Sugar Hill Cover Photo

One purpose of the arts is to help society’s members make sense of the world they live in by holding up a mirror that exposes problematic areas. Two such areas concerning inequality between the races and inequality between genders came to the forefront of the American public’s attention in the 1970s. During the 1950s and

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Schoolgirl Apocalypse 2011 Cover Photo

14Japanese cinema frequently uses Westerners as extras, so much so that is common for people staying in Japan for an extended period to up with an agency and fill background roles. However, a less prevalent trend is a Westerner having more creative control of an Asian movie, a unique example exhibited here in the instance

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Return of the Living Dead 1985 cover photo

 A film that begins by claiming everything we are about to see is based on true events, and ends with an imminent Apocalypse, puts the viewer in a strange place indeed. Are we watching from the other side of a Doomsday we can’t even remember happening? Are we already on Team Zombie and we don’t

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VHS Horror Franchise Ranking

When looking at the found footage genre, there are many titles that people say were influential in bringing them into the fandom. Often, people point to films like The Blair Witch Project or Paranormal Activity, both of which became a sort of cultural phenomenon. Personally, where my love of the genre started was in the

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Braindead (1992) Lionel & Paquita

Braindead is an utterly quirky, thoroughly cringey, yet ultimately entertaining grotesque black comedy from esteemed director Peter Jackson. He sure has an extensive filmography, ranging from epic fantasies to science fiction madness that truly stamped his admired capacities as a visual storyteller. However, one can find his freakish inclinations in this genre melange. Significantly inventive,

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The rise of a religious cult takes a turn for the apocalyptic, and it’s down to David to try and get his vulnerable dad to safety. However, with advanced dementia complicating an already overwhelming disaster, David may not be able to save his father from the growing zombie horde. A country manor in the middle

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Crueler than Dead wastes no time starting, dropping us into the story with Maki and a young boy in a small room with no clue what is happening outside. We soon find out that the event that caused the zombies happened one year prior, but an antidote does exist. The existence of an antidote, along

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The Sadness Film Review

The Sadness has been a film making some early commotion due to an extreme and graphic nature – a new angle on the zombie genre in the age of our pandemic. As such, Rob Jabbaz debut film poses positives superseding the concerning elements, with the state of extreme cinema split between lazy gross-out sequences and

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The Living Dead Book Review

Mr. George A. Romero is the man, the myth, and the legend when it comes to the zombies of the silver screen. His iconic horror creation of the movie Night of the Living Dead (1968) is the foundation for most, if not all, American zombie films and stories. As a fan of the undead ghouls

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Zombie-driven horror seems to be making a fierce comeback to the movie circuit lately. When one thinks about zombies, the words “apocalypse” and “chaos” instantly come to mind. Most well-executed zombie movies include hidden metaphors about our society and political landscape, as well as the effects of negative human behavior. The living undead that lack

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