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  1. 1. Zombies! AS Film – relating to 28DL
  2. 2. Defining the Zombie White Zombie (1932) is considered to be the first
  3. 3. First Zombie films White Zombie (1932) is considered to be the first zombie film Early zombies were very human-like and were associated with Voodoo culture
  4. 4. Universal Studios Universal Studios was one if the ‘big 5’ and was most famous for producing horror films.
  5. 5. 1968 – Night of the Living Dead George Romero’s film revolutionised the zombie movie making the zombies more scary and not essentially tying them to voodoo The film also started the generic narrative conventions of the characters finding a place to hide and then fending off multiple zombies. The film also made clear the link between destroying the brain as the only option to eradicate zombies
  6. 6. 1978 - Dawn of the Dead Romero’s second zombie feature took these principles even further and made the genre more gory. Romero also introduced a more political element suggesting commercialism was turning people into zombies. Although quite funny now the film was considered very shocking http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3-g5wu3bSg
  7. 7. Evil Dead + Braindead Evil Dead re-kindled the idea the turning into a zombie could be a consequence of dabbling with dark arts. Sam Raimi made this film even more gory and started a trend of gore-splatter zombie films that ended in the late 80s with Braindead http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=xbOmCUWm25w
  8. 8. Modern Zombies The zombie genre has become fashionable in the late 90s and 00s and this has caused the genre to update itself to attract a new audience Movies such as Zombieland, 28 Days Later and Shaun of the Dead have created sub-genres to help diversify the genre
  9. 9. Zom-coms Zombies are now often the stars of more comedy films with Shaun of the Dead using an audiences previous knowledge to create comedy. (31.42)http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b 01czdvm/Film_2012_with_Claudia_Winklema n_Episode_8/
  10. 10. Zombies and the Apocalypse Now films and TV shows are cashing in on the theme of an apocalypse caused by Zombies or disease and there is a hark back to the more traditional slower zombies
  11. 11. Survival Surviving a zombie attack has become such a cult activity many film fans make their own films regarding the rules http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=eiJRybxfm54&feature=related
  12. 12. Activity Your activity is to carefully analyse the rules of how to survive a zombie attack and create your own Zombie survival guide Consider: - You can take 2 people with you or save - Weapon - What skills you need - Shelter - Where will you get food - Types of zombies - Medical care - Fight or hide? - Is it possible for you to defeat them and if so how? This will be handed in after lunch or for homework
  13. 13. Themes of Zombie films Think about 28 Days later but also other zombie films you have seen: - What are the main themes of these films? - Who manages to survive and why? - Are these films trying to tell us something about humanity or the world?