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Godzilla’s Surprise!

Happy 6th Annual International Read A Comic Book Naked Day! I’m betting at least a few of you forgot what day it is. You were going to go home tonight and get hassled by your significant other for being a total dirtbag and forgetting to bring some comics home. That’s why we’re here, friend. [...]

Zombie Squad – Apocalypse Relief Through Disaster Preparedness

While many teams have formed for the purpose of fighting the undead, ZNN holds a special place in its heart for those selfless and fearless groups who actually take to the streets and make a difference. Zombie Squad is such a team, a rare collective of preparedness minded persons who have joined together to educate the public about the importance of self reliance and disaster planning so that in the event of an undead onslaught, or the more common but no less deadly earthquake or tornado, the average citizen will be better able to see to the protection of themselves and their loved ones.

In addition to spreading the ghoul stomping gospel, ZS members plan food drives and other charitable events such as team days on Habitat for Humanity projects. A percentage of the proceeds from the Zombie Squad webstore even goes to support charities like the American Red Cross, Feed my People and the American Cancer Society. In their own words:

"[Zombie Squad's] goal is to educate the public about the importance
of personal preparedness and self reliance, to increase its readiness
to respond to disasters such as Earthquakes, Floods, Terrorism or Zombie
Outbreaks. We want to make sure you are prepared for any crisis situation
that might come along in your daily life which may include having your
face eaten by the formerly deceased."

Support Zombie Squad by donating time and resources if you happen to be in the Missouri or New Jersey area and can attend an upcoming events. If you can not attend an event, you can still show your support by becoming a dues paying member of Zombie quad and perhaps even picking up some cool ZS merch in the ZS Webstore.

If you want to learn more about Zombie Squad, you should visit the Zombie Squad website and listen to a behind the scenes interview with Zombie Squad members.

If you are interested in receiving updates from Zombie Squad, you can also join their google group or subscribe to their blog feed or e-newsletter.

Fantasporto ‘2007

Another edition of the Oporto International Film Festival (Festival Internacional de Filme Fantástico do Porto) - FANTASPORTO - is being held in Oporto, Portugal for its 27th year, on FEBRUARY 19 - MARCH 4.

The festival is divided into 8 sections regarding the characteristics and aim of the various films that it presents to its audience
  • Official Section - Competition for Fantasy Films - feature and short films (maximum 15 minutes length) and European Fantasy Film "Méliès d"Argent" Award
  • Directors Week - Competition for Feature Films (no thematic strings attached)
  • Orient Express Official Section (for asiatic feature films)
  • Panorama & Première/Films of the World (Non Competitive)
  • Love Connection (Non Competitive)
  • Anima-te (Animation Feature, Non Competitive)
  • Porto in Shorts (Non Competitive)
  • Retrospectives (Non Competitive)
This year it also features some musical features and not only the movies as it used to.

This festival is responsible for bringing recognition to talents such as:
  • David Cronenberg - "Shivers" (1981)
  • Brian de Palma - "Carrie" (1981)
  • John Carpenter - "Dark Star" (1981)
  • Ridley Scott - "Blade Runner" (1983)
  • Luc Besson - "Le Dernier Withbat" (1984)
  • Joel & Ethan Cohen - "Blood Simple" (1986)
  • Pedro Almodovar - "Matador" (1987)
  • Freddy Krugger - "Nightmare On Elm Street" (1987)
  • Stephen King - "Maximum Overdrive" (1988)
  • Peter Jackson - "Bad Taste" (1990)
  • Quentin Tarantino - "Reservoir Dogs" (1993)
  • Guillermo Del Toro - "Cronos" (1994)
  • Danny Boyle - "Shallow Grave" (1995)
  • David Fincher - "Seven" / "Alien 3 " (1996)
  • Takashi Miike - "Fudoh - The New Generations" (1998)
  • Vincenzo Natali - "Cube" (1999)
  • Bill Plympton - "I Married a Strange Person" (1999)
  • Ben Hopkins - "The Nine Lives of Thomas Katz" (2000)
  • Pitof - "Vidocq" (2001)
  • Eli Roth - "Cabin Fever" (2004)
  • Rob Zombie - "House of 1000 Corpses" (2004)
  • Chan Wook Park - with "Oldboy" (2005)
  • Anders Banke - "Frostbitten" (2006)
  • Eric Khoo - "Be With Me" (2006)

It also brought to my attention masterpieces like:
"A Tale Of Two Sisters"
(Janghwa, Hongryeon)

by Ji-woon Kim
"28 Days Later"
by Danny Boyle
"Room 36"
by Jim Groom
"Hypercube: Cube 2"
by Andrzej Sekula
"Ghost In The Shell 2"
(Inosensu: Kôkaku kidôtai)

by Mamoru Oshii
by Eli Roth
"3 Extremes"
(Saam Gaang Yi)

by Fruit Chan, Takashi Miike and Chan-Wook Park

You can see the festival's program and all other information in its »» Official Website««