Tag: zombies

The Walking Dead: The Complete Fourth Season

The Walking Dead: The Complete Fourth Season

| August 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Let this review serve as a rallying cry to anyone who was so disillusioned by The Walking Dead’s abysmal third season that they felt compelled to abandon the series altogether, an impulse I understand all-too-well. After all, I was one of those devoted viewers who decided to tune out, and frankly I wasn’t alone. While […]

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Angry Nazi Zombies

Angry Nazi Zombies

| March 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Well folks, there’s good news and bad news regarding Angry Nazi Zombies. First, the good news: Angry Nazi Zombies is not actually a full-length feature about angry Nazi zombies. It is actually an anthology of short micro budget horror films all set during World War II and shot in the UK, and originally released there […]

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The Zombie Film by Alain Silver and James Ursini

The Zombie Film by Alain Silver and James Ursini

| March 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s no surprise that given the popularity of the zombie film sub genre, the list of film books on zombie movies is becoming fairly crowded since the turn of the century. Peter Dendle’s The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia was published in 2001, followed in 2005 when FAB Press published Jamie Russell’s Book of the Dead: The […]

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Nightmare City

Nightmare City

| December 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Zombies didn’t always run, and yet, it’s hardly a new development. Forget the 2004 Dawn of the Dead. Never mind 28 Days Later. In 1980, Umberto Lenzi’s Nightmare City (Incubo sulla Città Contaminata) started it all. While also released under the title, City of the Walking Dead, these are not your average walking dead, I […]

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Birth of the Dead

Birth of the Dead

| November 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

The pop culture obsession with zombies shows no signs of abating, with The Walking Dead currently shambling through its fourth season and somebody, somewhere still trying to get an adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies off the ground, to say nothing of the never-ending stream of low-budget direct-to-disc films clogging up Redboxes and VOD […]

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The Battery

The Battery

| August 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Apocalypse fatigue is a real problem for fans of independent horror cinema. Post-apocalypse (or “PA,” henceforth) films are an attractive proposition for low-budget filmmakers: get a small cast out in the middle of nowhere for a small shoot, and it’s not too tough (in the States, anyway) to fake the end of the world. Scout […]

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Zombie Cat: The Tale of a Decomposing Kitty

Zombie Cat: The Tale of a Decomposing Kitty

| October 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

Okay, so maybe Zombie Cat isn’t a “Book on Film,” or a “Book about Film,” or even a “Book Adapted from a Film.” But bear with me here. It is a book, I can assure you of that much, and it does, at the very least, make passing reference to one of the most beloved […]

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The Revenant

The Revenant

| September 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

To start out by giving writer/director Kerry Prior a lot of credit, this is a truly unique zombie movie.  Except, it’s not really fair to call The Revenant a zombie film.  It’s a revenant film.  Now, on the spectrum of undead creatures, a revenant is somewhere between a zombie and a vampire.  Decomposing surely, but […]

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Re-Animator on Blu-ray

Re-Animator on Blu-ray

| September 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

Even after 27 years, Stuart Gordon’s zombie-filled gore fest from 1985 still wows newcomers to the cinematically-realized world of H.P. Lovecraft’s Miskatonic University, where graduate student Herbert West (played with maniacal zeal by Jeffrey Combs) conducts mad experiments on the dead. Honestly, were someone to claim in my presence that Re-Animator stands as the single […]

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The Walking Dead: The Complete Second Season

The Walking Dead: The Complete Second Season

| August 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

The second season of The Walking Dead picks up immediately after the events of the first, with Rick Grimes and his band of followers searching for shelter from the zombie hordes that plague the post-apocalyptic Georgia landscape. After the fast-paced, high concept events of the first season, the more dramatic, character-driven second season unsurprisingly stigmatized […]

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