28 Days Later (2002)

This is the best modern zombie film. If George Romero defined movie zombies for us then Danny Boyle took them to 11 in more brutal and frightening ways. But also in the way the zombies, or rather desperation, bring out our ability to be brutal. Sometimes that’s needed in order to survive, sometimes it’s self-serving. … Continue reading


Let Sleeping Corpses Lie (AKA The Living Dead at the Manchester Morgue) 1974

This flick was a nice surprise. It begins with art dealer and hipster douche bag George (dubbed “MacDouche” for this viewing) heading out of his gallery with an old artifact. He leaves the comfy confines of Manchester and ends up getting his motorcycle damaged at a country service station by a fellow traveler’s car – … Continue reading

Hammer Films

Hammer on TCM

Thanks to Turner Classic Movies, we have been revisiting the Hammer Films on Friday night, which means that this last weekend we viewed the Mummy films: The Mummy , Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb, The Mummy’s Shroud and Blood From the Mummy’s Tomb. Check out what’s coming – This is a great way of watching … Continue reading


Shutter (2004)

This Thai film masters the terrifying elements we’ve come to expect in Asian horror movies. Creepy haunts from wronged spirits who appear in dreams, in peripheral vision and in photos. And the spirits are always crawling around and have blackened eyes that see into us and through us. I thought this was going to be … Continue reading