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Playing With Zombies, Frat Massacre, Mansion Monster

Posted in Classic Horror, Evil, Fantasy, Foreign Horror, Ghosts, Nature Gone Wild, Science Fiction, Vampires, Zombies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 31, 2018 by Drinkin' & Drive-in

Night of the Living Dead

As it is the 50th anniversary of the zombie cult classic, Night of the Living Dead (1968), CMON, Ltd. has acquired the license to turn the movie into a board game that includes miniature PVC figures, board, dice, tokens, coins and cards. What, no half-gnawed body parts?

Night of the Living Dead

A statement from CMON, Ltd. had this to say about that: “Night of the Living Dead is the quintessential zombie movie,” says Geoff Skinner, CMON’s VP of Media Development. “It’s an honor to work with such a property, and we are excited to be able to partner with Living Dead Media and Image Ten on creating a game worthy of the movie’s legacy.”

Night of the Living Dead

There was an unofficial NOTLD fan-made game that came out about 10 years ago. Created by Dennis L. Bishop and designed by Richard Dengel, the play was bare bones (no pun intended), but stayed faithful to the movie’s groove. Just sayin’.

While we impatiently wait for the new NOTLD game (releasing November 23, 2018), here are a few upcoming horror/sci-fi movies that may or may not leave you bored/board…

Haunting on Fraternity Row

HAUNTING ON FRATERNITY ROW (November 2, 2018)
“A fraternity house throws their final party of the year, a massive Luau extravaganza, but when fraternity brothers and co-eds begin dying horrible deaths they discover an evil entity has taken over the house.”

A massive Luau extravaganza and an evil entity special guest? I just have one word for you — when and where?

Blood Bags

BLOOD BAGS (2018)
“A creature stalks the corridors of an abandoned mansion. Two friends break in and discover that all exits have been sealed off and the creature that hunts them is growing hungry for their blood; there is no escape.”

Hungry for blood? Shouldn’t that be thirsty for blood, as blood is kinda liquid-y? Need proof? Have you ever seen Dracula chew after downing a refreshing neck cocktail?

RAVERS (2018/2019)
“Ravers follows an illegal night-time rave, in a factory where contaminated energy drinks caused a worker to go fatally berserk, that turns into a nightmare. As a forgotten batch of the drink is found and consumed by drunken ravers, a truly terrifying physical transformation takes over and those unaffected try to escape in panic.”

Sounds like a spin on Office Uprising (2017) and the tainted energy drink scenario. But ravers who guzzle energy drinks already know that it makes them goon out — just watch ‘em dance. Truly horrifying.

The Head

THE HEAD (2019)
“A warrior travels wild expanses on horseback, pursuing the monster that murdered his daughter. His thirst for revenge is the driving force of a film constructed with very few elements, minimalistic and epic at the same time, where fantasy and horror find their more physical and gory incarnations.”

Horseback? Why didn’t just drive after the monster in a cool sports car? Heck, he could put his warrior fanny pack in the trunk, set the car on cruise control and kick back until it’s time to kick ass.

Copyrighted Dead

Posted in Nature Gone Wild, Science Fiction, Zombies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 12, 2016 by Drinkin' & Drive-in

Office Uprising

Releasing in 2017, the zombie horror movie Office Uprising, has more problems than a highly unmarketable/unremarkable  title – it open-eyed steals a driving story arc in the wildly popular iZombie 2014 – 2016 television series, which is being renewed for a third season.

iZombieThe plot of Office Uprising goes like this…

“Set inside one of the world’s leading arms manufacturers where a substance is slipped into the employees’ drinks by the board of directors that supposedly makes them work more efficiently.

Due to a slacker within the company, though, they are fed the wrong formula and start turning into homicidal maniacs — leaving the slacker needing to step up his game to rescue himself and his friends from the growing zombie plague inside the company compound.”

So here’s the point of contention with an alarmingly identical plot device in iZombie:

Max Rager is the corporation in the iZombie (TV Series) responsible for creating the zombie virus. It manufactures a sports drink of the same name. It is revealed that the CEO of the company is aware of their sports drink’s psychological side effects due to some incidence reports and inter-office memos he covered up. He later became aware of the full extent of the side effects and of the existence of zombies when his enforcer returns as an undead.”

Max Rager

To be fair, the Max Rager “sports” drink alone doesn’t cause people to die and come back to life. Hence, from Reddit.com on the topic:

iZombie

Max Rager seems to independently be able to cause heightened aggressive response in some people. That alone doesn’t result in zombism, though. The key appears to be with Utopium (Ecstacy type party drug) that’s been cut with something in particular, interacting with Max Rager. The tainted Utopium alone wouldn’t do it, but between the drug, the cutting agent, and the Max Rager aggression boost, you get zombies.”

You’d think the filmmakers behind Office Uprising would be aware of this. But then, when you come up with a name for your horror movie that weak, means you couldn’t think of an original plot, either.

P.S. The makers of Volt Cola™ want their name and logo back…

Colt Cola