Zombies

  • July 17, 2017  

    Filmmaker George Romero has died at the age of 77. His cult classic “Night of the Living Dead,” made for $100,000 in 1968, launched the modern zombie industry and countless imitators. But Romero’s zombie flicks also offered him a platform for social commentary about American culture, racism, paranoia and consumerism. Jeffrey Brown discusses his life with Justin Chang of the Los Angeles Times. Continue reading

  • October 31, 2016  

    Two years ago, two best friends with Down syndrome came up with an idea that would change their lives. With the dream of making a zombie movie, Sam Suchmann and Mattie Zufelt raised nearly $70,000 in a Kickstarter campaign, and “Spring Break Massacre” was born. The NewsHour’s Mike Melia meets up with the creative duo to learn what they’re up to now. Continue reading

  • August 27, 2015   BY  

    It’s rare to witness someone’s dreams come true, even if they are the stuff of nightmares. Continue reading

  • November 13, 2014  

    Sam Suchmann and Mattie Zufelt are best friends. Three years ago, these teenagers with Down syndrome had the idea to make a zombie movie. Now, with help from their supporters, they have raised more than $50,000. The NewsHour’s Mike Melia reports on their project and how it reflects a shift toward empowering people with developmental disabilities to express themselves creatively. Continue reading

  • October 31, 2012    

    Photo Illustration using Getty Images Before ‘Night of the Living Dead‘ established the zombie film genre, campaign attack ads were using some of the same horror devices. Lyndon B. Johnson’s 1964 attack ad began with a little girl and ended … Continue reading