Extended version, hot damn.
I don't know if I'd call it the GREATEST horror film of all time, but it's certainly ONE of the greatest.
I'd have to vote for Carpenter's remake of The Thing, Romero's original Night of the Living Dead, and maybe Murnau's Nosferatu. But those are more pure HORROR films than Dawn of the Dead, which is as much an adventure film as anything.
Now you're mistaking it for Braindead/Dead Alive.
You cannot honestly tell me that Dawn of The Dead is not superior to Big Trouble In Little China. I like Carpenter a lot too, but come on now.
"People aren't willing to accept your solutions, doctor, and I for one don't blame them! "
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Up there with the greatest.
Part 6 has my fave line in the whole movie:
"i need lighter fluid"
My dad got me a shitty VHS copy of this when I was eight and knew basically nothing about horror.
It's easily one of my most treasured possessions.
This is pretty much the best movie
Yes yes yes! Thank you, Knuckles.
Greatest or not, it still deserves 5.
Dunno about greatest, but this one pretty much changed the entire landscape of American horror at the time and many years afterwards. Zombie movies were becoming as cliche' then as they are now, and this movie showed that a zombie movie could be more than just cheap scares and gore, but rather a fully functional horror/drama with more depth than anything most of the b-movie filmmakers at the time would have expected an audience to take.
Not sure what happened to the Romero who made NotLD, this one, Martin, and Knightriders, but it would be nice to have him back.
Actually, I more or less asked him that. What he said was that he really hasn't changed. He's still making art films using zombies as a medium. LoTD was about America in Iraq (basically) and DotD was about the search for authenticity in the midst of media bombardment. It's just that the art doesn't seem to be resonating as well with the public these days. I don't think we want Romero anymore... we want something snappy and snarky and fun, like Whedon.
I have never seen this movie before tonight. I've always wanted to see the "...of the Dead" movies, but never got around to it. Nice.
I'm going to five it because I understand the significance of the film, but I have to say... I only got around to watching it in it's entirety a few years ago and I wasn't really as blown away as I thought I should be based off everything I've ever heard about it, which is pretty much along the same lines as the comments here.
Is it one of those films that you had to see during the heyday to fully appreciate? As a first time viewer in 2004(ish) I didn't think it had really aged very well. I don't recall a single scene where I felt any ounce of horror.
Let the reaming begin.
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Youtube is hardly the best way to watch this but damned if I'm going to give it less than 5 stars.
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