Tag: George Romero


Fear the Walking Dead – The Opening Scene


I was really looking forward to seeing the opening scene of the series premier of Fear the Walking Dead because I loved the first scene of The Walking Dead so much.  I’m sure you too remember the little girl dressed in pink pajamas and nightgown holding her dolly as she turns...

The Philosophy of Hell


Jean Paul Sartre notoriously said, "Hell is other people." Terry Eagleton counters, "It is exactly the opposite. It is being stuck for all eternity with the most dreary, unspeakably monotonous company of all: oneself." It's not too much of a stretch if I say that there is something hellish about...

The Diagnosis


If we are going to set about finding a cure for the zombie infestation, we need to understand why they are here in the first place. Zombies, like any other monster, attacks an identity that is unsure of itself.  The popularity of the zombie suggests that it is our collective identity...

The Human Monster


In almost every zombie narrative, the boundaries between the human and the monster is blurred.  One of the most significant of these boundaries is between the monsters and the monstrous behavior of the living. The zombies certainly represent a serious external menace, but they cease to be much of a danger once the...

Zombies: Are/Our Consumer Culture


That the zombie is a reflections of modern man is apparent in Romero’s second installment of his zombie narratives, Dawn of the Dead (1978) where he “offers us a glimpse of a universe in which all spiritual values have been replaced by our awareness of the material realities of the...

A Brief History of the Zombie


Before it was our monster, the zombie was an African and a Caribbean monster. As it moved from place to place it changes because the identity it challenged was a different identity. (Read "A New Kind of Monster"). The zombie has two basic characteristics: it is a reanimated corpse of one...