Tag Archives: Dawn of the Dead

Dawn of the Dead: Hare Krishna Zombie Doll

While in the mall the other day (the irony is not lost on me), I discovered this awesome action figure of the Hare Krishna zombie from George Romero’s 1978 class horror film Dawn of the Dead. I couldn’t resist buying … Continue reading

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Dawn of the Dead and Road Warrior Animated GIFs

I’ve been working on a presentation for TEDxNYED that is all animated GIFs—25 in all. I’ll be publishing an annotated version of the presentation here sometime time for feedback, but before I did I wanted to get the GIFs I … Continue reading

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The Formative Five: Movie Scenes that Changed My Life

Annie Belle submitted an assignment suggesting you talk about 3-5 movie scenes that changed your life. That is right up my alley and I couldn’t resist. In fact, about four years ago I started a formative 10 film series on … Continue reading

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“My Students were Teenage Zombies”

Update: A much better post about this course and its use of the blog was written by Luke Waltzer here, read that instead. Mikhail Gershovich’s “Fear Anxiety and Paranoia” film class had some unexpected visitors: student zombies! Something Tom Woodward … Continue reading

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Zombies and Pirates: Let’s begin

Gratuitous audio: Download Sell My Soul When I started talking about the Zombies and Pirates course I was thinking along the lines of a syllabus, a series of texts, a schedule, and a unifying theme. In some ways a traditional … Continue reading

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Stopover in a Quiet Town

My favorite Twilight Zone episode for the last six or seven years is “Stopover in a Quiet Town.” I think the whole idea of two people waking up after a bender in an abandoned town in which they discover everything … Continue reading

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Invasion of the Zombies

This was intended to be a comment on Bryan Alexander’s awesome post yesterday “Zombies Invade the Mainstream, Please Remain Calm.” Reading Bryan as he works through the cultural meanings of the undead is something I have been doing for years, … Continue reading

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Zombie Labor

It may come as no surprise that I am fascinated by the privileged position zombies have come to occupy in our cultural imagination recently. And while this surge may be related to our penchant for endless war as this article … Continue reading

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Dawn of the DMCA

Well, this is a favorite failure of mine. I was working on ideas with Tom Woodard on a Zombie-themed video for copyright, and I insisted on doing my favorite scene from George Romero’s Dawn of the Dead (you can see … Continue reading

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Bishop of Battle (1983)

I have been thinking about certain movies from the 80s that kind of represent this moment in time, regardless of whether they are good or bad. And while movies are, for the most part, dependent on narrative, they also have … Continue reading

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