Archive for the ‘zombies’ Category

You know I love zombie films, I know most of you love zombie films, but do you ever think that maybe they’re a bit samey? Folk run from zombies, zombies eat most of the people, shenanigans occur.Well, here is something a little different, based on the web series of the same name, Zombie With A Shotgun is a new Indiegogo project aiming to shake up the genre, making the zombies (no doubt with shotguns) the heroes of the tale, battling for survival in a post-apocalyptic world.

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If you want, you can head straight over to the Indiegogo site to contribute, but to whet your appetite, here’s a little Q&A session I did with Hilton Ariel Ruiz, the creator of the webseries and movie.

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Well, thankfully we got Land of the Dead over and done with, and we’re on the lesser seen, more old-school Romero zombie movies. Tonight, it’s low-budget ‘found footage’ shakeycam fest – DIARY OF THE DEAD. More of a prequel-ish kinda affair, it deals with the first few days of the zombie apocalypse, at the ‘same time’ as Night of the Living Dead, all filmed on camcorders by folk who are too stubborn to turn the damn things off and run away.

Diary of the Dead

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Right, we’ve done the classic trilogy, now it’s just down to me to finish off the dregs of the Romero Zombie Saga. Let’s just be fairly quiet and not complain too much…

Land of the Dead

As you can probably tell from the EXCITED look on my face, this isn’t my favourite in the series. But, y’know, my loyal reading audience demands I endure such shittery for their entertainment, so here goes…

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Right then, we’ve done Night of the Living Dead, we’ve done Dawn of the Dead, we’ve taken a break for a modern zombie classic, now we have to start the inevitable decline in quality as we venture further into the realms of George A Romero’s zombie saga… Tonight, it’s Day of the Dead.
Day of the Dead
This edition being the fancypants 25th anniversary Blu-ray with a fancy comic, multiple box covers, a booklet by my random film bloke and a POSTER! (more…)

So, before my Movie Night feature starts on it’s downward quality trajectory of Romero zombie films, after last time’s classic Dawn of the Dead, I thought I’d get a quickie post in about a new modern zombie classic, The Battery, released on DVD in the UK today (or yesterday, or 22nd July 2014, depending on when you read this).

The Battery
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So just for the sake of something to do while the missus ignores me, I thought I might start another Movie Night Marathon type thing. Something that I’m not normally allowed to watch, especially after I’ve had cheese for supper. So here goes…

Night of the Living Dead

Braaaaaains!

George A. Romero’s NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD

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Time for an awesome book review again, folks. This week it’s SHOUTYKID – How Harry Riddles Made a MEGA-amazing Zombie Movie by Simon Mayle, due for release on 5th of June.

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Told via the medium of emails, letters and internet forum posts, and accompanied by cute cartoons by Nikalas Catlow, this book follows the adventures of Harry Riddles, a 10-year old boy trying to solve his family’s financial problems during the recession by creating a smash hit zombie movie.

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