Release Year: 1978
Costume Designer: Michele Martin
Who vs. Who: Biker Gang vs. Zombies
Zombies can't make any statements, let alone fashion ones. Well, they can say "Aaargh," and sometimes "Brains!" But George A. Romero, the granddaddy of living dead cinema, liked his flesheaters silent but deadly. The climax of Dawn of the Dead is an extended battle of wits between the protagonists, a rogue biker gang and hundreds of zombies. At one point, the Hell's Angels have a little fun with the walking corpses and toss pies in their faces, but it's not long before the bikers' leather coats are stripped and their intestines are devoured like spaghetti. Even when you're without a pulse, vengeance tastes sweet.