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  • Cockneys vs Zombies 2012

    ★★★ Watched 04 Oct, 2014

    Fifth movie in my 31 in 31 horror challenge. Missed this at Fantastic Fest a few years ago for deliberate reasons *cough*zombies*cough*. Actually I should not watch any more zombie movies for a while. Like years. Already seen three zombie movies for this challenge. Maybe because they're easy? i.e. not terribly smart. At least this one is better than the norm with some decent humor and characters worth caring about. Feels more of what Romero's Survival of the Dead should have been. Still tired of zombies.

  • Stacy: Attack of the Schoolgirl Zombies 2001

    ★★★ Watched 02 Oct, 2014

    Third movie in my 31 in 31 horror challenge. Sat on this for a long time thinking it was one thing that it's not. Nothing at all what I expected. Apocalyptic comedy that plays homage to modern zombies while trying to do its own thing. Has an odd tone blending that parody humor (the Romero troops and Blues Campbell Right Hand) with the Stacy epidemic, which I rather like in concept. Some nice practical FX even if the story doesn’t entirely come together.

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  • Jodorowsky's Dune 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 21 Sep, 2013

    My new favorite film of Fantastic Fest. Essential viewing not just for Jodo fans but anyone who loves art, music and/or film. If you create, you must see this this.

  • The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires 1974

    ★★★ Watched 03 Jun, 2013 2

    I get the charm and novelty of this Hammer/Shaw mash-up but I wouldn’t classify this as a better representation from either studio. However, together they’ve found a unique balance. In essence 1+1=3 in this case. The fighting scenes aren’t great and the Hammer elements only serve to drive the plot. Neither executed very well but combined it becomes an entertaining watch. Fun to see Peter Cushing so active in fighting the vampires. Plenty of replay value.