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World War Z

New WWZ Poster

World War Z is an upcoming apocalyptic horror film directed by Marc Forster and written by Matthew Michael Carnahan. It is based on the novel of the same name by Max Brooks. Check out the new poster and the second trailer for the upcoming Zombie epic WWZ, below. If you haven’t read the novel WWZ by Max Brooks I suggest you do, as it is probably the greatest Zombie Fiction ever written (in my humble opinion of course). North American Release: 21 June 2013 (can’t F#$n wait!). Worldwide release dates here.

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When a nun broke her covenant with God to save the life of Aman, her unborn son, he was cursed for life. As an adult, Aman (Snipes) has killed those who have crossed him. But his curse brings his victims back to life, and as the undead, they pursue him endlessly for revenge. Forever suffering this curse, A man enlists Fabulos (Smith), a young gunman, to fight by his side against his undead victims.

I found myself wondering today, “Where in the hell is Wesley Snipes“? Don’t ask why. My brain shorts out sometimes. So I google’d him this morning and came up with this. A lackluster trailer for a Zombie Western featuring a very “Blade” like character. I was never really a big fan of snipes so I don’t think I will be rushing to see this one anytime soon (though Zombies always obsure my better judgement). Anyway check out the trailer below, it’s kinda meh, really. Gallowwalker. (more…)

Zombie Lake

Zombie Lake. 1981

In a small village, somewhere in France, German soldiers, killed and thrown into the lake by the Resistance during WW II, come back.
Director: Jean Rollin
Writers: Julián Esteban (story), Jesús Franco
Stars: Howard Vernon, Pierre-Marie Escourrou, Anouchka
Runtime: 90 min
Release Date:
13 May 1981 (France)
“God help us if they rise again!”
Zombie Lake (1981) on IMDb

Zombie Lake A.K.A “AquaZombieVampires From Physics Defying Lake/Pool vs. The Strange BuggedEyed Mayor in the Castle Down the Road”

……I cannot believe that I sat through this movie literally glued to the tube??!! But I was; and more so, I had to pee the entire time, and just could get up to head to the bathroom!!!!! The twist; the turns; the boobs, and the 70’s unshaven volleyball/basketball girlies only would sway me to give this flick a 9 outta 10, but it wasn’t that at all! I want to cling a glass with the editing team!! Their lack of compassion, heart, drive, and film education really put the film in a league of it’s own…. I mean lets face it, the cut-away’s, disappearing in an instant zombies in the lake, the pool walls and store bought aquarium plants really added some flare to the lake/pool scenes!! I couldn’t wrap my head around the zombies reaching up from the depths of the lake/pool when the teenieboppers were frolicking knee deep at the shore. I flunked high school physics, but my keen sense of this ain’t fucking rightness kicked into overdrive when the girls were swimming in about 10feet of crystal clear water at the very same time they were knee deep in what seemed to be the most disgusting lake I have every seen!!! (more…)

6 Awesome Zombies

Posted: February 19, 2013 by puremassacre in List, Zombie
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20130203-220759.jpgWho the hell doesn’t like zombies these days? It seems that zombies are the new black. Hell even my kids love em. I think what most people don’t realize is that your average garden variety zombie is nothing less than a decaying, undead, disease ridden cannibal intent upon one thing…..Feasting on your fucking flesh (or brains, depending on which films your into). They’re not all the rage, or “the in thing”, they are nothing more than dead, rotting ex humans spreading apocalyptic disease. Here is a gallery of six completely random, but cool, zombies.

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Mimesis

Mimesis. Another NOTLD film.

