Zombie oil paintings by George Pfau
- In 1968, Night of The Living Dead, although preceded and influenced by other works, kickstarted our modern obsession with zombies.
- Ten years on, Romero returned with Dawn of the Dead. Produced on a limited budget, the movie was a huge success. Pfau's painting focuses on the mall that hosts the majority of the movie's scenes.
- Pfau's representation of London's Westminster bridge evokes the opening scene of Danny Boyle's 28 Days Later. After years of Living Dead sequels and clones, the 2002 movie popularized a new form of zombie; one that can run.
- In 2004, Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright paid homage to Romero classics in the zombie comedy Shaun of the Dead, which is now itself held as a classic.
- In the Norwegian comedy Dead Snow, a group of students are terrorized by Nazi zombies.
- Over the past few years, AMC's The Walking Dead has given viewers a near-constant supply of zombie drama. Each series has brought millions more viewers, and a spin-off is planned for 2015.
- Examining the paintings closeup, the way zombies are portrayed in each is wildly different. From left to right: Dead Snow, Night of the Living Dead, and Dawn of the Dead.