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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

#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.

It was good although a little slow to begin with. I like the way the protagonists use technology to try and combat the Coro.. I mean zombie virus infected.

I thought it was a little formulaic but enjoyed the COVID friendly track and trace propaganda, ( propaganda that's up there with the original invasion of the body snatchers for in your face).
7 out of 10.
 

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A surprisingly interesting article detailing how zombie films will probably change now we've experienced/are experiencing the current global pandemic ..

"The immediacy of the zombie apocalypse might seem inauthentic now that we've seen that some governments will try to keep the economy for as long as humanly possible. In 28 Days Later, after less than a month London is completely shut down. If they were to make that movie today, the protagonist would probably stumble upon an operational Starbucks full of terrified employees."

and ..

"If 2020 has taught us anything, it's that people increasingly don't believe actual scientific evidence; whether it's the anti-maskers or QAnon followers or the people who believe that the video of George Floyd's murder was a hoax presumably concocted by the Deep State branch of Industrial Light & Magic. We could easily see a zombie movie where some of the survivors don't even believe that zombies are a thing."

and ..

"What if our characters had stumbled upon a cable channel that, say, actively downplayed, and even denied the zombie outbreak? We can no longer watch movies about any virus without accepting the fact that misinformation, and the politicization of that misinformation, will be an integral part of the media landscape. They may even attempt to completely divert the zombie narrative, claiming the zombies are looters or rioters."

https://www.cracked.com/article_287...Y6d1FEVBYm0AhGtS279jlfMSfSaXZudaBoyqaIpECfIiQ
 

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Ladronas de Almas: Old style Zombies with some interesting Zombie creation lore thrown in. Given the Gothic setting and the young women as "witches" this might even qualify as Folk Horror. 1815, the Mexican War of Independence, a group of supposed insurgents arrive at an estate which has already suffered from the depredations of the Royalist Army. A crippled father, his four daughters and one servant should be easy meat for the soldiers but things take an interesting turn as the family have the support of the Undead! Given the murderous nature of the sisters, even the 12 year old. the Zombies are hardly required. Decapitations of both humans and Zombies, stabbing, shooting and biting (and not just by the living dead). Some great scenes in dimly lit old ruins. The young girl treats a Zombie as a pet! Directed by Juan Antonio de la Riva from a screenplay by Christopher Luna. On Netflix. 7/10.
 

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Ladronas de Almas: Old style Zombies with some interesting Zombie creation lore thrown in. Given the Gothic setting and the young women as "witches" this might even qualify as Folk Horror. 1815, the Mexican War of Independence, a group of supposed insurgents arrive at an estate which has already suffered from the depredations of the Royalist Army. A crippled father, his four daughters and one servant should be easy meat for the soldiers but things take an interesting turn as the family have the support of the Undead! Given the murderous nature of the sisters, even the 12 year old. the Zombies are hardly required. Decapitations of both humans and Zombies, stabbing, shooting and biting (and not just by the living dead). Some great scenes in dimly lit old ruins. The young girl treats a Zombie as a pet! Directed by Juan Antonio de la Riva from a screenplay by Christopher Luna. On Netflix. 7/10.
Is it new, 2020?
 

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Blood Quantum: Directory Jeff Barnaby has described this film as a commentary on colonialism, that it is as well as being a critique of the pollution which has devastated the environment. But it is also ab effective and savage Zombie film. It starts with zombie salmon which flop even after they've been gutted, then a dead dog leaps out of a car boot. Next we have a Zombie prisoner biting a cop and other inmates. This Day of the Dead swiftly escalates, at a clinic a nurse can't find anti-tetanus medicine and is told there's been a lot of bites lately, just before a zombie outbreak occurs at the hospital. Six months later the Red Crow Indian Reservation is a centre of civilization, Amerindians are immune to the Zombie Virus. In a reversal of roles, settlers come to seek sanctuary at the reservation. Zombie tropes are taken to the ultimate in this flick. Zombies attack, bite and eat people alive. The victims still screaming as their intestines are ripped out and fought over. Zombies are shot, beheaded with Samurai swords, craniums bisected with chainsaws and heads bludgeoned in. Top marks for blood, gore and horror. Not a film you will forget in a hurry. Written and Directed by Jeff Barnaby. IMDB has it at 5.8 but I reckon it deserves a strong 8/10.
 

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Blood Quantum: Directory Jeff Barnaby has described this film as a commentary on colonialism, that it is as well as being a critique of the pollution which has devastated the environment. But it is also ab effective and savage Zombie film. It starts with zombie salmon which flop even after they've been gutted, then a dead dog leaps out of a car boot. Next we have a Zombie prisoner biting a cop and other inmates. This Day of the Dead swiftly escalates, at a clinic a nurse can't find anti-tetanus medicine and is told there's been a lot of bites lately, just before a zombie outbreak occurs at the hospital. Six months later the Red Crow Indian Reservation is a centre of civilization, Amerindians are immune to the Zombie Virus. In a reversal of roles, settlers come to seek sanctuary at the reservation. Zombie tropes are taken to the ultimate in this flick. Zombies attack, bite and eat people alive. The victims still screaming as their intestines are ripped out and fought over. Zombies are shot, beheaded with Samurai swords, craniums bisected with chainsaws and heads bludgeoned in. Top marks for blood, gore and horror. Not a film you will forget in a hurry. Written and Directed by Jeff Barnaby. IMDB has it at 5.8 but I reckon it deserves a strong 8/10.
Thanks for this recommendation Ramon, I've just found the full film on youtube .. :popc:

Blood Quantum Zombie Movie Full - YouTube
 

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In the absence of the board I dug out Shaun of the Dead. Marvellous.
 