A group of horror fans find themselves unwilling participants in a nightmarish role playing game that pays homage to a classic horror film.
Director: Douglas Schulze
Writers: Douglas Schulze (story), Joshua Wagner (screenplay)
Stars: Allen Maldonado, Sid Haig, Lauren Mae Shafer
Taglines: Why watch a horror movie when you can live one
Release Date: 12 February 2013
Budget: $500,000
Mimesis (2011) on IMDb

I just stumbled across Mimesis: Night of the Living Dead this morning while surfing Youtube and thought I’d post it. The film is set for a February 12 DVD/Blu-Ray release, while a “sequel”, the unrealated Mimesis 2 is in the works, based on Nosferatu. Being a jaded zombie enthusiast, I am just fascinated by the constant re-imaginings and remakes of the mighty Romero classic, Night of the Living Dead. It seems every year or so a new (usually crappy) vision of NOTLD crops up from the dark corners of the interweb. From the horrible NOTLD 3D to the upcoming NOTLD: Resurrection (sigh), it seems that people will never tire of butchering the classic. Will Mimesis turn out to be another weak re-imagining or a fresh new take on a played out classic? Check out the trailer below, it does look pretty good. Here’s hoping…..



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WWZ. 2013

WWZ. 2013

As a zombie pandemic traverses the globe, United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) travels the world trying to find a way to stop the pandemic that is defeating armies and collapsing governments. World War Z is an upcoming post-apocalyptic horror film directed by Marc Forster and written by Matthew Michael Carnahan. It is based on the novel of the same name by Max Brooks. Courtesy Wikipedia.
Director: Marc Forster
Story by: Max Brooks
Screenplay: Matthew Michael Carnahan, J. Michael Straczynski
Producers: Ian Bryce, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Brad Pitt
Stars: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, David Morse
Budget: $125,000,000
Release date: June 20, 2013 (initial release)

I strongly recommend reading World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War before this flick comes out; it is by far the best zombie fiction written (an I’ve read a ton of it), in my humble opinion ofcourse. Can Pitt and $125 million budget pull it off? I hope so, this thing can go two ways, absolute shit or amazing adaptation, hopefully its the latter. Can’t wait for this. Check out the trailer, read the book and prepare for the hordes! WWZ @ IMDb.




Next Up: watching that trailer again……

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20121202-003038.jpgAlice fights alongside a resistance movement in the continuing battle against the Umbrella Corporation and the undead.

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson
Writer: Paul W.S. Anderson
Stars: Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory and Michelle Rodriguez
Release Date: 14 September 2012 (Canada)
Runtime: 96 min

Resident Evil Retribution begins immediately after its predecessor, Afterlife. Exploding onto the screen in a heavily cgi’d battle scene done in reverse slow motion as is the usual style of Anderson and the Resident Evil Franchise. Heavy on the pleather clad Milla (not so bad), heavy on the bullet time and heavy on the cgi; the films remind me of a video game trailer. Yeah. I liked Resident Evil 1, hated Apocalypse (2), liked Extinction (3) and tolerated Afterlife; so really not a bad series overall (yeah yeah I know, you either like em or hate em). Did I like Retribution? Well I do like zombies, hot tightly clothed women gunfighting, post apocalyptic settings and action flicks; but this whole thing just felt like I was watching someone playing a video game. Really. One dimensional characters fighting one dimensional zombies in front of a green screen. It was just tiring and overplayed. Glossy not gritty. There were a few cool moments (cool Russian commie zombies), but having seen those same stylistic gun fights played out four times previous, it lost its edge. I don’t even know what genre this is? Milla promo shots, Resident Evil game marketing video or a really long action film trailer? Who knows! Resident Evil: Retribution @ IMDb.

Next Up: more horror……

NOTLD Resurrection

Night of the Living Dead: Resurrection. 2013.

In 2012,the deceased have risen from their graves with only one instinct-to feed on the living. As the cities are over run and civilization crumbles, a family take refuge from the undead army in an isolated farmhouse in West Wales. Courtesy of IMDB.

Apparently this is a UK based remake of the original Romero classic. IMDB states that the budget for this flick is estimated at 50k pounds…..that is troubling. I enjoy remakes (ya I know……I’m not one of the haters) but I really don’t see any reason to butcher NOTLD yet again.  Two is enough.  Actually you know what ?   Slap a 50 million pound budget on this thing, attach Michael Bay to direct and produce; viola there’s your remake.  If your going to butcher something, butcher it right!  Anyway check the trailer…….yikes!

