Planet Terror (2007) – Robert Rodriguez

The final film for my viewing in the zombie chapter of the very enjoyable Monsters in the Movies from DK Canada. Paired with Death Proof, the film was made and released as an homage to the low budget grindhouse films of the 70s where it was all about selling tickets, and if the films could…

Day of the Dead (1985) – George A. Romero

DK Canada’s Monsters in the Movies brings me a Romero zombie classic, the last installment of the original trilogy, Day of the Dead, as I continue to explore the chapter focusing on the walking dead, the zombie. With makeup effects work by Tom Savini, and a cool score by John Harrison, Romero’s classic is a…

From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) – Robert Rodriguez

The solid team of Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino paired up for the first time with From Dusk Til Dawn the next stop in the vampire section of Monsters in the Movies, the wonderful coffee table tome from DK Canada. Featuring an all star cast, as well as being stacked with cult favorites, the film…

Innocent Blood (1992) – John Landis

Sooner or later a John Landis film had to pop up in DK Canada’s Monsters in the Movies book. Despite the fact that the famed director wrote it, he would be remiss if he didn’t include his own films in this highly enjoyable book. Consequently I happily sank my fangs into this vampire tale that…

Hot Docs 2014: Doc of the Dead (Alexandre Philippe)

Zombies. The zombies are taking over tonight at 11:59pm at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema with the international premiere of Philippe’s highly enjoyable, and extremely entertaining look at the world of the undead. Starting with its cinematic roots, the film journeys back to White Zombie, where we are introduced to the voodoo zombie before George…

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…

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…

Caught In The Net(flix) – Friday the 13th Part 3 (1982)

Yup, I went back to Crystal Lake again. But you know what? I enjoyed this one! I got into the camp of it (pun intended) and found lots to laugh at. When this Friday featured a jump from 1:85 to 2:35 aspect ratio, I figured there must be a bump up in the budget. Not…

Caught In The Net(flix) – Friday The 13th Part 2 (1981)

Alright, I regret going back to Crystal Lake. This evening I settled down to watch Friday The 13th – Part 2. I should have known better. I still don’t understand the cult appeal of this series, course I am only 2 films in. It could conceivably get better, but I’m not sure its going to….

Caught In The Net(flix) – Friday The 13th (1980)

Ahh… The beauty of Netflix. It lets me watch movies that I have never seen, and in some cases, movies I would never have paid money to see. And that brings us to the first installment of Caught In The Net(flix) where I review films or television shows that are available on Canada’s Netflix. Since…