14 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About ‘Dawn of the Dead’

Dawn of the Dead

Happy 10th anniversary to one of the best horror remakes ever made!

Or maybe you did?

The peeps over at Wish.co.uk made for us a pretty fun infographic that celebrates the 10 year anniversary of the Dawn of the Dead remake!

Originally released on March 19, 2004, the Zack Snyder-directed cult hit film is an adaptation of George A. Romero’s original Dawn of the Dead from 1978.

The following infographic, “14 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Dawn of the Dead,” is filled with trivia and Dawn of the Dead stats.

  • GerryButton

    “18 Things you probably didn’t know” in the title… “18 Things you probably didn’t know” in the description despite the image clearly listing 14 items, and indicating such.

  • Lauren Taylor

    I was there the entire summer they filmed it in Toronto. I have lots of fun pics of running around Thornhill.

    • djblack1313

      Lauren do you have a blog or something? i’d love to see your behind the scenes types of pics from this movie! i love this movie!

  • djblack1313

    this DAWN remake and 28 DAYS LATER are the 2 movies that actually turned me on to zombie flicks. before that i hated zombie movies 100%. now i love them and have seen just about every zombie movie/show ever. the DAWN remake (and 28 DAYS LATER) remains in my top 5 movies ever. excellent movie.

    • Sil Perez

      Same here, DJ. I didn’t hate zombie movies before, but I didn’t care much about them either. These two movies changed everything. Too bad there aren’t many more of these anymore.

  • ThunderDragoon

    I’m really curious about #10.

  • SonOfVoorhees

    Is it me or is 11 completely wrong? The plots of both movies are a group of people hiding out in the mall to survive the zombie outbrake and they escape a from the mall at the end. Having one movie with walking zombies and the remake having running zombies has no effect on the main plot.

    • djblack1313

      @SonOfVoorhees, i questioned #11 too. as far i can remember they had pretty much the same plots.

      • weresmurf

        Nah, it’s slightly different. Original had the cops escaping the overrun city by meeting up with ‘flyboy’ and his girlfriend. They flew until they found the shopping center and set down there to make a new life while they could.

        New one had her escaping in her car from the zombie apocalypse and…

        Wait no. Fuck it. You’re right they’re the same. lol.

    • Frank Lefanu

      Yes, 11 is incorrect. The reason given for the “plot being completely different” above is that the original zombies were slow, while these are fast. Whoever wrote that doesn’t understand what “plot” means.

  • undertaker78

    10 years already? Wow, I remember seeing this on opening day (I got to choose the movie) and it remains my favorite movie to this day.

  • darlingnikki412

    Fun fact: I live 20 minutes away from the mall in the original DOD.

    I will never forget how my badass grandma took me to see this in theaters. My first R-rated movie (that I can remember seeing).

  • weresmurf

    God, from Number 1 it’s completely wrong. Roger infact calls them Zombies in the bloody movie. Jesus christ.

    • weresmurf

      Gah just read it’s the remake. Really? The remake? Sheesh.

  • http://www.graveplotpodcast.com Taylor of Terror

    I’m wondering about these “newspaper articles” listed in #12. Are they referring to voodoo zombies from Haiti? Because that’s very different than undead zombies.

    • http://www.graveplotpodcast.com Taylor of Terror

      Just re-read and saw it says “rise from the dead.” Still, where are these newspaper articles in question?

    • Frank Lefanu

      What you call “voodoo” zombies are/were thought to be dead, even though they weren’t. That’s the whole point.

  • mobstar67

    all of this material is part of the special features on the original dvd release…
    great remake though..probably the best remake i can remember

  • Chrissie-Watkins

    I actually did know numbers 1 and 11, because, you know, I saw the movie.

  • MurderCapital

    BONUS TRIVIA: The “Dawn of the Dead” remake sucks compared to the original.

    • anezka

      Agreed

  • PedJun

    Even though I recongnize the merits of the DOD, I quite never enjoyed it much… Can’t explain quite why! lol
    And I love zombie movies…
    Night of the Living Dead (both versions, 1968 or 1990) is for me the reference… but then, I’m not that far away from DOD, as Romero made both. lol
    Djblack referred 28 Days Later and that’s also a great movie, even if the sequel was also an amazing movie!
    Cheers!!

  • feck

    Love this remake! And loved the ending – gotta sit all the way through the credits (as everyone here already knows). This and the “28 Days” flicks are some of my all time fave movies. Wonder if they will do a “28 Months Later”

  • Spike0037

    This remake was shit. Non of characters had any redeeming qualities I didn’t care for any of them. Three was no story the original you gave a shit about the characters there was a story.

  • anezka

    When I saw the title I was hopeful this would be about the original…

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  • JypeK

    I hope I’m not the only one who thinks that the remake isn’t very good.

  • woodchuck

    “Smeat” was also regular shown on shelves in various episodes of The X-Files and Millennium in the 90′s