Okay, I get it. Vampires are sexy. Smart. Tormented. No wonder they’re now a staple of chick lit . But when it comes to the dead arising and going forth to do mayhem, give me a flesh-chomping zombie horde any day.
On one level The Golden Door  is a grittily realistic tale of one Sicilian family’s emigration to the United States. On another level, it's a near-hallucinogenic explosion of religious surrealism in which amazing fantasies are made flesh.