Flammeus Gladius

Carmina et Verba pro Discipulis Meis

Tag: Night of the Living Dead

Change Horror Forever

Change Horror Forever

“I’ll change horror forever!” he said.
His original books I have read—
And I guess they’re okay.
But I do need to say
That we still dread the night – and the dead.

–Tom Riley

See the source image

Night of the Living Dead (A Verse Review)

Night of the Living Dead
(A Verse Review)

What made them walk? Some kind of ray, I think.
Their feeble strength, once massed, was dangerous.
End of the world? They brought us to the brink.
I didn’t see the sequels, folks, and thus
My overview’s a little nebulous.
But horror changed in 1968.
This was about survival. Stop the bus!
I don’t look good – and am not feeling great.
That antsy bald guy: he’s the one I hate.
He simply wouldn’t see plain common sense.
Our band of hopeless heroes did deflate.
The dead waxed large amongst our discontents.
To what depths will society descend?
Poor black guy caught a bullet in the end.

–Tom Riley