Phil's Quick Capsule Review

Romero Day: Dawn Of The Dead (1978) – A Hall of Fame Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Dawn Of The Dead may not be the scariest of films 42 years on, but it still remains one of the most ground breaking and genre defining horror films ever made.  Yup imagine a world without Dawn Of The Dead and you are imaging a world without Walking Dead, Zombies and 28 Days Laters.  Oh for sure Night Of the Living Dead broke new ground but Dawn cemented it.  Biting social commentary, gruesome visual effects and characters that you cared for (even if you didn’t like them).  In fact Dawn Of The Dead (in it’s many forms) could well be more revenant now that ever.  Preferred versions: Argento Cut (significantly different), Extended Mall Hours (fan cut), Remastered.

Best Bit: The bikers arrive

Buy, Stream, Avoid: buy

If You Liked this Try: Day Of The Dead, Night of The Living Dead, 28 Days Later 

9 out of 10 stars



Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...