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February 06, 2009

Mutinous Zombies of the Battleship Potemkin

And a variety of other classic films that would be much improved with zombies. In this case, the addition has the advantage of greater historical accuracy.

Synopsis: A Soviet cinema masterpiece, Eisenstein’s film depicts the 1905 uprising of zombies on the titular vessel against the oppressive officers of the Tsarist regime. It begins when soldiers aboard the Potemkin are forced to eat rotten, maggot-infested meat, which turns the men into mutinous zombies. Later, the city of Odessa becomes overwhelmed with undead citizens and the Tsarist military is sent in to massacre them. In the end, though, even the soldiers are converted.

Possibly should have put a spoiler warning on that one. Kids these days cannot tell you what year 9/11 happened let alone the particulars of ancient history of no immediate relevance to their interests.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at February 6, 2009 09:24 AM