Dawn of the Dead (1978 film)

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Dawn of the Dead (also known internationally as Zombi or Zombie) is a 1978 Italian-American independent zombie horror film directed by George A. Romero.wikipedia
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George A. Romero

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Dawn of the Dead (also known internationally as Zombi or Zombie) is a 1978 Italian-American independent zombie horror film directed by George A. Romero.
Other films in the series include Dawn of the Dead (1978) and Day of the Dead (1985).

Ken Foree

David Emge, Ken Foree, Scott Reiniger, and Gaylen Ross star as survivors of the outbreak who barricade themselves inside a suburban shopping mall amid mass hysteria.
Ken Foree (born February 29, 1948) is an American actor, best known as the protagonist Peter from the horror film Dawn of the Dead and as Roger Rockmore on the Nickelodeon television sitcom Kenan & Kel.

Richard P. Rubinstein

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It was written by Romero in collaboration with the Italian filmmaker Dario Argento and produced by Richard P. Rubinstein.
In the 1970s and 1980s he collaborated frequently with horror director George A. Romero, including on the seminal 1978 zombie film Dawn of the Dead and the 1984–1988 anthology horror television series Tales from the Darkside.

Night of the Living Dead (film series)

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It was the second film made in Romero's Night of the Living Dead series and shows in a larger scale the apocalyptic effects on society, though it contains no characters or settings from the film Night of the Living Dead.

Dario Argento

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It was written by Romero in collaboration with the Italian filmmaker Dario Argento and produced by Richard P. Rubinstein.
He also co-wrote the screenplay for Sergio Leone's Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) and served as George A. Romero's script consultant on Dawn of the Dead (1978), of which he also composed the soundtrack with his long-time collaborators Goblin.

Gaylen Ross

David Emge, Ken Foree, Scott Reiniger, and Gaylen Ross star as survivors of the outbreak who barricade themselves inside a suburban shopping mall amid mass hysteria.
Gaylen Ross (born August 15, 1950, Indianapolis, Indiana) is an American director, writer, producer and actress best known for playing Francine Parker in the 1978 horror film Dawn of the Dead and also noted for directing the 2008 film Killing Kasztner.

Scott Reiniger

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David Emge, Ken Foree, Scott Reiniger, and Gaylen Ross star as survivors of the outbreak who barricade themselves inside a suburban shopping mall amid mass hysteria.
He is best known as one of the stars of the 1978 classic horror film Dawn of the Dead.

Night of the Living Dead

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It was the second film made in Romero's Night of the Living Dead series and shows in a larger scale the apocalyptic effects on society, though it contains no characters or settings from the film Night of the Living Dead.
Sequels Dawn of the Dead (1978) and Day of the Dead (1985) were adapted from the two remaining parts.

David Emge

David Emge, Ken Foree, Scott Reiniger, and Gaylen Ross star as survivors of the outbreak who barricade themselves inside a suburban shopping mall amid mass hysteria.
He played Stephen in George A. Romero's horror film Dawn of the Dead.

Dawn of the Dead (2004 film)

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A remake was released in 2004.
It is a remake of George A. Romero's 1978 film and stars Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Jake Weber, and Mekhi Phifer.

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The United States is devastated by a mysterious phenomenon that reanimates recently-deceased human beings as flesh-eating zombies.
The monsters in the film and its sequels, such as Dawn of the Dead (1979) and Day of the Dead (1985), as well as its many inspired works, such as The Return of the Living Dead (1985) and Zombi 2 (1979), are usually hungry for human flesh, although Return of the Living Dead introduced the popular concept of zombies eating brains.

Tom Savini

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Additional cast members include: Joe Pilato as Head Officer at Police Dock, Tom Savini as Blades/Mechanic Zombie shot through glass/Zombie hit by truck, Taso Stavrakis as Sledge/Fountain Zombie/Sailor Zombie/Chestburst Zombie, Rudy Ricci as Biker leader, Fred Baker as Police Commander, Pasquale Buba as Motorcycle raider, Jim Baffico as Wooley and Rod Stouffer as Young Cop on roof.
He is known for his makeup and special effects work on many films directed by George A. Romero, including Martin, Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead, Creepshow and Monkey Shines; he also created the special effects and makeup for many cult classics like Friday the 13th (parts I and IV), Maniac, The Burning, The Prowler and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2.

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Dawn of the Dead (also known internationally as Zombi or Zombie) is a 1978 Italian-American independent zombie horror film directed by George A. Romero.
Wes Craven's The Hills Have Eyes (1977) and The Last House on the Left (1972) along with Tobe Hooper's The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) recalled the Vietnam War; while George A. Romero satirized the consumer society in his zombie sequel, Dawn of the Dead (1978).

