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FX Artist Tom Savini did the FX for Dawn of the Dead. He casted the head and molded it into foam latex and fishing line were added. He pumped blood through Jim's clothes to fake part of his forehead. The helicopter blades weren't running at the that time. An optical effect was added later in post-production. From WIKIA page for the movie One of the ...


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No it is not required As has been already mentioned by several, you do not need to have watched any other zombie movies to understand the plot of Shaun of the Dead. It is a stand alone movie with its own plot that is completely contained within itself. Yes it will add some understanding of certain jokes and references While it is not necessary to have ...


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The names are re-used for brand recognition, aka marketing, also known as why we're on our third version of "Carrie". The films themselves are the works of the directors, who bring their own vision (and that of their investors) to the specific project. Zack Snyder didn't have to follow any set of rules when he decided to do the remake - often, directors ...


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No. As has been suggested in comments, Shaun of the Dead's plot doesn't really parallel or spoil Dawn of the Dead. You can safely watch it without spoiling either the original or the remake of Dawn of the Dead. As I recall, its tagline was something like "a romantic comedy, with zombies."


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I would also ask if you've already watched Hot Fuzz and The World's End, and if you're a fan of British TV comedies, specifically Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's show "Spaced"? They have a niche humor which makes their movies and shows more funny once you've got a feel for identifying it. If you haven't seen any of their work, I'd recommend Spaced. As others ...


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