Mike Matei / October 26th, 2013
October 26, 2013 at 5:44 am
Again – awesome! Tnx
Oh yeah, one of my favorite movie
and I won’t say the number of my post
October 26, 2013 at 5:46 am
I have really enjoyed watching these every day. Thank you for doing them. 🙂
October 26, 2013 at 5:49 am
One of my favorite movies of all time!
October 26, 2013 at 5:51 am
Maybe next year you could do a “Remake-A-Thon”! I’m sure, that there are plenty of remakes 🙂
October 26, 2013 at 11:50 am
It wouldn’t be that interesting to watch, most remakes are just plain-old shit.
October 26, 2013 at 5:08 pm
Yeah, it would be almost as bad as a series of videos about shit videogames. Oh wait.
October 31, 2013 at 12:14 am
Hey now, “The Thing” was a remake!!
But even if they’re all shit, that’s fine. So were most of the Alien and Frankenstein and Mummy movies, but he still reviewed those! Why not, eh?
January 31, 2014 at 4:37 pm
I’d love to see th.
I’d love to see that
October 26, 2013 at 5:52 am
October 26, 2013 at 6:10 am
Amazing this is fancy writing
October 26, 2013 at 6:18 am
im gonna go watch this!!!!!!! Like right Now
October 26, 2013 at 6:33 am
george romero one of my favorites directors
October 26, 2013 at 6:40 am
Seriously, this is possibly the greatest zombie movie of all time. Even if you don’t really like zombie movies, this is just a great film. The original romero trilogy films are all candidates for best zombie film of all time, but if I had to pick, I’d say this one has the edge. And like james fly-boy zombie is the absolute best scene of the movie. Not realizing hes a zombie he instinctively goes back to the place he’s been living in safety for quite some time. Even remembering the false wall they put in, and as hes trying to get in to the hideout a horde of zombies follow his lead and they bust in and overrun the hideout. So glad james did this one. And walking dead while slow at times, borrows heavily from the romero zombie mythology, I’d recommend it if you haven’t seen it and are out of good zombie movies.
October 26, 2013 at 6:53 am
Most people prefer the next one, Day of the Dead, but I like this one better. They’re both amazing though, no other zombie movies are even close. I remember that the remake of this film made the original much harder to find, because it had the exact same name, so I was hoping really hard that I would hate it, but it was actually pretty good. Night of the Living Dead is also pretty good, but it came from a time before body horror was invented, so it has a hard time competing with the later ones.
October 26, 2013 at 5:57 pm
The only thing I really didn’t like about the remake was that there was no reason to call it a remake. It’s a decent film and a nice addition to any zombie movie collection. If only they had avoided the name dawn and simply called it something else. Like mall zombies or something. It’s just not a remake, more of a reboot, its got a few things in common with dawn, but not enough to be called a remake. As an independent zombie film it holds up well by itself and would’ve been better received if they hadn’t tried to tie it in with another movie. But naming it dawn just makes you want to compare it to the original the whole time you watch it, which is pointless since they have only 2 things in common zombies and a mall. That’s just not enough to be called a remake, its a discredit to both the original and this film calling it a remake.
October 26, 2013 at 6:56 am
Gamera, Alien, and now Romero? Ok, James, I forgive you for the lack of Friday the 13th.
October 26, 2013 at 8:47 am
I don’t…Friday the 13th has been requested by more people than pretty much any other series…there’s no excuse not to have been able to fit it in this year…2 movies a review and it would be done in a week…far less time that the 1/2 month it took for every sequel to Halloween and Nightmare on Elm Street…
Keep up the good work though James!
October 26, 2013 at 7:01 am
October 26, 2013 at 7:06 am
I actually just finished with all of George A. Romero’s Dead films. Dawn is so close to being my favorite, but Day of the Dead is my all-time favorite. An excellent soundtrack, a dark film, followed by isolation, claustrophobia, and just depression. I love the cast of characters, especially Rhodes and Steele. I’m glad to see that it’s Romero’s favorite.
October 26, 2013 at 7:12 am
Dawn of the Dead is still my favourite Zombie movie ever. While the make up surely does look ridiculous, everything else has never been topped in my opinion.
October 26, 2013 at 7:19 am
Oh crap I hate zombie movies I can’t watch them to much gore so that’s just grate last week of monster madness and I can’t watch it
October 26, 2013 at 7:40 am
Great vid James. Always loved this movie. The house I grew up in is in it. It’s less than 100 yards from the parking lot. The mall has changed even more than when you were there a few years ago. Penny’s moved. They demolished the old stairs and that elevator and put in a new movie theater.
