The Importance of Theme in Horror… and Zombies… and Dogshit

The Importance of Theme in Horror… and Zombies… and Dogshit S. E. Casey   “It’s what happens in the United States when a truly radical ideology takes over.” This how George Romero answers the question of what his film Night of the Living Dead is about.  To me, this is a most thoughtful and complete assessment, and perhaps what explains the movie’s enduring success.  Of … Continue reading The Importance of Theme in Horror… and Zombies… and Dogshit

ZOMBIES HAVE RIGHTS, TOO

Zombies have rights, don’t they? After all, they’re humans reanimated with a second-life because of God, mad science, or strange medicine. A zombie doesn’t choose to come back, they’re forced to come back. This undead rotter would have you believe that zombies are entitled to rights and that shows like The Walking Dead perpetuate negative zombie stereotypes that harm the already bad image of zombies. … Continue reading ZOMBIES HAVE RIGHTS, TOO

Moving In

The creator and editor-in-chief of Deadman’s Tome regrets to inform you that the old Deadman’s Tome site (www.deadmanstome.com) will be shutting down due to financial reasons. Though funds are tight, the passion for the ideals and principles that allowed the site to exist is immense. Deadman’s Tome, instead of fading into the dark internet abyss, will transition to a new home. With that said, we welcome … Continue reading Moving In