I want one of these. I watched the making of Dawn Of The Dead last weekend – they had a lot of fun making that alright. I first saw it at about 14, in the prime of my horror watching / violence de-sensitising, and it still holds up pretty well today (except the pie fight?). I watched the remake with me mate that I watched the orginal with way back then – it’s become our little tradition. “You wanna watch a DVD Friday night?” “Yep, what do ya fancy?” “Something with heads coming off?” “Righto”.
You pick up loads of Peter Jackson’s influences watching Romero’s films – more in the Bad Taste era stuff obviously, but if you squint, you can make out a bit of Zombie in the Orcs I reckon.