Category Archives: Zombie Movies
Hello my little zombie snacks. I’m here again with Christopher Eilenstine Director, Writer and Executive Producer for the movie The Soulless. For the first part of the interview, click here. As we rejoin the interview, he’s telling us all about a new kind of zombie movie and why ‘The rules have changed.’
Everyone at Biff Bam Pop knows that I’m crazy about zombies and thanks to my friends from Steampunk Works; I was introduced to Joe Parascand, an actor on the set of The Soulless. Through Joe Parascand, I had the pleasure of interviewing Christopher Eilenstine, Director, Writer and Executive Producer of the new zombie film. ‘The rules have changed’ and Biff Bam Pop! meets a new kind of zombie. Meet me after the jump for the first part of our interview. Read the rest of this entry
One chilly night in October of ’68, my husband and I along with two other couples squeezed into our old, rusty, oil-leaking Caddy and headed to the drive-in theater. It was a cheap date, but we were extremely low on funds and it was all we could afford. We thought we would be watching the typical Hollywood horror film, but we were all wrong. Find out why after the jump.
ParaNorman is the latest gem from Lalka Entertainment, best known for Corpse Bride and Coraline. Using many of the same stunning stop-motion filming techniques, Chris Butler makes his directorial debut with this endearing film about a misunderstood kid and his supernatural abilities.
I recently saw ParaNorman in 3-D and can pretty much guarantee you’ll love this flick, regardless of age; if not for the characters then for the AMAZING eyeball feast of animation.
Check out the trailer below and a wicked “making of” featurette after the jump!
Zombies have been featured in the news lately thanks to a couple of bizarre, flesh-eating attacks taking place within a fairly short period of time. Then of course there’s the body parts being shipped in care packages around Canada. Most of have made light of the situation, and some of us might even enjoy the idea of being tested in a Walking Dead scenario…
And then there’s THIS guy. Real prank, real reactions and a real gun at about 2:00 in:
Crazy Russian Vitaly ZD was featured on Tosh.0 this week, and hands down this is the CRAZIEST prank I have ever seen pulled off. Wanna learn more about how it was done? Read on…
Since his Stoker Award winning first novel Ghost Road Blues, Jonathan Maberry has been one of the most prolific writers of the last 5 years, working on everything from adult novels (the Joe Ledger Series), young adult titles (Rot and Ruin, Dust and Decay), non-fiction titles (Zombie CSU and Wanted: Undead Or Alive, which I was lucky enough to be featured in) and comic books (Marvel Universe Vs The Punisher, Marvel Universe Vs Wolverine, Black Panther). Jonathan’s latest endeavour is his first standalone novel, Dead of Night. It’s also, in my opinion, his best work yet (you can check out our review here). Set in small town called Stebbins County, Dead of Night traces the spread of a manmade disease that turns anybody infected into zombies. In the middle of a brutal storm, two cops, JT and Dez, work to protect the town while reporter Billy Trout uncovers the truth of the zombies, where they came from and what could happen if the virus spreads.
A long time friend of the site, Jonathan was kind enough to answer some questions via email about Dead Of Night, his creative process, what he was listening to while working and much more.
Horror films are a scary (pun intended) subject for me. For perspective: My best friend’s mom took her and I to see Jurassic Park in theatres when we were nine. I had nightmares about about being chased through my kitchen by velociraptors for almost an entire year. IT ALL SEEMED SO REAL AND POSSIBLE!
That was the first – and last – movie that even resembled frighting that I watched for a decade.
You want to know why it’s so hard to adapt H.P. Lovecraft stories to film?
It’s simple: the concepts of Lovecraft’s stories are too big for most people to see and believe.
If you read a story like “The Call of Cthulu” and create in your own mind a vision of R’lyeh (where dead Cthulu waits dreaming), that vision is likely to be far more terrifying than anything that Hollywood could give form to. Buildings and hallways with impossible angles in a slime-covered city risen from the bottom of the ocean tend to be hard to bring to life on a budget, even with CGI.
There is one film, however, that did Lovecraft right. If not literally, then certainly in keeping with the spirit of the material.
It’s a film that deserves your attention, and a space in your collection.