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- David Emge
- Ken Foree
- Scott H. Reiniger
- Gaylen Ross
- David Crawford
- David Early
- Richard France
- Howard Smith
- Daniel Dietrich
- Fred Baker
Did You Know?
- (Director Cameo) George A. Romero: plays both the director in the television studio, and "Old Nick" the Santa Claus biker (briefly visible in biker raid).
- A grenade in the back of the raiders' truck is obviously a fake.
- [Fran and Stephen are observing from the roof of the mall]
- Francine Parker: What are they doing? Why do they come here?
- Stephen: Some kind of instinct. Memory of what they used to do. This was an important place in their lives.
Atom User Reviews
Dawn of the Dead is one of the best horror films ever made -- and, as an inescapable result, one of the most horrifying. It is gruesome, sickening, disgusting, violent, brutal and appalling. It is also (excuse me for a second while I find my other list) brilliantly crafted, funny, droll, and savagely merciless in its satiric view of the American consumer society. Nobody ever said art had to be in good taste.
Romero’s distinctly Pittsburghian sensibilities can’t be underestimated when explaining Dawn’s appeal; the Monroeville Mall perfectly evokes the feel of a hollow monument standing at the center of a community that couldn’t be bothered to define itself any more distinctively than could be represented by their choice between Florsheim or Kinney’s shoes. The mall, in essence, shoulders the burden of their identity.