Annotations for “9: Night Without Dawn, Day Without End” 8 pages in Cinema Purgatorio #9
Writer: Garth Ennis, Artist: Raulo Caceres
Note: Some of this is obvious, but you never know who’s reading and what their exposure is. If there’s anything we missed or got wrong, let us know in comments.
General: This chapter deals with zombie movie tropes.
Cover – no specific annotations
- The paramedic on the left is Eric Astrachan, on the right is Pru Slapweather.
- “Budget” references how the first zombie films were low-budget affairs.
- “Night Without Dawn, Day Without End” refers to the first three zombie movies of George Romero, Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, and Day of the Dead. These were hugely influential on the genre.
- “Never get bitten” refers to how zombies infect humans.
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- “Williams” – see vampire from CP#1.
- “Francises” – see Frankenstein monster in CP#2.
- “Liliths” – see demon in CP#7.
- “Schmuck rubbing one out [masturbating]” – see CP#8.
- “[Storage facility] under the E.R.” – see CP#3 P7-8.
Page 6-7 – no specific annotations
- “Shooting them […] in the head” refers to how, in many zombie films, zombies are not very affected by gunfire, but a bullet through the brain will (re-)kill them.
- “Dump a bunch of them at sea” references how zombies, being dead, do not necessarily need to breathe. The film Shock Waves (1977) featured amphibious (Nazi!) zombies.