Dawn of the Dead

Dawn of the Dead (1979)

Genres - Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Post-Apocalyptic Film, Satire, Zombie Film  |   Release Date - Feb 12, 1979  |   Run Time - 127 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - NC-17
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Dawn of the Dead (also known internationally as Zombi) is a 1978 American independent zombie horror film directed by George A. Romero. It was written by Romero in collaboration with the Italian filmmaker Dario Argento, and produced by Claudio Argento, Richard P. Rubinstein and Alfredo Cuomo. It was the second film made in Romero's Living Dead series, but contains no characters or settings from Night of the Living Dead, and shows in a larger scale the apocalyptic effects on society. In the film, a phenomenon of unidentified origin has caused the reanimation of the dead, who prey on human flesh, which subsequently causes mass hysteria. The cast features David Emge, Ken Foree, Scott Reiniger, and Gaylen Ross as survivors of the outbreak who barricade themselves inside a suburban shopping mall.

Dawn of the Dead was filmed over approximately four months, from late 1977 to early 1978, in the Pennsylvania cities of Pittsburgh and Monroeville. Its primary filming location was the Monroeville Mall. The film was made on a budget estimated at $1.5 million and was a significant box office success for its time, grossing approximately $55 million worldwide. Since opening in theaters in 1978, and despite heavy gore content, reviews for the film have been positive.

In addition to four official sequels, the film has spawned numerous parodies and pop culture references. A remake of the movie premiered in the United States on March 19, 2004. It was labeled a "re-imagining" of the original film's concept. In 2008, Dawn of the Dead was chosen by Empire magazine as one of The 500 Greatest Movies of All Time, along with Night of the Living Dead.

Movie Info

Budget

$650,000

Box Office

$159,822

Tags

Army, Biker, Chaos, Cult, Dark, Death/Extinction, Exploding Head, Gore, Helicopter, Infection, Machete, Mall, Martial Law, Mind-Bending/Experimental, Motorcycle Gang, Supernatural/Monsters, Truck, Violence

Attributes

Filming Location: Philadelphia, Pittsburgh
Narrative Location: Pennsylvania
Subject: disaster, doomsday, post-apocalyptic scenario, undead in a work of fiction
Time Period: 1970s

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Alternate Titles

Dawn of the Dead
AU, CA, EC, EG, FI, IN, SG, ZA, SE, TH, GB, US
El amanecer de los muertos
AR, UY
El amanecer de los muertos vivientes
MX, ES
George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead
GB, US
Holtak hajnala
HU
Huo Siren Liming
HK
In de greep van de zombies
NL
L'alba dei morti
IT
L'aube des morts
CA
L'Aube des morts
FR
Livinga Mrta Ke Dona
IN
Madrugada dos Mortos
BR
Muertos vivos: La batalla final
AR, UY
Numireliu ausra
LT
Shōgeki SF sasupensu zonbi chikyū esuōesu shisha ga yomigaetta hi
JP
Świt żywych trupów
PL
The Zombies
PH
Úsvit mrtvých
CZ
Zombi
IT, TR
Zombi - Dawn of the Dead
ES
Zombi One: Dawn of the Dead
LB
Zombi, to xypnima ton nekron
GR
Zombi. El amanecer de los muertos vivientes
ES
Zombi. El regreso de los muertos vivientes
ES
Zombie
DE, JP, PE
Zombie - Das Original
DE
Zombie - Dawn of the Dead
DE
Zombie - O Despertar dos Mortos
BR
Zombie - O Regresso dos Mortos Vivos
PT
Zombie - Rædslernes morgen
DK
Zombie 1
DE
Zombie 1 - Dawn of the Dead
DE
Zombie 1 - Le crépuscule des morts-vivants
FR
Zombie, el crepúsculo de los muertos vivientes
ES
Zombie: A Maldição dos Mortos-Vivos
PT
Zombie: Le crépuscule des morts vivants
CA
Zombies
, BE, US
Zombies im Kaufhaus
DE
Zombies: Dawn of the Dead
GB
Zonbi
JP
Zora zivih mrtvaca
HR
Zora živih mrtvaca
RS
Ζόμπι, το ξύπνημα των νεκρών
GR
Зора живих мртваца
RS
Зората на мъртвите
BG
Світанок мерців
UA
मृतकों की सुबह
IN
ซอมบี้ คนกัดคน
TH
ゾンビ
JP
僵尸的黎明
CN
死亡黎明
CN
活死人黎明
CN
生人勿近
CN, TW
衝撃SFサスペンス ゾンビ 地球SOS 死者が甦った日
JP