Not unlike Toronto as a prominent character in “The F Word” (2014), gore is a key factor in Cabin Fever: Patient Zero (2014) as each plot point and story turn revolves around it. The scenes that make me watch from between tensed fingers to shield my eyes are the ones that stick in my head weeks afterward. Blood, guts, flesh, ooze, pus, organs and limbs, their texture and, often, trajectory, remains embedded in the “can’t unsee” category of my brain. If you delight in that kind of movie, you will not be disappointed. It should also be praised for the way in which those juicy parts do not come off as overused or cliché, but rather blend into the narrative. Given the immeasurable films in this genre, it’s not an easy feat. Of course I have not seen them all, nor more than most, but I was impressed. In my interview with director Kaare Andrews, I couldn’t even start the conversation without confessing how he’d managed to gross me out and make my skin crawl.
Last week’s episode of “The Strain” was chock full of information via flashbacks on the history between our little Nazi Vamp and all time party pooper, Herr Eichorst (Richard Sammel) and our sword wielding concentration camp survivor, Abraham Setrakian (David Bradley). While Guz was stuck in jail with his infected friend, Neeva and the Luss children are saved by ninja vamps. All this action has made me thirsty. Let’s stop by the convenience store… we should be safe, right? Read the rest of this entry
“Coffee, tea, parasites…?” Watch out for those frequent flyer perks; they can be a real bummer. The last episode of “The Strain” showed the physical changes taking place in the infected survivors of Flight 753. While Gabriel seemed to welcome the loss of his manly parts, Ansel was freaked out about his craving for a bloody steak. Jim’s made a deal with the devil, but will he come clean after Ephraim and Nora do the autopsy on Captain Redfern? Grab your isolation suits and follow me into the morgue. Read the rest of this entry
Air travel is the fastest route from point A to point B, which is on the plus side, but the negative side has passengers contending with rising costs, security checks, frequent flight cancellations and uncomfortable seats. As bad as that sounds, the poor passengers on Flight 753 unfortunately received more than their complimentary bag of peanuts. The jet has landed and the fright is just about to begin… please remain seated until we arrive at the gate for the first episode of “The Strain.” Read the rest of this entry
On May 28th Biff Bam Pop’s own Leiki Veskimets sat down with noted comic book artist, writer, and feature film director Kaare Andrews, in Toronto to discuss his latest feature, Cabin Fever: Patient Zero and quickly discovered why it’s still not safe to get back in the water. More after the jump.