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5 April 2004: Dawn of the Dead

Posted by Christina on February 7, 2009

403px-dawn_of_the_dead_2004_movieThis was probably the first, big thing I had done for the paper. I had done the preview some issues ago and by now had attended the Q&A press day and had enough content to fill the section’s cover. Needless to say, I was pretty proud and pretty sure I cut out the page and taped it on my dorm room wall.

New University Newspaper: Dawn of the Dead

Dawn of the Dead
by Christina Nersesian
Volume 37, Issue 22 | Apr 05 2004

Stories about zombies have been around since the beginning of time. ‘Jumbee’ by Henry S. Whitehead, published in 1926, tells the story of zombies through folklore and evil spirits. Michael Jackson’s 13-minute music video ‘Thriller’ in 1983 showed disturbing shots of dancing zombies and created a cult following for the undead. Before ‘Lord of the Rings’ was making a clean sweep at the Oscars, Peter Jackson made the gory ‘Dead Alive’ in 1993.

After reliving the second wave of George Romero’s three-part zombie saga with 2004’s release of ‘Dawn of the Dead,’ the cast and crew reap the benefits of not only creating a new generation of ‘fandom’ in the horror film cult following but also brought a new take on a popular favorite. By embracing such a genre, the producers, particularly Eric Newman, kept true to what he loved growing up.

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