King of the Zombies

dawn-of-the-deadWhile George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead was originally panned by critics in 1968, the film has gone on to wide acclaim — it jump-started modern zombie cinema, and also mixed-in dark social commentary about the American Civil Rights Movement in the 1960′s.

Romero’s 1978 follow-up, Dawn of the Dead, didn’t suffer a sophomore jinx in the series — everything from the script to the acting to the production values are cranked-up. More importantly, this is the film that defines the zombie of today as a metaphor for American consumer culture run amok.

In keeping with my latest spook-tacular posts, I’m happy to point you to George Romero’s other classic, Dawn of the Dead. If you’ve seen the film before, enjoy it again. If you’re a newbie, get ready to see where the Zombie Apocalypse really began.

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2 Responses to King of the Zombies

  1. Anarchy Pony October 31, 2013 at 10:18 pm #

    All we want to do is eat your brains. We’re not unreasonable. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v04H7_fFC90

  2. salviad November 1, 2013 at 2:22 am #

    That hit the spot, thanks.

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