After Night soon came Dawn and perhaps the most popular of Romero’s “Dead” franchise. Certainly Dawn is the clearest in terms of its moral intent and social allegory, leaving its living to defend their humanity from a swarm of mindless beings determined to infiltrate the western mecca of capitalism and consumer culture: a shopping mall. Made with ever so slightly a higher budget than Night, Dawn is also a classic example of ’70s splatter and really earmarked the direction horror would take in the early 1980s. TJ
In this first sequel to Night of the Living Dead, a group of four people take up residence in a deserted mall while trying to stay alive amidst the armies of the dead and a vicious gang of militant bikers.