The original Dawn of the Dead of a masterpiece example of both horror filmmaking and filmmaking in general. George Romero’s follow up to the classic, Night of the Living Dead, puts its survivors of the zombie outbreak in a local shopping mall in order to hide from the flesh eaters outside. Filled with a great cast, including David Emge, Ken Foree, and Gaylen Ross, Dawn of the Dead is a example example of a horror filmmaker using relevant social themes to metaphor their films. For this example, it was the material obsessed social commentary of the zombies only knowing one thing, to go to the mall. The New York Times named it one of the 1,000 best films every made.
The score for the film is hauntingly magnificent by GOBLIN. Today, Waxwork Records has released the entire international version of the soundtrack on TWO 180 gram vinyl records. This is a beautiful piece of horror score royalty that I can’t wait to spin. The artwork was created by Butcher Billy, comes with deluxe packaging, and includes a 12 x 12 original art print.
You can get your copy at the Waxwork records page. It’s expected to ship February 27, 2018. Take a listen to the track, “L’alba Dei Morti Viventi”, below and tell me if doesn’t give you goose bumps.
Side note, there is still time to donate to The Film Foundation in George Romero’s name and get an exclusive Scary Basement Media, “King of the Living Dead”, soft enamel pin. Just click here!