Zombies

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    The Franchise Files – Survival of the Dead (2009)

    In 2009, revolutionary filmmaker George A. Romero would make his final zombie film with Survival of the Dead, a Hatfield and McCoy-type story but with zombies. And in keeping with his roots, it would be a relatively small project – certainly nothing of the scope of epicness like World War Z. Romero, until...
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    The Franchise FIles – Diary of the Dead (2007)

    Romero has always been one for getting a message across in his movies. But in Diary of the Dead, released in 2007, it feels like the message is much more important than the entertainment value of the movie. It’s different, that’s for sure, but it’s absolutely the weakest entry in the...
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    The Franchise Files – Land of the Dead (2005)

    Finally, after twenty years, George A. Romero would release a film in the franchise he started, in the genre he revolutionized, with Land of the Dead. And although there are some questionable aspects about it, the movie is nevertheless a solid entry into the series. Filled with political allegory and disgusting, flesh-eating...
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    Pestilence #4 Review-God save the Pope

    Pestilence #4 Review-God save the Pope By Ashish Thomas The Black Plague was a terrible time in history millions of people approximately 75-100 million inhabitants died after contracting this deadly disease. But what if everything we know about it was a lie, what if there was another cause for...
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    The Franchise Files – Night of the Living Dead (1990)

    As far as remakes go, the 1990 version of Night of the Living Dead is a pretty interesting one – but only really if you’re curious about what goes on behind the scenes. The actual movie is more or less a direct replicant of the original except in color and some...
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    The Franchise Files – Day of the Dead (1985)

    The Franchise Files returns this week with Romero’s third installment in his Dead franchise, trading in neon pink blood for something much more dark and repulsive. Originally intended to be the Gone with the Wind of zombie movies, Romero’s Day of the Dead was conceptualized as a sweeping horror epic, but what he ended up producing...
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    The Franchise Files – Dawn of the Dead (1978)

    Sometime during the year of 1974, George Romero paid a visit to the Monroeville Mall in Pennsylvania, invited by a friend whose company took part in managing it. The building was full of shoppers. They seemed blissfully ignorant of anything that was going on in the world outside of...
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    The Franchise Files – Night of the Living Dead (1968)

    In a world where The Walking Dead continues to consume pop culture, it’s hard to imagine a time where zombies did not exist in the way we know them today. They’re everywhere. They’re sometimes cute, like in Plants versus Zombies. Other times, they’re hilarious, like in Fido. But in 1968, they existed in a form...
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    Night of the Creeps: Fred Dekker’s 1986 Classic

    Night of the Creeps, starring the ever-masculine Tom Atkins, has more quotable moments than possibly any ’80s movie ever. In fact, there are parts of me that think Fred Dekker wrote this movie simply to give Atkins an overload of one-liners. And in doing so, the phrase “Thrill me” will...