Racism, Misogyny, and Zombie Insensitivity

Aim for the head, because Dawn of the Dead is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Review in a Nutshell: Low budget and slowly paced, Dawn of the Dead is the cornerstone of the genre for the zombie afficianados out there.  For everyone, else, well…

This podcast contains:

All Sean, all the time.


  1. Josef says:

    I hope Sean likes the fan art. From what you guys wanted as a description, I used the half-muscled guy from Lady in the Water. I won’t say how his right arm is so buff.

  2. Andrew says:

    lol he said assburgers.

  3. sparkle says:

    Sorry Paul, your review was complete blasphemy to the Zombie apocalypse genre. I had been waiting for you to review this movie for about 2 1/2 years, only to be utterly dissapointed. If you want something that will make you uncomfortable, and something that is thought provoking, I suggest you review Salò. Better yet, review it with Sean…

  4. gooberzilla says:

    This is one reason I try to avoid talking about movies that people love uncritically. You give your honest opinion and everyone hates you for it.

    I don’t think 120 Days of Sodom is necessarily a good fit for the podcast, but I’m willing to check it out. The Marquis de Sade is a bit overdone these days, though.

  5. xenomouse says:

    I don’t think 120 Days of Sodom is necessarily a good fit for the podcast, but I’m willing to check it out. The Marquis de Sade is a bit overdone these days, though.

    Reading the Wikipedia article should be enough to make you cry. By the way, there was a minor error in your podcast: 28 Days Later is actually a good movie, not a bad movie. I got your back, man!

  6. Zim says:

    Why DOES goob hate 28 days later so vehemently?

  7. Kidder says:

    The zombies move too fast for his liking. In that version of the zombie apocalypse, Goob’s weedy legs would not be able to out run the hordes

  8. Keith says:

    The things in 28 Days Later weren’t zombies.

    An I can accept you not liking Dawn of the Dead…as long as you show unconditional love for Hell of the Living Dead.

  9. T. Johnson says:

    A nice review for the return of Sean after the Month of Mark. I like the juxtaposition of Sean as a lover of the film and Paul as the man with the qualms. I think that Paul did a nice job of pointing out the reasons he didn’t care for the film, and I think its inevitable that fans will hate him for stating his opinions, no matter how grounded they are. Personally, I am not really devoted to this movie; I prefer the Italian “Zombi” series, just because of the ridiculous nature of the violence in it. Still, I think this is a fun movie and I think I will go ahead and pop this DVD in right after this. Another great Podcast!

  10. Ian Strope says:

    I’ve been wanting to see the original version of this. I haven’t seen the Snyder remake either but I’m more interested in something from the 80’s.

  11. Jordan says:

    Ahh Such great vocabulary in these comments. It gives me hope for the english language. lol (See what I did there)

  12. Firest says:

    I have to agree with Goob here, as I view Romero’s original Zombie movies the same way I view the original Star Trek. Brilliant for it’s time, and watchable as a piece of history, but now so dated that they’re difficult to watch.

    To be honest, I’ve always preferred the 1990 Savini directed, Romero produced Night remake. Especially the remake’s ending.

  13. Eduardo M. says:

    I’m hoping the fact that this podcast is so close to La Navidad does not mean we won’t get Goob’s yearly salute to the Holidays by podcasting on a movie that features a homicidal Santa or some other anti-Xmas slant. I look forward to thosepodcasts and listen to them with holiday cheer right after my traditional sing-alomg to Weird Al’s “Christmas at Ground Zero”

    (BY the way, Weird Al is talking about the center of a nuclear explosion and the song is a riff on cold war nuclear holocaust so I don’t wnat to hear any pithy comments from the peanut gallery.)

  14. Totalie says:

    How do i access previous posts ? Not podcasts that can be downloaded from the archive page, but POSTS themselves ?

  15. gooberzilla says:

    I’ve added an Archives widget to the right of the page, underneath the Categories widget. You should be able to access the previous posts from the drop-down menu now.

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