As the living dead take over America’s cities in the 1978 horror classic Dawn of the Dead, two SWAT-team members (Peter and Roger), a TV traffic report helicopter pilot (Stephen) and his girlfriend production assistant (Fran) flee Philadelphia by helicopter to escape the zombies. What they come upon is a giant shopping mall (in Monroeville, a suburb of Pittsburgh). They find the upper storerooms of the mall safe and they quickly secure them. The stores in the main mall arcade are locked and the shuffling zombies want to get at the goods inside.