Posts Tagged ‘Dawn of the Dead’

So, should I even do that thing where I explain I’m not that good at consistent blogging?

No? We’re all on the same page? Cool.

So the last post I made was for North Pole Zombies last November. And then silence until, what month is it now? April? Dang.

Normally how this goes is I blame the crazy hours I work for my job. (I go in to work at 3 AM and midnight on Sundays.)

Well, this will be the last week of that.

This upcoming Friday will be my last day of said crazy hours.

I’m starting a new job the following Monday, so hopefully things will level out for me creatively.  This is a much needed change of pace for me, because, not sure if you noticed, but I have sucked creatively lately, and by lately, i mean the last four years.

I mean, where the heck is A New Daybreak, the third book in the Savannah Zombie Series?!?

Oh, that’s right, I haven’t finished it yet.

Man, I hate that. I hate leaving my readers hanging and hate unfinished projects

So, I promise you, you will be reading book 3 in the Savannah Zombie Series this year. 2018. Mark my freaking words.

Also, I’ve been promising video content.

The Savannah Zombie series started off as a vision my buddy and I had in high school. We wanted to make a low budget zombie movie. I wrote up the outline and a few pages of script. But that was as far as we got. We had no money. No equipment. No experience. Oh, and we had no money. Did I mention that?

And this was before smart phones. Back then the most advanced phone was the Motorola Razr! Ha! Man, we thought we were the shiznet back then! Of course, I was still rocking the indestructible Nokia, with the killer app, Snake 2.

Man, look at that thing.

Tesla ain’t got nothing on that!

Ok, maybe they do. Whatever.

Anyways, what was I saying?

Oh right, the movie.

Well, the Savannah Zombie series has started to come back full circle and I’ve started to realize the dream I had in high school.

Yes, the first video has been made.

It’s just a teaser. Just a clip.

But it’s the start.

And oh man, has it got me excited.

So, on top of my promise of you reading A New Daybreak this year, I’m adding the promise of at LEAST two short films in the world of the Savannah Zombie Novel series.

Bold? Maybe. But it’s going to happen.

Here’s the teaser.

I’ll write another post going into the detail of how it was made. (You’ll be surprised.)

But there it is. The beginning. A genesis. A spark that will light the rebellion that will… Wait, that’s Star Wars.

Sorry, I REALLY like Star Wars. (And yes, The Last Jedi is amazing. So, there’s that.)

Ok, so this post has been everywhere, but here’s the takeaway’s:

  1. A New Daybreak will be here this year. (Probably fall.)
  2. There will be TWO short films in the Savannah Zombie universe.
  3. There may be a soft reboot of the series in store for this year too.

Oh, I didn’t go into that last one?

Hmm…

I think that deserves its own post.

So, um, bye.

Josh

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So everybody has their list of favorite zombie movies.  With the Walking Dead Season 4 starting tonight, everybody is getting geared up to watch Rick and Co. and how they will continue to survive the zombie apocalypse.  I’ve been doing some thinking about my list of favorite zombie movies while waiting for 9 o’clock to roll around tonight. Here’s my current top 5 and why:

5. Night of the Living Dead

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I know, I know. Night of the Living Dead is where it all started. How can I even think to place it at number 5? What’s wrong with me? I think the original George A. Romero classic is great and deserves mad respect for starting the whole zombie genre.  The basics are all there: a small group of survivors fighting off waves of the undead who feast on the flesh of the living. Perfect.

But as for me and in my opinion, going back and rewatching it, it’s almost too simple. Cheesy almost. But regardless, I still love it and constantly rewatch it.  It did make the top five after all.

4. Dawn of the Dead (2004)

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What?! The Dawn of the Dead remake gets number four, but the original only gets number five? Again, I would just like to reiterate, this is my top five. The reason I like the remake more than the original or even Dario Argento’s recut for that matter, is because of the pacing, the humor and the fast zombies.  I know many people aren’t fans of the faster zombies, but I think they add a real sense of urgency in dealing with the undead. Plus Ty Burrel’s character is enough reason to watch this one alone.  So glad he was cast as Phil on Modern Family.

3. Warm Bodies

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I remember seeing the trailer for this movie and thinking, “Hmm, that look’s like it could be okay.”

I laughed the entire time throughout Warm Bodies. R’s constant shrugging and Rob Coddry’s hilarious portrayl of M were perfect together. I love a zombie movie with humor.  Anything that can keep me on my toes and make my sides hurt from laughing is a great movie. Going back and reading the book is on my to-do list.

2. 28 Days Later

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Ah, 28 Days Later... When zombies became scary again. (Excuse me, infected.) The whole movie seemed like one non-stop ride. Even the slower, more quiet parts of the film were only like the climb on a roller coaster, there only to eject us into the maddening drops and spins. The end sequence is probably not just one of my favorite zombie movie moments, but maybe even one of my favorite cinematic moments. And what made it so much more powerful was the score by John Murphy.

1. Zombieland

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As I mentioned before, I love a good zombie movie with humor. Zombieland takes everything I love about the zombie genre and puts it all in one movie. There’s action, cool zombie-kill scenes, humor, and even a tender moment or two. It was a simple storyline, but it also had its characters mature. Well, maybe not Tallahassee…

So, that’s my top five.  Of course, if A New Death ever gets a movie deal things might change. (C’mon Hollywood.)

What’s in your top five?