Dawn of the Dead in popular culture

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In addition to four official sequels, the film has spawned numerous parodies and pop culture references.
The film Dawn of the Dead influenced popular culture in a variety of media forms and genres.

Taso N. Stavrakis

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Additional cast members include: Joe Pilato as Head Officer at Police Dock, Tom Savini as Blades/Mechanic Zombie shot through glass/Zombie hit by truck, Taso Stavrakis as Sledge/Fountain Zombie/Sailor Zombie/Chestburst Zombie, Rudy Ricci as Biker leader, Fred Baker as Police Commander, Pasquale Buba as Motorcycle raider, Jim Baffico as Wooley and Rod Stouffer as Young Cop on roof.
Taso Nicholas Stavrakis (born July 12, 1957) is an American film and television actor and stunt performer best known for his appearances in the George A. Romero films Dawn of the Dead, Knightriders, and Day of the Dead.

Monroeville Mall

Its primary filming location was the Monroeville Mall.
The mall is most famous for being the filming location of the George A. Romero horror film Dawn of the Dead (1978).

Zombie film

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Dawn of the Dead (also known internationally as Zombi or Zombie) is a 1978 Italian-American independent zombie horror film directed by George A. Romero.
The film received a sequel, Dawn of the Dead (1978), which was the most commercially successful zombie film at the time.

Joseph Pilato

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Additional cast members include: Joe Pilato as Head Officer at Police Dock, Tom Savini as Blades/Mechanic Zombie shot through glass/Zombie hit by truck, Taso Stavrakis as Sledge/Fountain Zombie/Sailor Zombie/Chestburst Zombie, Rudy Ricci as Biker leader, Fred Baker as Police Commander, Pasquale Buba as Motorcycle raider, Jim Baffico as Wooley and Rod Stouffer as Young Cop on roof.
In 1984, six years after the release of Dawn of the Dead, director George A. Romero, was planning a new zombie film called Day of the Dead.

David Early

In 1978, after a few years working in theater, he made his on-camera debut on Dawn of the Dead.

Pasquale Buba

Additional cast members include: Joe Pilato as Head Officer at Police Dock, Tom Savini as Blades/Mechanic Zombie shot through glass/Zombie hit by truck, Taso Stavrakis as Sledge/Fountain Zombie/Sailor Zombie/Chestburst Zombie, Rudy Ricci as Biker leader, Fred Baker as Police Commander, Pasquale Buba as Motorcycle raider, Jim Baffico as Wooley and Rod Stouffer as Young Cop on roof.
He later met George A. Romero and had two short appearances in his films: as drug dealer in Martin and as biker in Dawn of the Dead.

Clayton Hill

"Sweater zombie" Clayton Hill, was described by a crew member as "one of the most convincing zombies of the bunch" citing his skill at maintaining his stiff pose and rolling his eyes back into his head, including heading down the wrong way in an escalator while in character.
Clayton Hill (May 7, 1931 – July 26, 2009) was an American actor who appeared in many films, but was best known for his role as the "sweater zombie" in the 1978 horror film Dawn of the Dead by director George A. Romero.

De Wolfe Music

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For Romero's theatrical version, musical cues and selections were chosen from the De Wolfe Music Library, a compilation of stock music scores and cues.
Music from the library has been used in a number of well-known productions, including; Monty Python, Emmanuelle, Dawn of the Dead, American Gangster, The Simpsons Movie, Death Wish, Brokeback Mountain, EastEnders, Kavanagh QC, The Royle Family, Spitting Image, Top Gear and Doctor Who.

James A. Baffico

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Additional cast members include: Joe Pilato as Head Officer at Police Dock, Tom Savini as Blades/Mechanic Zombie shot through glass/Zombie hit by truck, Taso Stavrakis as Sledge/Fountain Zombie/Sailor Zombie/Chestburst Zombie, Rudy Ricci as Biker leader, Fred Baker as Police Commander, Pasquale Buba as Motorcycle raider, Jim Baffico as Wooley and Rod Stouffer as Young Cop on roof.
He is known for his role as "Bosko" in the 1983 Tom Cruise vehicle film All the Right Moves and as "Wooley" in George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead.

Goblin (band)

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For Argento's international cut, the Italian director used the band Goblin (incorrectly credited as "The Goblins") extensively.
Other film soundtracks and a concept album (Il Fantastico Viaggio Del Bagarozzo Mark) followed, then the score for the European version of George A. Romero's 1978 Dawn of the Dead.

Hell of the Living Dead

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The Goblin score would later find its way onto a Dawn of the Dead-inspired film, Hell of the Living Dead.
Hell of the Living Dead was a project developed by producers and given to director Bruno Mattei, who attempted to create a film similar to Dawn of the Dead but lighter in tone.