The culture war

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri Nov 1 23:29:13 UTC 2013

"In the war between zombies and vampires for the domination of
American popular culture, the zombies currently seem to have the edge."

 From a review by Peter Keough of the documentary movie "Birth of the
Living Dead" (2 and 1/2 stars), Boston Globe, Nov. 1, page G 16.

This war has lasted more than twice as long as the Thirty Years' War,
and has not yet concluded.  Historians say it began in 1932, with the
White Zombie arising to contend with the ten-years' older Nosferatu;
although it did not reach apocalyptic ferocity until 1968, when the
"ur-text of zombiedom", Romero's "Night of the Living Dead", was released.


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