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Shock & Gore Party: Dawn Of The Dead (1978)

Friday 28th July

10.30pm (film begins at midnight)

Screen 1

Director: George A. Romero

Starring: David Emgee, Gaylen Ross

Rating: 18

USA 1978, 127mins

Zombies are a mainstay of the horror genre, forever being reinvented to suit a new generation ever since George Romero brought them global fame. This year’s late night Shock & Gore party will see two very different zombie films face off against each other – Romero’s Dawn Of The Dead and Edgar Wright’s rom-zom-com Shaun Of The Dead.

The night will begin in Screen 1 at 10.30pm, with themed cocktails, zombie shorts, music and videogames on the big screen, leading up to two midnight screenings. This listing is for Dawn Of The Dead in Screen 1, the 1978 consumerist satire about a ragtag group of zombie apocalypse survivors holed up in a shopping mall. Coming a decade after Night Of The Living Dead changed the horror genre, Dawn is widely regarded as the finest zombie film Romero made, offering scares, gore and satire in one down and dirty lo-fi package.