Dawn of the Dead

Dawn of the Dead

Book - 2011
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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 undeads' reach even further.

In 2004, acclaimed director Zack Snyder released a riveting remake of Dawn of the Dead, taking George Romero's breathtaking concept and reinventing it for the twenty-first century.

Now the 1978 novel returns for the first time in over three decades.

This is one of the original stories of a zombie apocalypse. In it, a handful of survivors find refuge at a local mall, barricading themselves in. After a while, they realize that a mall is the perfect place to sit out the end of the world. They even start to enjoy themselves, but before long, the zombies begin to find their way in.

Dawn of the Dead is an intense combination of scares and social commentary, and its re-publication further cements George Romero's status as a stunning visionary.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2011.
Edition: First St. Martin's Griffin edition.
Copyright Date: ©1978
ISBN: 9780312614195
Characteristics: 232 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Sparrow, Susanna


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Jul 23, 2018

Novelized screen play from the 1978 Dawn of the Dead. There isn't much (if any) additional story lines or characters not covered in the movie and the novel takes the same linear approach as the movie. If you have seen the movie then you probably do not need to read the novel unless you are very keen to.

Jun 03, 2018

Back in 1978 horror movie filmmaker, George Romero directed the sequel to 1968's "Night of the Living Dead" - And - It was called "Dawn of the Dead" (a very fitting title).

Shortly following this film's theatrical release, Romero collaborated with author, Susanna Sparrow, and together they wrote this gruesome novel which was based on the film's general plot-line.

What this story does is that it extends the horrifically deadly reach of the flesh-eating undead so much further. And, believe me - This is not a tale for the faint-hearted or squeamish. No. It isn't.

*Note* - In 2017 - George Romero (77 at the time) died of lung cancer.

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