I was hoping to get my “gangstas” finished this week as they were intended to be the subject of this week’s blog. Real-life events however conspired against me and I lost a day’s painting to a hospital visit. It does however give me the opportunity to show off some more of my pal Dog’s artwork. This particular one being dedicated by me to Bryan (Vampifan), who’s first love, as many of you will know, is for Vampires, with Zombies, Werewolves and generally things that go bump in the night a close second.
The title of the piece "Vampiric Babe" gives it away a bit.
I've added Zombie Shop to my list of favourite links, although I've only ordered books from once from Zombie Shop, the service was first rate.
I’ve managed to watch a couple of films recently, the first of which owes me one and a half hours of my life back, whilst the second was a well produced enjoyable watch and highly recommended.
The first “Target Earth” was described as “There’s an alien invasion coming and only little Tommy knows when. Zombies hunt the kid, while a sheriff teams up with the desert Hippies to save the world” (1998). The film had nothing to do with zombies and was a pretty humdrum affair despite some well known faces amongst the cast (probably before they were well known. Whilst not a complete waste of my viewing time it was still pretty dire and not what I was expecting; on my scoring system it would appear as a 2. I’d recommend giving this a miss unless you’re desperate.
(For "Scrubs" fans out there, yes, that really is Dr. Cox in the centre of the three chaps on the right)
The next film I watched was “The Crazies”, the very title of which filled me with apprehension, but the TV description of “A virus turns the inhabitants of a town into murderous maniacs” suggested that I was in familiar territory. Strictly speaking though this film was a horror film rather than a zombie film, but of course it had all the elements of a zombie film, with overall good make-up and special effects. Whilst it may well have been a low-budget film, it certainly didn’t appear so. If you replace the murderous near-humans with zombies then it would have been a great zombie film with all the key elements you would expect. I thoroughly enjoyed this film and had it been scored on my zombie film scale I’d have given it a whopping 5 !
It should have come as no surprise really that when the credits rolled at the end the producer was George C. Romero!
Recommended viewing for all zombie fans, I doubt that you’ll be disappointed.
Next week I’ll be presenting my first gang for my zombie campaign, unless real-life events thwart me yet again; I also have a secret assignation that I may or may not spill the beans about (but it will include a shopping trip to the ubiquitous "Poundland").
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