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Doc of the Dead (2014)

TV-14 | | Documentary | 14 June 2014 (USA)
The definitive zombie culture documentary, brought to the screen by the makers of THE PEOPLE vs. GEORGE LUCAS.
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Kyle William Bishop Kyle William Bishop ... Self (as Kyle Bishop)
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Charlie Adlard Charlie Adlard ... Self
Joanna Angel ... Self
Steven Barton ... Self
Arnold T. Blumberg Arnold T. Blumberg ... Self
Max Brooks ... Self
S.G. Browne S.G. Browne ... Self
Bruce Campbell ... Self
Alex Cox ... Self
Danny Epperson ... Dan Lee - News Anchor
Charles Fultz Charles Fultz ... Self
Stuart Gordon ... Self
John Harrison ... Self
Jacqui Holland Jacqui Holland
Traycee King ... Self
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The definitive zombie culture documentary, brought to the screen by the makers of THE PEOPLE vs. GEORGE LUCAS. Written by Philippe, Alexandre O.

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A Pretty Good Overview of the Zombie Genre
26 June 2014 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

The definitive zombie culture documentary? Brought to the screen by the makers of "The People vs. George Lucas".

My biggest issue is that this film seems to want to cover both the zombie culture and the film history. There are segments where a first-person camera angle has a man in a zombie outbreak that was completely unnecessary.

The film says we all "collectively agree" the zombie film started with "White Zombie" (1932). That seems a bit late to me, but I cannot think of an earlier example. There is some good discussion of Haitian zombies, though it might have been nice to have a clip from "Serpent an the Rainbow".

As we all seem to agree, George Romero changed everything, even though his creatures were introduced as "ghouls" and not zombies. His creature introduced the idea of being turned by a bite. And, of course, "Dawn of the Dead" is the pinnacle of zombie film. And we must recognize the parallel between Bub (Howard Sherman) and Frankenstein's monster (Boris Karloff). Sadly, he went downhill after that.

One commentator suggests the idea of a widespread apocalypse got more popular after 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina. Is this true? Perhaps. But I think it also just became more and more affordable to make films as we have switched to cheap digital.

Another reviewer pointed out there is a complete lack of Italian horror in this film. Good point. How influential they were to the overall culture today is debatable, but certainly Fulci's "Zombi" is among the biggest of its time and worth mentioning alongside Romero.


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