October 26, 2013 at 8:05 am
Great review James, you’re enthusiasm really shows through!
Also I agree, Flyboy is the greatest zombie even committed to film!
October 26, 2013 at 8:53 am
Dario Argento and George Romero. Talk about two evil eyes.
October 26, 2013 at 9:06 am
”I cant do it justice” you say!
I think you just did.
October 26, 2013 at 9:19 am
Yes, i’ve only ever watched this movie once but it was incredibly memorable. It burns itself into your memory. Romero had such interesting things to say with his zombie movies. It’s really something. Nice job, James!
October 26, 2013 at 9:38 am
The “goblin” is one of Dario Argento’s favorite band he use their music in a lot of his movie like Suspiria or Inferno
October 26, 2013 at 9:48 am
Where’s Night of the Living Dead?
October 26, 2013 at 9:49 am
Omg he said he’s saving it for the day of halloween. Didn’t you listen to the first 2 minutes?
I called it again! Butter me up I’m on a roll!
October 26, 2013 at 9:52 am
ahhh saving NOTHLD for halloween, right on
October 26, 2013 at 9:53 am
I commented before i started watching. You’ll get over it right?
October 26, 2013 at 10:03 am
wait wait…. was that George Romero saying ‘cinemassacre’ at the beginning? 😮
October 26, 2013 at 10:12 am
You have the Ultimate Edition? How is it? I was planning on getting it but Amazon stopped selling it or ran out of stock and now it’s only available from 3rd party sellers for $44 (it was only $10 or $20 before.)
October 26, 2013 at 10:23 am
Dawn of the Dead is one of my favorite movies of all time, and one of the first movies I purchased for myself (the Anniversary Edition Director’s Cut on VHS with the rainbow-colored cover). Love this movie.
October 26, 2013 at 10:37 am
the band Goblin, was in fact Dario Argentos band… so the music in Dawn of the Dead was made by him 😉
October 26, 2013 at 11:01 am
Great review, and Ride in Valhalla Yoteslaya. Seems like the best place to give the greatest zombie slayer his final words.
October 26, 2013 at 11:11 am
I’ve NEVER seen this movie in stores. I rented it via Netflix years ago. Guess I need to order it online; this one is definitely a keeper!
October 26, 2013 at 11:18 am
FUCK YEAH! XD
Everyone loves zombies.
October 26, 2013 at 11:20 am
I do like Dawn of the Dead, but I like Night of the Living Dead better. The black and white just puts you in that eerie mood.
October 26, 2013 at 11:34 am
Great video James! Can’t wait for Night of the Living Dead!
October 26, 2013 at 11:35 am
Gotta love these reviews, thx James.
October 26, 2013 at 11:46 am
I’ve got this flick as a promo-disc to one movie-magazine years ago.
October 26, 2013 at 12:05 pm
Yeah, you need to watch out for them Pittsburgh zombies, an at.
October 26, 2013 at 12:29 pm
Yeah I’m proud to say I live by that mall, though sadly one of the more iconic places which you could tell was from the movie. The JC Penny is moved and the famous escalators are gone. Funnily enough they are building a movie theater there so I can imagine they’ll do something special for Halloween every year. Too bad the Pittsburgh Zombie Fest got too big for it, that was fun having people walk around as zombies in the mall once again. Also not meaning to be a jerk, but its pronounced Monroe ville like President James Monroe. Great look at one of my favorite movies.
October 26, 2013 at 12:57 pm
one of my favorite movies of all time, every time I watch it I get something new from it. Its a perfectly written horror film.
October 26, 2013 at 1:12 pm
A great film, given props with a great review! Thanks!
October 26, 2013 at 1:27 pm
Hey, you know Goblin did the soundtrack for Suspiria and a lot of other crazy Dario Argento films. Say, do you like those? It would be cool if you or Mike did a review of Suspiria and Phenomena or Opera or something. Though most of these films are deeply flawed, they are visual masterpieces and very fun to watch.
October 26, 2013 at 1:39 pm
Fantastic review James, I was waiting for a zombie week!
October 26, 2013 at 1:40 pm
Maybe next year you could do 80’s a-thon2 🙂 but i’m really happy with this year’s monster madness thanks for this new tradition
October 26, 2013 at 1:47 pm
To clear up some confusion, in some countries of Europe, Dawn of the Dead was renamed “Zombi”. The English versions (ones in the UK) still retained the “Dawn of the Dead” name. So if you’re looking for Zombi 1, it’s just Dawn of the Dead.
