New Horror Movies Ep. 032: Dead Man Still Walking - Zombies of Mora Tau (1957) and Invisible Invaders (1959)


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For this delightful Ninth Edition of DEAD MAN STILL WALKING, your intrepid host, Dr. Walking Dead Kyle Bishop, brings you an Edward L. Cahn zombie double feature of Zombies of Mora Tau (1957) and Invisible Invaders (1959), a short film. One of these films Dr. Bishop deems a legit zombie flick and the other he calls “zombie-like.” But both are important to the history of zombie cinema because one film may contain the first use of the phrase “The Walking Dead,” as well as what might be the first screen appearance of the aquatic zombie. The other film was most likely used by George Romero as a visual reference for the way zombies move. Dr. Bishop answers his “Is it a zombie?” question for both films, and he also makes an important distinction about the Deadites from “The Evil Dead.” Don’t miss it!

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Dead Man Still Walking is a biweekly, short-form solocast hosted by Dr. Walking Dead Kyle Bishop, author of American Zombie Gothic and How Zombies Conquered Popular Culture. Dr. Walking Dead also presents a popular segment called The Dead Zone on regular episodes of this podcast. For his Dead Man Still Walking solocast episodes, Dr. Bishop will focus exclusively on zombie films, with the occasional exploration of zombie-related themes, zombie television, and other zombie media (e.g., comics, literature, etc.).

Dr. Bishop is an academic and professional scholar of zombie films and other zombie narratives. He has been teaching for 22 years. Dr. Bishop serves as an English professor, Film Studies professor, and he’s currently the English Department Chair at Southern Utah University.

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