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There’s more to a zombie movie than brain-eating, dismemberment, and finding clever ways to dispose of the zombie threat.
Granted, there are a lot of people out there who want nothing more out of their zombie flicks. No matter how idiotic the rest of the movie, if we get a good crowbar-through-the-forehead gag, they’re satisfied. They’re also stupid, and probably enjoyed the Day of the Dead remake.
What made George Romero’s zombie films as successful as they were had a lot to do with a very important point that a lot of people tend to skim over: What happens when the zombies are off-screen. Because if you can’t give a shit about the characters involved, what’s gonna make you care when they’re threatened by some flesh-eater?