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!
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.