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A surprisingly interesting article detailing how zombie films will probably change now we've experienced/are experiencing the current global pandemic ..

"The immediacy of the zombie apocalypse might seem inauthentic now that we've seen that some governments will try to keep the economy for as long as humanly possible. In 28 Days Later, after less than a month London is completely shut down. If they were to make that movie today, the protagonist would probably stumble upon an operational Starbucks full of terrified employees."

and ..

"If 2020 has taught us anything, it's that people increasingly don't believe actual scientific evidence; whether it's the anti-maskers or QAnon followers or the people who believe that the video of George Floyd's murder was a hoax presumably concocted by the Deep State branch of Industrial Light & Magic. We could easily see a zombie movie where some of the survivors don't even believe that zombies are a thing."

and ..

"What if our characters had stumbled upon a cable channel that, say, actively downplayed, and even denied the zombie outbreak? We can no longer watch movies about any virus without accepting the fact that misinformation, and the politicization of that misinformation, will be an integral part of the media landscape. They may even attempt to completely divert the zombie narrative, claiming the zombies are looters or rioters."

https://www.cracked.com/article_287...Y6d1FEVBYm0AhGtS279jlfMSfSaXZudaBoyqaIpECfIiQ
I'd like to see all this combined with a UK version of Walking Dead. I'd watch the crap out of it.
 

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Blood Quantum: Directory Jeff Barnaby has described this film as a commentary on colonialism, that it is as well as being a critique of the pollution which has devastated the environment. But it is also ab effective and savage Zombie film. It starts with zombie salmon which flop even after they've been gutted, then a dead dog leaps out of a car boot. Next we have a Zombie prisoner biting a cop and other inmates. This Day of the Dead swiftly escalates, at a clinic a nurse can't find anti-tetanus medicine and is told there's been a lot of bites lately, just before a zombie outbreak occurs at the hospital. Six months later the Red Crow Indian Reservation is a centre of civilization, Amerindians are immune to the Zombie Virus. In a reversal of roles, settlers come to seek sanctuary at the reservation. Zombie tropes are taken to the ultimate in this flick. Zombies attack, bite and eat people alive. The victims still screaming as their intestines are ripped out and fought over. Zombies are shot, beheaded with Samurai swords, craniums bisected with chainsaws and heads bludgeoned in. Top marks for blood, gore and horror. Not a film you will forget in a hurry. Written and Directed by Jeff Barnaby. IMDB has it at 5.8 but I reckon it deserves a strong 8/10.
I'm half way though and it's gritty as hell isn't it .. sort of like the scavenger crew bits of Land of The Dead in a River's Edge location ... :cool: .. very good so far mate.
 

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In the absence of the board I dug out Shaun of the Dead. Marvellous.
So, it wasn't just me who couldn't here. That's a relief.

Shaun of the Dead, one of my all time favorite movies. :D
 

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Deadsight: Surviving a Zombie Apocalypse ain't easy but it gets even harder if your're a blind prisoner or pregnant. Ben (Adam Seybold) wakes in an ambulance, he's blind and handcuffed to a gurney. Still attached to a side rail he's attacked by a Zombie but escapes. Mara (Liv Collins) is a heavily-pregnant police officer, she's attacked by a sick woman who drives off in her patrol car. They meet up and get separated over the course of the film. A slightly original take but much of the usual Zombie action ensues. The low winter sun lighting especially in the woods is quite effective especially during Zombie attacks. The Undead make-up is ok but the CGI is wanting when heads explode. Still there's a good scene of hand to hand fighting with Zombies in a cemetery amid the gravestones. Also the main characters suffer from additional handicaps in their attempts to survive. Good acting and some tension makes this a film worth watching. Directed by Jesse Thomas Cook from a screenplay by Liv Collins and Kevin Revie. 6/10.
 

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Anna And The Apocalypse: Anna is in 6th Form, having arguments with her father about taking a gap year to travel. The action moves to the school where that night's Christmas Musical is being rehearsed. But the whole film is a musical, Anna bursts into song, joined by others as they dance along. Anna misses the School Musical which comes under siege by Zombies, a lethal virus is loose. Next morning Anna beheads a Zombie dressed as a snowman, using a see-saw. Zombies are decapitated by skittle resetters, have their heads bashed in with bowling balls, Anna leads the fightback, dispatching the undead with a giant candy cane. Meanwhile the song and dance routines continue. But it's not just a comedy, real scenes of horror ensue as the Zombies eat people alive, there is an aura of existential terror as trapped humans await their fate. The old way of life is over. Some good songs and an engaging if slightly daft story line make this an entertaining film. Directed by John McPhail. On Netflix. 7/10.
 

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Anna and the Apocalypse starts out bright enough, but the further it goes on it gets more and more depressing. I know it was made in tragic circumstances (or after tragic circumstances, anyway), but the downer mood affects the end result.
 
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