Archive for September, 2009

This is the last week for the Zombie Films month, and as I say in the recommended screenings section of the site, a perfect way to top off the month is a visit to the theatre to see Zombieland. I know that’s where I’ll be.

Dead Heat (1988)

Treat Williams as a cop who turns into a zombie but still works the case with his partner, played by Joe Piscopo. And did I mention Treat Williams’ character name is Roger Mortis. This is a crazy, silly film but an early zombie comedy.

Shaun of the Dead (2004)

This film was such a break out hit because it combined the sentimentalities of a romantic comedy with the hilarity of zombies and remains one of my favourite zombie films. Who said zombies must always be serious and scary?

Zombieland (2009)

This film opens on October 2nd so it’s a perfect way to cap off Zombie Films month. If you’re a fan of zombies, or a fan of all things funny you should see this one.

Friday 25 September

It’s Filmmaker Fridays! This week’s featured filmmaker is Edgar Wright – the genius who brought us the incredibly funny and original Shaun of the Dead.

I’ve been busy seeing films at the festival and writing the reviews, two are done so far and six more to go. This weeks’ recommended screenings are foreign zombie films that you should all check out – especially Tokyo Zombie!

Tokyo Zombie (2005)

This is a hilarious film out of Japan and stars Tadanobu Asano and Sho Aikawa as two friends trying to outrun the zombie outbreak. It is a very funny and clever film that I highly recommend.

Bio Zombie (1998)

This film is Hong Kong’s answer to Dawn of the Dead. Basically, the zombies begin to spring up as a result of tainted soda, and a group of people lock themselves in a mall to try to fight the undead.

Versus (2000)

A forest where the dead just keep rising. This is a great film that is not only just about zombies and horror but has a larger story about portals to the other side.