Dawn of the Dead (2004)

Once again a really great horror film remake! I do remember watching the original years ago and being terrified… but this version had lots of good qualities including a good sense of humour – which I guess would be unavoidable when you’re surrounded by 1000’s of zombies!

Michael: Truck’s not gonna make it to Fort Pastor.
Steve: No, forget the truck. That place is fucked, man. Bloodbath city.
Kenneth: How do you know?
Norma: We just came from there.
Kenneth: Is everyone there dead?
Steve: Well, dead-ish.
Kenneth: Is everyone there dead?
Steve: Yeah, in the sense that they all sort of, uh… fell down… and then got up… and started eating each other.

Like a lot of good films, you can picture yourself in the situation of the characters. My first idea was to get all the food possible and lock myself in the holding cell that the Mall apparently has. But from further reading I see that they were trapped for nearly a month without hope of rescue. So it seems like the solution they came up with (get to a boat, sail off to safe island) was a pretty good idea… but also the most dangerous and scary! I’d like to think that if I was the guy in the gun shop then I could shoot a few thousand of the zombies in the head over the period of a month… hmm, that’d still leave several hundred thousand in that city alone though! I was also thinking that you could clear the area around the mall with fire bombs and driving over the zombies in the bus, hmm, risk of flat tyres then. OK OK, so I don’t have any bright ideas. Me against the entire population of the country? Pass me a gun and I’ll give it a go now!

p.s When looking for a suitable picture I found the one above from a Flickr set of knitted Dawn of the Dead scenes… which you have to admit is a terrifying concept.