Dawn of the Dead 1978 Coronavirus Movie of the Day
2 weeks ago
George Romero’s Dawn of the Dead 1978 is in our opinion one of the single bestzombie films ever created, it has a huge emphasis on survival and how people will come together in times of crisis.
It also shows how the world is a very commercial place full of consumerism and that people can not go on without items from shopping malls (haha, had to say it).
Much like the crisis we are in today with the coronavirus, this film shows a world on lock down where the television is telling private citizens that they must report to designated safe zones.
Contradictory to the covid-19 situation where we have to stay at home, in dawn of the dead 1978 citizens must no longer occupy private estates no matter how well prepared or stocked they are.
The film depicts four main characters — Steve, Francine, Peter and Roger. These friends decide to steal the traffic helicopter and head toward Canada to escape the zombie viruspandemic.
However during a stop for supplies along the way they land on top of a slam packed shopping mall where all the items are well in stock but the mall is full of the living dead.
Basically if you are at home right now and want to watch a master piece then we suggest watching the Dawn of the Dead 1978.
The movie is old and many younger people will have a hard time adapting to this but if you give it a chance you will immediately realize that this film along with the other Romero films had set the standards for all modern zombie films including the hit tv show the walking dead.
Check it out we really think you will love it if you have not already seen it.
Zombie (1978) Horror, Thriller | 2h 7min | 2 August 1979 (West Germany) 7.9
Director:George A. RomeroWriters:George A. RomeroStars:David Emge, Ken Foree, Scott H. ReinigerSummary: Following the events of Die Nacht der lebenden Toten (1968), we follow the exploits of four survivors of the expanding zombie apocalypse as they take refuge in an abandoned shopping mall following a horrific SWAT evacuation of an apartment complex. Taking stock of their surroundings, they arm themselves, lock down the mall, and destroy the zombies inside so they can eke out a living--at least for a while. Tensions begin to build as months go on, and they come to realize that they've fallen prey to consumerism. Soon afterward, they have even heavier problems to worry about, as a large gang of bikers discovers the mall and invades it, ruining the survivors' best-laid plans and forcing them to fight off both lethal bandits and flesh-eating zombies. Written by Curly Q. Link