Reel Rumbles #24 – “Night of the Living Dead” vs. “Night of the Living Dead”

Travis McClain

Bats: R, Throws: R. How Acquired: Traded for a player to be named later. I hold a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Louisville, earned in history. I have lived with Crohn's disease since 2005, and chronic depression since my youth. I bring into each film that I view a world view shaped by those and other parts of my background. I try to be mindful of the socio-political themes and implications of movies, intended or otherwise, and that surely shows in my blog pieces. I also love doughnuts.

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3 Responses

  1. johnmason says:

    Commenting before I’ve read it…
    I’m not a horror fan, so I likely will never see these.

    Just wanted to say, I’ve never seen Reel Rumbles as an “apples vs. oranges” thing. I mean, Alien vs. Aliens? Godfather vs. GoodFellas? Blade Runner vs. Matrix? Avatar vs. District 9?

    I like the original vs. remake thing you have here…

    Apples vs. oranges would actually be quite interesting… :)

  2. Travis McClain says:

    I may have unintentionally presented a somewhat skewed overview of Reel Rumbles; I was thinking more of matches like “The Hangover” vs. “Inglorious Basterds” or “The Departed” vs. “The Shining.”

    As for not being a horror fan, I don’t know that I’d really identify myself as one, either. I’ve enjoyed most of the zombie movies I’ve seen (though that’s not a terribly large number) and I totally dig the old Universal Horror pictures (“Dracula,” “Frankenstein,” “Wolf Man,” etc.). I have no real interest in the gory slasher films, though, and the supernatural holds very little appeal for me. What I’ve discovered, though, is that horror is a far more diverse genre than is commonly understood. I would encourage you to dabble with some of the definitive horror films to find out what works for you and what doesn’t; it may be that you’ll hate vampire movies but love Giallo. Maybe you’ve got an inner Satanic-possession fan inside you. Who knows?

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