How the Speed of a Zombie Mirrors Modern Society


Since George A. Romero brought us The Night of the Living dead in 1968, the modern zombie was established. A slow moving undead human with only basic motor functions and a lust for brains or flesh in general. It doesn’t appear to feel pain and only by destroying the brain can it be put down.

Then all through the 70’s 80’s and 90’s zombies followed the same trope, and the fear came more from the sheer numbers of the creatures rather than the speed they could attack.

I see these zombies as an allegory for Read more of this post

Top 10 films about Claustrophobic Paranoia

I am a film geek and I’m proud of it. I love the feeling if someone has a question about a film, they’ll ask me and I can generally answer it. However there is one question that gets repeatedly asked to me that I can never answer…

‘What is your favourite ever film?’

I just shake my head and try to explain, it’s just not that simple for me.

If id only seen a few films in my life it would be easy, however this is not the case. I now have to break the films I like down in to categories, and it’s not even as simple as my favourite comedies, action films or horrors. That is still a bit broad.

So in the search to answer the ultimate question of film, I have to start somewhere, I will compile a top ten list of an area film I enjoy immensely, claustrophobic paranoia. You must understand this isn’t one or the other, it’s both combined.

So in order to make the list, these films have to have a sense of confinement or isolation, whist the characters have mistrust for those around them or they feel they are being conspired against. Read more of this post

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