Archive for the ‘Zombies’ Category

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I love you, George, I really do. I’ve loved your films for years as well. Not just your zombie films either. I loved the original Crazies, I found the vision and ideas behind Knightriders to be both interesting and enjoyable, some friends and I have been once again extolling the virtues of the sheer joy that is Creepshow, and I regularly tell people that Martin is an underrated classic. Plus, you know, your original four zombie films helped to build a genre and inspire others.

But, damn, you’re talking out of your backside here, George. 

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This time of year you get a lot of reviews and discussion about books and movies, but what you don’t see a lot of people talking about is audio horror. I think that’s a real shame since audio horror pulled off well can be every bit as effective as a book or a film- maybe even more so. When done well, the sounds of two characters moving through decrepit old house that they’re maybe not the only occupants of can be more effective than two pages of written word, and the visual “FX budget” of your mind is obviously far less limited than even the biggest budgeted Hollywood film. Some can be fun and safe for family listening, some can be terrifying and maybe not for younger ears.

Turn off the movies. Close the books for just a bit. As Halloween gets closer, look into the horrors found in the medium of sound. Check out some full cast audio dramas and more in the run-up to this year’s Halloween.

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So while everything else is happening, some news that broke that put a smile on my face.
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I’ve been nagging my good friend Bill Mulligan (among others) for years now to get his butt down to Atlanta for Labor Day Weekend to share in the amazing fun that is Dragon Con. Not only is he FINALLY going, but he gets to go as one of the recognized Attending Professionals, and he’s bringing some of Gruesome Magazine’s Grue-Crew along as first timers as well.

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In 1971 Amando de Ossorio introduced the world to a nightmare creation now best known as The Blind Dead. They lasted for four films, all of them watchable, and then sort of disappeared from the genre landscape. They’d make appearances here and there on late night cable and VHS over the years- not always as the Blind Dead though -before getting a fitting DVD treatment in the 2000s.

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Is your Halloween film rotation shaping up to be just more of the same films you watched the rest of the year? Can’t seem to make a playlist that’s not just the latest hot films mixed in with the well-worn classics? Maybe you need to try a few of these for a spin in your home entertainment setup’s player of choice.

Seen your favorite zombie films 100 times or more already? Maybe it’s time to check out Pontypool.

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Mad Max just finished up dominating one of the top spots on everyone’s recommended viewing lists a while back even if it didn’t quite set the box office world on fire. Lots of people were looking at the film and looking back at the originals. While I love the original films and was thinking about doing a look back at them while it was still in people’s minds, my mind sort of took a left turn and I started thinking about all the other films that came out of and shaped the film environment that gave birth to the original Mad Max.

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