Articles tagged george a. romero

26 Oct 2008 // 11:00 PM

The Zombies and I

The response to Night of the Living Dead made me realize that I could inject socio-political satire into the sort of "horror" fictions that I loved since I was a boy.

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The Demise of Horror Culture?

While the horror classics of 1968 may have indeed revitalized the genre, few today are aware of these movies' impact on the canon...if they acknowledge them at all.

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15 Feb 2008 // 5:30 AM

Diary of the Dead

The black militia men, black men with lots of guns, are not about to be isolated and killed by vigilantes like Ben (Duane Jones).

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24 Jun 2005 // 1:00 AM

Land of the Dead (2005)

Predictably macabre, darkly comic, and grimly class conscious, Land of the Dead imagines a world where humans turn against each other when facing dreadful fates.

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Night of the Living Dead: Millennium Edition (1968)

The casting of Duane Jones provides the film with a racial subtext, overtly linked to the social and political turmoil of late 1960s U.S.

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26 Apr 2004 // 1:00 AM

Day of the Dead (1985)

The 'domesticated' zombie Bud has learned to appreciate the most important elements of modern culture: classical music, Stephen King novels, and handguns.

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Dawn of the Dead (1979)

George Romero's apocalyptic vision looks more like prophecy than fiction.

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Two Evil Eyes (Due occhi diabolici) (1990)

Romero's films often feature a family that is fragile, a prime target for destructive forces.

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