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#21 Yawn of The dead

Post  Roundapanda on Fri Jun 12, 2009 3:13 pm

Zombies scare the crap out of me. Even Shaun of the Dead frightened me.
I didn't sleep for a week after the first time I saw 28 days later pale
It stands today as the only movie that gave me nightmares.

I refuse to hurdle this Nerd on the grounds that I'll probably cry Razz No more zombie movies for me
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Re: #21 Yawn of The dead

Post  ori-STUDFARM on Fri Jun 12, 2009 3:31 pm

The only movie that ever scared me as a child was a Zombie flick. My parents used to rent movies when we first got our VHS player and my Dad used to watch the zombie films with his mate after playing squash. I got up feeling unwell and it was the first time I saw people being eaten alive...

I love zombie movies. I love all the different types of zombies and really like the George A Romero vision of the zombie. One of my favourite movies is Dawn of the Dead. I see the stupidity in it. I know its a naff storyline. I know the acting is shit. I see all the faults, and yet, I still love it. Nostalgia maybe for the Saturday afternoons spent in the video rental section of an electrical store looking at the covers of Airplane, Children of the Corn and....erm.....can't remember what else! My all time favourite is the remake of Dawn of the Dead. I saw this at the cinema and loved it!!
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Re: #21 Yawn of The dead

Post  Mandi on Fri Jun 12, 2009 3:55 pm

I to am a fan of D of the D. Mostly because of the naffiness. The movie which most scared me as a child was Witchboard. Eek. I think the benign spirit in Witchboard was called Jakob... I could be wrong. Also, if ever I were to make a baby (shudder)... Malachai is totally in the name running.
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Post  ori-STUDFARM on Fri Jun 12, 2009 5:06 pm

Same name as a friends son!! Shocked
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Re: #21 Yawn of The dead

Post  JonnyBoy on Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:03 pm

I do like my zombie flicks. They're some good gory fun, the most of them anyway. I must admit that the Evil Dead films are a bit of a hurdle though. They're revered as cult classics and I'm afraid the hype will kinda kill them before I've given them a proper chance. Come to think of it, I don't think I've seen a Bruce Campbell film either. Not a proper one anyway. I've seen the Spiderman trilogy and weirdly, a couple of episodes of the Kevin Sorbo Hercules series with him in, just not in a starring role. I've even got his book "If chins could kill" but none of his movies.

In my eyes, the 28 days later fast zombies do count as zombies also. I'm just happy Jakob admitted the whole purpose of the episode was to basically say "I'm right, you're wrong, deal with it".

And now to a little controversy, I prefer the Zach Synder Dawn of the Dead remake to the original. I do like the 3 George A Romero zombies films I've seen (Dawn, Day, and Land of the dead) but I think fast zombies seem far more entertaining. Pensioners on zimmer frames could probably out run the Romero zombies, but like I said, I still enjoy them, just enjoy the 28 days later ilk a lot more.


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Re: #21 Yawn of The dead

Post  ori-STUDFARM on Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:04 pm

Have you seen Diary of the Dead. Its crap except for one part!!! Won't spoiler, but worth watching for one scene
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Post  JonnyBoy on Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:23 pm

Not yet. Its on the "To watch" list though.
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Re: #21 Yawn of The dead

Post  Bucho on Sat Jun 13, 2009 7:12 pm

To me zombies were always far down the list of scariness (way below werewolves, aliens and gang members, and even below vampires) until the fast zombie movies came out. Rabies is scary enough as it is, but the version portrayed in 28 Days Later is terrifying. An even more terrifying element of that film though was the way the army patrol twisted back to base instincts in relation to the girl and that's what resonated most about that film for me. Desperation is an even more insidious virus than anything we could see under a microscope.
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Re: #21 Yawn of The dead

Post  Jakob on Sat Jun 13, 2009 7:31 pm

Yeah, I love those movies where when faced with a common foe, instead of uniting we feed on each other (figuratively). That's the one thing I disagree with Roddenberry about (you know, when we have coffee together Very Happy ). I don't think being contacted by aliens would unite the human race. I think we'd go batshit and destroy ourselves in paroxysms of panic.

