Gospel of the Living Dead: George Romero's Visions of Hell on Earth

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Baylor University Press, 2006 - Performing Arts - 195 pages
Winner of the 2006 Bram Stoker Award, Gospel of the Living Dead connects American social and religious views with the classic American movie genre of the zombie horror film. For nearly forty years, the films of George A. Romero have presented viewers with hellish visions of our world overrun by flesh-eating ghouls. This study proves that Romero's films, like apocalyptic literature or Dante's Commedia, go beyond the surface experience of repulsion to probe deeper questions of human nature and purpose, often giving a chilling and darkly humorous critique of modern, secular America.

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And you thought all those movies were just about zombies! Paffenroth, a professor at Iona College, looks deeply into Romero films (including the non-Romero remake of Dawn of the Dead) and gives a ... Read full review


Night ofthe Living Dead 1968
Dawn of the Dead 1978
Day orrhe Dead 1985

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Kim Paffenroth is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Iona College, New York.

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