Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Dawn of the Dead (2004)
I own both of these films. In my opinion the 1978 film hurts — it’s poorly made, the make-up looks like garbage, and if the zombie extras were volunteers I would say that they were over-paid.
By contrast, I thought the remake was a considerably better film, but after seeing the extras I think that some of the lines and details that were cut from the original film would have made the remake better. If you’re watching the 2004 version on DVD, be sure to see the extras about the guy who owns the gun store — oh, and don’t skip the credits at the end of the film.
The premise of both of these films … the zombie apocalypse has started. Some people end up taking shelter in a mall that was closed when the everything started breaking down. On one hand they have everything they need and everything they didn’t have before, they have things pretty easy … on the other hand, their feeling of security proves to be an illusion when people — living or dead — start to find their shelter.