though it is 21 years later,  much of the mall is still the same.  It's actually extremely strange, possibly post-modern, and a really good time to do the whole "art imitates life" thing.  JC Penny is still there, and so is the glass door that the zombies often clunk against.  The number 33 lamppost in the parking lot is still there.  The exterior around the parking lot may have more TGI Friday's and Chili's, but on an empty mall day you can easily imagine hoards of zombies wandering around.  Most importantly, the mall muzak heard throughout the mall can still be heard...it has to be the same stuff, though honestly I couldn't tell the difference.  The Monroeville Mall is still a well-functioning, well-attended mall.  But if you look really really close on the first floor of the JC Penny store, you might find a small clump of Steve regurgitated and splattered on the carpet.  


Title: Dawn of the Dead
Post by: Chadzilla on October 10, 2000, 02:04:08 PM
I remember Dawn of the Dead coming out in the theaters way back in 79, when I was just a lad of 12 or so.  Of course I was forbidden from seeing the movie, but remember seeing the cool television spots and one scene (the zombie crawling across the floor as one SWAT member tells the other "Shoot it man, shoot it in the head.") was shown on a television talk show when Scott Reineger was being interviewed.  Man did I want to see this movie!  I didn't until it came out on video in 1984 (I still have the original Thorn EMI video release, but lost the groovy snap case cover box).  For its day (1979) the gore effects were EXTREMELY graphic, but today the movie might squeak by with an R-rating.  Day of the Dead would still be unrated (the effects in that movie are flawless, Savini and company did Oscar worthy work on that one).  Thanks for the great review, I'll be watching it again real soon.

God bless George A. Romero.


Title: Dawn of the Dead
Post by: Moonbaby on October 26, 2000, 05:11:47 PM
 This is my favorite movie ever made.  The effects are awesome.  Actor Marty Schiff who plays the raider in the leather jacket, football jersey and sunglasses, use to be on a show on Nickelodeon called Out of Controll.  Just though you might be interested.


Title: Dawn of the Dead
Post by: Josh Leman on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Does anybody else think Dawn of the Dead is completely and totally awful?  I'm not alone, am I?


Title: Dawn of the Dead
Post by: BAD_TASTE on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
This movie have a great plot. But I think the special FX are maybe the worst i've seen. The blood is orange and all the organs were pink. And plus, the zombies'faces were blue. BLUE!!!
The acting was ok but the music doesn't really fit with all the sequence. More, I would say the music sux.

If U have the choice, rent Night of the living or Braindead or Return of the living dead... I think i could name 15 zombie movies better than this one.


Title: Dawn of the Dead
Post by: Cham on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I never liked Dawn of the Dead as much as everybody else did. I like it, anything with zombies is a decent movie. But compared to Night of the Living Dead and--don't kill me for saying this--Zombie, I think its mediocre. I still give it 3/5.


Title: Dawn of the Dead
Post by: Brandy on November 22, 2001, 11:12:20 PM
Hi, I live right by the mall that they used (Monroeville Mall) my grandparents were extras as zombies. so i guess thats why i bought it but I like seeing the mall the way it was years ago! it really did change a lot!


Title: Dawn of the Dead
Post by: Scuzzbopper on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
*SIGH*  Now, I'm a big fan of the living dead.  I loved this movie... what there was I could watch.  5 video stores in my town, and they all had Dawn of the Dead, and they all apparently had their copies made from the same bad tape.  Each time I rented it from a different location, the video turned to snow on me about 10-12 minutes RIGHT BEFORE THE END!!!!! AARRRRRRRRRRRAGGGGGH!!!!


Title: Dawn of the Dead
Post by: Bizz on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
THis is one of the true horror masterpieces of the late 20th century. Zombi 2 was the original title of Fulci's film and it is not superior.  It is an unofficial sequel to Dawn(read:rip off).  Fulci merely had gore. Gore is the least impressive aspect of Dawn. It is about the story and the mood. I can't go to a mall without visions of Zombies dancin' through my head. By the by, I don't think this is a bad movie. Just Genre.


Title: Dawn of the Dead
Post by: Pierre-Louis Prťgent on March 31, 2001, 07:54:27 PM
This is a good movie...I understand why it is in this site though...What I can say is that this site rocks!!!!


