Posts Tagged ‘zombie’

Ezra’s Spooktober 2014

Posted 29 Oct 2014 — by Ezra Stead
Category Essay, Film Reviews, Movies I Didn't Get, Movies I Got

By Ezra Stead

Candyman is one of the all-time great horror films, partly because of its unique atmosphere. If I had to pick a favorite month, it would most likely be October. The weather is perfect and I have all the excuse I need to watch practically nothing but horror movies for a month. This year I watched or revisited 25 films of varying quality, and I’m passing along the recommendations to you. I’ve broken them down into three basic categories, with a fourth “Other” category for those that don’t fit any of the big three. The Undead includes zombies, vampires, Frankensteins, and of course the immortal curse of the Candyman; Mutants & Monsters covers genetic freaks, giant animals and other Things That Should Not Be; Werewolves is pretty self-explanatory. All films are ranked from highest recommendation to lowest, ***** being the highest rating and * being the lowest. Happy viewing!  Read More

28 Days Later … – Breathing Life Back Into The Zombie Picture

Posted 30 Jun 2011 — by contributor
Category Film Reviews, Movies I Got

By Scott Martin

28 Days Later, UK, 2002

Directed by Danny Boyle

28 Days Later is definitely a must-see for any horror film fan.First things first: this isn’t a zombie movie. It’s a movie about people who become infected with a virus, and they look and act like zombies. Why isn’t it a zombie movie? Because, for the most part, that’s too silly for such a deadly serious story. Danny Boyle’s take on the zombie/post-apocalyptic genre proves to be the best of its kind, and it doesn’t have time for such fruitless entertainment. It’s here to thrill and make our hearts race, and break from time to time, and it does, probably because it’s not a zombie movie. Those have a tendency to not be that scary, but being infected and essentially made into an animalistic killing machine? That’s something to worry about for two hours, and, while this isn’t a zombie movie, it certainly provided a template for far too many to follow. With its fast-as-lightening “undead” and rapid camera movements, this film inspired the kick-ass fast zombies of Zack Snyder’s underrated masterpiece Dawn of the Dead (2004). Read More