Unofficial sequels carried the Zombi name (Zombi 2,3,4,5). Since the series had nothing to do with Dawn of the Dead, Zombi 2 was renamed “Zombie Flesh Eaters” in the UK and became the start of its own series, ignoring Dawn of the Dead as the first movie. In the US, Zombi 2 is the first movie (named “Zombie”), and it jumps straight to “Zombie 3”.
October 26, 2013 at 2:13 pm
I’d really like to know your opinion on the remakes James. Really good review
October 26, 2013 at 2:21 pm
Great work James thanks for all your hard work enjoying Monster Madness.
October 26, 2013 at 2:23 pm
One of the best movies of all time, Damn now i have to watch it 🙂
October 26, 2013 at 2:35 pm
It’s so sad that this series is coming to an end ;(
October 26, 2013 at 2:51 pm
i actually didnt care for this too much when i first saw it. i was kinda half asleep, so i think its time for a rewatch
October 26, 2013 at 3:58 pm
Big thx for remainder. Love this movie, its bin a long time, gona wach it to night again, bat this time US vesion, never have seen that.
Just love your work.
Best wishes from Latvia.
October 26, 2013 at 4:47 pm
October 26, 2013 at 4:49 pm
Great review! This has always been my favorite zombie film of all. Just a couple things, the name of the mall, Monroeville Mall is pronounced MUN-ROE-VILLE, not MAHN-ROEVILLE, just so you know. It’s just outside of Pittsburgh, where Romero did most of his films. Also, the extended cut include extra scenes, with the idea being it displays the eventual tediousness of being confined to one place which the characters eventually feel. But either the original theatrical or extended cuts are great. Thanks for this review!
October 26, 2013 at 5:02 pm
I wouldn’t have included I am legend as inspired by George Romero as it’s based on the book of the same name in the 50’s but otherwise ok
October 26, 2013 at 5:21 pm
aint that black guy from kenan and kel
October 26, 2013 at 5:29 pm
28 DAYS LATER are not Zombies they are infected with RAGE!
October 26, 2013 at 6:20 pm
Awesome! Next is my fav, I love Day of the Dead 🙂
October 26, 2013 at 6:39 pm
doesnt really fit to this movie but i´d love to see a “shinobi no mono” review from you. 8 awesome ninja movies in black and white by daiei!
keep up the work, its great
October 26, 2013 at 6:50 pm
Continue Monster Madness in November
Actually just do it year round
October 26, 2013 at 7:18 pm
Ah, i knew it and hoped for it.
One of the best Series there is.
October 26, 2013 at 7:21 pm
We got this man. We got this by the ass!
October 26, 2013 at 7:25 pm
This is my favorite zombie movie ever.
October 26, 2013 at 7:43 pm
One of my favorite movies ever
October 26, 2013 at 7:45 pm
Excellent choice for the last.
October 26, 2013 at 7:51 pm
This is my fave of the Romero zombie films followed by Day. I am not the biggest fan of Night though.
October 26, 2013 at 8:10 pm
MMMMMM doesnt seem to be posting my comments???
October 26, 2013 at 8:11 pm
ooooook so it posts that comment but not the one explaining my viewpoint of the franchise……..typical!
October 26, 2013 at 8:12 pm
I am a HUGE Romero film, especially when it comes to the living dead series. I own all the different versions/remakes of Night and all the others. Anyone else seen the Night of the Living Dead 3d, I found it kind of kl to see the plot go in a different direction half way through that film. But yeh Anything of the ‘living dead’ franchise I love. I know many fans dont consider Day of the Dead 2 contagion in that franchise as its not Romero but I own it and have to say its really not deserving of all the flak it gets, its actually a fairly decent movie.
When people ask me which is my favourite film in the Romero dead franchise its always soo hard to choose between Night and Dawn, for a long time it was Night but I think Dawn and the Mall scenes just have something that makes it particularly unique. Again I know people slag off Land of the Dead but I remember seeing it for the first time and I enjoyed it, the only Romero film I was stoked for thats ever dissappointed was Diary of the dead, although Survival of the dead raised the bar back up once again and was a great film.
I find it weird though how there were modern remakes of both Dawn and Day and yet no modern remake for Night.
Day Im not a big fan off, I find it a little slow and its deffinitely the weakest in my opinion of the original trillogy, interestingly Romero wanted to make a very different film for Day but due to budget constraints was never able to make the film he truely desired to, it would be interesting to see someone remake day the way Romero had originally intended.
Also interested in whether people prefer this franchise OR the Return of the Living Dead spin off that emerged after night.
