The Theory of Chaos

Friday, March 07, 2008

Because really, what is it without the brain-eating?

I'm working on my review of George Romero's Diary of the Dead, which has me traipsing around Wikipedia reading about the history of zombies in cinema and pop culture, and I come across this gem of a line, from their page on the 1936 picture Revolt of the Zombies:

Although the word "zombie" is in the title of the film, absent is the aggression and brain-eating frequently associated with modern zombies.

And when was the last time you saw a line like that in the Encyclopedia Britannica?


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