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Every week, Imported Horror brings you the best of fiendish ghouls, bloodthirsty zombies and creepy ghosts from beyond the shining seas. We explore international horror movies and television shows from around the globe that are readily available on American streaming services. All episodes are spoiler-free.

May 21, 2020

We've all seen zombie films - somebody gets bitten, there's screaming, they turn bad and then there's more screaming. What if a bite weren't enough? What if you had to be rejected from the underworld to return, dead, to the land of the living? Or what if you were immune? Marcus and Melissa explore two novel indigenous approaches to zombie horror. They share a commitment to authentic representation, but their tones and attitudes are dramatically different. Also, what zombified animal would you rather fight?

Dead Lands: Motion Picture Terror Scale: 1. Quality: 4 (Marcus) / 5 (Melissa). Enjoyment: 5

Blood Quantum: MPTS: 4 / 4+. Quality: 2 / 2+. Enjoyment: 2 / 4

Articles mentioned in this episode:

"How The Dead Lands hopes to change New Zealand television," by Alice Webb-Liddall in The Spinoff

"How THE DEAD LANDS Brings Authentic Indigenous Storytelling to Horror (Exclusive)," by Rosie Knight in Nerdist

"Latest All Blacks Haka intimidates the French," on YouTube

"Blood Quantum’s Jeff Barnaby on the history and horror of his Indigenous zombie movie: ‘I feel like I barely got out of this one alive’" by Sarah-Tai Black in The Globe and Mail

"So What Exactly Is 'Blood Quantum'?" by Kat Chow in NPR's Code Switch Podcast