Dawn of the Dead

A group of survivors take refuge in a shopping mall after the world is taken over by aggressive, flesh-eating zombies.
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Film Cast:

  • Ana: Sarah Polley
  • Kenneth: Ving Rhames
  • Michael: Jake Weber
  • Andre: Mekhi Phifer
  • Steve: Ty Burrell
  • Frank: Matt Frewer
  • C.J.: Michael Kelly
  • Terry: Kevin Zegers
  • Nicole: Lindy Booth
  • Norma: Jayne Eastwood
  • Tucker: Boyd Banks
  • Luda: Inna Korobkina
  • Monica: Kim Poirier
  • Glen: R.D. Reid
  • Luis: Louis Ferreira
  • Andy: Bruce Bohne
  • Vivian: Hannah Lochner
  • Bart: Michael Barry
  • Bloated Woman: Ermes Blarasin
  • Doctor Rosen: Sanjay Talwar
  • Cora: Kim Roberts
  • Reviving Doctor: Tim Post
  • EMS Technician: Matt Sadowski-Austin
  • EMS Technician: Philip DeWilde
  • Squished Zombie: David Campbel
  • Thrashing Zombie: Phillip MacKenzie
  • CDC Spokesperson: Neville Edwards
  • CDC Reporter: Sandy Jobin-Bevans
  • CDC Reporter: Natalie Brown
  • CDC Reporter: Liz West
  • Chips: Blu
  • The General: Scott H. Reiniger
  • The County Sheriff: Tom Savini
  • The Televangelist: Ken Foree
  • Girl on Steve’s Boat in the Video (uncredited): Kim Kerns
  • Maintenance Man Zombie (uncredited): Darren Marsman
  • Commando at White House (uncredited): Zack Snyder
  • Zombie (uncredited): John Migliore

Film Crew:

