Doku: Birth of the Living Dead

Anfang November kommt die Doku Birth of the Living Dead, die läuft derzeit noch auf Festivals und wird dann über Video-On-Demand veröffentlicht. Die Doku über Romeros Night of the Living Dead schneidet die Geburtsstunde der modernen Zombies parallel zu Aufnahmen der Zeitgeschichte der 60er und während sie sicher nicht die erste Doku ist, die die Entstehung des Modern Horror parallel zum Vietnamkrieg und der Protestbewegung zeichnet, so ist sie wohl die erste mit animierten Behind-The-Scenes-Aufnahmen. Schick!

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In 1968 a young college drop-out named George A. Romero directed “Night of the Living Dead,” a low budget horror film that shocked the world, became an icon of the counterculture, and spawned a zombie industry worth billions of dollars that continues to this day.

“Birth of the Living Dead,” a new documentary, shows how Romero gathered an unlikely team of Pittsburghers — policemen, iron workers, teachers, ad-men, housewives and a roller-rink owner — to shoot, with a revolutionary guerrilla, run-and-gun style, his seminal film. During that process Romero and his team created an entirely new and horribly chilling monster – one that was undead and feasted upon human flesh.

This new documentary also immerses audiences into the singular time in which “Night” was shot. Archival footage of the horrors of Vietnam and racial violence at home combined with iconic music from the 60s invites viewers to experience how Romero’s tumultuous film reflected this period in American history. “Birth of the Living Dead” shows us how this young filmmaker created a world-renowned horror film that was also a profound insight into how our society really works.

Birth of the Living Dead (via DailyDead)