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Dawn of the Dead

Dawn of the Dead (2004)

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.
Director: Zack Snyder
Writers: George A. Romero, James Gunn (screenplay)
Stars: Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Mekhi Phifer
Taglines: 36 billion people have died since the reign of humanity. For the new Dawn, there’s a reunion…
Release Date: 19 March 2004
Budget: $28,000,000
Dawn of the Dead (2004) on IMDb

March 19, 2004 saw the release of Zack Snyder’s Dawn of the Dead, a reimagining of George Romero’s classic zombie film of the same name. Dawn of the Dead 2004, is easily one of the best zombie films ever produced or remade, in my opinion ofcourse. It sits in the top 5 of my all time favorite horror films. From the tense opening sequences to the frantic escape at the crossroads mall, Dawn of the Dead is a near perfect example of how a classic film should be remade. The acting was superb, the fx were excellent and the score was spot on. Dawn of the Dead is full of zombie mayhem and gut munching goodness, pleasing to any fan of the genre. I know the die-hards and remake haters out there bitch about every film that is redone (and in alot of cases, butchered) but I think most people would be hard pressed to find to many flaws with this film. Instant classic all the way. Watch this film at all costs! Check out the original trailer and some screenies below….. (more…)

A young man who escaped the clutches of a murderous hitch-hiker is subsequently stalked, framed for the hitcher’s crimes, and has his life made into hell by the same man he escaped. The Hitcher is a 1986 road thriller, directed by Robert Harmon and written by Eric Red. The film stars Rutger Hauer, C. Thomas Howell, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Jeffrey DeMunn.

The Hitcher is a classic open road slasher starring, among others, Rutger Hauer. And honestly who the hell doesn’t like Rutger. It spawned a 2007 remake, directed by Dave Meyers and starring Sean Bean as the Hitcher. Decent as far as remakes go. Anyway if you haven’t seen the original Hitcher do yourself a favor and pick up a copy, iTunes it or whatever, watch it.


Original Trailer