Modern Fix

by Jeremiah Griffey

George A. Romero’s zombie films spin horrific tales of survival and coping in a world turned upside down by the living dead. The plots are rather easy to follow: normality ceases to exist when a buried hand thrusts up from a graveyard plot. People run. People hide. People fight. People die. People survive. Movie ends.

But on figurative level, Romero’s movies admonish racism (“Night of the Living Dead”) preach anti-consumerism (“Dawn of the Dead”) and even beg the question, “Aren’t zombies people too?” (“Land of the Dead”). Ok. So maybe that last one isn’t quite so deep…but you get the picture.

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