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From Russia 2012: Meteletsa: Winter of the Dead. This is pretty much a paintin g-by-numbers zombie siege flick - although it does have some Russianisms lobbed into the mix, such as a zombie slaying Russian orthodox priest, some mobsters and a general anbience of Russian provincial life.

The snowing-in -July bit is quite funny too - as this actually happened in some parts of Russia last summer.

It's all present with English subtitles:

 

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Bridge of the Doomed is nearly finished. Latest trailer :

 

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Yeah. It wouldn't surprise me if some of these films were laying around half-finished, before they cashed-in, and took advantage of the now empty streets...
The corona one has lots of footage from one or more existing film(s) by the looks of it.
 

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The corona one has lots of footage from one or more existing film(s) by the looks of it.
Yeah that one pinches music and footage from the old 1980 classic Zombie Creeping Flesh/Hell of the Living Dead-


...which pinched most of its ideas from Romero, but is (unintentially) a lot funnier.
 

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Good old Bruno Mattei, never met a rip-off he didn't like. Funnier than many comedy directors, too. I like to think he'd appreciate being ripped off himself now.
 

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The Clearing 2020

There are 2 movies of the same name. The other one is from 2004 and is not Zombie related.

I watched it and thought it was well acted by Liam McIntyre. I guess he did the last 2 seasons of the Spartacus TV series. I've never watched it.

It's not a big budget movie but the makeup was decent and it held my interest. :)
There's not a lot to it. Most of the character development is seen in flashbacks. These are the fast Zombies a little more clever than we are used to but, just as ruthless and relentless. IMDB was not very kind and gave it a 4. I would say 5.5-6/10.


https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7411112/
 

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The making of George A Romero's Land Of The Dead ..

 

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Remains: A lack-lustre casino in Reno, few customers on the slots or tables, a lame magic cabaret show. Two employees making out in a storeroom get trapped when the power fails. It's Peace Day, all of the world's nuclear weapons are to be destroyed in a new device. Naturally things go wrong resulting in a Zombie Outbreak. The employees get out and encounter their first zombie, an old lady who they dispatch with one of her walker legs through her head. Plenty of biting, fast, savage zombies. Some good shots where just arms emerge from the dark and try to grab people; a woman trapped in a corner while a zombie dines on her friend. Jumping out a window to escape one of the undead, not everyone hits the swimming pool. The army arrives but are they there to help? Paranoia as well as a dark strain of humour infuses this film. Nothing particularly original,, humans fight each other , zombies even turn on their undead brethren, I found the living dead convincing though and it's a good way to pass a rainy evening. Directed by Colin Theys from a screenplay by John Doolan (based on the comic book series by Steve Niles who also produces Remains). 6/10. On Netflix.
 

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Looks interesting. This article review puts Blood Quantum in a historical context.

Blood Quantum is an old-school zombie film, as opposed to the recent onslaught of AMC Walking Dead wannabes. Like George Romero’s 1968 classic, Night of the Living Dead—which ends when a Black man emerges unscathed after a night fighting off the undead, only to be shot by an all-white militia—the blood and guts add up to a social critique. What makes Blood Quantum a credit to its genre is the way it honors indigenous filmmaking, in particular the work of Alanis Obomsawin, the renowned eighty-eight-year-old Abenaki filmmaker who has, in more than fifty films, chronicled the modern liberal governments of the US and Canada laying siege to North American indigenous communities. ...

https://www.nybooks.com/daily/2020/09/05/a-very-american-zombie-virus-in-blood-quantum/
 

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#ALIVE - new South Korean movie on Netflix. A teenager is trapped in his apartment when the world goes to pot outside (sound familar? :gobs: ) 7/10

 

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Isn't that a rip-off of that Paris zombie movie recently?
 

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That's a fantastic film... can't say anymore without spoilers, but it's NOT what you think. Pom!
I've heard it goes bonkers, thank you for respecting the spoiler rule!
 

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#Alive: Another South-Korean Zombie flick. Teen Joon-woo is alone in the apartment, his family are away, leaving him a note to get groceries. Gaming on line other gamers say watch the tv. The Zombie Apocalypse is here! Announcements on the TV warn of cannibalistic behaviour by crazed people and suggests that everyone settle down with enough food for 60 days. Woon-yoo is short of food and water. But things really get bad when his game goes offline! Some great scenes especially when Joon-woo watches from his balcony, vehicles crash, people flee as others start to bite, a schoolgirl shouts for her mom, they meet and embrace, then the schoolgirl starts to eat her mother! Zombies storm buildings and charge along balconies, braking into rooms seeking the living. These Zombies seem to be still alive and can be killed. A tale of isolation, despair, hope raised and dashed again but a perseverance to survive and stay #Alive! A great Zombie thriller directed by Il Cho, co-written by Il Cho and Matt Naylor. On Netflix. 8/10.
 
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