Tag: zombies

The Dead Next Door

The Dead Next Door

| September 26, 2017

For anyone not familiar with the history of J.R. Bookwalter’s insanely ambitious 8mm zombie film The Dead Next Door, it may seem odd that the film is getting a Criterion-level Blu-ray/DVD release the better part of 30 years after it first hit video store shelves. But there are a number of reasons this little film […]

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It Stains the Sands Red

It Stains the Sands Red

| July 28, 2017

Any diehard horror fan would be pardoned for suffering from prolonged zombie fatigue in today’s pop culture landscape. The Walking Dead is a hit long-running TV series, Night of the Living Dead has been used in every film that needs characters watching a public domain movie in it for decades, and independent filmmakers keep cranking […]

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Supernatural: Season 11

Supernatural: Season 11

| September 5, 2016

To be honest, I’d never seen an episode of CW’s hit paranormal thriller Supernatural until I got the eleventh season in the mail to review.  My brother is a longtime fan of the series and has admitted to me that he only has kept watching out of morbid curiosity to see how things wrap up.  […]

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Cooties

Cooties

| November 30, 2015

I saw an advertisement at the Alamo Drafthouse in which Elijah Wood told the audience to keep quiet during the movie.  Behind Wood was a poster for Cooties, which featured him, a blonde who looked like Kristen Bell (turned out to be Allison Pill; The Newsroom) and a group of other adults fighting for their […]

Maggie

Maggie

| July 7, 2015

The 2015 film, Maggie, is like an after school special for the post-apocalypse. It treats its central world-ending zombification virus like a disease-of-the-week TV movie might treat AIDS. Indeed, if you replace teenage runaway Maggie Vogel (Abigail Breslin) being bitten by a zombie with her contracting AIDS from a used needle or something, and much […]

Zombies From Outer Space

Zombies From Outer Space

| May 26, 2015

First off, this movie is a lot weirder than the title implies.  Done in the style of a 1950’s horror movie, Zomies from Outer Space is about a race of dome-headed aliens who come to Earth and start turning humans into zombies as part of their plan to conquer the planet.  Presumably, once the humans […]

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The Walking Dead: The Complete Fourth Season

The Walking Dead: The Complete Fourth Season

| August 24, 2014

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

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

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

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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