Wednesday, February 18, 2009

American Zombie, from A to Z

Posted By on Wed, Feb 18, 2009 at 12:27 PM

By Matt Brunson

Zombies existed before George Romero, of course. They just didn't have quite the same appetite for destruction. Or for human flesh, as the case may be.

Earlier horror classics like 1932's White Zombie, 1943's I Walked with a Zombie, and 1966's The Plague of the Zombies all featured shuffling members of the undead, but their purpose was to serve the human masters who (usually through voodoo) had managed to awaken them from their eternal slumber. But Romero, a Pittsburgh filmmaker who had grown tired of making commercials and industrial films, changed all that with the release of his 1968 classic, Night of the Living Dead. With one film, the status of the movie zombie was changed forever: From A (1980's Alien Dead) to Z (2000's Zombie Bloodbath 3: Zombie Armageddon), it's hard to find a post-Night zombie flick that doesn't feature these fearsome creatures munching down on readily available humans. Read the rest of this review here.

To help get you in the mood for this Friday's American Zombie: George A. Romero's Film Revolution, watch this zombie music montage:

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