Arnold and Natalie contemplate “The Vanishing” on the latest Z NATION. But as most of our team reunites to figure out where the other members of the camp disappeared to, there’s another threat to consider: A little something called “Mad Zs!” Meanwhile, the October zombiethon continues with a pair of movies that share a link or two, 28 DAYS LATER… (2002) and its predecessor, LET SLEEPING CORPSES LIE (1974, also known as THE LIVING DEAD AT THE MANCHESTER MORGUE and DON’T OPEN THE WINDOW). Rage against the apocalypse in the latest packed episode of the DOCTOR OF THE DEAD podcast!
Arnold and Natalie “Escape From Zona” along with Warren and Murphy on the latest Z NATION…but do they really want to? And as we all settle into October – the best month of the year – it’s time to revisit some modern zombie movies: ZOMBIELAND (2009) and COOTIES (2014)! Time to nut up or shut up on the latest packed episode of the DOCTOR OF THE DEAD podcast!
A new era begins – consider this “DOCTOR OF THE DEAD 2.0” – and right here on the 49th anniversary of the release of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD! Join Arnold, the Doctor of the Dead himself, along with new co-host and Accidental Hellraiser Scholar, Natalie B. Litofsky, as they briefly look back at the legacy of Father of the Modern Zombie, George A. Romero, and talk about the time-jumping Season 4 premiere of Z NATION, “Warren’s Dream!” Also: Whither Woodard? They’ll explain!
It is with heavy hearts that we join the rest of the zombie, horror, and genre entertainment community in saying farewell to a true legend, the Father of the Modern Zombie himself – George A. Romero, 77. From the 1968 classic NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD through five further films and a remake of NIGHT, Romero helped to shape the modern conception of the zombie, establishing a storytelling framework that enabled him and countless other creators that followed him to use the zombie as a versatile figure for exploring the human condition. His other films, such as THE CRAZIES, MARTIN, CREEPSHOW, and THE DARK HALF added to his horror legacy, but it is with the zombie genre that Romero will forever be associated. Although the man has left us, his name and work will remain, triumphantly undead and eternally meaningful.
We discussed Romero’s legacy on four episodes of the DOCTOR OF THE DEAD podcast so far, and we invite everyone to join us in revisiting those conversations as a fitting tribute to a man that so successfully blended horror with sociopolitical and cultural commentary, opening our eyes to the true nature of our fellow human beings and, regardless of budgetary or other limitations, aiming always for our heads.
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Months have gone by, but the Doctor is still in; how could it be any other way when you’re dealing with the living dead? While Scott toils away on writing projects, Arnold catches everyone up on the last few months of zombie movie and TV viewing, as well as a report from his appearance at the Living Dead Weekend held at Monroeville Mall, site of the original DAWN OF THE DEAD! And don’t worry, Scott will be back and the show will go on. After all, we’re not going to just let this podcast die…we’re going to try not to…we’re going to try…not to…