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112: Substantive Cinema | Night of the Living Dead (1968) feat. Josh Larsen

It's October 2022 and Spooky Season is upon us once again! Horror films consistently deal with substantive themes but it can be easy to overlook them if it's not a genre one naturally gravitates to. This year we are excited to visit a classic film that is responsible for the modern conception of the zombie, George Romero's The Night of the Living Dead (1968).  We are also happy to be joined by author and Filmspotting & Think Christian podcast host, Josh Larsen. Josh is a longtime horror lover and has an upcoming book next year about Christian reflections on horror movies. We talk horror film history and the contributions of George Romero, how the low budget nature of the film's production helped it gain classic status, the zombie as collective society, and how the inescapable realities of race in America gave NOTLD even more resonance when they cast Duane Jones in the lead as Ben. Enjoy and be sure to hit us up with your feedback! Past Substantive Cinema Horror Episodes: The Thing (feat. Mike White of The Projection Booth podcast) Get Out (feat. pastor & Off The Pulpit host Eugene Park) Us Shoutouts: The Battle For Middle Earth by Rutledge The Lord And The Rings ebook  Think Christian Barbarian/Halloween (1978) episode coming soon (link below!) Follow Josh: Pre-order Fear Not! sign up for updates Movies Are Prayers https://www.ivpress.com/movies-are-prayers & amzn.to/2suypwe Twitter Filmspotting podcast ThinkChristian podcast  Follow Us: www.thesubstancepod.com www.instagram.com/thesubstancepod www.twitter.com/thesubstancepod www.facebook.com/thesubstancepod https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyJ1Bgzq17PDNiAR1pnDXcw Share Your Questions/Suggestions/Feedback With Us: Email: thesubstancepod@gmail.com Phone: 913-703-3883 Support Us: Support the show with an individual donation on CashApp to $TheSubstancePod or become a monthly supporter at the Anchor link below! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thesubstancepod/support

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