31 Days of Horror: Dawn of the Dead

Dawn of the Dead (2004)

Synopsis: With the world spinning towards an undead zombie apocalypse, a group of misfits attempt to hold out in a shopping mall for as long possible.  Nothing stays safe forever, and soon the group must flee the safety of the mall and head out into a mass of hungry ghouls in this remake of the Romero classic.

Killer Scene: This is one of my absolute favorite zombie movies of all time and there are a ton of great scenes, but to really get a feel for just how chaotic it is, imagine a man swinging a chainsaw through the slats in a truck, hacking at zombies, only to fall down when the breaks are hit, pulling the chainsaw into the truck with not so surprising and very bloody results.


Violence: Hundreds, if not thousands, of zombies are destroyed a dozen different ways, while humans are treated to a variety of bites, explosions, gunshots, and other unfortunate ways of dying.  Notable zombie deaths include sniper head shots, a stick through the brain, gunshots, and death by chainsaw.

Sex: In the Unrated DVD, there is a nice long glimpse of the very, very hot Kim Poirier exposing her breasts and wearing lingerie.  Also, if you’re into this kind of thing, an old man wears high heels and he pulls them off pretty well.  Uh….

Scares: A few jump scares and a lot of zombies popping up out of nowhere, but ultimately not the scariest film you’ll see.  There is a great, scary, tense, and atmospheric scene in the parking garage that is quite awesome.

Final Thoughts: Not only is this one of the greatest remakes of all time, it’s one of the greatest zombie flicks of all time.  Sure, it abandons most of the social commentary of the original, but it really ramps up the violence, the action, and the gore.  This is a mile a minute blood soaked adrenaline fueled ride through a zombie hell that almost makes me wish for an undead uprising, just so I could get a piece of this action.  Really a greaty, gory, fun action-horror flick.

Romero vs Snyder- Which do you prefer?

Robert Fure is many things: horror expert, ruggedly handsome man of the world, witty prose composer, and writer of his own biography page. Beneath the bravado is a scared little boy, ready to grow into an awesome man and make lies about a scared little boy inside of him. Wait a minute...

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