Title: Dawn of the Dead
Post by: Josh on May 04, 2001, 08:32:08 PM
Without a doubt one of the very best in zombie flicks.  I thought the idea of being housed in a mall with free roaming zombies was really good.  The intro was awesome too!  You just gotta love watching heads blow into little bitty pieces.


Title: Dawn of the Dead
Post by: jmc on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
I liked this movie a lot when I was younger.  It's still a favorite, but I am able to see weaknesses now that I couldn't back then.  Too long and the "social commentary" is awkward and belaboring.  The original NIGHT and MARTIN are better films, but this is still a good one.  Personally, I think the dead series should have ended here.  

I like a lot of the imitators that came after it, but the people making those movies had a different motivation and it shows.  Thought I think he's clumsy at it, I do respect Romero for attempting to put a "message" into a genre that rarely has room for such things.  However, if I were to see the 90 minute Argento "fast" version I think I'd probably like that better.  


Title: Dawn of the Dead
Post by: ruokwitdat on April 12, 2001, 08:11:07 AM
I remember seeing this movie when I was 4 or 5 years old, I was at my friends house and the adults were watching it and I peeked in and saw a biker getting his guts ripped out and being eatin alive! Maybe this is why im so disturbed now.....By the way I own it now.


Title: Dawn of the Dead
Post by: Fritz on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Spot on review. The alternate 'bad ending' has become my Moby Dick, along with the rasberry swirl 12inch copy of Nirvana's Bleach !!


Title: Dawn of the Dead
Post by: franky on November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM
The movie is gory but way to long, and where did all these zombies come from thats what kills me in these movies they are just their,,,, they just pop up?????

For the year it was made its far better then all the other horror movies that i have seen,, the special effects are great to.


Title: Dawn of the Dead
Post by: on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I saw DotD when I was 12 (I think) and was simply blown away.  THis was the horror film I'd been looking for all my life, one that definitely lived up to its hype.  Well, years later I must say it stands up to the test of time (the special effects are near-impossible to top), although I've pretty much moved on to foreign horror and have more of an appreciation for that at the moment.  DotD fans would be wise to check out Anchor Bay's remastered editions of 'Zombie' and 'Let Sleeping Corpses Lie.'


Title: Dawn of the Dead
Post by: John Lindsey on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
One of the best Horror movies i've seen in my life alongside
" Night of the Living Dead", " Day of the Dead", " The Evil Dead", " Evil Dead 2", " Army of Darkness", " Dead Alive",  "Psycho", " Scream" and " Scanners". This well deserves to be a unforgettable and entertaining event of horror ever known, it still scares the daylights out of the viewers. i wouldn't know that this was a Gore feast, but this is actully just splatter, only " Day of the Dead" was a traumatising Gore Feast. Still all three movies are Great in my opinion


Title: Dawn of the Dead
Post by: Chris on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I just saw it last year the year before and it's great film like the first one. I saw for first time on The Movie Channel and then Showtime. I really like the ending because the black guy Peter don't die this time around. And for you trivia buffs that's Ken Foree B-movies all time hero like in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3 and ect. he is also on that show with the two guys for All That on Nick.


Title: Dawn of the Dead
Post by: Zach on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
One of my top 5 favorite movies. The Greatest Zombie Movie of all time. It's a classic. My favorite character is Peter. He's a bad ass hero. He's like Shaft


Title: Dawn of the Dead
Post by: on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I like this movie.It's a little slow,but still very good.But martin is Romero's masterpiece


Title: Dawn of the Dead
Post by: Steven Millan on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
   Forget about the ever dreaded,Richard Rubinstein-backed
upcoming remake(!?!),and Romero's recently released revenge
-themed crapola dud "Bruiser"(another revenge-themed genre
flick!?Doesn't anyone have a f'ing original concept anymore!?),for this is the ultimate horror epic that not only ushered in a new era in nonstop splattery gore,but showed that the horror genre can both make a thoughtful social commentary(the mall is where you can purchase anything to live your dreams)and treat the title monsters(the Zombies ala the Living Dead)in both a comical and respectable way.Massive high kudos to both George Romero and
makeup FX maestro Tom Savini for paving the way to keep the
horror genre endlessly moving on for the next oncoming centries....Viva "Dawn of the Dead"!


