Top 7 Dawn Of The Dead Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Dawn Of The Dead facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Dawn Of The Dead film message.

Ken Foree, Scott Reiniger, and Tom Savini where in Dawn Of The Dead (1978) and came back to do cameos in the 2004 remake.
Ken Foree, Scott Reiniger, and Tom Savini where in Dawn Of The Dead (1978) and came back to do cameos in the 2004 remake.

There is a disappearing/reappearing zombie

Dawn Of The Dead Trivia

These trivia from Reddit and other sources can be used as questions with answers in quizzes or games.

  1. The obese woman the second group of survivors pushed into the mall in a wheelbarrow wasn't a woman at all. She was played by stuntman Ermes Blarasin.

Dawn Of The Dead Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - References the 1978 original with the same helicopter.
    References the 1978 original with the same helicopter.
  • 1 - This shot of a pregnant Fran features a store in the background named "Anticipation Maternity", literally describing her character at this point in the film.
    This shot of a pregnant Fran features a store in the background named "Anticipation Maternity", literally describing her character at this point in the film.

Dawn Of The Dead Hidden Details

The minister lists sins he thinks cause the dead to rise, each of which happens in the film - sex out of wedlock (Monica and Steve), killing unborn children (the zombie baby), man-on-man relations (Glen).

Dawn Of The Dead poster
Dawn Of The Dead poster

Dawn Of The Dead Plot

A nurse, a policeman, a young married couple, a salesman and other survivors of a worldwide plague that is producing aggressive, flesh-eating zombies, take refuge in a mega Midwestern shopping mall.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Dawn Of The Dead. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Action, Horror
Director Zack Snyder
Stars Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Jake Weber, Mekhi Phifer
IMDB score 7.3