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The Walking Dead (2012) Xbox 360

The Walking Dead (2012) Xbox 360

The Walking Dead is very graphic in it’s depiction of violence. These moments can be unsettling, amplifying the harsh emotional tone in a video game where anyone can be torn apart without notice. Telltale Games don’t hold back when it comes to gore!

“It’s impossible to go through life without causing some kind of pain.”

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5 Forgotten 80s Films You’ll Want to Rediscover

The Mission (1986)

The Mission (1986): Other than the all-star cast—Jeremy Irons, Robert De Niro and Liam Neeson—the score of this historical drama by Ennio Morricone alone makes it material for a best of list, and while it’s not the only great reason to watch the film, it’s definitely one of the reasons you’ll come back for more.

“If might is right, then love has no place in the world. It may be so, it may be so. But I don’t have the strength to live in a world like that…”

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Dead 7 (2016, USA)

Dead 7 (2016)

“Larger than Life!” Wow, if there ever was a less promising tagline for a zombie Twistern, I can’t recall it. Hopefully, whoever came up with it will work on expanding their creative writing skills. BTW, I know that’s a reference to a Backstreet Boys song, but still. How do I know? Well, I didn’t; I looked it up and I’m choosing to take the word of the Interwebz. It’s right 100% of the time, isn’t it?

“Everybody’s gotta die someday…”

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The Vineyard (1989, USA / Canada)

The Vineyard (1989)

I can’t even begin to discuss 1989’s The Vineyard without first discussing the undisputed talent of James Hong. With a filmography that has spanned over six decades, it is Hong’s portrayal of the legendary sorcerer Lo Pan in John Carpenter’s Big Trouble in Little China (1986) that has become the most iconic.

“An island of death fueled by the blood of its victims.”

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Cube (1997, Canada)

Cube (1997)

Directed and co-written by Vincenzo Natali, Cube is a Canadian science fiction horror released in 1997. Significant for being the Canadian Film Centre’s (CFC) first feature film, and Natali’s feature length directional debut, Cube has polarised audiences since release due in part to it’s ‘kafkaesque’ setting; a surreal, industrial cube-shaped design.

“The only way out lies within your own mind.”

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Ran (1985, Japan / France)

Ran (1985)

Kurosawa’s epic movie Ran is a cinematic masterpiece that has survived the test of time. Dazzling cinematography on the mountain slopes and volcanic plains of Kyushu and spectacular battle scenes earned Kurosawa a Best Director Oscar nomination and made Ran the most expensive Japanese movie ever produced.

“In a mad world only the mad are sane.”

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Support Down by Kontact on Kickstarter (Become a Zombie!)

Down by Kontact by Mathew Myers and Dixie Filloy

The year is 1996. Four inebriated friends plan to dominate a local arcade tournament but soon find themselves stalked by the undead, struggling to survive in a terrifying nightmare inspired by George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead, and the Pre-Code horror films of the 1930’s.

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Our Kind of Traitor (2016, UK)

Our Kind of Traitor (2016)

With the legion of fans garnered by the recent TV adaptation of novelist John le Carre’s The Night Manager, now would seem to be a fortuitous time for distributors to be releasing Our Kind of Traitor, another adaptation which may serve to alleviating the pangs of ‘le Carre withdrawal’.

“Who can you trust with the truth?”

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America 3000 (1986, USA)

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Let me just preface this article with the acknowledgement that I loved this movie way out of proportion to what it probably deserves. If you’ve seen it or do so in the near future, it’s a tossup as to whether or not you’ll feel the same way about it that I do. You might gag and roll around on the floor foaming at the mouth miming, “My eyes, my eyes!”

“An outrageous post-nuke adventure!”

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