Title: Dawn of the Dead
Post by: Super Saiyan Goku on November 18, 2001, 06:36:23 PM
Youre right, Roger does look like the Grinch! I bet Dr. Sues wasnt pleased.(P.s. if youre wondering,im the same super saiyan goku on some of the other reviews you did)


Title: Dawn of the Dead
Post by: Gweneth on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
About mall walkers...I worked at a B. Dalton at my local mall for about six months, and I opened about half the time. This was something I absolutely dreaded. Dawn of the Dead is the reason why. Top honors on a very short list of horror movies that bother to develop their characters while retaining the ability to scare the p**s out of zombie-obsessed young ladies like myself. See, modern "horror" movie guys? You don't have to sacrifice gore or character development! You can have both! (Romero would be wise to remember that too. I wonder if he was even present during Bruiser. What a bomb. Not THE bomb, mind you. Poor old Georgie has really gone downhill recently.) Anyhow, what can I say that hasn't been said here already? Oh, yeah. Flubenfleeben.  


Title: Dawn of the Dead
Post by: BC on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
For me, this flick wasn't long enough.  That's right, you heard me...NOT long enough!  Some people complain that it was too lengthy, but not me.  I could watch a 10 hour version of it and still be captivated.  The only con I can think of is the ending.  The proposed alternate ending would of been the icing.  With all 4 heroes dead, it would have been a dark and creepy exit...


Title: Dawn of the Dead
Post by: Jen on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Dear God I watch this movie once a month!! I have to agree though, you WANT to like Francine's character, but it's just not happening!


Title: Dawn of the Dead
Post by: Joe Stalin on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
Why I Love This Movie               by Joe
1] I first saw it with a girlfriend when I was 14 years old. After the movie I got to 2nd base for the first time.
2] Lots of guns
3] S.W.A.T guys
4] I SO badly want to sit in the hatchback of a Chevette-type car and spray live ammo at zombie mall goers [hell, I'd shoot living mall goers as well]

Problems
1] How does a big black cop who sounds like he was raised in the "bad" part of Harlem know how to perform an abortion {the offer was made to Francine}? Do you think he meant in general he knew and was going to throw her down a flight of stairs or something?
2] Roger getting bit by a zombie. I was disappointed.


Title: Dawn of the Dead
Post by: leopard on November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM
i love this film ,i love it so much i have it three times
i have the uk vhs edition and the dutch dvd import which has both the 117 min edition and the 140 totaly un-cut edition. the film in my books is awsome the gore is spread out but done very nicely. nice one gorge and dario


Title: Dawn of the Dead
Post by: Mario on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
What? Return of the Living Dead was way better than this piece of crap. Good thing they're making Return of the Living Dead 4: Necropolis.


Title: Dawn of the Dead
Post by: N-Sackula on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I was way too young when I saw this for the first time.  Never since have I been so freaked out by a movie.  Today's horror films are just too polished to be scary.  CG monsters suck.  Long live old-school gore fx!


Title: Dawn of the Dead
Post by: Gary Erwin on April 03, 2003, 05:54:34 AM
Clearly the best zombie film ever made- George A. Romero is a genius. I have been watching this film since i was about 13 and i turned out ok (other than wishing the world was full of zombies to give me something to do)!


Title: Dawn of the Dead
Post by: Justin on May 24, 2003, 01:06:31 AM
Just watched it for the first time and now this rates right up there with bad tatse. Realy realy gory, the whole movie had me jumping around in my seat with excitment. Great comments made about modern western life and humans in general. Everyones fighting each other instead of the zombies, no one realy cares about killing the zombies, they just wanna be safe. I found it hard to believe that the zombies brains could still work (even minimaly) with no blood running through it. I figured the virus must replace the bloodstream in the brain and get energy by some other manner. Sorry i just have to rationalise everything so i can enjoy it more. Realy good, realy shocking, realy funny, realy bad soundtrack. i loved every second of it!


