Dawn of the Dead

Lists: Horror, Zombies

Brief Synopsis: "During an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia SWAT team members, a traffic reporter, and his television-executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall."

Overall Ranking: 267 (Rank from 1978: # 2)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 50%
Regular 50%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
George Rother of MovieGuy 24/7100(full review)
Steve Habrat98.5(full review)Comedy: 3
Sex Appeal: 1
Scary: 7
Rewatch: 9
Darren of Movie Reviews 10194
Bryan Lienesch82 - This was the genre's first look at not only trying to SURVIVE a zombie apocalypse, but LIVE in one. This is Romero's 'David'.
Comedy: 3
Sex Appeal: 2
Scary: 5
Rewatch: 6
Andrew Buckle of The Film Emporium80(full review)
Dave Examines Movies68(full review)

People Involved

  • David Emge (Stephen)
  • Ken Foree (Peter)
  • Scott H. Reiniger (Roger)
  • Gaylen Ross (Francine)
  • David Crawford (Dr. Foster)
  • David Early (Mr. Berman)
  • Richard France (Dr. Milliard Rausch)
  • Howard Smith (TV Commentator)
  • Daniel Dietrich (Givens)
  • Fred Baker (Police Commander)
  • James A. Baffico (Wooley)
  • Rod Stouffer (Roy Tucker)
  • Jese Del Gre (Old Priest)
  • Clayton McKinnon (Officer in Project Apt.)
  • John Rice (Officer in Project Apt.)
  • Ted Bank (Officer at Police Dock)
  • Randy Kovitz (Officer at Police Dock)
  • Patrick McCloskey (Officer at Police Dock)
  • Joseph Pilato (Officer at Police Dock)
  • Pasquale Buba (Motorcycle Raider)
  • Tom Savini (Motorcycle Raider)
  • George A. Romero (Director)