John Grassi
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John Grassi lives in Norman, Oklahoma. His work was recently published by Centipede Press in their latest Film Studies collection, 'Night of the Living Dead'. He can be reached at [email protected]

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Blogs // 4 Articles

The Unhappy Undead | 28 Oct 2008 // 5:00 PM

The Civil War is reenacted on a micro level in Night of the Living Dead. Your neighbors are the real monsters.


In 'Mad Men: Season Six' Don Draper Tells the Truth, Slowly | 6 Nov 2013 // 1:10 AM

At its dark core, Mad Men is an epic poem to rapacious capitalism.

Twilight's Last Gleaming: 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn' Parts 1 & 2 | 26 Mar 2013 // 8:10 PM

The Twilight universe is ruled by a curious strain of American morality that can be described as “bloody puritan”. Decapitations = Yes, Premarital Sex = No.


Women Are on Top in 'American Horror Story: Coven' | 25 Nov 2013 // 4:59 AM

No show in recent memory has showcased such powerful and alluring women, and the performances of Jessica Lange, Emma Roberts, and Angela Bassett are pitch-perfect.

Signs & Wonders: Television Ads As Pop Art | 21 May 2013 // 1:00 AM

Every once in a great while, an ad will rise above the white noise and actually transcend the fetid swamp of commercial television.

//Mixed media

The Hills Are Alive, But Nobody Else Is in 'The Happiness of the Katakuris'

// Short Ends and Leader

"Happiness of the Katakuris is one of Takashi Miike's oddest movies, and that's saying something.

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