When good Zombies go bad! It’s the official red band trailer for George A. Romero’s new Survival of the Dead his 6th Zombie film. Off the coast of Delaware sits the cozy Plum Island where two families are locked in a struggle for power, as it has been for generations. The O’Flynn’s, headed by patriarch Patrick O’Flynn (Kenneth Welsh) approach the zombie plague with a shoot-to-kill attitude. The Muldoons, headed by Shamus Muldoon (Richard Fitzpatrick), feel that the zombies should be quarantined and kept ‘alive,’ in hopes that a solution will someday be found.
Jesus, talking about milking a franchise that should have ended years ago. I was completely on board with the first SAW and actually thought it was one of the ten best films the year it came out. But once they killed off Jigsaw the franchise basically ended. But in Hollywood Horror villains never die they just manage to live on through others. SAW VI isn’t even out yet and already the producers are prepping Saw VII. The full story is here.
The folks at a new movie website called We Are Movie Geeks have the first photo of Jackie Earle Haley as Freddy. The photo looks good but I’m still against the entire concept of remaking one of my favorite horror films – Nightmare on Elm Street. Can’t Hollywood Come up with something new?
No one thought that making a movie adaptation os Sweeney Todd was a good idea, though they certainly tried for a long time. Finally, the legendary Sondheim play came [or fell] into the hands of the one director who could take its stylishly macabre tale and do it justice. With playwright Stephen Sondheim performing surgery to cut the three hour play to two hours for the film [and having casting approval] the big question was whether the dynamic team of Tim Burton, Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter could make movie magic with the property. In short, they could and have and we are the beneficiaries of their twisted labors!