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Dawn of the Dead

Tony Williams

in The Cinema of George A. Romero: Knight of the Living Dead

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231173551
eISBN:
9780231850759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173551.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter considers the film Dawn of the Dead (1978) and its intrinsic relationship to literary naturalism. Widely regarded as a “gross-out” horror film relying on the EC Comic tradition, Dawn of ... More


Nuclear Death and Radical Hope in Dawn of the Dead and On the Beach

Nick Muntean

in Better Off Dead: The Evolution of the Zombie as Post-Human

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234462
eISBN:
9780823241255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234462.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Mythology and Folklore

This chapter suggests that the figure of the zombie evolves to replace the mere loss of autonomy so emblematic of the voodoo zombie with a far more disturbing existential anxiety—”that one could ... More


From Night to Survival: Nihilism and the Living Dead

John Marmysz

in Cinematic Nihilism: Encounters, Confrontations, Overcomings

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474424561
eISBN:
9781474438421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424561.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter scrutinizes the structure of George Romero’s Living Dead films in light of Friedrich Nietzsche’s distinction between passive and active nihilism. The films analysed include Night of the ... More


There’s Always Vanilla

Tony Williams

in The Cinema of George A. Romero: Knight of the Living Dead

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231173551
eISBN:
9780231850759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173551.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter reviews the film There's Always Vanilla (1971). Although no horror film, There's Always Vanilla (aka The Affair) raises questions which are inherent in Romero's better known films, ... More


A New World of Blood and Monsters: Creepshow, Gore and Violence

Simon Brown

in Creepshow

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325918
eISBN:
9781800342477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325918.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter evaluates Creepshow's use of gore and horror make-up effects (HFX) as developed and practiced by Tom Savini and George A. Romero. It locates the film within the context of the cinematic ... More


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