Posts Tagged "George Romero"

RIP George Romero

Multiple media source are reporting that George Romero has passed away at 77 from lung cancer. He launched the modern zombie fascination and was a huge influence on horror for generations of fans and filmmakers. He will be sorely missed.

Interview with Robin R. Means Coleman on Horror Noire: Blacks in American Horror Films from the 1890s to Present

It is a great privilege to read and reflect on horror in its multiple manifestations and layers of meaning. Not all of this is pleasant, but it is nevertheless enjoyable. This is the case with the book Horror Noire: Blacks in American Horror Films from the 1890s to Present (Routledge, 2011) by Robin R. Means […]

Andrea Subissati: When There's No More Room in Hell

One of the great things about having a niche blog like this one is finding fellow academics exploring the horrific and fantastic. This was the case with Andrea Subissati who wrote her MA thesis When There's No More Room in Hell on the sociology of zombies, since published as a book through Lambert Academic Publishing. […]

The Crazies: Art Imitates Life in the Fractured American Dream

The Crazies, a remake of George Romero's 1973 horror film of the same name, is set to open February 26. The film's website describes it as follows: A husband and wife in a small Midwestern town find themselves battling for survival as their friends and family descend into madness in The Crazies. A mysterious toxin […]

Barry Keith Grant: The Night of the Living Dead (1990), Gender, and the Horror Film

If we probe horror in cinema more deeply we find it touches on a number of aspects of the human experience. One of these is related to gender. An excellent book that looks at various facets of this topic is The Dread of Difference: Gender and the Horror Film (University of Texas Press, 1996). (The […]

Matt Cardin: Spirituality in Romero's Living Dead Films

A while ago I first encountered Matt Cardin when he nominated this blog for an award between bloggers. Matt pursues his blogging at The Teeming Brain. In addition to being flattered, it was good to learn of someone else thinking through the issues related to the connection of horror and religion. Matt's biography on his […]

Diary of the Dead: Romero's Continued Commentary Through the Flesh-Eating Dead

Last weekend my teenage son bought me a copy of Diary of the Dead (2008), George Romero's latest installment in his infamous zombie series of films. I realize that the movie has been out for a while and that a number of reviews and commentary have been posted, but given theĀ focus of this blog I […]

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