Tag Archives: Zombies

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

TO SURVIVE 19TH CENTURY ENGLAND, THEY’LL NEED BEAUTY, WEALTH AND A KILLER INSTINCT.  In early 19th century England, zombies have become an existential threat; Elizabeth Bennet (Lily James), who’s been trained abroad in weaponry, meets one of the most skilled zombie hunters around, Darcy (Sam Riley)… The clever novel that fused Jane Austen’s classic with … Continue reading Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Resident Evil: Retribution

EVIL GOES GLOBAL.  Alice (Milla Jovovich) wakes up and finds herself a prisoner inside a facility deep underwater; with help from a former Umbrella agent, she needs to get in touch with a rescue team on the surface. The fifth film in the series is an improvement on the last three entries, thanks to its … Continue reading Resident Evil: Retribution

Maggie

A zombie pandemic is raging through the country and Wade Vogel (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is trying to protect his teenage daughter (Abigail Breslin), who’s been bitten, for as long as he can. An intriguing low-budget project for a star like Schwarzenegger who’s taken on one of his greatest acting challenges. His performance is low-key and perfectly … Continue reading Maggie

Warm Bodies

HE’S STILL DEAD BUT HE’S GETTING WARMER.  After a zombie apocalypse, R (Nicholas Hoult) spends his days at a deserted airport, stumbling around and looking for brains to eat… but he falls in love with a human resistance fighter (Teresa Palmer). An adorable zombie version of “Romeo and Juliet” that paints the walking dead as … Continue reading Warm Bodies

The Serpent and the Rainbow

DON’T BURY ME… I’M NOT DEAD! Anthropologist Dennis Alan (Bill Pullman) goes to Haiti to find a drug that allegedly caused a person to rise from the dead. An unusual film by Wes Craven, not a horror outing but a thriller based on real events where drug-induced hallucinations take on frightening shapes. The classic horror … Continue reading The Serpent and the Rainbow

Sucker Punch

YOU WILL BE UNPREPARED. In the 1960s, Babydoll (Emily Browning) is put in a mental asylum by her wicked stepdad where she enters an imaginary world and  gets to know four dancers in a brothel; together, they battle monsters and German zombies. In director Zack Snyder’s world, this is girl power on full display. To … Continue reading Sucker Punch

Zombieland

THIS PLACE IS SO DEAD. In a world where zombies stagger all over the planet, Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg) has learned how to survive on his own, but the set of rules that he lives by may change when he encounters other survivors with different mindsets. In his directing debut, Ruben Fleischer actually manages to do … Continue reading Zombieland

Night of the Living Dead: I Am Zombie

THEY WON’T STAY DEAD! It started as a comedy called “Monster Flick” that had teenage aliens visiting Earth. But John Russo and George Romero, newcomers to the film business, soon developed an interest in something a bit scarier. Romero read Richard Matheson’s novel “I Am Legend” and found its infected creatures inspiring. In the end, … Continue reading Night of the Living Dead: I Am Zombie