Archive for category: George Romero

Review: Dawn of the Dead

9 February, 2010 (04:35) | by Robert C. Cumbow, Film Reviews, George Romero, Horror | By: Robert C. Cumbow

[Originally published in Movietone News 62-63, December 1979] Part Two of George Romero’s projected Dead trilogy begins almost literally where Night of the Living Dead left off, though it is stylistically closer to the comic-book look of The Crazies. This time Romero’s plunging in media res is even more violent and merciless than before, the […]

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Review: Martin

28 January, 2010 (07:20) | by Robert C. Cumbow, Film Reviews, George Romero, Horror | By: Robert C. Cumbow

[Originally published in Movietone News 62-63, December 1979] “All aboard!” cries a voice at the opening of Martin and, as in The Crazies, George Romero’s fast cutting draws us in and pushes us forward on this crazy train ride. In Martin Romero uses closeup detail—more of objects than of people—to create a pattern of images, […]

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George Romero Surveys the Dead

29 October, 2008 (00:20) | by Sean Axmaker, George Romero, Horror, Interviews | By: Sean Axmaker

[I conducted this phone interview with George Romero on October 5, 2005, in anticipation of the DVD release of Land of the Dead. This is an abbreviated version of a piece that was originally published on GreenCine on October 18, 2005.] Dawn of the Dead was a sly and very funny satire of consumer culture. […]

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The Light That Failed: George Romero’s “Dead” Rock On

28 October, 2008 (00:30) | by Kathleen Murphy, Film Reviews, George Romero, Horror | By: Kathleen Murphy

[Originally published in Queen Anne News, July 5, 2005] “Send some flowers to the cemetery,” growls the head honcho of a zombie-killing expedition at the beginning of George Romero’s Land of the Dead. Then scarlet fireworks bloom in the sky and every shambling corpse in what used to be a Smalltown, USA—complete with rotting park […]

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