Sunday, October 26 2008
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.
Monday, May 12 2008
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.
Friday, February 15 2008
The black militia men, black men with lots of guns, are not about to be isolated and killed by vigilantes like Ben (Duane Jones).
Friday, June 24 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.
Monday, June 14 2004
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.
Monday, April 26 2004
The 'domesticated' zombie Bud has learned to appreciate the most important elements of modern culture: classical music, Stephen King novels, and handguns.
Monday, April 5 2004
George Romero's apocalyptic vision looks more like prophecy than fiction.
Monday, June 23 2003
Romero's films often feature a family that is fragile, a prime target for destructive forces.