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…

Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead (2014) – Kiah Roache-Turner

  Available on blu-ray and DVD today from Anchor Bay is this fun, Australian, B-movie action-horror take on the zombie genre, which feels a little like Mad Max meets Romero, and is bloody as it is often funny. This time the zombies (who look like a cross between the traditional zombie, and the Deadites of Evil Dead) are…

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…

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…

Carnival of Souls (1962)

The 101 Horror Movies strikes again with Carnival of Souls, a cult favorite from 1962. I don’t wish to sound mean, but it feels very much like it was made in the 60s. And while the ending may have been a bit of a shocker at the time, having seen so many similar films over…

White Zombie (1932)

It’s a swing and a miss from 101 Horror Movies, this was the first film in their recommendations that just couldn’t hold my interest and attention, though there were a number of things I did like about it. Karloff is always enjoyable, and in a film like this there are lots of close-ups on his…