Exhausted by too many Zombie flicks? Let us tell you about four you HAVE to see: 2009’s La Horde, 2018’s The Night Eats the World, and 2019’s What We Become. Plus, 2017’s The Returned!
We start this episode with a spoiler-free review of Stewart Thorndike’s new film Bad Things! This episode’s Classic Corner is Daniel Haller’s 1970 adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s The Dunwich Horror. Also, Kevin Smith’s Tusk, Jennifer Lynch’s Chained, Ulli Lommel’s The Boogey Man. Plus – A lot more!!!
Fresh from our review/discussion of David Bruckner’s Hellraiser, special guests Madison and Kenta return to help Shawn give a SPOILER-FREE review/reaction to Scream-screenwriter Kevin Williamson’s awesome new Slasher flick SICK!
It’s time to get ready for a fight, horror fiends! In 1976, director John Carpenter released Assualt on Precinct 13 and almost single-handedly created the modern siege film. The story of a policeman with a couple of other officers, secretaries, three felons, and a hysterical man trying to keep at bay gang members who are trying to break into a closing police station in an abandoned section of Los Angeles to kill them all was groundbreaking. The gang members were a nameless, faceless threat, while the people keeping them out were charismatic and likable. The film also highlighted a characteristic that would be synonymous with the siege drama: urban blight. These films and stories would literally not be possible if the locations under siege – once functional structures occupying the heart of booming, populated areas – had not been left behind, abandoned by urban growth. Since the film was released, the genre has become a favorite subgenre within Horror (even Carpenter himself returned to it several times) so today, we are going to dive into a siege double feature with John Carpenter’s Ghosts of Mars and Joe Begos’ VFW.Continue reading “Cineray Under Siege!”