I think the first return film had some really kl ideas, that basically even damaging the brain DIDNT kill the zombies, and basically they were practically invincible. But as this franchise went on they gradually messed up their own lore and by the end they could easily be killed the same as any other generic zombie film.
October 26, 2013 at 8:15 pm
I always felt sorry for the white husband/partner of the woman in Dawn though, as soon as her friend turns up with the new guy shes all cold and uncaring to the husband/partner and ends up with the new guy who isnt the most caring guy – quote ‘I can abort that for you if you want’. The characters just seem to be really demeaning to the husband/partner who inevitably ends up trying to prove himself only to get himself killed!
October 26, 2013 at 9:02 pm
Anyone having the video stutter? I seem to have this problem just with recently uploaded videos
October 26, 2013 at 9:12 pm
Thanks again James! We all really appreciate your dedication. Where the fuck is MotherFucker Mike? Is it true he went to jail for urinating on a public bus?
October 26, 2013 at 9:21 pm
When people like something, dey take it to da moon. One day James rebiew moobies on de moon.
October 26, 2013 at 9:22 pm
Awwwwright!! Zombies are by far my favorite fictional monster (and the one I fear the most!) so I’m really excited about the last leg of this year’s Monster Madness!!
October 26, 2013 at 11:11 pm
James is wrong if this was real life it wouldn’t be just humans such as kids to adults that will be affective but animals as well. Zombies films always leave out the animals, they have much more powerful fangs that could tear the flesh with ease and they’re quicker.Surely humans are attach to each other making everything about us . But they forgot about the real flesh eaters out there.Only movie that didn’t forget about animals is the one that was inspired by the videogame and that is Resident Evil,In the game Rats,Roaches,Dogs,Crows are infective with the virus.It’s such a pity that you barely see zombie movies about animals.They have their own tactics,such as crawling in small places,stalking,circling their prey and so on. We need to see some new threat on handling zombies rather then to barricade and shoot them in the head.
October 26, 2013 at 11:56 pm
Awesome choice James. Long live Romero!
October 27, 2013 at 1:06 am
Please talk about TWD! Not in Cinemassacre, though
October 27, 2013 at 2:14 am
Have to give props here to the great Tom Savini, a long-time friend of George Romero, whom we see here as the biker gang member Blades. He is the renaissance man of the horror genre, going on from this film to become a makeup artist, SFX innovator, stuntman, and director in addition to his acting roles. Savini is probably most widely recognized, however, for his awesome performance as Sex Machine in Tarantino’s “From Dusk to Dawn”. Keep knocking ’em dead, Tom!
October 27, 2013 at 2:52 am
Ever notice how the Flyboy Zombie tried to CLOSE THE DOOR when he returned to the hideout in the end? He was shot immediately afterwards, but it makes you wonder: was he trying to keep the other zombies out? How much of his human mind remained intact?
October 27, 2013 at 2:55 am
An amazing film which to this day is my favourite of all zombie movies.
Been watching for many years but only just registered for some reason. Very entertaining videos James, what always comes across in your videos is that you really know what you are talking about, because of you being such a fan yourself and having watched all the dvd extras etc. Really sets you apart from the vast majority of “you tubers” who quite blatantly sometimes are just reading straight from wikipedia with its many errors included. Keep up the great work! 8)
October 27, 2013 at 7:28 am
Some later year you should also do the Zombi series.
October 27, 2013 at 8:07 am
I wished there would’ve been more classic monster movies but this was okay too 😀
October 27, 2013 at 8:54 am
I disagree that the woman is useless. She learns how to use the weapons and participates in all aspects of taking over the mall. She alone learns how to fly the helicopter, something that is VERY useful. She is a strong character throughout. In that one scene she had no weapons, so what else could she do. But she didn’t scream or run.
October 27, 2013 at 9:46 am
You should’ve mentioned that Flyboy speaks Zombie towards the end, it’s my favorite part of the entire movie, it’s hilarious.
October 27, 2013 at 10:00 am
wished this series never end, and i get to view it everyday…
October 27, 2013 at 12:31 pm
I love the Monroeville Mall. They used to have a pop culture store that had a back room dedicated to Dawn of the Dead. They got rid of it for a Rue21 or some such place.
October 27, 2013 at 1:32 pm
It bothered me more than it should have when you showed I am Legend as a zombie movie. That movie is based from vampires not zombies; just as the book was.
October 27, 2013 at 5:24 pm
I uploaded the Goblin soundtrack that James mentions some years ago if anybody wants to listen to it. Type in Dawn of the Dead – Italian Soundtrack on YouTube.
