Posts Tagged ‘tom savini’

Series: Kill of the Week! #5 — Choke on ‘Em!

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Sometimes, the joy of a great on-screen death comes from the gory details of the kill itself; that’s what we’re here to celebrate. There’s something so satisfying, though, about seeing a total douchelord bite the big one. With that, I give you Captain Rhodes.

Film Review: Dawn of the Dead (1978)

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Ten years after putting zombies in vogue with Night of the Living Dead, George Romero did it again, and with the same success. Never content to make a zombie movie that is just a zombie movie, Romero infuses Dawn with a statement on the soul-numbing effects of crass commercialism. It’s excellent fodder for college essays, […]

Film Review: Creepshow 2 (1987)

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It’s not nearly as good as its predecessor, but I like two out of the three tales featured in Creepshow 2. The first story, “Old Chief Wood’nhead”, is about a wooden Indian statue that comes alive to avenge the murder of a kindly old couple played by George Kennedy and Dorothy Lamour. Kennedy and Lamour […]

Film Review: Martin (1978)

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Everyone associates George Romero with his zombie flicks, but if you ask the director, he’ll say the dark character study Martin is his favorite work. Martin is a young man (John Amplas) who believes he must drink blood in order to live. Early in the movie, Martin moves in with his cousin (Lincoln Maazel), a […]

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