Last year, filmmaker Simon Smith retraced Friese-Greene’s journey through London, mimicking the timing angle and location of the original sequences shot for shot. If you’re at all familiar with London, the side by side comparison above is somewhat awesome.
How many different forms of undead and not-really-undead have gone by the zombie name? As a horror fan, when I hear that something has “zombies,” I want to know: are they fast zombies or slow zombies? Viral zombies, supernatural zombies or alien-invasion zombies? Headshot zombies, living zombies or writhing-severed-limbs zombies? Crazed, unreasonable people who are alive but act ‘zombie-like’? Voodoo zombies, cannibal zombies or rotting Etruscan curse zombies?
A groundbreakingly dark 1973 public information film narrated by the late, great Donald Pleasence which – depending on your vintage – will either amuse you, chill you or occasion a powerful wave of nostalgia for Saturday morning children’s programmes on BBC.