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Zombie Ghost Bug

Posted in Classic Horror, Evil, Ghosts, Nature Gone Wild, Science Fiction, Zombies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 22, 2015 by Drinkin' & Drive-in

Virus of the Dead

A viral zombie, a demon ghost, a mouth bug. That’s what’s new on your horror movie horizon. Or, if you’re not into those kinds of things, nothing is on your horizon. Nothing at all. Welcome to boring.

Virus of the Dead (releasing in the UK on August 29, 2015) comes with a twist – the entire thing was shot on smartphones, webcams and video logs (or “vlogs”).  This is an anthology with each of the 18 segments only lasting five minutes each.  Good thing Virus of the Dead is about zombies or they’d have to call it V/H/S (2012).

Before I Wake

Up next is Before I Wake (2015) in which a couple who lost their young son to the clutches of death, go to a little boy pet shop (or “adoption agency”) and get a replacement. Slight problem with this model – his dreams and nightmares manifest physically as he sleeps. Pffft – in my youth they called that wetting the bed. Before I Wake looks to cash in on the onslaught of generic wetting-your-pants ghost movies currently scaring tweeners in mall cineplexes.


This one’s kind of icky. In Bite (2015), Casey, a bride-to-be at her bachelorette party getaway, gets a seemingly harmless bite from an unknown insect. Soon she starts exhibiting insect like traits. Between her physical transformation and her wedding anxiety, Casey succumbs to her new instincts and begins creating a hive that not only houses her translucent eggs, but feeds on the flesh of others.

Translucent eggs. I wonder how many breakfasts would be ruined by a serving of those, bug embryos or not. Still, cook anything in enough butter and it’ll taste good.

Sister Horror

Posted in Classic Horror, Zombies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 18, 2015 by Drinkin' & Drive-in


Gotta hand it to some of these indie filmmakers who seek crowdfunding to get their movies made, especially when they come to market with amazing up front sales art. It’s like going to a job interview wearing your finest church clothes. (Note to HR at 7-Eleven™ – the butter stain on my church tee-shirt has been there for a while now. But the rest of my ensemble should not cast doubts on my hireability.)

Anyway, such is the example of the initial ad materials for Ayla, an in-production horror drama. Here is what’s behind the behind on the movie art: “A man haunted by the mysterious death of his young sister brings her back to life 30 years later as an adult woman, with dire consequences. Her name is Ayla, but they used to call her “A.”

And they used to call me “A-hole.” Heh.

Regardless, this one has all the appeal of a butter-stained shirt. And I mean that as a good thing. FYI: Their Kickstarter™ page begins June 9, 2015 and is filming in the Seattle area, where I wander. Note to the filmmakers: I’m available to hang out and party with the cast and crew.)