Dawn Of The Dead (1978) - WTF Happened to This Horror Movie

Dawn Of The Dead (OWN IT HERE) paved the way for the mainstream celebration of zombies that we have today. Though Night Of The Living Dead may have put George Andrew Romero on the map, its sequel changed the course of history in the horror genre and cemented his creation of the zombie into the pop culture zeitgeist. Like most movies, Dawn wasn't the smoothest transition from page to screen, with rewrites, funding, and the dreaded MPAA getting in the way.

But while the zombie genre has raged on since Romero's initial Night Of The Living Dead, many people would agree that it doesn't get any better than his masterpiece Dawn Of The Dead. If you enjoy the Walking Dead, endless zombie shooter games, or novels on the subject, take a moment to raise a glass and say Thank You, George. Without him, none of them would exist. So let's head into the mall for our latest episode of WTF Happened to This Horror Movie?

Written and directed by George A. Romero, and starring Ken Foree, Gaylen Ross, David Emge, and Scott Reiniger, Dawn Of The Dead has the following synopsis: 

Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia S.W.A.T. team members, a traffic reporter, and his television executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall

This episode was Written by Bryan Wolford, Narrated by Jason Hewlett, Edited by Jamie Vasquez, Produced by Lance Vlcek, and Executive Produced by Berge Garabedian.

Some previous episodes of the series can be seen below, and more can be found on our JoBlo Horror Videos YouTube channel!

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