Night of the Living Dead: Romero’s Masterpiece Remains Essential Viewing

“They’re coming to get you, Barbara.” And with that line of dialogue, Night of the Living Dead  entered popular cultural lexicon. To date, George A. Romero’s zombie masterpiece has produced five sequels and its own thriving horror subgenre. Horror fans know the story behind the movie. Romero made his masterpiece with a small budget, on-location […]

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Summer’s End: Back to School Horror Films

Fall may not officially begin until Thursday, September 23rd, but for horror fans and parents, summer is over. Next week, schools re-open their doors for the start of a new year. The days of parents listening to their kids complain about being bored ends. However, most kids are probably less excited for a new school […]

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The Dead Pit a Forgotten ‘Sort of’ Zombie Movie From The VHS Era

Few horror fans have probably heard of The Dead Pit. If you’re old enough, you might have caught it on a local television station playing late at night. Or perhaps you saw its VHS cover with the glowing zombie eyes. But Brett Leonard’s (The Lawnmower Man) early directorial effort has languished in obscurity. Neither a […]

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Black Summer’s Currency A Little Bankrupt on Story Advancement

We’re past Season 2’s halfway point in Black Summer now and the zombie series seems to have found its footing. Though White Horse slowed things down again, the fifth episode didn’t skimp on stakes and introduced a little more emotional depth. Now Episode Six, which is entitled Currency, brings us back to the present timeline. […]

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Black Summer’s Cold War Heats Up The Zombie Series

After Episode 3, Card Game, delivered a quietly tense 40 minutes or so of television, Cold War switches things up. In Episode 4, Black Summer cranks up the action with an all-out war for ‘The Manor’. As the episode opens, we re-join Sun, Officer Ray, and his militia whose fates were unknown after being thrown […]

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Black Summer’s Card Game Delivers Series’ Best Episode To Date

After Prelude filled in some storytelling gaps, Black Summer’s next episode, Card Game, looks to do something the Netflix series has struggled to accomplish. That is, Card Game promises to give us some narrative momentum. Finally, the zombie series looks to give us some extended time with previously established characters. To date, Rose and her […]

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Black Summer’s ‘Prelude’ Fills in Some Season 2 Gaps

As Black Summer sprints into the next episode of Season 2, we’re treated to a bit of backstory courtesy of a prequel episode. In Prelude, Black Summer backtracks to fill in some of the gaps between The Stadium and our current snowy landscape. Given that we’re only two episodes into the season, Black Summer doesn’t […]

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Black Summer Returns With ‘The Cold’ For Season 2

Two years after its first season, Black Summer has finally returned for a follow up. Apparently, critics and audiences were more impressed with Season 1 than me. And early appraisals of Season 2 are overwhelmingly positive. On one hand, Black Summer delivered a frantic – almost ‘slice-of-life’ vision – of a zombie apocalypse in its […]

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