George A. Romero's fourth living dead film Land of the Dead opens nationwide this Friday. Those of us who have been waiting since Day of the Dead came out in 1985 will be chewing our fingernails --until we gnaw through the bone and eat our entire hand-- in anticipation. Then all of us handless freaks will sit back and enjoy the kind of thinking man's zombie movie only Uncle Georgie could conceive. However, if you're someone with only a mild curiosity about Land of the Dead, or any other living dead flick, Chuck Ulie wrote a great piece for the Chicago Sun-Times about the history of the zombie movie, using Romero's seminal contribution as the key focus. It's entertaining, and a nice little history lesson.