George Romero

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The Walking Dead returns, but are we who still watch it those walking dead of the title?

Zombie films and TV shows have always been metaphors for society’s deeper anxieties at a particular moment in time. George Romero’s Night of the Livin(...)

Zack Snyder on the set of Army of the Dead Zack Snyder on the set of Army of the Dead

Sarah Polley leads a team that may or may not survive hordes of shambling zombies in the 2004 remake of George Romero’s Dawn of the Dead. Gerard Butle(...)

Dave Bautista as Scott Ward  in Army of the Dead. Courtesy of  Clay Enos/Netflix © 2021

Nobody reckoned that Zack Snyder was ever likely to become the next John Cassavetes, but, for a year or two, there was some hope he might become a cla(...)

Nicolas Poussin’s The Plague of Ashdod in the Louvre in Paris. Photograph: Getty Images/DeAgostini

“The warm weather has brought sweating sickness to London, and the city is emptying. A few have gone down – and many more are imagining they have it, (...)

Transit: challenging but worth the effort

Over the past decade, Christian Petzold has been granting one-word titles to the most fascinating puzzle pictures of the era. He now follows Yella, Je(...)

Iggy Pop stars as Male Coffee Zombie in  Jim Jarmusch’s The Dead Don’t Die. Photograph: Frederick Elmes / Focus Features © 2019 Image Eleven Productions, Inc

 The early trailers for Jim Jarmusch’s latest movie suggested the distributors were a bit nervous about the content. Edited with zany fury, the p(...)

Stranger Things returns on July 4th. Photograph: Netflix

Stranger Things, Season 3 Thursday, July 4th The third installment of the sci-fi smash is set in the summer of 1985 and sees the town of Hawkins(...)

David Shire:  When I am in Hollywood they say: ‘Why do you waste time writing for the theatre?’

“Isn’t modern technology great?” David Shire says after appearing on my computer screen. It certainly is. On a sombre winter day I find myself lookin(...)

Nosferatu

At any random point in the last century, somebody, somewhere has been writing an article on “a new golden age for horror”. Meanwhile, somebody else wa(...)

How freaky is Hereditary, the “scariest film since The Exorcist?” Imagine if Rosemary’s Baby had a baby with baby Gage from Pet Sematary and it climbe(...)

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