Oh, Jonnyboy. When you do watch the Evil Dead movies, don't expect them to be scary or "good." They're just a lot of fun.
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Re: #21 Yawn of The dead

Post  GAB on Sun Jun 14, 2009 1:12 pm

Love the zombies. My wife doesn't though ... She's not there, I guess, or it's just not the time of the season for her!!

Carnival Of Souls is crucial, pre-Romero, with the "look" he would only faster and hallucinatory in nature,
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Re: #21 Yawn of The dead

Post  ro karen on Wed Jun 17, 2009 3:17 pm

GAB wrote:Carnival Of Souls is crucial, pre-Romero, with the "look" he would only faster and hallucinatory in nature
Carnival of Souls is one of my favorite horror movies, and one of the first movies I had to re-watch when I got Netflix.

I never really paid much attention to Romero's zombie movies until...okay, nerd confession time...until I realized that the woman cast in his remake of Night of the Living Dead was Patricia Tallman, a stunt woman who did tons of work for Star Trek, including doubling for Gates McFadden on all of Dr. Crusher's "stunt" scenes. Hers is one of my favorite Memory Alpha pages, because someone even geekier than me took the time to grab screen captures not only of all the different characters she played on TNG, DS9, and Voyager (more aliens than Jeffrey Combs!), but also of stunt scenes in which you can tell that it's her dressed as whoever she's doubling. Nerd High Five!

OMG. I'm so nerdy!!

Anyway, the remake also stars Tony Todd, another Trek alum. I love this remake. I've seen the original, but I guess the familiarity of these two actors makes the remake more appealing to me.

I'm going to have to agree that I think Danny Boyle's movies fall under the umbrella "zombie" category. No, they aren't dead and they don't shuffle slowly toward you...but in the grand scheme of things, they're more zombie than anything else from that particular genre. Then again, what do I know? I don't even have a contingency plan for the zombie apocalypse Wink
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Re: #21 Yawn of The dead

Post  Jakob on Wed Jun 17, 2009 3:31 pm

Wait a minute... there's Crusher stunts??
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Post  ro karen on Wed Jun 17, 2009 4:14 pm

Jakob wrote:Wait a minute... there's Crusher stunts??
Laughing You don't think that was Gates McFadden flipping over the edge of the ship at the beginning of Generations, do you? Smile Tallman did not, however, double for Gates McFadden on the episode "Remember Me." That's actually Gates hanging from the Conn chair when the warp bubble tries to pull Dr. Crusher into it through the viewscreen. She later said that about 2 weeks after she did that stunt scene, she learned that she was pregnant with her son.

Digging myself ever deeper into the depths of my Gates obsession...
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Re: #21 Yawn of The dead

Post  weathereye on Tue Jun 23, 2009 5:37 pm

I saw a cool-looking trade paperback at the library yesterday: The Living Dead. It's a collection of zombie-oriented short stories. I didn't sign it out, largely because I had some great new stuff and a Shatner already. Zombies are one of my biggest hurdles. So, maybe next week.

http://www.amazon.com/Living-Dead-Stephen-King/dp/1597801437/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1245789337&sr=8-1
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Re: #21 Yawn of The dead

Post  Jakob on Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:24 pm

Zombie fiction. I dunno. I suppose it could be done but I'm not sure it's a brand of creepiness that would translate well to the page.
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Post  Roundapanda on Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:32 pm

Jakob wrote:Zombie fiction. I dunno. I suppose it could be done but I'm not sure it's a brand of creepiness that would translate well to the page.

It would be a bit shit Razz

"uuuuuuuh" said the zombie deadishly. They screamed and ran.
"Aaaaaarg" gurgled the other zombie
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Post  Jakob on Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:33 pm

That reminds me. I have noticed Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is quite popular on the subway.
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Re: #21 Yawn of The dead

Post  kumarhk on Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:25 pm

Jakob wrote:That reminds me. I have noticed Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is quite popular on the subway.
With good reason.
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