Title: Dawn of the Dead
Post by: James Perry on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Absolute classic!  I remember this creeping the crap out of me.  I had already seen the remake of Night of the Living Dead (as an adult, I lost sleep after that one!)  With Dawn It's almost like you sit there hoping that nothing gross or suspenseful is going to happen..then suddenly a zombie-dude's upper skull is removed by a helicopter blade or some zombie kids jump out from behind a door or zombies make a meal out of some bikers guts or you realize that the zombies are at the mall because they remember what it was like when they were alive or...well...you know.  Just creep stuff, man!  This flick made me a zombie movie fanatic!

I love the way it stops just being about the zombies in the middle.  Terrific stuff!  Leaves you guessing about what could happen next.  Current moviemakers would screw up a movie like this.  

The DVD is great!  Buy it.


Title: Dawn of the Dead
Post by: James Perry on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
(Wish I could edit...wanted to add something)
This is strange, but I'm often reminded of Dawn Of The Dead while watching The Brady Bunch.  No, really!  Some of the incidental music from BB is just like the music from Dawn!  Check it out sometime. It's in the later episodes of the show.  Swear to God!


Title: Dawn of the Dead
Post by: Scott Williams on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Dawn of the Dead is one of my all-time favorite horror movies. The movie really creeped me out. I am a big fan of zombie movies. I think that zombies are the scariest, more scary than any other kind of monster. Dawn of the Dead makes you afraid to go to a viewing or funeral home because you think that the corpse will get right up and come after you! Great movie, it's a must-see for every diehard horror fan.


Title: Dawn of the Dead
Post by: Chris Schneider on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
"What are they doing, why do they come here?"
"Some kind of instinct, memory, what they used to do. This was an important place in their lives."
     This is my favorite line in any horror movie, ever. I worked in a huge mall for three years, because of that watching this movie gave a whole new meaning to customer service.


Title: Dawn of the Dead
Post by: geaf on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
This is not exactly a 'Bad' movie..not like plan 9 or brain from planet Arous!
Its a classic Zombie flick :)
I always loved it....
cool film.
Great site by the way. just found it today and  cant wait to delve into these reviews
cheers


Title: Dawn of the Dead
Post by: Mikey Misconduct on March 04, 2004, 05:20:26 PM
How is this a BAD movie? This is my favorite movie of all time, and definetly one of the best horror films ever made. Alot of it is preety silly though. Laugh, yet be scared. Romero is god.


Title: Dawn of the Dead
Post by: Anonymous on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
For those who are familiar with the Colt AR-15, look carefully at their weapon just after they landed their helicopter for refueling.  The weapon they're using is a .22 caliber look-alike!  You can tell this, because when they remove the magazine it's sized to hold .22 long rifle ammunition!  It actually fits into a false, but true sized magazine!


Title: Dawn of the Dead
Post by: Little Jimmy on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I love this movie.  I first saw it when I was 15.  I random picked it out of my stepdad's movie collection.  It looked stupid on the cover, but it turned out to be my absolute favorite.  It's funny and an interesting concept.  I have this fantasy now, I kind of wish the world could be like that.  I could just hang out in shopping malls and blow zombies heads off.  Just got to watch out for those damn motorcycle gangs!!!      I just saw a preview on TV for a new Dawn of the Dead.  looks like the they move a little too fast but thats still awesom!  


Title: Dawn of the Dead
Post by: Doug Gibson on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
No Josh, you are not alone.  When I was a kid and heard that Romero was making a sequel, I ordered the hardcover of the book version as well as a posterbook.  But I only saw the film several years ago.  I suspended my disbelief and bought the video.  The direction, the acting, the blue skin, the bad effects (helicopter zombie with the square head), the bad music, everything was bad!  But its a Romero film, so I convinced myself to watch it zillions of times. Go check out 'The Ring'.  The zombie girl in that is a clear homage to NOTLD. Dawn was the cause of slow zombies; the new wave of 'quick' ghouls is also a return to NOTLD...the real one. I am pretty sure the remake of Dawn is going to be a worthy successor.  And for all the (alleged)faults of 'Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things', it influenced 'Thriller' and the deadraising scene in CSPWDT is without equal in film as true horror. So be it.


Title: Dawn of the Dead
Post by: Rebooto on November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM
Oh God, this movie IS a torture!!
...Hope the new Version is better...


