Tag Archives: Zombies

Resident Evil: Extinction [2007]

The first Resident Evil film was something of a guilty pleasure for me. It’s filled with every sort of cliché and contrivance that you could declaim, but that also made it a grab-bag of fun things I liked. While the central … Continue reading

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Juan de los Muertos [2011]

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Cockneys vs Zombies [2012]

The premise of this film seems to be that after Shawn of the Dead, Zombieland and Warm Bodies, Zombies are inherently funny. Therefore, you don’t need to do any of the tongue-in-cheek sight gags that used to make the Tales … Continue reading

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World War Z [2013]

I went to see the film with a small group of friends, and afterwards one sidled up to me and said something like “you can’t possibly like this film, having disliked the Star Trek reboot”. There’s a lot to hate … Continue reading

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Pre-World War Z

George A Romero is almost universally recognised as the “inventor” of the modern zombie.  First in a little film called Night of the Living Dead. Far more important than the zombie itself in the film is its depiction of society. The … Continue reading

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Rend & Tear

Read this first: The State of Zombie Literature: An Autopsy While I appreciate a mainstream critic taking a look at a genre topic like Zombies, I also feel somewhat protective of the genre. Terrence Rafferty shows evidence of a certain … Continue reading

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Survival of the Dead [2009]

Recently, the Good Doctor (Kermode) was wondering whether he was unable to be afraid, or whether films now were just not scary. This was in the background of my mind when grandexperiment and I sat down last night to watch … Continue reading

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