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Original ‘Dawn Of the Dead’ Returns to Theaters for 45th Anniversary

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Shambling to a Theater Near You

Fans of the undead and undead alike may rejoice with the return of  the original Dawn of the Dead to theaters for a limited time. In celebration of its 45th anniversary, the legendary horror and social commentary film will be lurching its way back onto the big screen.

No More Room In Hell

Exclusive to North America (United States and Canada), the iconic film is set to come back to life on April 12, 2024. Fans have the folks over at New Amsterdam Entertainment INC. to thank for bringing the film back to theaters and drive-ins.Taking it a step further, the group has even arranged for a one-time showing of the film in the original mall  where the film was shot: the Monroeville Mall. A full list of theater and drive-in locations hosting the showings can be found at Bloody Disgusting. The film will be available in theaters until May, so don’t hesitate to grab a ticket while they’re still available.

David Michael Emge as Flyboy Image via United Film Distribution Company

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Why all the hullabaloo? 

For anyone unfamiliar with zombie films or even those just getting started, it would be easy to get confused by all the commotion surrounding this news. Every so often, a film will be rereleased into theaters for a 10-year anniversary with some people struggling to justify such a release. Films like George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead, however, have had such a staggering impact on entertainment and pop culture that it would be more difficult trying to justify not seeing it in theaters. The film, which has inspired hundreds of research papers by college students on consumerism, has also inspired a number of games and films such as Capcom’s Dead Rising and Lucio Fulci’s Zombi 2(an unofficial sequel of sorts). It also had a number of horror legends involved one way or another in its creation, such as giallo master Dario Argento and makeup artist Tom Savini. It would be insane to pass up the chance to watch this film in all its glory on the big screen.

Scott Reiniger as Roger Image via United Film Distribution Company

Official Dawn of the Dead Trailer

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A lover of gore and over the top violence, no movie can make my stomach squirm. The only thing better than a bloody death scene is a well choreographed stunt. Whether it be action or horror, if it has blood in it, then I've likely already seen it.