Title: Dawn of the Dead
Post by: Allen on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I love the nurse zombie, who's dancing around. And the bald one with the glasses who likes like the Dalhi Llama. Great flick! 5 out of 5 I'd say.


Title: Dawn of the Dead
Post by: R.P.GEMMELL on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
A classic zombie film of all time as well as a social satire. The film also focuses on the nature of the human condition, greed and America at war as well as the graphic zombie terror. It is an accurate view of a world gone mad, a world deluged with zombies, a world where the only hideout is a shopping mall where people can live out their dreams and not give a toss about the chaotic world outside. George A. Romero undersands the social aspects in horror very well as it is obviously depicted in a way that hasn't been equalled since. I have the totally uncut 140 minute version in the 'Trilogy Of The Dead' boxset which includes 'Night Of The Living Dead'(1968) and 'Day Of The Dead'(1985) as well as a bonus feature disc which has 2 documentaries (available from Anchor Bay in the UK).

NOTE: Do not see the 2004 version as it is crammed with CGI effects and guess what the zombies even run and it completely loses the touch and sensation of the 1978 version.

If you do want to see the new version then go ahead but you will see that there is truth in what I have just said after you have seen the new version.

MY RATING: 1978 VERSION: 10/10
           2004 VERSION: 4/10 (Because Georgie boy took  part in this - writing credits)

   


Title: Dawn of the Dead
Post by: Eyebiter on June 06, 2005, 12:21:09 AM
If your a fan of George Romero zombie movies, check out The Homepage of the Dead website at www.homepageofthedead.com


Title: Dawn of the Dead
Post by: Felicity on November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM
Iím going to go against popular opinion here and admit that I didnít like this movie.  I found it incredibly boring.  I kept waiting for the real movie to start, but it never did; they just kept going on this rambling, random tangent about this handful of people and their trek across the zombie-filled country.  I didnít feel any attachment to the characters, and especially not to their tiresome, formulaic personal problems.  Much of the movie was set in cities and of course in that mall, and yet it still violated my ďno post apocalyptic wastelandĒ rule--with the entire world turned into a wasteland overrun by zombies, without a larger civilized world outside that mall, what was the point of caring about anything?

It might have helped if someone had told me beforehand that it was a sequel.  I kept waiting for them to get to the part where they explain whatís going on, how this zombie business all got started--something that should have happened near the beginning, but didnít.  It was the exact reverse of my experience of watching Army of Darkness--nobody told me it was Evil Dead III until after I saw it, so I thought it was a relatively complete stand-alone movie.  I wondered why the beginning of it had a summarized quality, like reading the description of the premise on the back of the box for a video game, but the point is that I understood what the hell was going on and didnít feel that the charactersí lives were pointless.


Title: Dawn of the Dead
Post by: NinjaMidget on February 11, 2005, 07:41:45 PM
I loved how this movie was so not scary but so good. I like when the zombies went ice skating


Title: Dawn of the Dead
Post by: jmsynth on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
There is little I can add about "Dawn", but I'd like to say "Day of the Dead" is very underated, it's the most ambitious of the films and the "evolving zombies" make the film fascinating.


Title: Dawn of the Dead
Post by: Crazed Fan on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
As a fan of zombie movies I say this is one of the best, if not the best. Romero invented the genre so naturally his (zombie)films are the best. Humor, adventure, zombie carnage, and TOM SAVINI! You can't go wrong with George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead!!


Title: Re: Dawn of the Dead
Post by: asimpson2006 on December 04, 2007, 07:24:53 AM
Love it, it's a true classic that horror fans or zombie fans in general should watch.


