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CreepshowIf you’re a big horror fan, especially of the film movement that flooded the US in the 1980s with blood spilt by zombies, machete-wielding maniacs, and tiny Yeti-like creatures, then this might be right up your alley. We’ve come across some rare behind the scenes footage from the set of George A. Romero’s Creepshow, as well as the rare 1st draft of the screenplay, which was written by Stephen King. With nearly 2 hours of Creepshow’s special effects, makeup, and direction, not to mention 142 pages of Stephen King goodness, I’d say you’re set for the rest of the day (or maybe that’s just me.) More »

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Dawn of the Dead 1978No, this isn’t a photo taken at the Mac Store. This is actually a still from the “Godfather of Zombiedom George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead, but it’s no accident that it’s reminiscent of those harrowing Black Fridays and doorbuster sales. They trudge through desolated cities aimlessly with that blank soulless stare that you either get from being bitten from the infected or staring at your computer for too long.  With the release of World War Z yesterday, it got me thinking — what is it with our obsession with zombies, from the films, shows, literary mashups, zombie walks and zombie pub crawls? What do they represent in film, and why have we chosen to love them instead of hate them? More »