This Day in Halloween: George Romero's "Dawn of the Dead" opens across the U.S. in 1979. / Illustration by CJ Lundblad
Dawn of the Dead opens in the U.S. in 1979. George Romero’s follow-up to the groundbreaking Night of the Living Dead, the film is known as much for upping the level of gore as it is for dark commentary on American consumerism. A remake would follow in 2004.