Undead Rebirth: “Train to Busan” & “The Girl with All the Gifts” belatedly reviewed

There is something truly apocalyptic in the air. A fearful isolationist politics grips the UK as it seeks to quarantine itself from dangerous of Outsiders, while in the United States, a walking punchline has become President as American liberals have found to their cost that you can’t just laugh a Nazi off the ballot. The Right across Europe is on the rise, with neo-fascists projected to fair well in polls in France, Germany and the Netherlands, my new home. Never in my lifetime (I was born at the end of 1990, so the Cold War was literally ending) has the end of days felt so near – and in a strange way so welcome. With 2017 playing out like a cadaverous Reaganite tribute act, if there were hypothetically a zombie pandemic tomorrow, what would my interests be in preventing it? It’s the perfect time for a rebirth of a genre which had stagnated badly over the past two years.

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Dawn of the Red

Should the virus be transmitted by bites? Do the undead eat animals? Can zombies run? None of these trivial debates will be answered here.
This Halloween, Jack Brindelli and friends take a fresh look at a rotten genre, examining the surprisingly political medium of the zombie film.
Strap yourselves in for thrills, spills and gore galore – and you never know you might even learn something along the way…

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A good horror film leaves you checking over your shoulder after it's over.

A good horror film leaves you checking over your shoulder after it’s over.

Hiding Behind Walls: The 1% and ‘World War Z’

Hollywood adapts Max Brooks’ faux-history novel, playing on the fears of global elites as zombies of the world unite in this thrilling, yet politically troubled horror blockbuster. 

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The student demo in Parliament Square, as seen from the Fox News chopper

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