Posts Tagged ‘zombies’

News: “World War Z” delivers the first trailer

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While I really enjoyed the book, it’s format left me doubting the wisdom of trying to adapt World War Z to the big screen. And by all accounts, the production has had its share of setbacks, including key members of the crew leaving, rewrites, and re-shoots – ultimately resulting in the release being pushed from December […]

Book Review: “The Cold Beneath” by Tonia Brown

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Disgraced biomechanic Phillip Syntax has been forced into obscurity by his beloved mentor and betrayed by his lover. Having lived in a long, self-imposed seclusion, Syntax is visited by a legendary soldier, who offers Syntax a chance to restore his name by accompanying him on an unprecedented journey-by-air to claim the North Pole.

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: Shock Waves (1977)

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Vacationing teenagers get stranded on a remote island where a reclusive Nazi (Peter Cushing) has been bringing soldiers back to life. Yes, that’s right — Nazi zombies. And not just Nazi zombies. Underwater Nazi zombies. Ding ding ding! We have a winner!

Series: Top 5 of the Past 25, #4 — Zombie Movies

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So, I’ve lived on Planet Horror for quite some time now, and it’s safe to say I’ve been around the block a few times (you can take that however you like; chances are, you’re right).  Existing in this world can be a beautifully obscene thing, but you learn quickly that adoption into the fold comes […]

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