horror wallpaper of the day
Today's horror wallpaper shows zombies roaming a shopping mall in a scene from 1978's Dawn of the Dead, George A. Romero's superlative sequel to the 1968 classic Night of the Living Dead. A deft blend of horror, comedy, gore (supplied my special effects master Tom Savini, who also makes a couple of cameo appearances) and social commentary, Dawn surpasses its excellent predecessor and stands as perhaps the definitive zombie movie. Indeed, its success in Europe spawned the legion of Italian zombie movies we know and love. Dawn was released in Italy as Zombi; prompting Lucio Fulci's 1979 not-exactly sequel to be released as Zombi 2, arriving in the US called simply Zombie. As the guys from Teleport City point out, the situation is reminiscent of the whole Big Boss/Chinese Connection/Fist of Fury naming debacle that affected Bruce Lee movies.
Here's a tribute to Romero at House of Horrors, Zombie Farm: the Dawn of the Dead Preservation Page, a review at Creature Corner, a review at Cavalcade of Schlock, and a look at the movie from PhillyBurbs' 2002 Halloween Guide. Don't forget to see the reviews I linked earlier, as well.
(courtesy Horror Attic, once again; also available at ScaryMovies.com.)
As a bonus, here's another wallpaper based on the Dawn of the Dead teaser poster. I don't remember where I found this one last year.