Dawn of the Dead in popular culture
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The film Dawn of the Dead influenced popular culture in a variety of media forms and genres.
- Characters in the Kevin Smith film Zack and Miri Make a Porno play for a hockey team named the Monroeville Zombies, referencing both the movie and the town where it was made.
- The Capcom game Dead Rising, takes place in a similar zombie-infested mall, and also features many comedic elements. A disclaimer has been added to the opening of the game, and on the box stating: "THIS GAME WAS NOT DEVELOPED, APPROVED OR LICENSED BY THE OWNERS OF GEORGE A. ROMERO'S DAWN OF THE DEAD(tm)".