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Exclusive: Simon Pegg Breaks Down the Appeal of the Zombie in a Clip From Epix's 'Doc of the Dead'

Photo of Alison Willmore By Alison Willmore | Indiewire March 7, 2014 at 2:58PM

"Doc of the Dead," the new film from "The People vs. George Lucas" director Alexandre O. Philippe, will debut on Epix on March 15th after having its world premiere at SXSW on March 10th. Here's an exclusive clip from the film.
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Simon Pegg in "Shaun of the Dead."
Simon Pegg in "Shaun of the Dead."

"Doc of the Dead," the new documentary from "The People vs. George Lucas" director Alexandre O. Philippe, will debut on Epix on March 15th at 8pm as part of a 24-hour zombie marathon after having its world premiere at SXSW on March 10th. The film looks at the evolution of the zombie genre on screen and in pop culture, from its roots in mythology to how it got to its present day carnivorous incarnation, with interviews with director George A. Romero, special effects master Tom Savini and "The Walking Dead" creator Robert Kirkman. In the exclusive clip from the doc below, Simon Pegg and others discuss why zombies have so much appeal in fiction. 


Here's a full list of the films airing in Epix's Zombie-thon on Saturday, March 15 (all times ET):

6:00am – Zombies of Mass Destruction

7:35am – Night of the Comet

9:15am – White Zombie

10:30am – House of the Dead 2

12:10pm – Zombies of Mass Destruction

1:45pm – Night of the Comet

3:25pm – White Zombie

4:35pm – House of the Dead 2

6:15pm – Night of the Living Dead w/Introduction by Max Brooks

8:00pm – Doc of the Dead (World TV Premiere)

9:30pm – World War Z (World TV Premiere)

11:30pm – Night of the Living Dead w/Introduction by Max Brooks

1:15am – Nightmare City

2:45am – Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead

4:30am – Zombie Lake

This article is related to: Television, TV Videos, Doc of the Dead, Epix, Alexandre O. Philippe, South By Southwest Film Conference and Festival (SXSW), Video





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