Entry 4: What are Your Favorite Zombie Flix?
This is good to know...
Hey party people! Time is of the essence so I'll get right to it...
In an effort to ramp up my journey back into horror, and in honor of the holiday season, I am putting together a 'Super Zombie Fest' for the month of December. A little shout out to ROTLD and the world's greatest zombies! I am also working on a 'Super Kick Ass Logo' for my 'Super Zombie Fest' 'cause, "I'm really super!" (Don't recall if it was David Hess or Fred Lincoln who said it but that's a favorite line from "Last House on the Left").
So, I am looking for more recommendations, and the only criteria is that they be zombie flix (Personally I include Frankenstein in this category for what it's worth). I am shooting for 12-15 flix and there are several already in place, as follows:
"Night of the Living Dead" (1968)
"Dawn of the Dead" (1978)
"Zombi 2" (1979)
"Day of the Dead" (1985)
"Return of the Living Dead" (1985)
"Return of the Living Dead 2" (1988)
"Return of the Living Dead 3" (1993)
"Zombie Strippers" (2008)
I figure I can shoot for 6 more flix. Some possible candidates for the remaining slots include "Zombie Diaries" (2006), Tom Savini's remake of "NOTLD" (1999), the 1932 film "White Zombie", "Hard Rock Zombies" (1984), "Zombies, Zombies, Zombies" (2007), and the 2004 remake of "DnOTD", to name a few. I am happy to add these or bump them in lieu of others, if you have suggestions. Hint hint. Nudge nudge.
So Let's see, the last time I posted the little man was making diaper art and I was in my closet peeing in my shoes for some reason or another. We are definitely a work in progress.
I finally caught "Feast II: Sloppy Seconds" and basically am glad I got that out of the way. To be fair I was watching this with one other person and am willing to bet it takes on a new life in a group setting, and the film is not bad if you ignore the bad parts. Fortunately, there is plenty of good. For starters we have more blood and gore, a very good thing. We have the creatures attacking during the day, another good thing, in spite of the obvious 'rubber man running down the road' and the 'How to disembowel a little person with giant rubber fingers' thread. Oh, and just about every scene with 'Thunder' and 'Lightning' is a riot. All kinds of fun stuff that bring a smile to your face.
These were all pluses, but the shining moment(s) were so deep in the film I would have missed them had I not known they were coming (thanks BGH crew!!!). Before I give props to that most wonderful part of the film, I need to move a couple of things out of the way. First, the seriously bizarre 'it rubs the cake on it's nipples', then, 'it eats the cake' dream sequence...is seriously bizarre. Disturbing even. Not like "Saló" or "Men Behind the Sun" disturbing but more like "Forbidden Zone" disturbing.
I will say, this was not as disturbing for me as the flying baby was. I mean I get it. I think it's great that they are not pulling punches and totally see the humor in the scene, but it was a lot like watching a swift kick to the nuts - appreciated in context but a simple suggestion would suffice people. Thus, I was effectively 'blue-balled' by the fact that they did not split Greg from top-to-tip once he got back on the roof. I guess if your last name is Gulager, and you're making a "Feast" film, you can do what you want ;-).
And then, of course, there is the money shot. Don't get me wrong, 'cause I don't mind...but there is a time and place for these things, and this is supposed to be a family friendly movie! Right? Here's the deal, when I haven't seen 'ner-nada-nuddah' piece of a part of any kind of sweater meat...in either film(!), AND we have quite literally had our fill of creature-cock(!!)...then you, Sir(s), are DELINQUENT!. Seriously dude. Honestly, were it not for Tat Girl and Tit Girl, and the fact that I knew they were coming, I would have pulled the plug.
Ahhhh, the time-honored practice of topless construction...
As it now stands, I have re-visited "Suspiria", and while the flame was not completely re-kindled it will be soon. I have seen "Feast" which is a new favorite, "Feast II" which has yummy suicide girls, and "Untraceable" which was not good. At this point, the doctor says I have a fever...and the only thing that will cure it...is...'Superzombie Fest'. It's gonna be super.
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