October 27, 2013 at 8:38 pm
I watched Night and Dawn of the Dead for the 1st time last year because your Monster Madness reviews, and loved them obviously! Thank you James for making October so fun for everyone including myself, you are da man! 🙂
October 27, 2013 at 9:09 pm
I love Monster Madness!
October 28, 2013 at 12:01 am
Hey, I really love these reviews. I look forward to watching them (even if I don’t think some deserve to be on the list). But what I think you should do is (next year) do the series in one video instead of all of them separated. Also, ones like the Alien collection, you could mention the good ones and the bad ones in passing. The only Alien movies is look as good Halloween flicks would be Alien and Aliens. But anyways, if you did the series then you could review more movies.
October 28, 2013 at 12:23 am
There is something else perplexing about the soundtrack. While half of the music was by Goblin the rest was from a some of archive. All the soundtrack of notld too. And those music we hear in Dawn can be heard in a bunch of other 70’s movie.
Good luck finding the original artists of those music, I’ve certainly tried.
October 28, 2013 at 7:09 am
theres a fan cut of dawn called the mall hours cut thats even longer than the extended
October 28, 2013 at 5:42 pm
you should do the Tom Savini Night remake
October 28, 2013 at 5:43 pm
Also Dawn remake
October 28, 2013 at 6:10 pm
Nice review James, but I think your love for the “Dead” series might have swayed you a bit, with this reivew. While this movie does have all the things you said, you neglected to mention that it has a lot of very slow parts where nothing is happening. With the characters just sitting around and moping in the mall. I found the movie quite boring and difficult to get through. The one I have is on an ancient VHS, running time 126 minutes. I don’t know if that that’s the extended version you talked about or not, but it seems way too long, with a lot of just waiting around for something to happen, or even for zomebies to appear.
October 28, 2013 at 6:15 pm
And I’d also like to say that I’m really burnt on zombies. They’ve gotten way too popular for their own good, and are over-saturating the market, over-exposed. I’m sick of them. I was actually hoping that Warm Bodies, which is apparently the Twilight of zombies, would become popular enough to ruin zombies for everyone, and we could get a break from them, and I could enjoy zombies again, but that didn’t happen.
October 28, 2013 at 10:06 pm
Why not talk about the remake as well?
October 29, 2013 at 11:21 am
Which version(s) is on the Ultimate Edition blu-ray?
October 29, 2013 at 7:14 pm
One of my Favorite movie of all time !
October 31, 2013 at 12:12 am
I just have to say, James, I love when you go back to movies you’ve reviewed before. We always learn something new!
November 2, 2013 at 6:46 pm
I was disappointed when i you did the dead movies just a little i was expecting the friday the 13th movies this year
November 3, 2013 at 1:09 am
I always liked the RETURN series better
November 5, 2013 at 5:44 am
Ahh I remember those movies, good times with slow zombies :D.
November 12, 2013 at 5:22 am
Whats so horrible about shooting children. its ok to shoot hundred of people, but few dead children and people start flipping!
November 12, 2013 at 1:52 pm
PAGE OF THE DEAD dedicated to the undead in cinema, literature and video games. https://www.facebook.com/pageofthedead0813
November 14, 2013 at 12:52 am
The re-make for this movie was actually pretty good too. Great review James, the ”flyboy zombie” looked fun, alright
November 16, 2013 at 9:39 am
This movie its awesome not only because its well made,but also makes you think who is the worst.The dead zombies or the living ones.I have the special edition that have the blue ray the argendo version and lots of extras.Its one of the greatest films,i also liked allot the day of the dead maybe not so cool but for me its really good movie as well.
January 31, 2014 at 4:54 pm
one of my favorite movie
May 9, 2014 at 8:57 am
Hey if you guys have time. Come check out my Dawn Of The Dead 1978 mod. I been working hard on it for almost two years now, replicating the mall as close to the movie as possible.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97GeWRb-N64
July 27, 2014 at 11:03 am
The mall scene is wat dead rising got it from George Romero he even inspires video games the 2nd one is better it’s in a mall but not as much as the 1st
July 28, 2014 at 9:04 pm
Some people are saying that George a Romero is signing with a company to make video games based on his movies some are based on his movies some are just to make a movie that never happened in the series I hope it’s like a rpg version and u get to explore with a good story
July 28, 2014 at 9:08 pm
I’m not a fan of call or duty I’ll play it time to time but I was at my cousins and we where playing it then there’s this dlc for black ops called call of the dead where George was making a movie then a zombie comes and he tells the zombie to go back to make up