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The zombie: undead terror or God’s miracle? For was it not the son of our Lord who died at the hands of man only to be resurrected days later and walk amongst the living? Yet, to this day, both Hollywood and independent directors alike regard the zombie with fearful indignation, its blank stare oft mistaken for bloodlust rather than for the grogginess that naturally comes with having recently risen from the grave. Such is the case in Jason Griscom’s 2002 Romero- and Raimi-inspired splatterhouse flick Come Get Some, in which a bumbling government agent and four goth babes must battle the flesh-eating forces of Satan. Set to the heavy beat of a Southern punk-metal soundtrack, Griscom’s film poses a challenging question: Would our Savior fare any better against white-trash rockers the Antiseen, or would God’s goodwill perish under the crushing blow of some redneck’s baseball bat? Choose survival or sacrilege when the Washington Psychotronic Film Society presents the film at 8 p.m. at Dr. Dremo’s Taphouse, 2001 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington. $2 (suggested donation). (202) 736-1732. (Matthew Borlik)