Monday, October 29, 2018

Episode 78: Evolution of the Living Dead

Here is our first live show, recorded at the Peabody Essex Museum as part of Salem Horror Fest. To mark the 50th anniversary of the release of Night of the Living Dead, we discuss George Romero's Living Dead film series. Listen as we discuss how Romero used zombies as metaphors for social issues, chart how Romero's zombies developed from flesh-eating monsters into the heroes of the series, and recognize the tremendous cultural impact Romero's films have had. Warning: Contains mild explicit language, spoilers, and some politics.

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