Title: Re: Dawn of the Dead
Post by: Mike A. on October 07, 2008, 06:57:54 AM
Dawn of the Dead '78 was so damned good, I consider it perhaps in my top five of all movies ever made.  Although, I cannot watch it any further because it really got me post necrophobic when I saw it several times during dark winter months and had to walk home after work at 11 pm, (quite often living people resemble zombies at a fair dstance), it remains one of best flicks ever!  Mystery items that might shed some light on certain questions was as follows for me:  1.)  Did Hell reallly get that full?  What about the good people going to Heaven (there just might be some individuals)?   2.)  Could zombies really feel, or think, perhaps both?  Would we not have actually left the body and lived in our old shells, trapped by death, but not actually 'resurrected'.  In other words, could we be experiencing something that would be like living in a generic nightmare, in search of living human flesh?  If so, would wwe see in color or black and white?  3.)  What would their aveage and range in I.Q. be in respect to their condition?  If they were 'pure motorized instinct', as a scientific doctor and government advisor called the zombies, would they not need a very minimum of ten I. Q, points simpy to move and bite. 4.)   Were some zombies smarter than others, such as is the case amongst the living?  The Hare Krinshna that chased the girl upstairs in the mall, he figured out that Steve 'Fly Boy' was trying to get through some doors in the hallway.  Did he simply guess when he deviated from the other zombies, unaware or thinking something else?  5.)  A grisly thought came up at a party once.  What if a woman had a stillborn fetus?  Could it hideously enough start attacking from inside the uterus, vaginia, or even the doctors and nurses, that might be there during delivery?  6.)  Off the far side!  Are they capable, or even motivate, to rape?  Is it possible that one of the walking dead, being a sex offender in living life, be potentially a threat in that regard?  If so, wouldn't the organs invovled basically fall off before or during such a horrific action?  7.)  Why don't the living fighting these things use a flame thrower, or, malatov cocktails (flammable glass bottle bombs)?  They burn quickly and effectively, no longer concerned about attacking.  8.)  How could they sneak up on a person since rotting flesh and dead bodies give off putrid odors?  If someone had a good sense of smell tell if one is nearby, regardless of visibility?  There were scences that cry out for some logic, or the potential of such.  A.)  Did the people at the television station make it out, or were they overrun by the zombies?  B.)  Why was it a legal consideration regarding the taking of the helicopter and who was around to enforce that, if available to do so?  C.)  Did it ever occur to the band of suvivors in the mall that pouring hot burning oil over the top sides of the building work in at least, slowing down the advancing zombies below?  (It worked on armies besieging a castle in the Dark and Middle Ages.  Why not modern day zombies)?
D.)  Why didn't the roving motorcycle gang realize the inevitable outcome as a result of breaching the mall and being trapped inside the mall's interior?  Many things, such as the psychotic, rascist S.W.A.T. cop, Wille.  Why did he hate othe races, especially Martinez, the leader of the fortified project building filled with the undead (yet supervised and contained inside)?  Any answers or additional arguments are welcomed.  Together.  I am confident that we can find the answers, at least not most of them. 


