Entries from July 2010 ↓

The Official Zombie Handbook for the UK

The Official Zombie Handbook for the UK, the long-anticipated survival manual is now available at both Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk, and it’s a great addition to any zombiephile’s collection, regardless of where you live. First, the author, Sean Page, addresses the controversy over the various types zombies within the horror genre, and defines a zombie as “a dead body that has [...]

Triangle Update

Not a lot of pages this week. On the plus side, I have been refining my outline and getting rid of plot holes. I figured out whodunit and whytheydunit. The outline for Act III still needs work though...

Grace



I really need to start exercising better judgment when it comes to obscure horror films. I’m always getting sucked in by a cool title or flashy poster. Grace is a perfect example. A while back, Roger Ebert tweeted about the creepiness of the one sheet and that’s all it took. Here’s how the imdb describes the plot:

After losing her unborn child, Madeline Matheson insists on carrying the baby to term. Following the delivery, the child miraculously returns to life with an appetite for human blood. Madeline is faced with a mother's ultimate decision.

Now that doesn’t sound half bad, but it’s not quite the film we end up seeing. Grace could have been a great black comedy in the right hands. Instead, we get a weird horror film that doesn't even attempt to explain itself. I have no idea what writer/director Paul Solet was trying to say — other than being fascinated with breast feeding. The production values are fine and the acting is solid for the most part. There’s a how-deep-does-this-rabbit-hole-go quality that compelled me to see it through to the end, but this was a trip that I should have avoided.

Episode #109 of “Library of the Living Dead” – “Letters From The Dead” – (Part 3)

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Hey Ho Good Librarians, here's part three of the Mark M. Johnson compiled/edited "Letters From The Dead". I hope you enjoy the show. Here's what you get for free: 0:00 - Intro 0:07 - "DFTR" by HIM 6:33 - Letter 15 - J.R. Rodriguez 15:24 - Letter 16 - Jason Colavito 21:29 - "DFTR" by Jerry Chapman 27:23 - Letter 17 - Matt Nord 30:00 - Letter 18 - Thomas Aieleo 33:40 - "DFTR" by LA Guns 38:32 - Letter 19 - Amy LaZerte 41:45 - Letter 20 - Bill Ward 46:01 - "DFTR" by Pierce the Veil Undead love to you all, Doc Link to podcast: www.dr-pus.podomatic.com Link to website: www.thelibraryofthelivingdead.com Letters read by Tonia Brown and Dr. Pus.

Episode #109 of “Library of the Living Dead” – “Letters From The Dead” – (Part 3)

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Hey Ho Good Librarians, here's part three of the Mark M. Johnson compiled/edited "Letters From The Dead". I hope you enjoy the show. Here's what you get for free: 0:00 - Intro 0:07 - "DFTR" by HIM 6:33 - Letter 15 - J.R. Rodriguez 15:24 - Letter 16 - Jason Colavito 21:29 - "DFTR" by Jerry Chapman 27:23 - Letter 17 - Matt Nord 30:00 - Letter 18 - Thomas Aieleo 33:40 - "DFTR" by LA Guns 38:32 - Letter 19 - Amy LaZerte 41:45 - Letter 20 - Bill Ward 46:01 - "DFTR" by Pierce the Veil Undead love to you all, Doc Link to podcast: www.dr-pus.podomatic.com Link to website: www.thelibraryofthelivingdead.com Letters read by Tonia Brown and Dr. Pus.

Midnight Corey 11

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This one's coming out a day late this week.

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I talk about Robert R. Best's newest book Ashton Memorial, the second in his zombie trilogy. I review a zombie music video for the song "Lose Control" by keep you honest, the newly-released movie Kaiji: The Ultimate Gambler (2009), and The Walking Dead (1936).

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Original Music: a cover of "Big Rock Candy Mountain"

Other music: The Burt Bacharak Fight Club

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Jul 31, Why I Liked Rob Zombie’s Halloween II

Im a Rob Zombie fan, but I did not see his Halloween II (2009) in theaters due to abysmal word of mouth. After renting it this past January and finding

Three Sneak Peeks at Sunday’s “True Blood” Episode

Check out three new clips for Sunday, August 1st’s True Blood episode! And remember, True Blood airs at 9 PM on HBO!

awesome movie poster friday – the HOUSE edition, part one!

