When one thinks of the modern zombie film, one has to pay respect to its father, George Romero. It was his low budget, independently produced Night Of The Living Dead (1968), which laid the template for every film that was to follow. Previously, cinematic zombies would be those who fell under the spell of a voodoo practicing witch doctor. But from this film on they would be the animated dead, unstoppable in their single-minded quest to feed on the flesh of the living. Romero would be sincerely flattered by a host of immitators, but his original still retains a powerful hold on audiences today. Romero himself would further explore his zombie epidemic spreading across the globe through a series of sequels which also manage to work in a subtext of social satire.
Yesterday, we told you about Robert Rodriguez announcing that he was adding Predators, a revitalization of the Predator franchise, and wondered when he was going to find time to do all the projects he has [click for more]
Although not a fan of gore slasher films, I may have been one of the few critics who actually had some positive things to say about Eli Roth’s Hostel II. As oppossed to some other, [click for more]
I just got back from an early evening screening of Quantum Of Solace (more on that tomorrow afternoon), where we also got to see the new Watchmen trailer, embedded below. If the first trailer was [click for more]