Dawn Of The Dead (1978)

George Romero directs Ken Foree, David Emge and Gaylen Ross in this zombie sequel where a quartet of survivors hole up in a mall populated by the walking dead.

Whereas most perfect horror aims for a nifty 90 minutes or less runtime, this is the rare multi reel epic of the genre that truly works. There’s plenty to love here; the sturdy, haunted acting from the unknown stars, the open ended-ness of it all, the potshots at consumerism and isolationism, Savini’s FX work, Savini’s comedy biker gang, the Goblins score… It plays out more as an action adventure in a horror environment than a true scare fest: the equivalent escalation of Alien into Aliens.

9

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