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Meth, Monsters and Movies: A Fix Film Festival

Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 10:57 am
by Librarian
2011-07-06 ... r-movies-0
From Super 8 to True Blood, movie zombies are back in style as a crystal meth epidemic rages nationwide. Zombies, vampires and other movie monsters have always served as terrifying metaphors for the evils of drug use and addiction. Horror-film buff Tony O'Neill shares his top 10 list of the world's scariest-and druggiest-movies.

Movie monsters have always been about more than just scaring the audience. The granddaddy of the genre, Mary Shelly's Frankenstein, was rooted in 19th-century nervousness about the rapid advances of technology and science. Godzilla-that giant fire-breathing, Tokyo-stomping behemoth-was a none-too-subtle manifestation of Japan's quite natural post-Hiroshima nuclear-bomb paranoia.

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