Posts Tagged ‘Zombies’

That may seem like an odd thing to say right now. A revival of the zombie film? For most people following horror, the zombie film hasn’t gone away. Cable television and the various streaming services are loaded with them; some old, some brand new. It wasn’t even that long ago that Brad Pitt was running around with zombies on the big screen screwing up a perfectly good book’s premise and talk of a follow-up film has been getting thrown around for a while now. As such, it may seem odd to some to say that we’re seeing a revival of the zombie movie. But the fact is, we are.

The thing is, I’m not talking about seeing more zombie movies being made or seeing larger zombie movies being made. I’m talking about a revival in the form of seeing better and better zombie films starting to be made again.

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On this weekend’s Assignment Horror, we ended the show by teasing the next show’s topic as The Night Stalker. This is no longer going to be the case. my favorite monster hunter has been bumped a show or two down the road. However, I’m actually really cool with this. 

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Thursday hit as one of those rare beast days where my regularly scheduled Needless Things piece dropped at the same time as one of my Gruesome Magazine pieces. Interestingly, they both have roots in Japan. One looks at a classic kaiju film version of an iconic American monster while the other looks at the modern Japanese take on the ravenous undead.

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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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A lesson in why you should follow your passion no matter how badly someone else tries to knock you down and kick you when you’re down.

http://www.needlessthingssite.com/2015/04/adrenalin-productions-finding-success.html

 

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Look, I don’t really care if anyone with an opinion wants to share it. I really don’t even have a problem with people who don’t bother to have informed opinions wanting to share their opinions when it comes to issues like entertainment and what they like or dislike in their horror. Hey, as they often say, everyone has opinions. People see various things and, for whatever intangible reasons, they decide they like or dislike things based on their own whims of taste. If you ask them to articulate the why behind their tastes, they’ll come up with a lot of reasons they present as in-depth analysis and (almost) as facts.
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Not really a problem there. Hell, I do it. That’s half the fun of discussing things with fellow geeks no matter what your personal favorite genre is. Debating the finer points of who has the worst tastes in your social circle is a time-honored tradition among geeks. But, and herein lies the problem, whenever something gets a big, pop-culture boom moment… That’s when the “experts” come out in droves.

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