  • Editor: Niven Howie
  • Casting: Joseph Middleton
  • Director of Photography: Matthew F. Leonetti
  • Original Film Writer: George A. Romero
  • Production Design: Andrew Neskoromny
  • Prosthetic Supervisor: Barney Burman
  • Sound Effects Editor: Frederick Howard
  • Special Effects: Gary D’Amico
  • Digital Intermediate Editor: Curtis Lindersmith
  • Costume Design: Denise Cronenberg
  • Executive Producer: Dennis E. Jones
  • Special Effects Coordinator: Laird McMurray
  • Producer: Richard P. Rubinstein
  • Director: Zack Snyder
  • Screenplay: James Gunn
  • Producer: Marc Abraham
  • Producer: Eric Newman
  • Original Music Composer: Tyler Bates
  • Art Direction: Arvinder Greywal
  • Set Decoration: Steve Shewchuk
  • Unit Production Manager: Michael MacDonald
  • Music Editor: Darrell Hall
  • Supervising Sound Editor: Scott Hecker
  • Visual Effects Editor: Sharon Smith Holley
  • Stunt Coordinator: John Stoneham Jr.
  • Stunts: Nick Alachiotis
  • Additional Music: Tree Adams
  • Executive Producer: Armyan Bernstein
  • Camera Operator: Russ Goozee
  • Executive Producer: Thomas A. Bliss
  • ADR Voice Casting: Caitlin McKenna
  • Digital Color Timer: Michael Eaves
  • Stunts: Brad Martin
  • Title Designer: Kyle Cooper
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Dennis Berardi
  • Costume Supervisor: Frank Alexander
  • Casting Assistant: Sara Kay
  • Foley: Gary A. Hecker
  • Prosthetic Makeup Artist: David Scott
  • Hairstylist: RaMona Fleetwood
  • CG Supervisor: Shawney Cohen
  • Steadicam Operator: Gilles Corbeil
  • Makeup Effects: Nicole Michaud
  • Transportation Coordinator: Dana Howes
  • Set Costumer: Jasmina Vasileva
  • Script Supervisor: Dug Rotstein
  • Key Makeup Artist: Jo-Ann MacNeil
  • Graphic Designer: David Best
  • Sound mixer: Chris Jenkins
  • Stunt Coordinator: Damon Caro
  • Musician: Derek Leininger
  • Sound Editor: Jay Wilkinson
  • ADR Editor: Evan T. Chen
  • ADR Recordist: Alfonso Calvo
  • Dialogue Editor: Benjamin Beardwood
  • Location Manager: Marty Dejczak
  • Property Master: Ron Hewitt
  • Visual Effects Producer: Eric J. Robertson
  • Concept Artist: Jordu Schell
  • Dialogue Editor: Allen Hartz
  • Camera Operator: Michael Carella
  • Underwater Camera: Brent Robinson
  • Sound Recordist: Frank Fleming
  • Visual Effects: Aaron Weintraub
  • Systems Administrators & Support: Vladimir Popovic
  • First Assistant Editor: Melissa Remenarich
  • Gaffer: Michael Galbraith
  • Rigging Gaffer: Tom Starnes
  • Key Hair Stylist: Carol Hartwick
  • Set Dresser: J. Tracy Budd
  • Casting Associate: Lauren Grey
  • Assistant Sound Editor: Andrew Bock
  • Co-Producer: Michael D. Messina
  • Second Unit Director: Clay Staub
  • Hair Department Head: Diana Ladyshewsky
  • Key Grip: Mike Kirilenko
  • Makeup Artist: Wynona Price
  • Armorer: John ‘Frenchie’ Berger
  • Construction Coordinator: James Halpenny
  • Production Coordinator: Janine Anderton
  • Music Supervisor: G. Marq Roswell
  • Post Production Supervisor: Jason Leib
  • ADR Supervisor: Byron Wilson
  • Production Sound Mixer: John J. Thomson
  • Assistant Costume Designer: Natalie Bronfman
  • Makeup Department Head: Mario Cacioppo
  • Assistant Art Director: Rob Ballantyne
  • Conductor: Pete Anthony
  • Set Designer: Kim Karon
  • Additional Photography: Chuck Courrieu
  • First Assistant Camera: Christopher Raucamp
  • Head Carpenter: Rob Bonney
  • Craft Service: J.P. O’Donnell
  • Driver: Jennifer Mccormack
  • Post Production Assistant: Jeff Schweikart
  • Set Medic: Steve Holt
  • Set Production Assistant: Terrence B. Zinn
  • Technical Supervisor: Mark Chong
  • Utility Stunts: Brittney Banks
  • Video Assist Operator: Jeffrey Cassidy
  • Assistant Director: Jordana Lieberman
  • Lighting Technician: Philip Esteves
  • Production Accountant: Terry Edinger
  • Publicist: Stephanie Keating
  • Boom Operator: Alan Zielonko
  • First Assistant Sound Editor: Carmen Flores De Tanis
  • Orchestrator: Tom Calderaro
  • Storyboard Artist: Vince Peets
  • Set Decoration Buyer: Suzanne Hodson
  • Researcher: Richard Kroll
  • Pyrotechnic Supervisor: Arthur Langevin
  • ADR Mixer: Jeff Gomillion
  • Senior Animator: Brian Anderson
  • Digital Compositor: Barb Benoit
  • Foley Editor: Michael Dressel
  • Second Assistant Accountant: Sarah McIntosh
  • Negative Cutter: Gary Burritt
  • Assistant Property Master: Michael Huschka
  • Dolly Grip: Ron Renzetti
  • Grip: William Engel
  • Marine Coordinator: Troy Waters
  • Pilot: Dave Tommasini
  • First Assistant Director: Peter D. Marshall
  • Second Assistant Director: Eric S. Potechin
  • Third Assistant Director: Joel Hay
  • Assistant Production Coordinator: Sandra Lynne Hyhkö
  • 3D Animator: Hoa Tran
  • Visual Effects Designer: Patrick Coffey
  • Accountant: Terri Greening
  • Assistant Location Manager: Scott Alexander
  • Stunt Double: Scott Alan Cook
  • Set Supervisor: Patricia Cowmeadow
  • Extras Casting: Chad Darnell
  • Key Special Effects: Gary Kleinsteuber
  • First Assistant Accountant: Sara Holmes
  • Payroll Accountant: Alex Kontsalakis
  • Assistant Makeup Artist: Scoot DeVille
  • Contact Lens Technician: Pamela Hackwell
  • Special Effects Technician: Tony Acosta Jr.
  • Assistant Camera: Murat Akser
  • Second Assistant Camera: Mark Beauchamp
  • Assistant Editor: David McGroarty
  • Location Production Assistant: Brett Miller
  • Assistant Production Coordinator: Andreas Hass
  • CG Artist: Humberto Zamorate
  • Production Assistant: Lillian Awa
  • Production Secretary: Douglas Thompson
  • Technical Advisor: Scott Reitz

