007: Dawn of the Dead - 1978 vs 2004

007: Dawn of the Dead - 1978 vs 2004

Show Notes

Episode Synopsis

This week, we break down our impressions and overall feelings on two very different variations of Dawn of the Dead. We pit the 1978 classic and the 2004 remake against each other to determine which film was more successful in its storytelling, which had better quality zombies, and who earned marks for top performances from each movie. This episode contains spoilers.


Movie Details

1978 IMDB

2004 IMDB

Title: "Dawn of the Dead (1978)"

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.

Run time: 2 hours 34 minutes

Release Date: May 24, 1978

Director: George A. Romero

Body Count: 175


Title: "Dawn of the Dead (2004)"

Synopsis: “A nurse, a policeman, a young married couple, a salesman, and other survivors of a worldwide plague that is producing aggressive, flesh-eating zombies, take refuge in a mega Midwestern shopping mall.”

Run time: 1 hour 41 minutes

Release Date: March 19, 2004

Director: Zack Snyder

Body Count: 165


Weekly Debate

Last week we asked if the word aunt is pronunced "ant" or "awnt". The results were a landslide in favor of "ant", but it's probably due to regional dialects.

This week "In the event of a zombie apocalypse, would you rather have a nurse or a sharpshooter police officer in your group?"

Weigh in on our weekly debate by hitting us up via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, @HackorSlash. You can also share your opinions with us by shooting us an email to feedback@hackorslash.com.

Twitter Handles

Kris: @Rojawesome

Dan: @HackorSlashDan

Leah: @hackorslash_LB

Ashley: @HackorSlashley

Music Credits

Day of Chaos Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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