Anxious, frightened masses isolated in their homes. Thousands stricken with a highly infectious illness. Family members forced to avoid one another due to risk of exposure. Skepticism over the origin of the disease. Distrust of the media. Resistance to safety measures. Young African-American men murdered unjustly.

Is this a brief summation of the challenges inflicted upon the United States in the last year? Perhaps. But it is also a detailed synopsis of the landmark 1968 film classic, “Night of the Living Dead”. Directed, co-edited, and co-written by legendary horror auteur George Romero, this low-budget black and white movie is often…

Michael Clayton

Michael Clayton is a writer and stand-up comedian based out of New York City.

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