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196 Days of Zombies

Posted in Science Fiction, Zombies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 19, 2019 by Drinkin' & Drive-in

28 Weeks Later

28 Weeks Later (2007) picks up where 28 Days Later (20020) left off, with downtown England quarantined because of the Rage virus that turns people into extreme zombies quicker than you can say, “Ouch — stop biting my arse, you arsehole!” 

28 Weeks Later

A man and his wife are outside of the city, holed up in a cottage with some old people and a few others. The zombies find them and start projectile barfing virus blood all over their victims, which tuns them into zombies in, like, three seconds. Cornered, the man manages to get away, but cowardly leaves his wife to be overtaken by the flesh-eating horde. He makes it back to the city where the U.S. military has declared Martial Law and is letting people back in through a screening process. They think the “infected” are all confined to the outlying areas.

28 Weeks LaterThe coward man and his two kids are reunited, but the law-unabiding children sneak out of the containment zone and make their way back to their former home for some penny candy, whistles and House of the Dead Playstation™ game. But someone’s there and it’s…MOM! Yes, she was bitten by the zombies. No, she didn’t “turn” as she carries a gene in her blood that keeps the Rage virus from messing up her hair and vomiting gunk all over bit Britain. 

28 Weeks Later

The military brings her back for studying. About this time the coward man is notified his wife is still alive. Um…OOPS! He uses his security clearance to visit her and even gives her a kiss as if to say, “Sorry ’bout the whole abandonment ’n zombie attack thing, honey. So, what’s new?” But she bites his lip as he’s going in for the apology smooch. You know what happens next.

28 Weeks Later

Along the way, more flesh eating, flesh burning, flesh running, flesh screaming. And the camera work, which at times feels like they strapped a camcorder onto a frog hopped up on meth, is quite dizzying. But the story line holds and cowardly dad’s hottie teen daughter is about one year away from a Zombie Maxim center spread: Uninfected Girls of Great Britain.

Fishy Horror

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 29, 2015 by Drinkin' & Drive-in

Weaverfish

First tripped across the British horror movie Weaverfish on YouTube™ back in summer of 2013. I watched the trailer, read the movie description and was duly unimpressed. Then I clicked away, vowing never to return.

It’s now summer-ish of 2015 and Weaverfish is now downloadable and/or rentable on Vimeo™. Watching the updated trailer, I’m still wondering what the movie is about.

Weaverfish

Here’s the description: “Trouble lurks when a group of friends enter the restricted grounds of a condemned oil plant, eager to exploit its secluded river creek for a night of partying. The eventful weekend takes a sickening turn when one by one they fall victim to a grossly disfiguring infection.”

“The rapidly deteriorating members embark on a journey back to civilization through the woods, unaware of the other presence hunting them down. As their weekend suddenly escalates into a chilling race for survival, the dangers of their trespassing finally begin to surface, untangling a surprising and shocking conspiracy.”

Weaverfish

Still confused. Some deep research (clicking on a link) into the weaverfish (or “weever”)  revealed it to be 37 cms in length, mainly brown in color, and have poisonous spines on their first dorsal fins and gills. Weevers are sometimes used as an ingredient in the recipe for bouillabaisse. Guess what I’m gonna quit eating.

So maybe the oil-polluted water mutated the fish and the fish infected the dumbass teens who drink and take illegal drugs and smoke, when it’s been proved over and over that smoking is not good for you and carries long-term health complications. Dumbasses.

Weaverfish

Then the movie goes on to propose there’s a mysterious stalker who tracks down the infected teens. Maybe the stalker is trying to cover up the mutated weaverfish (or “weevers”). I just don’t know.

What I do know, however, is that all species in the weaverfish family are restricted to the eastern Atlantic (including the Mediterranean). Man, I hate it when horror movies make me do homework.