Monday, June 21, 2010

ZOMBIE WEEK BEGINS: Review/Giveaway Zombie Honeymoon!!

ZOMBIE WEEK IS HERE!!!


WHY ZOMBIES?

I was inspired to do Zombie Week from Author Jonathan Maberry's new Zombie web site. Jonathan is the amazing Author of this Fine book:

 



On his new zombie site Jonathan  interviews some of the top writer's in the Zombie Genre to get their feedback on why zombies have such a strong cult following .check out their answers at:




I remember my first Zombie experience: Night Of The Living Dead . It was Halloween weekend. One of those wonderful Halloweens that falls on a Saturday. In one of those rare instances I had the TV to myself and was collapsed amidst my piles of candy  flipping through channels, looking for something good. I remember first thinking the TV was broken as the opening scenes of the movie played until I realised it was in Black and White ;)

I was on the edge of my seat the entire film. The relentlessness of the zombie hoard, the tensions amongst the character's leading up to its dramatic ending. I was hooked. I think most of my continued visits to the Zombie Genre are attempts to recapture that first movie, those first terror filled but exhilarating experiences.

Zombie movies always suggest to me the very tenuous control society holds on our baser natures. The conditioning that compels us to stop at a red light, pay taxes, Not Kill all the truly RUDE SOB's we encounter in daily life. Zombies strip all of that away. When our creature comforts peeled away: electricity, water, cellphones we waken our survival instincts. What I enjoy most from the Genre is seeing what facets of human nature are examined. Who rises (he, he) to the occasion  and becomes a hero. Who panics and becomes cannon fodder. Who started out a jerk and ends the same way, shred to pieces by an unstoppable, untiring flesh eating horde .

Like ever popular genre Zombie Culture has it's highs and it's lows, but true zombie fans are always on the look out for that next, genre gem. There out there and this week I hope to explore lots of them with you !

There is also a chance to WIN PRIZES every day!!


First up Zombie Honeymoon:





I'll be talking about a few other movies this week but I wanted to start with this one :) This small indie film may have fallen under the radar with zombie fans. Written and Directed by Dave Gebroe, this film contains plenty of horror, comedy and romance. The opening scenes of the film introduce us to Denise and Danny ,a newly wed young couple heading for their Honeymoon at the Jersey Shore. Tracy Coogan and Graham Sibley have a wonderful chemistry together. While on the beach a Strange man staggers out of the ocean and assaults Danny.  This is not a typical attack the man coughs a vicious black fluid into Danny's mouth that causes him cardiac arrest and death. For 10 mins.

Danny works hard to control his urges for the sake of Denise, but he continues to spiral out of control and the body count continues to rise. This film has a fine balance of romance and dramatic tension as well as great Zombie action.


I give this movie Four's
                                    




                                                     
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10 comments:

Lanae T. said...

I love zombies! What a fun group...

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Jennifer R said...

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Zombie week officially wins best idea ever. And I thought nothing could top shark week!

I actually haven't heard of this movie. I must go punish my spies for not delivering me this news!

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Heidi V said...

o0o I have Patient Zero on my shelf, I been wanting to read it! Zombie Honeymoon I haven't heard of...

I cant wait to see some of the other gems you come up with...

Night of the living dead is a classic their coming for you Barbara!

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vvb32 reads said...

BRAINNS
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it's gonna be a super coolio week on your blog! yay zombies!

vvb32 reads said...

i also posted a link on my sidebar to your site for zombie week ;-D

FICTION STATE OF MIND said...

vvb32 thank you! thanks for all of you guys coming by my blog :)

Steve Capell said...

I found your review of this DVD to be intriguing and one that I am sure I would take pleasure in viewing.

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Mrs. Vincent said...

I love that you are so into zombies! I've only read one zombie book and it wasn't stellar. Interested to see what you've got! I like the Brainns rating system!!! Ha!

I wanted to let you know I have an award for you over at my blog! www.teachmentortexts.com

Mary Ann DeBorde said...

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You had me at *undead* lol
No seriously, love your site and especially braaaaaaaiinnnzzzzzzzzzz

I mean zombies ;D

Mary Ann DeBorde said...

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