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20.4.16

PODCAST 200: Dawn of the Dead & Day of the Dead [Big 200 Blowout Edition]


This week the Horror Duo celebrate their 200th episode by going back to the start. Their very first review was George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead, and this week they continue Romero's "dead trilogy" by sharing their thoughts on Dawn of the Dead & Day of the Dead.

Forest also chats about a pair of new films with a gimmick -- Victoria & Hardcore Henry -- while Cory bitches about serving for jury duty & Bat-ffleck. All this and TNT returns the Crypt Keeper to television!



TIME CODE

  • 00:00 Intro & News
  • 20:00 "Dawn of the Dead"
  • 50:57 Know Your Horror Trivia
  • 51:50 "Day of the Dead"
  • 79:23 Comments & Conclusion

SHOW NOTES

DAWN OF THE DEAD

★ ★ ★ ★ ½

DAY OF THE DEAD

★ ★ ★ ★ ½
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3 comments:

Blake Matthews said...

With regards to the Ben Hur remake, you mentioned the recent spat of mythology-centered movies. The one about the Greek Gods was The Immortals, which starred Superman as Theseus and the Decepticon who tried to tentacle-rape Shia LeBouf in Transformers 2 as Athena. The movie wasn’t very good, but the big kung fu (yes, kung fu) fight at the end was pretty fun to watch. I loathed Clash of the Titans, which tried to copy all of the same events as the original, while putting their own little spin on each of them. Unfortunately, each “unique twist” turned out to be monumentally retarded and the film in the end was a waste of time. But it made a whole lot of money in the box office, which made Wrath of the Titans possible. That movie is mainly notable for featuring the first cinematic appearance of a Chimera, but is otherwise forgettable (not horrible, but forgettable).

Gex said...

Hah! I actually own the 1925 silent film edition of Ben-Hur. It comes as a special feature on the big box Blu-Ray Anniversary edition. Haven't watched it yet though.

Hopefully you guys won't get much of an urge to review the next films in George Romero's zombie films, 'cause they're not really worth it. Especially Survival of the Dead (what a dumb title).

Hardcore Henry is great as a glorified FPS game turned movie, but the action really started to dull the senses after the first half hour of the movie. People can bitch about Michael Bay and the length of his Transformers films and how much action they have, but seriously, this movie really is literally non-stop action, in a bad way. "Oh, more shooting. Yay I guess." I admired the style and effort though. Plus that scene with all the marionette robots and the guy in the wheelchair controlling them was pretty cool. And the last moment of the film couldn't have been any better.

Lee Russell said...

Great job managing to fit so much info about two monumental horror films into a compact and concise episode. You guys are really the kings of doing that sort of thing, which makes me jealous and somewhat ashamed that our podcast's episode on "Dawn of the Dead" alone was almost three bloody hours. Thanks for linking to it in your show notes, BTW. Cheers.