Film Review: Rise of the Zombies (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Survivors of a zombie plague escape their island refuge (Alcatraz) when it’s overrun, risking the outside world to find a scientist who is rumored to have found a cure for the disease. REVIEW: If you’re going to San Francisco, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair…because, according to the Syfy channel’s original movie, “Rise of the Zombies”, California is overrun with the living dead. The combination of sun and rotting flesh is … Continue reading

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Film Review: Zombie Ed (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Loser Ed has a lame job, a crappy apartment and no hope of a girlfriend. None of this mattered to Ed until he woke up one morning to find he had “gone zombie”. Being a human loser is bad, but is being a Zombie worse? How does Ed become the Zombie he was always meant to be? REVIEW: Just when you think you’ve seen it all, a movie comes along like nothing you have … Continue reading

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Early Clip of ‘World War Z’ Surfaces

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A brief clip surfaced today for the supposed zombie epic, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War. With all the controversy surrounding this big-budget Brad Pitt starring film, I’m anxious to see how it’s going to pull itself out of the PR quagmire it got itself in earlier this year with reports of massive re-shoots, on-set accidents, and overall bad luck that seems to be surrounding this film based on the novel … Continue reading

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Film Review: Cockneys vs Zombies (2012)

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   SYNOPSIS: When a viral zombie outbreak is unleashed in east London, a colorful group of cockneys decide to wage war against the undead. REVIEW: “Aw fokin’ ell yea!” pretty much sums up the movie going experience while watching Cockneys vs. Zombies. Director Matthias Hoene’s first feature length debut was a smash hit at its Canadian premiere last night. The film is a typical “zomedy”—a term coined by Hoene, in that it is as full … Continue reading

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Book Review: Zombie Movies – The Ultimate Guide – Author Glenn Kay

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ZOMBIE MOVIES: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE (PAPERBACK) by Glenn Kay Forward by Stuart Gordon Published by Chicago Review Press; Second Edition Publication Date: 2008, 2012 Format:B&W / some color – 432 pages Price: $24.95 Glenn Kay sure loves his zombies! You would have to, to dedicate so much time to reviewing, categorizing and explaining the hugely wide gamut of titles on the market and past broadcasts. We start as early as the 30’s and work our way … Continue reading

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Zombie Public Service Announcement

“The Undeading” Zombies use CPR to save a woman going into cardiac arrest. This is from the Heart  & Stroke Foundation of Canada

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Film Review: Operation Nazi Zombies (2003)

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SYNOPSIS: An elite Special Forces unit, the likes of which “has never been formed in these Unites States”, is sent to a classified destination to clean up a biological problem resulting from classified U.S. experiments regarding awakening the dead. REVIEW: Written and directed by David B. Stewart III Starring: Thomas Reilly, Ellisa Mullen, Christopher Connolly Best example of botching a risk assessment: Head military dude: “Not all the specimens were contained…” Other military dude: “How … Continue reading

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Value of Jade now available through Amazon!

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Value of Jade, the sequel to Mace of the Apocalypse, is now available through Amazon for the low introductory price of $0.99. The world has been decimated by a powerful toxin that kills and then reanimates the dead. A small pocket of survivors struggle to create a safe zone in Kansas, knowing that time is running out. Sarah Thompson, one of their members, is having visions. What she sees terrifies her. Something is coming. Something … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dead Tropics – Author Sue Edge

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DEAD TROPICS By Sue Edge Permuted Press Finding originality in the zombie fiction genre is becoming quite a difficult task, but Permuted Press continue to find authors who are able to take a very hackneyed concept (the dead returning to life to feast on/massacre/infect the living) and create some very compelling stories.One such story is DEAD TROPICS by Sue Edge, which takes a look at the usual survival tropes through the eyes of a mother … Continue reading

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2015)

SYNOPSIS: Jane Austen’s classic tale of the tangled relationships between lovers from different social classes in 19th century England is faced with a new challenge — an army of undead zombies.

