Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Tag: George Romero

Land of the Dead horror movie poster
Land of the Dead is the fourth film in George Romero's "Dead" series and the fourth to feature a strong black lead or co-lead. This time, however, bro'man is batting for the other team. That's right, he's a so-called "stencher" -- making the slur (the "S" word?) all the more...
George Romero's Night of the Living Dead horror movie poster
The movie that changed zombie lore forever, Night of the Living Dead is a classic not only of horror in general, but of black horror in particular. Supposedly, the racial commentary that can be read into the film was never intended, as the role of Ben wasn't written for a...
Night of the Living Dead 1990 horror movie remake poster
Horror remakes are all the rage these days, so in some ways, the 1990 Night of the Living Dead "redux" was ahead of its time. Sure, the George Romero original is a classic, and a remake could never recapture its magic, but this version, directed by special effects legend...
Creepshow 2 movie poster
The third of the three tales in this Stephen King-George Romero-penned anthology, "The Hitchhiker," is probably the most memorable (although the blob thingee in "The Raft" isn't bad) and features black character actor Tom Wright as the, um...oh yeah, hitchhiker. He's accidentally run over by a philandering woman (Lois...
Dawn of the Dead (1978) horror movie poster
Much beloved by horror geeks everywhere, Dawn of the Dead is considered by many to be an untouchable Holy Grail of horror. Well, allow me to touch it a bit. I'm gonna touch it real good. Yeah, you like that, don't you? But I digress. While I give kudos...
George Romero's Day of the Dead horror movie poster
Day of the Dead is generally considered the lesser (lessest?) of George Romero's "Dead trilogy" -- which technically is now up to six films -- and with good reason. While not a bad movie, its pace is about that of a Romero zombie. Until the last 15 minutes of the...
Noble Johnson in Ghost Breakers
Historically, black people's contributions to horror cinema have been hailed about as much as Donald Trump's contributions to racial unity, but there are some noteworthy figures of color from the past and present who deserve some recognition within the genre, so I've taken it upon myself to create the Black...