Dawn of the Dead
In 1978, on the heels of The Night of the Living Dead, George Romero returned with an eye-popping sequel, Dawn of the Dead, which tore its way onto movie screens across the country and terrified an entire generation. Shortly thereafter, Romero, along with author Susanna Sparrow, wrote a novel based on the movie, which extended the undeadsâ€™ reach even further.
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There isn’t a more iconic line than this in all of the zombie world. I have to admit that I have done this backward. I saw the movie many, many years ago and have finally gotten around to reading the book. In my opinion, George A Romero reinforces his title as the “Godfather of all Zombies”.
I love what zombies do, and zombie books are never really about the zombies, but their effects on human nature and society. Zombies reset the ...more
Usually when a book spawn's a movie, 9 times out of 10 the book is better. This time I have to say that even though they're virtually scene for scene exactly the same, the book is still better.
I never really got with the program on the Dawn of the Dead cult movie fandom. The acting was lame and the zombie's were hysterical and o ...more
Dawn of the Dead wasn't bad, though. It's one lengthy action scene with very little character development and Susanna Sparrow is qu ...more
George A. Romero is the grandfather of the zombie genre, and perhaps the most influential filmmaker of all-thing zombies. His influence has shone down upon pop culture in the nearly-forty years that followed the release of his movie, Dawn of the Dead. You can see it all around you right now with The Walking Dead in comics and on TV, Jonathan Maberry’s terrific Rot & Ruin series, Brian Keene’s ...more
The book was tough to follow - I had to reread several passages because it transitioned from one scene to the next without any warning. There were occasionally breaks in the page to indicate a new scene within a chapter, but they were random and inconsistent.
The story was good, and it was qu ...more
Just about anybody could have sat in front of their DVD player and written this scene-for-scene adaptation and the ...more
Like I said before, this should be PERFECT for me. I love zombies. The movie is a classic. It has a foreword by Simon Pegg! To be fair the foreword was fine. The rest was just badly written.
I was bored, I just wanted it to end, and two thirds of the way through I hated pretty much every character. I'm so disappointed :(
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When there is no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth.
George A. Romero's iconic film and novel terrified generations. Now Dawn of the Dead is back to terrify once more. The world is being devastated by zombies. No one knows how far they have spread, or how to stop them. And as the living fight to save themselves, society collapses. Four people escape the chaos of downtown Philadelphia and find shelter in a shopping mall. As the surv ...more
I didn't particularly care for the narration but I think the material just kind of sucked. I ...more
Unlike other novelisations I have read, this did not add anything to the story. It was merely each scene of the film written out on page.
I might have been ok with this but it was not that well written. Paragraphs would jump from one character to another situated in different locations - there was no flow to the narrative. Quite often I would start a paragraph and realise that we had moved to another character's story without any indication ...more
Movie novelisations are not generally looked upon as high literature or art, but in my experience they can be very interesting reads if you're a fan of the film. They're often based on early drafts of the script, which can give fans access to scenes that ...more
Expectations rise with Simon Pegg's introduction; the shopping mall idea sounds as though the filmmakers really went to town for their first zombie themed film. Somehow though, the novel, in my point of view, falls short of the praising ...more
Stephen and Fran were OK, but I really don't know how either of them survived this long. They were a couple, and Stephen managed to tick me off with every word that came out of his mouth. Fran was weak. I think that Fran was made to be weak because she was a women (about str ...more