HBO’s “The Last of Us” treads upon very familiar terrain…

*****SPOILER INFECTION RISK!***** If you’ve never seen any of the zombie apocalypse scenarios that have arisen since 1968’s “Night of the Living Dead,” or TV’s more recent “The Walking Dead” (based on Robert Kirkman’s graphic novels), then HBO’s new (and well-crafted) “The Last of Us” will be one helluva surprise. However, if you’ve seen as…

“Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things”: 50 years of a zombie cult classic…

Rise and Dine. The late George Romero’s 1968 horror classic “Night of the Living Dead” reimagined zombies from their previous incarnation as mindless victims of voodoo magic into rotting, flesh-eating corpses, reanimated from death itself. Romero’s reinvention of zombies has become commonplace today (“The Walking Dead”, and countless other imitators), but it was still a…