Zombies

It’s a rather peculiar cultural manifestation, but somehow zombie flicks have become a genre in recent years. The walking dead? When did this start? Perhaps with George Romero’s 1968 film “Night Of The Living Dead”. Then there was that 1985 book by ethnobotanist Wade Davis, The Serpent And The Rainbow, which tried to demonstrate that there are really zombies in Haiti. The book was controversial, to say the least, and the film loosely based upon the book aroused Davis’s ire.

The idea of a zombie apocalypse has gained cultural traction since then. I’m not a big fan of musical movies, but the singers and dancers in this flick did a really good job:

Rigamortis

Larry

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