His next zombie film Dawn Of The Dead (1979) is the most well-known installment in the series. The action shifts from rural Pennsylvania to a suburban shopping mall outside Philadelphia. Since Night Of The Living Dead
, almost all of Pennsylvania has been taken over by zombies. If Romero criticised race relations in Night Of The Living Dead
, he took on American consumerist culture in Dawn Of The Dead. Hordes of zombies run wild in the shopping mall where they have gathered almost instinctively. Like Night Of The Living Dead
, the second installment also featured wanton violence, with a generous dose of gore courtesy Tom Savini .