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    Portrayals of zombies fill the mainstream media and popular culture. From television shows such as The Walking Dead to movies like 28 Days Later and Zombieland. Zombies have even been largely popularized through the Resident Evil novels followed by video game and big screen adaptations. The most awarded video game, The Last of Us, is based on a post-apocalyptic world full of zombie-like creatures. The popularity that zombies still elicit in the media can be traced back to one film that changed the landscape of horror films to come after it. George Romero’s 1968 independent black and white classic film, Night of the Living Dead, shocked the American public with a level of violence and gore that had previously never been seen in films. It created a divide between people who both loved it and hated it, but since its release, Night of the Living Dead has become touted as the film that revived and renewed the zombie genre. In addition, this film portrayed the social and political…

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  • Night Of The Living Dead Analysis

    society or an individual. We see this time and time again, from Little Red Riding Hood to the collection of Grimm’s Fairytales. Night of the Living Dead, the movie can be seen as a struggle or revolt against collectivism and consumer culture. When the Night of the Living Dead is looked at in comparison to the time it was created, a deeper meaning becomes much more transparent. NoTLD was filmed in the 60’s, a time known for its counter-cultural movements and revolutionaries. This generation was…

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  • Night Of The Living Dead Film Analysis

    Night of the Living Dead, released in 1968, directed by Gorge A. Romero and Carnival of Souls, released in 1962, directed by Herk Harvey, are two popular movies in the horror genre. Both low budget and filmed in black and white, captivated audiences with their filming techniques and psychological impact. Night of the Living Dead better represents the horror genre than Carnival of Souls because of its use of characteristics, stereotypes and technical components throughout the film. A typical…

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  • Zombies In The Film Night Of The Living Dead

    Zombies are a phenomenon that almost everyone has heard about. Shambling mindless corpses trying to feast on the flesh of the living. The idea of the undead has been around for almost as long as people and their culture have. There have been multiple cultural variants of zombies and ideas of how to keep the dead from coming back to haunt the living such as the theory behind the origin of the tombstone was that it was literally a giant rock that cavemen rolled on top of graves to keep the…

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  • Comparison Of I Walked With A Zombie And Night Of The Living Dead

    In both of the films, I Walked with a Zombie from 1943 and George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead from 1968, race and Vodou play a large factor in creating the elements that compose the zombies of the stories. I Walked with a Zombie addressed the complications of white power by representing slaves working in the sugar industry as nothing more than mindless zombies, being manipulated by the white race to conform to their will. Night of the Living Dead also incorporated a wide range of racially…

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  • What Is A Scouts's Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse

    Within the past decade, zombie movies have become a fad. It all began with the original Night of the Living Dead and cruised into the more current ones like World War Z and The Walking Dead. These movies and shows have taken horror and gore to the next level, but if you are looking for that scary, dreadful, and nail biting zombie movie that everyone loves, I would suggest looking elsewhere. A Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse is a movie about 3 high school scouts who plan an…

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  • Zombies In The Third Dead Body

    Rotting, undead creatures walking the earth with only one primal thought and purpose, to eat and kill the living—this is a typical depiction of zombies and their behavior. The kind of zombie who strikes fear in the hearts of the living because the zombies threaten their very existence, way of life, and everything they’ve ever known. But what if there was more to the undead than meets the eye? Imagine zombies that could think and speak and act upon desires other than eating the flesh of the…

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  • Zombie Apocalypse By Elizabeth Mcalister

    from a "Boko" not realizing that they held the spirit of a dead person. This illustrates how the spirit of a dead person is brought to be used for personal gains such as wealth, protection, and health. It is here that we can see how plantation owners may have viewed their slaves. That if they are fed and sheltered they will work for personal gain. Moving further she tells of a boy who was sick and was believed that someone that had bad intentions sent a "spirit" zonbi and had mystically sold him…

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  • Zombie Geographies

    In Jeff May’s Zombie Geographies and the Undead City, he starts by explaining that “contemporary zombie films mark a geographical move to large urban areas, bringing the zombie masses to the city and foregroundIng urban fears while containing implicit messages about social difference and otherness”(May 286). I found this quote extremely interesting. If I could fast forward time, and somehow be placed in the middle of a zombie apocalypse, I would chose to be in a more rural or even suburban area.…

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  • Annotation In Zombieland

    In “Vacationing in Zombieland: The Classical Functions of the Modern Zombie Comedy,” Kyle William Bishop writes about the development of the subgenre of zombie comedies. This subgenre, termed “Zombedy” by Bishop, is explained to challenge audiences’ ideas about zombie narratives. To exemplify the evolution of this subgenre, Bishop shares history behind the original tragedy of zombie narratives. Bishop cites Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead as the start of traditional tragic zombie…

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