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George Romero talks zombies, Creepshow, and cockroach wrangling at Rock & ShockLast weekend, Rock and Shock invaded Worcester's DCU center and Palladium. For the uninitiated,...
| October 20, 2010
Review: Survival Of The Dead
The dead barely survive in this sixth in George A. Romero’s zombie series — except for a few instances of intestine chewing, they seem more of an afterthought than an epidemic.
A New Jersey-fied Irish Western, with zombies
| May 28, 2010
To paraphrase The Communist Manifesto , a specter is haunting Hollywood. Actually, two of them: zombies and vampires. The undead.
What vampire and zombie movies can tell us about the future of capitalism
| May 21, 2010
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| December 18, 2009
Hip-hop from Hell
Depraved hip-hop is the biggest thing to hit trailer-trash America since sliced meds.
Horrorcore salutes Ice Cube and Alice Cooper
| October 30, 2009
Hip-hop is dead
Depraved hip-hop is the biggest thing to hit trailer-trash America since sliced meds — and not just in redneck pockets, where rap music hardly reached before, but in suburban enclaves where acts like Twiztid and Tech N9ne sell out shows with ease.
. . . or undead, rather — just ask Zombie Death Squad
| October 30, 2009
At some point while watching the features in the Harvard Film Archive's "Le Film Maudit" ("cursed films") series — perhaps during the "Circle of Shit" chapter in Pier Paolo Pasolini's SALÒ, OR THE 120 DAYS OF SODOM — you might ask yourself, which is mor
"Le Film Maudit" at the HFA
| July 17, 2009
The medium is the movie
In almost every movie you go to these days you’ll see another screen — a television, a computer, even another movie screen — within the screen you’re watching.
In new films, truth is fluid — and controlled by the click of a button
| March 05, 2008
Stop, look, and upload
Romero has not grown narcissistic or solipsistic; American society has.
Diary of the Dead records it for the Web
| February 13, 2008
Last man standing
In his 1954 novel I Am Legend , Richard Matheson conjured up a terrifying scenario: a man-made plague has killed most of humanity.
Once a cautionary tale about human folly, has the doomsday myth become just more fun and games?
| December 12, 2007
A handful of this year’s travel books seem an odd, almost ghoulish enactment of Rene Descartes’s statement that “Traveling is almost like talking with men of other centuries.”
Travel guides that go beyond the practical
| June 21, 2006
As much as I lament the continuing decline of attendance at the cineplex, it’s also easy to understand.
The 25 Greatest DVD Special Features of All Time
| April 25, 2006
This pleasing B-level gore fest (no relation to the 1973 flick staring James Caan) is an unintentional hybrid of Larry the Cable Guy and Stay Alive as it pits rednecks against zombies.
B-movie shoots for camp and gross-outs
| April 05, 2006
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