Saturday, July 16, 2011

Nightmare Fuel Podcast--Episode Three--Dawn of the Dead (1978)

Good evening, my deviants!

I hope your shotguns are loaded, and your shopping carts are full of MRE's. We're going to THE MALL! That's right--some shopping, a bit of fast food, shambling living dead roaming about. Oh, and make sure to check out the two for one sale at S-Mart. They have a deal on zombie dismemberment and disposal kits.

This blue light special is a seminal work in the history of horror cinema. It has influenced countless imitators, homages, and spoofs. Shot in Pennsylvania's Monroeville Mall (which is still inundated with souvenir hunters) Dawn of the Dead runs head wound to bloody head wound with it's predicessor, Night of the Living Dead. Both films went onto influence pretty much everything else in the zombie subgenre.

Walk the mall with Johnny Zombie, as he offers a personal view of Dawn of the Dead.

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Photos of the Week
The Monroeville Mall Zombie Walk 2006
(Black and whites were taken by me. Color photos were taken by my mom. See if you can identify the redheaded zombie)

Videos of the Week
Cobie Smulders as Robin Sparkles, and her "hit" Let's Go to the Mall!

 A VERY insightful interview with Romero!

Bonus Feature of the Week
The artwork of Cadavre from Suicide Girls is for sale!
She's taking comission work in clay, and is selling prints

Next Week: The Walking Dead...or, Southern Fried Zombies! They're finger lickin' good!

NEXT MONTH: Carmilla and Lesbian Vampires, The King in Yellow, William James hunts for ghosts, and THE RETURN OF H.P. LOVECRAFT (Cthulhu Mythos Part Two!)  

...and remember what Mr. Roger's says, "People shouldn't bite people."

...I would like to add, "Unless they ask for it, or pay an exhorbitant amount of money."

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