Next Up: Lotsa Beer….

Zombie Apocalypse Redemption

Zombie Apocalypse: Redemption. 2011.

In a world where zombies outnumber humans 10,000 to one, it is impossible to tell the difference between men and the monsters.

Director: Ryan Thompson
Writers: Ryan Thompson, Ryan LieskeNetflix
Country: USA
Language: English
Release Date: 2011 (USA)
Stars: Johnny Gel, Fred Williamson and Joseph Scott Anthony

I can’t resist watching movies involving zombies, zombie apocalpyse’, zombie outbreaks and general gut munching mayhem! With the not-so recent upward trend of all things undead (damn you Twilight, damn you Plants vs Zombies, damn you Call of Duty: Zombies) there has been a plethora of entries into the genre. Quasi Zombie films such as the 28 days franchise, the upcoming World War Z film adaptation by Pitt and company, the excellent Dawn of the Dead remake by Zack Snyder (I don’t care…the Dawn remake is far superior to Romero’s original), the UK zombedy Shaun of the Dead and the phenomenal Walking Dead TV series have set the bar high for genre fans such as myself. Unfortunately the current global fascination of all things Zombie has led to a massive influx of poorly executed and well….extremely bad films into the overly saturated subgenre. So for the discerning Zombie enthusiast it’s really about finding the diamonds in the rough, so to speak. This brings me to the film at hand. Zombie Apocalypse: Redemption; a so-called sequel to the lackluster Zombie Apocalypse (you know, the one starring Ving Rhames. Oh you don’t know).

Lets get to the meat of this thing: It’s 12 years after a global virus transformed the population of earth into flesh eating Zombies. The undead outnumber the humans 10000 to 1. I don’t like those odds! The general breakdown of society has already taken place separating the good from the bad, the groups who want to re-establish a functioning society from the badass rebels who want nothing more than to capture women for sex slavery, to drink and to assemble themselves into some form of quasi-military-roman republic-Fallout New Vegas style raider organization. Fair enough. I for one would tend to lean towards the latter. Now for a $56,000 budget you can’t expect to much, can you? I think you can expect a little bit of common sense and thought. Would everyone in a crumbling broken world overrun with the undead be driving spotless brand new vehicles? Or be dressed in combat gear with not as much as a spot of dirt or stain to be seen anywhere? I guess they had to return alot of that gear after shooting wrapped up. Needless to say that gasoline would be so deteriorated after 12 years that driving anything but a horse would be impossible. I think by this point I had figured out what they spent their budget on. Car rentals and rollback clothing at Wal-Mart. This brings me to the “evil” raiders group and the laughable villain overlord, Roman. This dude had a few things right, he likes to get messed up and he likes his sex slaves dressed in the latest BDSM fashions (brand spanking shiny new btw). I could overlook his horrendous overacting, his confused moments where he stares of into space for no apparent reason and even his sex toy girlfriend who was clearly cast as a Mexican but struggled horribly with her attempts at an accent; making her sound half-Russian mixed with a bit of French and Eastern European. What I couldn’t get over was his costume. Imagine a hockey player crossed with Shredder from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? Sigh. I really hope these guys weren’t trying to make anything serious here.

Fred Williamson.

There were two things I half-enjoyed about Zombie Apocalypse: Redemption; the 80’s ish synth soundtrack (I’m a sucker for synth) and the leather clad bdsm style catfight between the two main females during the “climax”. Oh and you might recognize Fred Williamson (the leader of the of the “good” guys) former Kansas City Chiefs football star, blaxploitation mainstay and more recently he appeared in Dusk Till Dawn. The film was tiring, boring, uninteresting, comedic, pointless, inaccurate, exhausting, not even mediocre and generally a waste of F#$k’n time. I only hope that by taking time off of their day job’s at Burger King and Wal-Mart they didn’t lose to much in wages……Zombie Apocalypse: Redemption @ IMDB.

Next Up: a smoke…..

One of the most kickass zombie novels ever is finally coming to the big screen! Check the trailer out now, the horde’s look really badass. Read the book if you haven’t already.