Zombies on the Puget Sound – The Seattle / Undead Connection

Zombies of Mass Destruction: The Poster
Zombies of Mass Destruction: The Poster

You could call Pittsburgh the birthplace (deathplace?) of the modern zombie movie. That was home base for filmmaker George Romero and his cast and crew when they put together an indie horror film and unleashed Night of the Living Dead on an suspecting country.

Forty year later, the genre gets a recharge from Seattle creators working in different media. Is Seattle the new Pittsburg, or is the Silicon Forest merely fertile ground for the next evolution of the zombie revolution?

I write about the film ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction, from Seattle born-and-raised directed Kevin Hamedini and Seattle-based producer John Sinno, and the comic book Rotten, from Seattle writers Mark Rahner and Robert Horton, for the Seattle PostGlobe here.

I also profile ZMD at the Seattle Weekly here and review the film here.

My interview with the creators of Rotten is on my blog here.

Author: seanax

I write the weekly newspaper column Stream On Demand and the companion website (www.streamondemandathome.com). I'm a contributing writer for Turner Classic Movies Online, Keyframe, Independent Lens, and Cinephiled, and the editor of Parallax View (www.parallax-view.org).. I've written for The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, The Seattle Weekly, GreenCine.com, Senses of Cinema, Asian Cult Cinema, and Psychotronic Video, among other publications, and I am a contributing editor to Parallax View. I currently live and work in Seattle, Washington, with my two cats, Hammet and Chandler.

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