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#jamie russell #book of the dead #zombie cinema #horror movies #zombies #black and white #film #interviews #Halloween #dead people #theater research #chicago theater #the den theater #tympanic theater #social creatures
Going back to the origin of Zombie mythology for this next role.
"Social Creatures" opening Halloween night at the Den Theater in Chicago.
The Beyond (Italian: L’aldilà, also released as Seven Doors of Death) is a 1981 Italian horror filmdirected by Lucio Fulci.
White Zombie is a 1932 American independent Pre-Code horror film directed by Victor Halperin, screenplay by Garnett Weston, based on a book by William Seabrook, tells the story of a young woman’s transformation (Madge Bellamy) into a zombie at the hands of an evil voodoo master, Béla Lugosi.
From interview with Jamie Russell, author of "Book of the Dead: The Complete History of Zombie Cinema":
" From my point of view, as a kind of movie historian and anthropologist, the ground zero for the zombie really is ‘The Magic Island’ and the publication of that is really what brought the zombie into American popular culture … This is certainly the arrival of the zombie myth in all its glory. The idea of dead men walking. The idea of dead men working in the cane fields.”
It was an independent movie, but ‘White Zombie’ was pretty huge … ‘White Zombie’ is really interesting because she’s a white zombie, a white woman whose kind of zombified. And she’s not actually dead. And it’s more a kind of hypnotized state.”
In the 1936 sequel, “Revolt of the Zombies,” the monster narrative began to adapt into something contemporary audiences are more familiar with.
"The followup movie was called ‘Revolt of the Zombies’ and that was kind of the first time it’s not a solitary zombie. That’s one of the first movies where it’s like, ‘Wow this is a big deal.’"
The next few decades brought dozens of mostly forgettable and cheaply made movies. Then George A. Romero’s 1968 classic, “Night of the Living Dead,” changed everything.
"A huge watershed moment in terms of it’s the moment where the zombie myth changes, you certainly have the sense of it becoming this global apocalypse happening. Zombies go from being these Haitian slaves, a myth of slavery, into proper cannibals and that is the basis of the modern zombie myth. That they’re not just dead but they want to eat you too … "Revolt of the Zombies" is the first idea this can be a global phenomenon. And that expands in "Night of the Living Dead," the start of zombies as flesh eaters."
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