Category Archives: Zombiedy
We filmed for 9 hours yesterday and got the first episode of “When the Lights Go Out” filmed! It was a super long day and it was super cold but it was AMAZING. My cast and crew are simply the best! Here’s a few pics of behind the scenes and an unedited video.
Since I didn’t have time yesterday, I’m watching something today and will post it late tonight or tomorrow morning. Yay, Happy Monday, y’all!
Die You Zombie Bastards is quite possibly the best movie ever made. No, really!…Well, okay, not really but it’s the best “worst movie that took 5 years to make” ever made. As far as cult flicks go, this one is aces. It pretty much has it all and then more. In fact, the last scene consists of random people and things just popping up out of nowhere: disobedient dogmen, giant robots, a superhero’s sidekick, giant bugs and possibly even a gorilla! WOW.
So what’s the plot? (Seriously, after those screenshots do you really care??) A lovable serial killer’s wife gets kidnapped by a guy named Nefarious who is intent on turning the world into zombies. He’s already kidnapped a set of triplets and turned them into zombie sex slaves (see Image 1) and he’s decided that Violet (the wife) will be his. Muhahahahhaaaaa!!!! So the serial killers sets off on a quest to save Violet…a quest that involves a game of Operation, a puff of blue smoke, a cheese monster and a suit of skin. Not following? Don’t worry, it’s not really important.
OH WAIT!!!! Did I mention that rockabilly legend Hasil Adkins is in this??? Never heard of him? Neither had I! But he rocks, I can tell you that much. I highly recommend you check his Wiki page to learn more (he has a whole album dedicated to chickens!!!)
Today’s He Said/She Said is all about the stripping zombie! So which of us loved it and which of us hated it? Check it out under the He Said/She Said tab to find out!
Suburban Zombie or The Decay of the Mind came to me via a commenter named Evan Jones. It’s a one minute zombie film (that alone got me – can one even DO a zombie film that’s any kind of decent in one minute?? Has Romero been wasting our time all these years with needless filler? Can someone out there in the intranets turn all of Romero’s films into one minute versions for my amusement??) with a twist.
The film opens with a guy sitting in a shed watching t.v.
Suddenly, his t.v. goes on the fritz (horror of horrors!!) and dude gets pissed. Seriously he goes all Hulk and smashes the t.v. Then he goes outside into the sun (which he obviously hasn’t seen in awhile since he tries to block it with his arms – “Arggghhhh! Sunlight!!” and we have a moment of “Wait is he zombie or vampire?”). Next, two mysterious figures in black appear (creepy!) and point to the shed indicating that he should go back inside. So he does and watches his broken t.v. Oooohhhh, get it??
I liked this for the social commentary it made about the mind numbingness of society. Seriously, these Kardashians and guidos I keep hearing about frighten me more than the upcoming zombie apocalypse. Our need to be entertained and our seeming unending quest for “15 minutes” is going to be our downfall. In my IMHO. And it likely will be via a zombie apocalypse – zombies have been the metaphor for our societal fears ever since Romero appeared on the scene.
So check it out, it’s just a minute!
Mutant Zombie Vampires from the Hood may be my new favorite movie, no lie. Here’s how the movie watching went down.
Me to Roomie #1: Hey, mind if I watch a movie in here?
Roomie #1: Sure, go ahead.
10 minutes later
Roomie #1: What exactly are we watching again??
Me: Mutant Zombie Vampires from the Hood!
15 minutes later
Roomie #1: Why is Mr. Miyagi in this??
15 minutes later
Roomie #2 enters the house, home from work: Hey, what’re you watching?
10 minutes later
Roomie #2 spits out beer he’s laughing so hard.
End of the movie
Roomie #3 is home now. Roomie #2 to Roomie #3: Dude, you only saw the last 15 minutes!! This movie is epic!! We have to start it over from the beginning!!!
Yeah, it’s that awesome. So here’s the lowdown.
Cop (C. Thomas Howell, hell yeah) and Cop #2 enter a warehouse where a black gang and an Asian gang are about to have a full out war over drugs. Asian gang kidnapped the token girl of the black gang and are trading her back to the black gang for drugs except whoops, the black gang brought sugar instead of coke . Just as the bullets start to fly, what should appear but a……SOLAR FLARE! Everyone, I repeat, everyone in the warehouse is knocked out by the solar flare and when they awaken things aren’t quite what they were before.
Our gang(s) emerge into a newly transformed world (oh the power of solar flares!) to find vampire(?) zombie(?) mutants. Things start to quickly go downhill. First Cop #2 gets eaten, then a gang member gets killed. One gang member keeps running around yelling about Nosferatu to anyone who will listen. After about 20 minutes, they realize it’s not vampires though, it’s zombies. The gangs join together to fight their way through the monstrous horde of zombies (who for the record aren’t just chomping down on people but are also screwing each other and raping live people). They also meet up with the aforementioned Mr. Miyagi who is quite possibly this movie’s BEST character. He drinks constantly, he shoots, he dispenses advice in the form of one liners…..*sighs*….he’s so groovy. Next the gang runs into a polite, yet heavily armed group of people who capture them who are (get this) VAMPIRES!! Totes! There’s more eating of a “oh dear god, they really went there, why are these damn vampire zombies so horny?” kind and then finally our heroes end up at the house of one super smart dude with one super smart daughter (a doctor) who think they might be able to find a cure. But do they????
A few of my favorite things:
“I’ve had it with these motherfuckin’ zombies in my motherfuckin’ hood!” Thank you SLJ wannabe, thank you.
Super smart dude and super smart daughter are creepily close, like, she’s sitting in his lap at the age of 25′ish, close…..
Epic sex scene (living people not zombie/vampire/mutants) where super smart daughter wears a doctor coat (FOR THIS SCENE ONLY!! Immediately after when she is back to her doctoring duties, the white coat is GONE, people) and fabulous porno music plays in the background.
Super smart daughter is apparently aroused by zombie violence.
Okay, I have to admit some bias with this review. Dance of the Dead (Ghost House Underground)was filmed in Atlanta when I lived there and I worked with a couple of people that are in it (back in my long ago acting days). Regardless, it is hands down one of my favorite zombiedies of all time.
The plot is simple. A high school prom goes horribly wrong when the dead start rising due to toxic waste from the nearby nuclear power plant. The end result is funny and gory, one of my favorite combinations. The central cast of characters is a group of teens who for various reason are either not going to prom or just haven’t arrived yet. They band together when the zombies start attacking and are pretty much the breakfast club of zombie fighters.
You’ve got the cheerleader, the sci-fi group, the wild redneck rebel, the vice-president of the class, a group of rockers and the pizza delivery guy. Add in a half-crazed coach who’s ex-military and you’ve got a recipe for laughter. Together they manage to make their way to the school in hopes of saving their classmates – but do they make it in time????
Hilarious highlights include:
Said half-crazed ex-military coach gets explosives off of Craigslist just in case of emergencies.
Said rockers aren’t even aware of the zombie attacks for the first quarter of the film or more because they’re so stoned.
These zombies LOVE music. It’s the only thing that stops them dead in their tracks.
Now do yourself a favor and go watch “Dance of the Dead”!