Lucio Fulci's Zombie (1979)
In Attendance- Me, Machine, Geo, Chris, Christian (he shows up sometimes), and Sadie (She's a dog.)
Italian horror is about as hard to follow as a butterfly on Meth sometimes, but it's also just as strangely captivating. I'll give it my best shot though, because that's what I do.
When a boat drifts into the Harbor of N.Y.C., we find out that the Big Apple is now populated by lip-syncing Italians. Giuseppe and Paolo find a Zombie stowaway, and then proceed to prove that they're the worst cops in the history of the world. The boat belongs to some scientist who has been incommunicado on a tropical island, which worries his not-really-all-that-pretty daughter, so naturally, she and some random strangers head to Ooga-booga Island to find dad. What they find instead is a plague of Zombies unleashed by an evil native Witch Doctor, who you never see... although you hear his tribes drums playing all throughout the movie...
Needless to say, Zombie carnage ensues. I wont ruin the ending here, but let's just say that New York finally gets what it deserves.
|#98 on Bravo's 100 Scariest Movie Moments|
B-cup? I'm just sayin'.
Zombies and sharks hate each other. Hate!
B+ An all-time classic, and a must own for Zombie aficionado's and general Horror fans alike. Few do the Zombie aesthetic as well as Fulci did; when a hardcore Horror fan thinks of Zombies, they think Fulci, Romero, and then everyone else pretty much comes after that. If you're a newer Horror fan, you've got to check this one out.
Machine's Random Musings: He loved the part where the girl got her throat ripped out... He actually purred. Creepy bastard.
Sub-Genre- Serial Killer
In Attendance- Me, Machine, Geo, Chris, Christian (He shows up sometimes), and Sadie (She's the dog.)
Zodiac is a story about how inept cops were in the 60's and 70's, and how they sucked so bad, that they let one of the most infamous Serial Killers in U.S. history pretty much go on killing and get away with it.
The gay cowboy from Brokeback Mountain is hired as a cartoonist for the "Reach-around Pass Gazette", and becomes obsessed with doing the cop's jobs for them, and sets about catching the Zodiac Killer all on his own. The Zodiac, who seems lonely, writes letters to the police and newspapers telling them that all he really wants is a pen pal. He says he will keep killing until he gets one, and so California is screwed because pen pals are gay.
I wont ruin the ending here, but it involves a burly, bald guy, some random tools and hardware, and a smoky man-look reminiscent of Brokeback Mountain.
|Boo! I'm the Zodiac! Just kidding... kiss me.|
While we're at it, let's get one thing straight here: Zodiac IS a Horror movie. It involves a Serial Killer that terrorizes an entire city with his murderous ways, and that's definitely Horrific material. All of the ass-necks out there who whine about "It's a drama, Horror has to have like scary stuff in it" need to shut up and start learning how to understand things better. That is all.
Iron Man should have used his suit to fight the Zodiac Killer. He so would have won.
|What a waste of a good cutie pie.|
A+ A tour de force in film-making, Zodiac is one hell of a thrill ride. If you haven't already, you need to see this if not own it.Machine's Random Musings: I could hear him crying inside of his leather gimp mask during this one.