Saturday, June 19, 2010

Uncle P is a Zombie?

A quickie tonight, and a note that there will be no Zombie Zone post next Saturday. That's performance number 2 of the play I am directing and I will be in attendance at both the performance and whatever takes place after. If I'm lucky, I'll be conscious enough to post on Caliban's Revenge, come Monday, the 28th. UNtil then, I am a Theatre Zombie...

Since I posted this movie poster (which I suppose is meant to appeal to the Twilight crowd, what with the Sultry Native American, Blonde Temptress and Brooding Stubbly White Hero), I suppose I'm going to be talking about Zombie Films. The ghouls at i09 posted this story about The Dead and the Damned, the latest alt-history zombie flick involving the California Gold Rush and the living dead.

The movie is premiering at some obscure film festival and while I admire the film's creators' attempt to instill something new into the genre, the trailer embedded below leads me to believe that The Dead and the Damned could probably have benefited from both a higher budget and some more experienced talent. The three leads are pretty, if nothing else. Take a look at the trailer and let me know what you think:

I'm not quite convinced...

Then there's this much more promising movie The Killing Strain, from San Antonio director Daniel Maldonado. Here's a report from San Antonio's KENS Channel 5:

The trailer and additional clips can be found here. I think I'd rather see that than the first one.

And in Zombie Toys: it was bound to happen. I am very pleased to announce that I have found, a place where Uncle P's friends and family can shop for his upcoming Eleventieth birthday in July.* Of course, nothing would make me happier than owning the Dawn of the Dead Hare Krishna Zombie action figure.

I'll be back in two weeks, with plenty of Red, White and Blue imagery to convince that zombies (despite their Haitian origins) are as American as apple pie.

More yummy brains, in two weeks.

1 comment:

  1. how do i see that you posted the threadless tee on here? hah i want evidence!! so great to see you this weekend! love this blog, dead snow is on instant watching on netflix i just discovered--def gonna watch it! xoox