3D CROTCH!

Sorry, it had to be said. You'll see why.

Anyway, there's so much House-y goodness that the theme simply cannot be contained in one mere Awesome Movie Poster Friday. Stay tuned next week for more!

Meanwhile, this poster for House of the Devil:


...always strikes me as the love child of this poster for The Boogeyman:


...and this poster for The Unseen:


Onward!





















Closing Down my Profile, Aug 1st.

ALERT: I will be closing down my myspace profile on August 1st. I want to thank all friends and followers for joining in the fun here on myspace while it lasted. I continue to write horr...

Suckerpunch



Okay, time for some fanboy true confessions. While I enjoyed Zack Snyder's Dawn of the Dead, I've been completely unable to sit through the likes of Watchmen and 300. Believe me, I've tried. They're great-looking films, but right around the halfway mark, my mind starts to wander... Does my printer have enough ink? How many pages did I procrastinate away today? Maybe the Knicks will make the playoffs this season — maybe I'm delusional...

I kinda feel the same way about this Suckerpunch trailer. Absolutely fantastic visuals. I mean, hot chicks, dragons *and* zeppelins! What's not to like? But has anyone seen... Story... Story? Anyone? Bueller?

Sure, there might be a great tale hiding deep, (deep, deep) underneath all the slo-mo shots, eye candy and epic trailer music, but what if there isn't? What if it's just more of the same?

INNER FANBOY

The trailer was designed to piqué our interests, Scream. Stop over-analyzing. Maybe Snyder just doesn't speak to you. As a matter of fact, why don't you tear up your fanboy card after this post, because you're no longer a member of our club. SNYDER ROOLZ!

Anyway...

They say you should always try to imagine the trailer for the your script: all the cool set pieces, visual gags, one-liners, etc. but don't forget about its heart.

Suckerpunch



Okay, time for some fanboy true confessions. While I enjoyed Zack Snyder's Dawn of the Dead, I've been completely unable to sit through the likes of Watchmen and 300. Believe me, I've tried. They're great-looking films, but right around the halfway mark, my mind starts to wander... Does my printer have enough ink? How many pages did I procrastinate away today? Maybe the Knicks will make the playoffs this season — maybe I'm delusional...

I kinda feel the same way about this Suckerpunch trailer. Absolutely fantastic visuals. I mean, hot chicks, dragons *and* zeppelins! What's not to like? But has anyone seen... Story... Story? Anyone? Bueller?

Sure, there might be a great tale hiding deep, (deep, deep) underneath all the slo-mo shots, eye candy and epic trailer music, but what if there isn't? What if it's just more of the same?

INNER FANBOY

The trailer was designed to piqué our interests, Scream. Stop over-analyzing. Maybe Snyder just doesn't speak to you. As a matter of fact, why don't you tear up your fanboy card after this post, because you're no longer a member of our club. SNYDER ROOLZ!

Anyway...

They say you should always try to imagine the trailer for the your script: all the cool set pieces, visual gags, one-liners, etc. but don't forget about its heart.

Team Argento Vs. Team Fulci Tees Available!

Forget Team Edward and Team Jacob from Twatlight, because we are much more interested in authentic cinematic rivalry from days of yore between Italian horror maestros Lucio Fulci and Dario Argento! The pair was at the top of their creative games in the early ‘70s to mid ‘80s and both gentlemen followed somewhat similar career [...]

Interview with Author Scott Thomas

Scott Thomas is the author of the short story collections Midnight in New England, The Ghosts in the Garden (review) and his newly released Quill and Candle anthology. His supernatural tales are sophisticated spookfests that are usually based in rustic locales that add to their creepy charm. I was delighted to interview Mr. Thomas to [...]

Offerings (1989)

Review by Sarah “Fatally Yours” Jahier Good god…what the hell did I just watch? This bottom of the barrel offering (sorry, couldn’t resist) is an atrocious mix of awful characters, bad acting, threadbare story and weak kills. However, it is also (unintentionally?) hilarious, with characters who are trying to play Valley Girls over their twangy [...]