The 10 Best Zombie Movies

Undead flicks that matter, from 'Night of the Living Dead' to 'Zombieland'

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'Dawn of the Dead' (1978)
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2. 'Dawn of the Dead' (1978)

This living color sequel to George Romero's black-and-white Night of the Living Dead focuses on a TV reporter (Gaylen Ross), her traffic pilot boyfriend (David Emge) and two SWAT cops (Ken Foree and Scott Reiniger) who hole up in a Pittsburgh shopping mall to protect themselves (Ha!) from marauding zombies. Watching zombies shop is a scene for the time capsule. Besides scares, the movie gives Romero a platform for a scathing satire of the malling of a sexist, racist America.

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