[Review] Dawning of the Dead (2017): A Creatively Titled Zombie Opus with Homages to Cherished Classics – by Rafe Telsch

Out now from Uncork’d Entertainment and filmmakers Tony Jopia, Nika Braun, Yannis Zafeiriou, and Alexander Zwart is the zombie opus – and creatively titled – Dawning of the Dead (2017). Taking place primarily in a newsroom studio, the film covers the zombie apocalypse while interrupting the narrative to show other areas of the world affected by the virus that is reanimating the dead. This allows for a number of different approaches to the attacking ghouls without feeling like an anthology film. This approach works for the most part but also exposes a wide range of effects from excruciatingly  terrible to rather impressive. This film also contains some nice homages to Evil Dead and Dead Alive. Check out the review below.

Dawning of the Dead (2017) 2 out of 5 stars (2 / 5)

Rafe Telsch
Rafe Telsch returns to writing about the entertainment world after a four year hiatus. Previously, Rafe wrote for CinemaBlend and his own site, WidescreenWarrior, as well as hosting and producing the Weekly Blend Audio Show, one of the first independent entertainment podcasts. A child of the '80s, Rafe has had a long time love-affair with horror and is thoroughly enjoying the current trend of homages and influences of '80s genre pictures on the current pool of filmmakers.