Wednesday, February 3, 2021

DAWN OF THE DEAD - "When There's No More Room In Hell" (1978)

Tonight's Wednesday Weirdness is George Romero's 1978 gore-fest "Dawn Of The Dead," or as it is also known "Zombie," or "Zombies."
This German poster is wacky!
In "Dawn Of The Dead," the apocalypse has already begun, and four people escape in a helicopter. They find an abandoned but zombie-filled shopping mall, and hang out, and on, as long as they can!

The four main characters are......................

.......................Ken (The Wanderers) Foree as a guy named Peter.
I love this shot of Ken in front of the carpet samples.

Scott H. (They Said I Should Have Went With The Lobster But Avocado Toast Is Better) Reiniger is Roger!

Documentary filmmaker Gaylen (Creepshow) Ross is Francine!

And David (The Liberation Of Cherry Jankowski) Emge is Stephen!

Zombies come in all shapes & sizes, especially when they are all friends and family of crew members!

The only difference between these mannequins and the zombies, is the mannequins can't move around.

The brilliant thing about holing up in this mall is they have plenty of access to healthy food, appliances, clothes, and lots of guns!
The mall used in the movie was the Monroeville Mall in Monroeville, Pennsylvania!

Unfortunately for Stephen, on top of all his other problems, Francine is not even interested in sex because she is pregnant!

Hey, at least they got a record collection out of the deal, and this is as good a place as any to tell you that the soundtrack is by Goblin, who did the music for many a Dario Argento film, but for some reason, in this movie, they are credited as The Goblins. Trust me, I'm pretty sure it's not supposed to make sense!

They got all the zombies locked out of the mall, and they have everything they need, and as screwed up as it is, life ain't too bad for the gang until this large group of maniacal bikers shows up, and decides to crash the party!!

First the bikers have to get past all the zombies outside, and then when they get the doors open, all the zombies file back into the mall like good little boys and girls, but some of them get blown up in the process!

It doesn't take long for the bikers to dispose of most of the zombies.

Did I forget to tell you this was actually a comedy?
A very gory comedy, but a comedy nonetheless!

And if the Three Stooges style pie in the face didn't convince you, how about the biker in a sombrero who decides to check his blood pressure in the middle of all this carnage!

By George, it really does look like they had a lot of fun making this film!

I will admit, "Dawn Of The Dead" does have this kind of effect on the viewer too, but just remember, it's just all one big joke, isn't it?

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