ACMI Focus on the Dead film program celebrates zombies
ACMI Film and TV Curator and Focus on the dead Programmer Reece Goodwin wanted to draw a line from Romero to modern zombie movies. The program, he says, aims to offer a “thought-provoking exploration of the horror genre and its many forms.”
What about the zombie who saw it endure? “There’s more to all[zombie films]than meets the eye, but they all ask the audience a question,” says Goodwin. “What would you do to survive in this situation?”
Zombies themselves have changed since Romero’s ghouls, as has the idea of survival. “Romero’s trilogy is based on left-wing politics, but actually zombie movies today are becoming a bit more right-wing and almost…survivalist,” says Goodwin.