Title: Re: Dawn of the Dead
Post by: drunkenbubba on December 15, 2008, 11:38:36 PM
Dawn of the Dead '78 was so damned good, I consider it perhaps in my top five of all movies ever made.  Although, I cannot watch it any further because it really got me post necrophobic when I saw it several times during dark winter months and had to walk home after work at 11 pm, (quite often living people resemble zombies at a fair dstance), it remains one of best flicks ever!  Mystery items that might shed some light on certain questions was as follows for me:  1.)  Did Hell reallly get that full?  What about the good people going to Heaven (there just might be some individuals)?   2.)  Could zombies really feel, or think, perhaps both?  Would we not have actually left the body and lived in our old shells, trapped by death, but not actually 'resurrected'.  In other words, could we be experiencing something that would be like living in a generic nightmare, in search of living human flesh?  If so, would wwe see in color or black and white?  3.)  What would their aveage and range in I.Q. be in respect to their condition?  If they were 'pure motorized instinct', as a scientific doctor and government advisor called the zombies, would they not need a very minimum of ten I. Q, points simpy to move and bite. 4.)   Were some zombies smarter than others, such as is the case amongst the living?  The Hare Krinshna that chased the girl upstairs in the mall, he figured out that Steve 'Fly Boy' was trying to get through some doors in the hallway.  Did he simply guess when he deviated from the other zombies, unaware or thinking something else?  5.)  A grisly thought came up at a party once.  What if a woman had a stillborn fetus?  Could it hideously enough start attacking from inside the uterus, vaginia, or even the doctors and nurses, that might be there during delivery?  6.)  Off the far side!  Are they capable, or even motivate, to rape?  Is it possible that one of the walking dead, being a sex offender in living life, be potentially a threat in that regard?  If so, wouldn't the organs invovled basically fall off before or during such a horrific action?  7.)  Why don't the living fighting these things use a flame thrower, or, malatov cocktails (flammable glass bottle bombs)?  They burn quickly and effectively, no longer concerned about attacking.  8.)  How could they sneak up on a person since rotting flesh and dead bodies give off putrid odors?  If someone had a good sense of smell tell if one is nearby, regardless of visibility?  There were scences that cry out for some logic, or the potential of such.  A.)  Did the people at the television station make it out, or were they overrun by the zombies?  B.)  Why was it a legal consideration regarding the taking of the helicopter and who was around to enforce that, if available to do so?  C.)  Did it ever occur to the band of suvivors in the mall that pouring hot burning oil over the top sides of the building work in at least, slowing down the advancing zombies below?  (It worked on armies besieging a castle in the Dark and Middle Ages.  Why not modern day zombies)?
D.)  Why didn't the roving motorcycle gang realize the inevitable outcome as a result of breaching the mall and being trapped inside the mall's interior?  Many things, such as the psychotic, rascist S.W.A.T. cop, Wille.  Why did he hate othe races, especially Martinez, the leader of the fortified project building filled with the undead (yet supervised and contained inside)?  Any answers or additional arguments are welcomed.  Together.  I am confident that we can find the answers, at least not most of them. 
1) Hell wasn't full it was just a metaphor that Peter talked about. Good people still went to Heaven I am sure.
2) Nope. The doctor with the deep voice on the tv made it pretty clear, that they were just slow moving killing machines
3) Zero - they're dead.
4) No. The Hare Krishna and a few others were just following motorized instinct, and got lucky. Plus Romero needed some more tension in the film and it worked.
5) Maybe - providing it was born with teeth and was strong enough to do anything. I'd figure a doctor or nurse with a strong Hoover attachment could fix that problem fairly quick however.
6) I really hope not.
7) Well I am sure in parts of the country they did. When the world falls apart your left to use what you have. Can you make or gain access to a flame thrower. Ever made a molotov? They are only as good as your throwing range is. Your better off with your deer gun picking them off before they get close.
8) Most zombie movies have lapses of logic in them. Still I have no clue how a rotten zombie can sneak up on someone in an enclosed place either. Unless the smell of the rotting dead has permeated the outside world and you no longer notice.
9) I think they were either overrun or lost power. The broadcasts stopped with no explanation
10) Who's going to stop them? Zombies generally don't fly helicopters and the military already has its hands full - it was also stated that they had WGON ID so they didnt technically steal it.
11) Ok where will they get the oil? How will they boil it? How will they carry it from the place they boiled it to the roof? Whats the point, boiling oil doesnt do anything to zombies but make them crispy. Better off saving it for making chicken fried steak.
12) Because they were drunken drug addled Outlaws or 1%'s looking to plunder the mall. They didn't care about keeping the mall just plundering what was inside of it then moving on. They had been surviving on the road by looting and killing both zombies and survivors alike most likely and this was just another day for them.
13) Willie was a racist who was or became unbalanced due to the events unfolding around him. His feelings towards African Americans and Hispanics just came to the surface because of the pressure.


Now my turn, great review, as I type the European Cut of Dawn of the Dead (my preferred version more action less hokiness ) is playing. DOTD is probably in my top five all time favorite horror movies, and I'm kind of shocked that so many don't like it here. You cant live on Hostel, The Devils Rejects, or Saw movies forever people. Sometimes you have to look a little deeper and sit through the "dead" spots in the movie. I'm not going to do any lectures about consumerism or anything in regards to this movie since its been done to death, but there are some great messages about our society (non consumerism) that are within this movie. Its no wonder people have written their  doctrinal thesis's on this one.       


Title: Re: Dawn of the Dead
Post by: Yc on February 04, 2009, 11:44:23 AM
C'mon, dawn of the dead is one of the best horror movies of all time. You gotta be either really stupid or really slow to think such a smart movie is bad.Saying this is bad is confessing to be the just like the zombies in the movie.


Title: Re: Dawn of the Dead
Post by: Andrew on February 04, 2009, 11:47:49 AM
C'mon, dawn of the dead is one of the best horror movies of all time. You gotta be either really stupid or really slow to think such a smart movie is bad.Saying this is bad is confessing to be the just like the zombies in the movie.

