Two parts of George A. Romero's low-budget cult horror trilogy. 'Day of the Dead' (1985), the concluding film in the trilogy, opens with the undead roaming the planet freely. The living have been forced underground, where they make their base in a hidden missile depot, helping with the experiments of scientist Doctor Logan (Richard Liberty), who hopes to domesticate the zombies. However, the military faction of the human survivors favour a more direct approach, and with food stocks becoming ever more depleted, they decide to take action. What follows is the final showdown between the forces of the living and the armies of the dead. In 'Dawn of the Dead' (1979), the middle part of the trilogy and sequel to the 1968 horror classic 'Night of the Living Dead', the dead are roaming the entire American continent, feeding off the flesh of the living. TV reporter Francine (Gaylen Ross), her boyfriend Stephen (David Emge) and two SWAT team cops seek refuge in a deserted shopping mall - but their temporary haven is put in jeopardy by a gang of marauding bikers, as well as the obligatory window-shopping zombies.