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Film Review: Toxic Zombies (1980)

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SYNOPSIS: After drug crops are sprayed with a chemical by a passing airplane, the growers of the crop are poisoned by the chemical and turn into zombie-like mutants. REVIEW: It is amazing to me how much the events of the last few months have changed how I look at zombie movies. Take Toxic Zombies (otherwise known as Bloodeaters) for instance. This was not a great zombie movie. Heck, it wasn’t even an okay zombie movie. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Ninja Zombies (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: What do you get when you combine the deadly ninja with the horrific zombie? Amazing action sequences, suspense and scares, gore, violence and plenty of laughs! On the surface, Ninja Zombies is an action-comedy-horror film, or a zom-com with martial arts. At it’s core, however, it’s a film about friendship, growing up, and accepting responsibilities that you never wanted. REVIEW: When you sit down to watch “Ninja Zombies” (not to be confused with Ninjas … Continue reading

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Film Review: Zombies Vs. Strippers (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: The Tough Titty is a strip club that’s seen better days. But tonight it’s gonna see a whole lot worse. Spider has been losing money on his business for years. Now it’s finally getting the traffic he’s always wanted… unfortunately, most of his patrons are undead. With a sudden outbreak of the zombie virus, Vanilla, Bambi, Sugar Hills deal with the disaster the way only a stripper can. Blood braziers go flying, in this … Continue reading

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Film Review: Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)

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SYNOPSIS: Alice awakes in Raccoon City, only to find it has become infested with zombies and monsters. With the help of Jill Valentine and Carlos Olivera, Alice must find a way out of the city before it is destroyed by a nuclear missile. REVIEW: For me, “Resident Evil: Apocalypse” is a great follow up. The film leaves off right where the last one film ended (“Resident Evil (2002)”)(about 13 hours after) taking the universe of Resident … Continue reading

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Book Review: Pavlov’s Dog’s – Authors D.L. Snell | Thomas Brannan

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Pavlov’s Dogs Authors D.L. Snell and Thomas Brannan Permuted Press Werewolves! Zombies! Armageddon! Now there’s a good tagline. This is a wonderfully engrossing and satisfying book which has all the hallmarks of a classic horror novel, whilst mixing two beloved beasts in one tale. Despite its title, it’s not about physiologist Ivan Pavlov and his investigations into the gastric workings of dogs, which is probably a good thing. This is a dark and action-packed story … Continue reading

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Book Review: Zombie Apocalypse Preparation – Authors David Houchins | Scot Thomas

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Zombie Apocalypse Preparation: How to Survive in an Undead World and Have Fun Doing It! Authors: David Houchins and Scot Thomas Permuted Press Oh yes, thank you very much indeed, David and Scot, for putting this delightful thing out there. “Zombie Apocalypse Preparation: How to Survive in an Undead World and Have Fun Doing It!” is a wonderfully entertaining, funny and observant book which does exactly what it says in the title, albeit with a … Continue reading

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Rock and Shock Recap!

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What do you call a three day weekend chock full of music, madness and mayhem all devoted to the undying spirit of HORROR? Rock and Shock, that’s what! Indeed, promoter Massconcerts and the city of Worcester did a great job as always hosting this annual event, this year presented at the city’s DCU and Palladium venues. Between all of the bands playing the Palladium’s two stages, the epic horror convention at the DCU Center and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Humans Versus Zombies (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Based on the “Live Action Role-Playing” game of the same name. Students on summer break are exposed to a deadly virus that is spread rapidly through direct human contact. The infected become enslaved by the invading “swarm” intelligence and driven by an insatiable appetite to consume human flesh. Returning home, the students spread the infection to their fellow classmates and other unsuspecting townspeople. One by one, more students fall victim to the plague,triggering an … Continue reading

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A Dummies Guide to Zombies! Part 1

“When there’s no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth.” Zombies are linked to the basics of human nature, they play upon our fears of infectious disease, death and turn our switches on to the need to survive. They are the walking dead, following their basic instincts, which is to feed. They are de-evolution at it’s finest and most of the time no one knows how the infection spread but it spread … Continue reading

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My Journey to The Beyond: A Fan’s Discovery of Fulci’s Classic

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Released in 1981, The Beyond, directed by Lucio Fulci, has long been considered the Italian filmmaker’s masterpiece of gore.  It has amassed a horde of devoted fans throughout the years, including Quentin Tarantino, who would praise and re-release the film.  At this point I can already hear you shouting at me through the paper, “Wait, we know all this already!  So what?”   Well, believe it or not there are horror fans out there who may … Continue reading

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Covens, curses and gore on the latest “Midnight Hour”

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Fans of retro comic book horror will be happy to hear that the cult TV series, “Lee Martin’s The Midnight Hour,” is currently preparing an all-new tale of mayhem for its fans. Principal photography has wrapped on the show’s latest fourth-season outing, aptly titled “Flesh Eaters of Candlemas Eve.” As its name suggests, there are witchcraft and zombie elements to this entry, which will air throughout June of 2012. Darwin Spaysky, who can be seen … Continue reading

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