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.
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
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?"
Day of Chaos Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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