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George A. Romero's Diary of the Dead
Every generation gets the George A. Romero socio-political zombie opus they deserve. We must be living right, because this new film cuts right to the heart.
"...Lalonde, Joe Dinicol and Philip Riccio. Every generation gets the George A. Romero socio-political zombie opus they deserve. 2005's..."

Feb. 29, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

George A. Romero's Survival of the Dead
Romero revivifies even more zombies with this new picture, but now the filmmaker depicts humankind as hardly worth saving.
"...Kathleen Munroe, Julian Richings, Devon Bostick, Richard Fitzpatrick and Athena Karkanis. Remember the scene in Romero’s original Dawn of..."

May 28, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Dead Girl
The filmmaker and an all-star cast create this somber murder mystery that has little mystery but is filled with a deep foreboding about the anguish that dominates some women's lives.
"...you; please don’t take my sunshine away.” So goes the refrain from the popular song that can be heard..."

Feb. 9, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Dead Don't Die
After the vampiric bite of Only Lovers Left Alive, Jim Jarmusch shambles through this zombie flick
"...search of hot coffee and warm flesh – apparently the undead no longer crave cigarettes – is just one..."

June 14, 2019 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Shaun of the Dead
This "romantic comedy … with zombies" has a note-perfect mix of humor, horror, love, and death.
"...Wilton. You don’t have to be a fan of the zombie epics of George Romero (Night of the Living..."

Sept. 24, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Dawn of the Dead
It's hard to keep a good zombie down.
"...of George A. Romero’s 1979 zombie epic Dawn of the Dead were greeted by the faithful with roughly the..."

March 26, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Quick and the Dead
"...Leonardo DiCaprio, Lance Henricksen, Woody Strode and Pat Hingle. There is, regrettably, precious little that is quick about Sam..."

Feb. 10, 1995 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Dead
The sun-drenched locales of Ghana and Burkina Faso provide the backdrops for this original zombie apocalypse.
"...had my fill of zombie films when, out of the blue, this undead epic from the U.K.'s Ford brothers..."

Oct. 7, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

House of the Dead
Students are stranded on an island of zombies; viewers are stranded by the filmmakers.
"...Enuka Okuma and Tyron Leitso. You need only see the opening shots of Clint Howard, in bright yellow foul-weather..."

Oct. 17, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Reviving 'The Dead'
Fantastic Fest 2010 zombie horror returns this weekend
"...The revenant have risen again! Fantastic Fest 2010 fave The..."

Oct. 6, 2011 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

Holiday Viewing: The Dead
The shadow of Christmas past hangs long over Huston's classic
"...O, the rain falls on my heavy locks And the dew..."

Dec. 4, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Waking the Dead
"...who will be forever stuck in my mind as the shrill, cursed protagonist of John Carpenter's Stephen King knockoff..."

March 24, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

FF2011: 'Juan of the Dead' Premiere
A love letter from Cuba to Austin, signed in zombie blood
"...Last night's US debut of Juan of the Dead was a strange sort of homecoming for Havana's..."

Sept. 24, 2011 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Film Review: 'Doc of the Dead'
It's familiar territory, but Epix knows its audience
"..."Who are zombie fans?” zombie godfather George Romero muses in Doc of the Dead –..."

March 11, 2014 Screens Post by Marc Calderaro

Other Worlds Austin Hits The Dead Center
Sci-fi and horror film fest adds centerpiece film and more
"...Other Worlds Austin was founded as a science-fiction film festival:..."

Oct. 20, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Austin Improv Celebrates the Day of the Dead With La Vida de los Muertos
Hideout Theatre breathes life into una vida improvisada
"...Not yet changed out of their bright costumes and excellent sugar-skull makeup, Cat Drago and..."

Oct. 12, 2018 Arts Feature by Trey Gutierrez

Fantastic Fest Review: One Cut of the Dead
Japanese no-budget horror becomes an unexpected must-see
"...or Grudge that made mainstream international horror audiences shriek, there was a low-budget straight-to-DVD or – even worse –..."

Sept. 26, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Speaking of the Dead
To mark the Grateful Dead's final performances this weekend, a look back on the band's local history
"...Austin receives no such shout-out in "Truckin'," the Grateful Dead's highest-charting single of the Seventies. The psychedelic..."

July 3, 2015 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

George A. Romero's Land of the Dead
Romero has again crafted a character-driven horror film that doubles as a metaphor for the economic disparity in America and, to a lesser degree, the war on terror.
"...Dennis Hopper, Asia Argento, Robert Joy and Eugene Clark. The first thing you see after the opening credits is..."

June 24, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

One in a Crowd: Among the Dead
Local zombie horror needs brains ... make that crowdfunding
"...Zombies: Fast or slow, intelligent or dumb, the one aspect they all share is that they won't..."

May 1, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Fantastic Fest: 'George A. Romero's Survival of the Dead'
More tales of the undead
"...all that he's given us, from original Night of the Living Dead to Creepshow and from Martin to, well,..."

Sept. 27, 2009 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

The Dead Boy Detectives
Vertigo's adventurous adolescent apparitions are an appealing throwback to the junior sleuths of the past
"...Most of the time, ghosts are a mystery; on occasion, however, they..."

Dec. 2, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

City of the Dead
Journeying through the graves of Austin's oldest cemetery
"...I see you standing on the other side...."

April 21, 2006 News Feature by Cheryl Smith

Day of the Dead at the ESB-MACC
Sam Coronado remembered as part of this year's festivities
"...on Nov. 11, 2013, which means this will be the first Dia de los Muertos following his death. It's..."

Oct. 31, 2014 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Back From the Dead
Stephen Romano cheats the grim reaper to launch Eibon Press
"..."The boat can leave now. Tell the crew."..."

July 15, 2016 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Years of the Dead
The Mexico of now, David Garza writes, is not held only within the borders of Mexico itself. It has spread northward, re-entered its old space, in a sense. For so many of the Mexicans, displaced but still infatuated with the idea of spirit and ghost, the nation itself is a ghost in the back of the head.
"...The Years With Laura Díazby Carlos Fuentes translated by Alfred..."

Oct. 27, 2000 Books Feature by David Garza

When There's No More Room in Hell, the Dead Will Go Skating
Blood Over Texas's '4th Annual Zombie Skate' this Sunday
"...Rarely if ever do zombies get the chance to strap on a pair of roller skates..."

Oct. 20, 2012 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

Bringing Out the Dead
"...of his contemporaries' finest hours, and though Bringing Out the Dead is hardly what I'd call a miscue, it's..."

Oct. 29, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Graveyard: Ungrateful Are We the Dead
Graveyard
"...Seldom have the opening notes of any rock album had the effect..."

Sept. 9, 2008 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Waking the Dead
Okkervil River's Will Sheff and Centro-matic's Will Johnson find common ground.
"...It's not so hot that you notice, really, but the ants in Oakwood Cemetery are unbearable. It's almost as..."

Sept. 12, 2003 Music Feature by Melanie Haupt

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