The Return of the Living Dead (1985) – Dan O’Bannon

Dan O’Bannon who helped write Ridley Scott’s Alien, worked with John Carpenter on Dark Star, wrote the super helicopter fave, Blue Thunder, the original Total Recall, the questionable, but imminently enjoyable Lifeforce, ushers me into the next chapter in DK Canada’s Monsters in the Movies book, Zombies! Using Romero’s classic Night of the Living Dead…

Antisocial (2013) – Cody Calahan

Opening today at the Carlton Cinema is a new horror film from director Cody Calahan that puts a creepy spin on social media. Featuring a new take on the much-used zombie, frenzied¬†dead, the film follows a group of students on New Year’s Eve, as they plan to drink post pics, tweet, vid chat and post…

Night of the Living Dead Live

I don’t get to see enough stage and theater productions, but it’s shows like this that are guaranteed to get me out and sitting excitedly in a seat. At the beginning of its three-week run, Night of the Living Dead Live, currently on stage at the Theatre Passe Muraille on Ryerson Ave, is not only…

Knightriders (1981) – George A. Romero

I love when the 101 Action Movies brings me something I had never seen. I remember seeing the posters for this when I was a kid, but it never meant anything to me.¬† Now though, I think I have found my fave Romero film after the original Night of the Living Dead. And this one…

Mimesis (2011) – Douglas Schulze

Hitting blu-ray and DVD shelves this week is this interesting little release from Anchor Bay Films, Mimesis, which loosely translated means imitation or mimicry. Directed by Douglas Schulze the film posits the idea why watch a horror movie when you can live one? And this is what happens to the poor folk who are fool…

Fan Expo Edition!

  So Fan Expo is over for another year, sigh. Oh well. Sue and I had a great time, and had some wonderful chats, and there are chats we missed out on that we’re still trying to run down, as well as more still to come, but this week, we have an amalgam of interviews…

Dawn of the Dead (1978)

Romero finds his way onto the 101 Horror Movies again with the follow-up to the classic Night of the Living Dead with Dawn of the Dead. First off, let me get this out of the way. I liked it. I also like the remake. I did, however, find that the film itself, the 139 minute…

Night of the Living Dead (1968)

  “They’re coming to get you, Barbara…” It’s a classic, oft-quoted line, but one that gets me right in the mood for it’s source material. And the Z word is never used, they are in fact referred to as ghouls. This film can be seen as the transition point for zombies… from living dead servants…