I don't think you read the review.  Did you?  You have to be really stupid to make a comment about a review without even reading it.


Title: Re: Dawn of the Dead
Post by: Mr. DS on February 04, 2009, 01:10:07 PM
C'mon, dawn of the dead is one of the best horror movies of all time. You gotta be either really stupid or really slow to think such a smart movie is bad.Saying this is bad is confessing to be the just like the zombies in the movie.
How many times do we have to hear comments like this? Just because the site is "badmovies.org" doesn't mean everything reviewed is "bad".  Like Andrew said, try reading the review before making rude comments.  :lookingup:


Title: Re: Dawn of the Dead
Post by: Flangepart on February 05, 2009, 09:40:18 AM
C'mon, dawn of the dead is one of the best horror movies of all time. You gotta be either really stupid or really slow to think such a smart movie is bad.Saying this is bad is confessing to be the just like the zombies in the movie.
How many times do we have to hear comments like this? Just because the site is "badmovies.org" doesn't mean everything reviewed is "bad".  Like Andrew said, try reading the review before making rude comments.  :lookingup:
Dude, it might behoove you to calm down, and re-read Andrew's work...ya might just learn about good writeing. You only stand to gain.


Title: Dawn and the Zombie Rules
Post by: Videoport Jones on February 03, 2011, 02:44:36 AM
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Title: Re: Dawn of the Dead
Post by: Trevor on February 03, 2011, 03:11:14 AM
Update: There is a little known practice known as "Mall Walking", the primary participants being the elderly. I came about this information doing mall security at night. At 4:20 A.M, I unlock the doors to let the "Mall Walkers" in.IT IS EXACTLY LIKE THIS MOVIE!! Zombie-like creatures stumble up and down the common area, grunting, groaning, farting and smelling. If my company provided firearms, I would have lost it long ago and acted out some of my favourite scenes from Dawn of the Dead.

 :bouncegiggle: :bouncegiggle: :teddyr:


Title: Re: Dawn of the Dead
Post by: CalrissianFoxxSteele on November 10, 2011, 01:18:27 AM
i love this film.
But I do say i really loved the remake.
Yes, zombies can't run. But they did (and talk) on Return of the Living Dead.
That's sort of a comedy yes, but it's still happening in more of a comedic effect.
The remake just went through something different on "what if zombies could run?", it would be terrifying. It's just a different view on zombies.
You even saw on this film that it's extremely easy to get passed them if you are paying attention. The running was just an extra boost, that's all.
People take the "zombie running" thing way too seriously. A zombie apocalypse is scary, but it could easily be taken care of if planned.
Running zombies is just a scary thought that a living fat guy could not outrun a skinny dead guy. It's just a whole new challenge.
There's only so much that can be done with zombie movies, it gets boring. So someone had to refresh the idea a little. That man was James Gunn (Super, Scooby Doo, Slither, Tromeo and Juliet.)


Title: Re: Dawn of the Dead
Post by: stephen38 on February 09, 2013, 05:07:11 AM
Not just one of the best Zombie horror films ever made but one of the greatest horror sequels of all time.

A masterpiece.


Title: Re: Dawn of the Dead
Post by: Umaril Has Returned on February 10, 2013, 06:18:05 PM
All comments aside from the viewer and reviewer alike, the original Dawn Of The Dead had a very bleak and somewhat hopeless view of the world, and it was just the right mixture!  :cheers:

From the beginning where the news station was falling apart, to the citizens in the apt. building arming themselves for their own safety (and their fight with the authorities) and our heroes taking off into the uncertainly of the night, the whole movie was just about the best opening 30 or 40 minutes of any horror movie past or present. It gave a real sense of society's downward slide into anarchy and chaos

While the main story centered on our 4 heroes, the occasional glimpse into the outside world thru the TV broadcasts and their initial ordered manner and the eventual plunge into chaos on their last broadcast was a nice touch too..Romero created an atmosphere where the viewer got just enough of a hint of society's downward spiral and left the rest up to us to fill in or expound upon.  A film like this couldn't happen again. it was a one time deal.