Episode 100. American Nightmare: The Crazies (1973)

Live from Salem Horror Fest, our 100th episode on George A. Romero’s The Crazies sees us tackling small-town life, biology, the Vietnam War, health care and our own podcasting mortality. Plus, a very special Cameo!


The Crazies. Dir. George A. Romero, 1973.


The Crazies. Dir. Breck Eisner, 2010. 
Robin Wood on the Horror Film. A collection of Wood’s seminal essays.
Hearts and Minds. The 1974 Oscar-winning documentary about the Vietnam War.
New Pandemics, Old Politics: Two Hundred Years of War on Disease and its Alternatives. Alex De Waal’s new book on modernity’s need for narratives and biology’s refusal of them.
The Birth of Biopolitics. Foucault’s lectures that introduce his theories of biopower and biopolitics.
The American Idea: The Best of the Atlantic Monthly. A large collection of essays that reflected and shaped America.
The Washington Post: “If we want people to take the coronavirus vaccine, we need to treat them like consumers” by Jennifer Reich. Has our history with DTCAs made us treat healthcare like businesses?


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One thought on “Episode 100. American Nightmare: The Crazies (1973)

  1. FictionIsntReal says:

    Freud was a pseudoscientist. Rather than trying to separate the wheat from the chaff (or a pony inside the pile of dung), best to just ignore the whole field and start from people actually doing empirical work that is falsifiable & replicable.

    Romero had a female protagonist in “Season of the Witch”, the film he did right before “The Crazies”, although I admittedly haven’t seen that.

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