Tag Archive: horror

Shaun of the Dead and Modern Life

The key to understanding Shaun of the Dead lies in its title. The name of this film is an homage to the 1978 George A. Romero film Dawn of the Dead, in which… Continue reading

Parenting in Eraserhead

One might initially dismiss David Lynch’s 1977 sci-fi horror flick Eraserhead as being unnecessarily bizarre and not conducive to any kind of analysis. Eraserhead is an art film, and so almost everything takes… Continue reading

Race and Culture in Night of the Living Dead

The 1968 horror classic Night of the Living Dead is about 1960s counterculture and its opponents. The undead zombies represent the era’s growing societal force against progressive ideological movements. The presence of the… Continue reading