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Talking a Blue Streak

Posted in Reviews with tags , on May 21, 2010 by dunyazad

“Language is a virus from outer space” — William S. Burroughs

The variations on Rio Bravo as filtered through Night of the Living Dead continue to spread through pop culture like a virus, which is interesting, given that “infection” is the chosen vector for most zombie movies and their close cousins. Personally, I think the fever has run its course, but that doesn’t stop other people from continuing to make zombie movies, and I’m still occasionally surprised by them. Case in point is Pontypool (2008, directed by Bruce McDonald), which has an interesting infection vector and an agreeably creepy cinematic structure.

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