This sounds like a strange thing to be writing, but I do believe that this is the first of these Post-2000 horror films that I’ve done that features that mainstay of horror: The Zombie. Zombies are one of the most abused monsters out there- hacks like Snyder and Anderson fundamentally don’t understand what makes zombies effective, and so insist on having them run, climb buildings etc, while arguably the father of the genre, George Romero, also has them doing astonishingly stupid things (using tools) in the name of “social commentary” that’s about as subtle as a brick. Basically, zombies are scary for two reasons: they’re relentless, brainless killing machines solely driven by the need to feed, and that there’s usually a horde of them. One zombie by himself isn’t frightening particularly given that they shamble, are hugely clumsy, and any old mug can get away from them. Even the kind of mug that appears in a Romero film. Nevertheless, the 21st century has produced a couple of first-rate zombie films- just not America. Britain turned out horror comedy Shaun of the Dead, France popped up with The Horde, and Spain produced the magnificent Rec films. However, easily able to stand and be counted with those heavyweights is Canada’s 2009 effort: the unfairly overlooked Pontypool. Read More…
BY GOLLY THEY’VE GONE AND DONE IT AGAIN!!! I love French cinema and I am glad a lot of their greatness is spilling into French-Canadian cinema. This is a great movie. One of the best sports bio movies I’ve seen in a while. Also it’s a man’s man’s film. If you have ever heard of the game of hockey then you need to see this film.
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Yes, Koutchboom done gone and did it! He watched the world wide premiere of a Lifetime movie! I know this mainly because that little thing in the corner took up about ¼ of the screen letting me know that….the whole fucking movie. I don’t understand the need for companies to leave shit like that up at all anymore in the age of the INFO button let alone the WHOLE FUCKING MOVIE. Luckily this movie was not as bad as the last World Premiere lifetime event I attended (America starring Rosie O’Donnell).