Movie Reviews:

  • John Chard: Come on, man. You must’ve heard the priest say something about life and death.

    George Romero fans feared the worst, another one of his sacred original zombie trilogy films was being remade, this even though the remake of Night of the Living Dead didn’t disgrace itself. As it happened, the fears were unfounded, for Zack Snyder and his team crafted one of the best horror remakes going.

    The premise follows Romero’s wonderful version, a mysterious epidemic is causing the populace to turn into undead zombies, the bite of which transfers the illness to another. A small group of survivors make it to the Crossroads Mall and hole up there whilst trying to keep at bay the zombie hordes, but inner fighting threatens the group whilst they know they can’t stay there for ever.

    Right from the off the film grabs you around the throat, it’s a blistering and terrifying opening which brings heartbreak and terror in equal measure. It also announces to us that these zombies are different to Romero’s, these suckers can run, and run fast. After some chaos and blood, the introductions to our survivors is set up and the pic settles into a superb group dynamic situation, where machismo and brains meet dumb and dumber, all while little devilish moments trickle away in the background.

    It’s the focus on the survivors that really lifts it to greater heights, how they variously react to their plight, there’s good thought gone into the screenplay (James Gunn). The natural progression of this type of film calls for horror moments, and Snyder deftly slots them in when the pic needs them, which again brings about scenes of terror and genuine heartbreaking moments. Some neat cameos will be cheered by fans of Romero’s work, while the cast are superb here, with Sarah Polley the standout fulfilling the believable promise of the character as written.

    A remake that is its own beast yet still pays homage to what inspired it, and good at both! Now that’s a rare thing in horror! 8/10

  • Kamurai: Great watch, will watch again, and can definitely recommend.

    Granted, if you’re not a zombie fan, you’re probably not even considering this one. Then you have the great argument about infection vectors (this is pretty classic, bite infection transfer), and slow vs fast (this movie is fast) zombies. I’m basically just pointing out why we can’t have nice things, people argue about it.

    This has a great cast: Ving Rhames, Sarah Polley and Jake Weber in particular. The production value was definitely present, and not just in renting a mall to trash, or even just the zombie practical effects.

    The large scale scenes look amazing, and the details on the various infections are fascinating to watch. And sure, there is lots of quality gunfire (foley is good) and shooting zombies for people you are just in it for the action. While it’s actually got some good (if dark at times) humor to it, it’s not “Warm Bodies”.

    Of course the presence of zombies / apocalyptic situation / lack of central authority gives us great philosophical opportunity to discuss what life means and see how people behave, but this leans more towards survival strategy aspects.

    If anything, I think that is where the “flaw” is in this movie: (most of) the characters are relatively competent so it detours some from typical movie formula relying on the characters to make mistakes to progress the story, but more of there is just a hopeless unending storm of bad things happening to them, it’s honestly a little refreshing.

    This is probably one of my favorite zombie movies, and I don’t even like running zombies.

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