Movie Review: THE UNDEAD

Never let it be said that Roger Corman couldn’t gift the world with some real stinkers, as far as films are concerned. 1957’s THE UNDEAD isn’t among his worst; it’s not even close to, say, CREATURE FROM THE HAUNTED SEA (anyone who thinks this one isn’t waaaaay worse than PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE, I…

The Old State Capital Building of Baton Rogue

I chatted at length with a really nice lady serving as docent during my recent visit to this historic structure, now a museum. After the initial reticence that is commonplace among employees where it comes to discussing ghosts—those working at most historic structures are, if not outright forbidden from broaching the subject, at least discouraged…

Trifectas

I got to thinking the other night, after a conversation with my lovely better half, about trifectas. Unholy trinities, if you will. Threesomes. Trois of terrors. There have been a few. Who were the first? Since we’re talking about cinematic titans of terror, here—well, *I* am; you might have been thinking literary titans (in which…

Movie Review: REEKER

There are good movies and bad movies. But then there are subcategories that are just as important when you’re trying to categorize a film. There are good good movies and bad good movies. What would be an example of a bad good movie? Any film critically lauded, with high production values, that is nonetheless boring…

My OTHER Favorite Zombie Movies (and the Use of Dead Names)

Last week, while writing about ARMY OF THE DEAD and commenting that it was now among my favorite zombie flicks, I proceeded to mention the other movies that occupy that elite eclectic grouping. Romero’s original Living Dead trilogy. Fulci’s ZOMBIE (aka ZOMBIE 2 aka ZOMBI aka ZOMBI 2). The ZOMBIELAND flicks. SHAUN OF THE DEAD…

THE CHOSEN Part Four: A GUIDED TOUR OF THE ABYSS, DISCOUNT PRICED Chapter 25

“Well, my name is Julian,” the man introduced himself, smiling. “And these men, think of them as a private peacekeeping force.” He stepped closer, inspecting the mask worn by the second woman. “Oh, my,” he said. “How long has she been trapped in this thing?” “Too long,” Gale said. “This must be removed at once.”…