In 1981, Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead, the ultimate experience in gruelling horror, was released onto the unsuspecting public. It became a cult classic, spawned two sequels; Evil Dead II (1987) and Army of Darkness (1992) and created a cult icon with the character of Ash, played by the charismatic Bruce Campbell. It was inevitable that this movie was going to be remade…
“Your girlfriend just cut her fucking arm off. Does that sound fine?!”
Utilising a top-down perspective The Evil Dead is set within the isolated cabin where unknowingly and unwittingly the group have unleashed a hoard of Kandarian demonic spirits unto the world of the living. The player takes on the role of Ash, the films’ lead protagonist, who must score enough points in an attempt to protect the group from demonic possession.
“A fast-moving graphic game of skill and strategy…The most exciting computer game!”
Honeyspider, a cult throwback horror feature film from indie filmmakers Josh Hasty and Kenny Caperton, will premiere on October 18th 2004 at the historic Gem Theatre in Kannapolis, North Carolina. The theatre is hosting a horror night double feature also including George A Romero’s zombie classic Night of the Living Dead from 1968. The film is also screening in Henderson, NC and in Wilmington, OH.
“Let the blood of the dead inside!!!”
If you put all comparisons to John Carpenter’s 1978 original slasher aside, Rob Zombie has done an admirable job of trying to demystify the boogeyman. Micheal Myers is not the embodiment of pure evil, but rather a troubled and misguided soul whose self-induced isolation leads him on a killing-spree on Halloween night.
“Inside every one us, there exists a dark side. Most people rise above it, but some are consumed by it. Until there is nothing left, but pure evil.”
One of the most fondly remembered eras in fright-film history is the golden age of Italian gore. Spawning all number of surreal sub-genres, including black-gloved killer-thrillers and stomach-churning cannibal adventures, this is a time that continues to crib a fresh generation of fascinated fans. As such, 88 Italian is proud to announce Zombi Holocaust (1980) and Burial Ground (1981).
“Flesh-eating favourites Zombi Holocaust and Burial Ground arrive on UK Blu-ray!”
Romero has inspired a few great films, some which have approached the subject matter in a more self-reflexive, humorous way, some that have attempted to make social commentary through zombie lore, and some who have managed to straddle that line between the two.
Here is a look at our newest contributor Brandon Engel‘s top five zombie films that are, in one way or another derivative of George A. Romero’s work. Bon apetit!
“When there’s no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth!”