Dying Breed (REVIEW)

There is often a disconnect between horror fans and non-fans: a gulf in understanding that prevents rational discourse about the value of the horror genre. Ask around enough, and the one thing you'll hear most often is that non-fans have a real hard time getting past the carnage of a horror film to really appreciate the finer points of what makes the genre so popular. The more modern trend in horror to go bigger, badder, and bloodier, has only served to deepen that divide.

Night of the Drunken Zombie

My illegitimate brother Bryan from DrunkenZombie.com and his crew of merry drunkards dives into the Romero oeuvre as they look at the ENTIRE zombie cannon!

Also, they asked me to chime in with thoughts on "Dawn of the Dead"! So stand back folks, we are officially crossing the streams.

(Bryan, I don't have any money to loan ya, but you're welcome to the couch. Brothers are one thing, but you're on your own for beer!)

Share the hetero man-love!


I'm sorry if I don't post anything for the next few days, as I'll be too busy engaging in car chases, watching people stumble down the stairs after I throw a brick at them, and taking my virtual lady on dates to the pool hall and bar in the wonderous world of Grand Theft Auto IV.

Horror Headlines 4/30/08

The German poster for Mandy Lane is just more proof that this film should go theatrical, now. Will we ever see this one on the big screen? I guess only time will tell.

Platinum Dunes has an official site, and it's part of Bloody-Disgusting.com. Platinum Dunes is the company behind a slate of recent remakes, from "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" to "Friday the 13th". Also, possible conflict of interest there? Um... yes.

June 3rd will see a Blu-Ray release of "Cloverfield" by Paramount Home Entertainment. Gotta love a big blockbuster film shot on a camcorder getting a hi-def release. It's a weird and wonderful world we live in people.

After winning a few BAFTA Cymru Awards, Julian Richards ("The Last Horror Movie") latest film "Summer Scars" has been snatched up for distro in the US by TLA films. The film, from the synopsis, sort of sounds like a mix between "Stand By Me" and "The Hitcher". "The Last Horror Movie" was a great little indie flick by way of "Man Bites Dog" so I'm definitely looking forward to what Richards has up his sleeve next.

In Real People News: 

So if you're going to sniff gas, an admittedly bad decision to begin with, is it too much to ask that you not try and heat it up with a lighter?. It might just be me, but something seems off about that equation. The kid ended up with burns on 45% of his body.

On this day in history: 

1993: During a quarterfinals match in Hamburg, deranged tennis fan Gunter Parche sneaks up on Monica Seles and stabs her in the back with a boning knife. Parche was just paving the way for Steffi Graf, whom he was actively stalking, to take the top ranking from Seles. His plan succeeds.

Crystal Castles

I found out about Crystal Castles completely by accident. I saw the band's name on the front page of the all music guide the other day and it reminded me of the trackball-controlled "pac-man as a magical bear" arcade game of the same name that I loved when I was a kid.

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