Saturday, May 28, 2011


The Mad 2007 - ***1/2 We don't recall the last time we laughed this hard during a genre film. The humor here is dark, and Billy Zane puts in a great performance as the intellectual Doctor suffering his share of indignities. The gore here does not disappoint either. This one is a real treat that we highly recommend !!!

Mansion Of The Living Dead 1985 - A.K.A. "La mansión de los muertos vivientes" This is one of those films we like to warn you about because of the deceiving title. It is directed by renowned sleaze horror director Jess Franco, who was responsible for the reprehensible "A Virgin Among The Living Dead" and "Oasis Of The Zombies". This is the story of four strippers who vacation at a strange resort where there are no other guests, and happens to have a monastery next door filled with the living dead in robes. No zombies to speak of here, but there are a lot of nude scenes featuring the women who may have been considered attractive in the 80s. When not acting silly, and laughing a lot at nothing these women engage in sex both straight and lesbian, in fact this film can be considered soft porn. We personally enjoy campy lesbian films like this, and are fans of Franco's "Vampyros Lesbos". However as we say on the homepage, when it comes to what is and what is not a zombie we draw the line at skeletons in robes on this site. Sorry "Tombs Of The Blind Dead" fans. Sadly there is no trailer available for this one.

Maya's Journal 2012 - ** This is a 16 minute short produced by Vancouver's Blue Girl Films, written and directed by Nadine L'Esperance. Some of the scenes were filmed in Steve's hometown of Kelowna, B.C. While some of the acting is suspect,  and some of the actors clearly camera conscious, we did the the make-up and gore was well done. We loves us a child truly enjoying killing a zombie. Updates on upcoming projects from Blue Girl Films may be found here: The film is presented in its entirety below.

Melvin 2009 - *1/2 Melvin is an oft bullied nerd who is killed when a prank goes wrong. Now back from the dead he seeks revenge on those who've wronged him. We saw this at a film festival recently, and were underwhelmed by the amateurish gore effects and acting. Very low brow and low budget, skip it.

M is for Madness 2013 - *** This short film was brought to our attention on Twitter by XRATS Productions, It has been submitted for entry into the "ABCs of Death 2" competition to find their 26th Director.

This is an impressive short which highlights the group's visual ability to tell a story without dialogue. The SFX are impressive, and the production values are first rate.

We are happy to present it below in its entirety, and would ask that if you dig it as much as we do go here: and vote for it.
We would love to see a feature film from these folks !

Mimesis 2011 - *** "Mimesis: The imitation or representation of aspects of the sensible world, especially human actions, in literature and art".

What a treat ! This is a zombie movie but it is not, allow us to explain.

 A small group of selected attendees at a Horror Con are invited to a special party in the country during the evening. When they arrive they are drugged, and wake up the next day dressed as characters from "Night of the Living Dead". They find themselves having to play along for their very lives as they are hunted by "zombies".

This is one of the best horror movies we've seen in a while. The concept and script here are first class, as are the gore effects and acting. Everything in this movie works. Sid Haig is the only known name in the cast, and he gives the audience a great performance in a role not typical of those offered him.

To say anything else besides watch this would be providing spoilers. So watch this film, we promise you won't be disappointed.

More Brains! A Return To The Living Dead 2011 - *** If you're looking for a superb documentary on not just the making of a classic zombie film, but how films get made in general, you have to check this out.

The surviving members of the principal cast, and many people on the technical and production crew share their insights on the film; from its inception to the finished product. Many great stories are shared, and there is an intriguing amount of candid shit talking about certain individuals. A lot of love went in to the making of this feature length doc, and it shows. We enjoyed watching everyone reminisce about, what was clearly, a challenging, yet fun production to be involved with. This is definitely worth your time.

Mother Died 2012 - *** A brilliant short by the team at Bloody Cuts Films, it is the fourth of thirteen in a series of horror shorts. They plan to combine them all into a film, and if this one is any indication of the kind of quality one can expect we'll certainly be there. It is posted below for your edification. For more on Bloody Cuts please check out , follow them on Twitter @BloodyCutsFilms, or on Facebook at We'd love to see a feature length zombie movie from this group of film makers sometime down the road. 

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