October 19, 2010
Day 18- Monday, October 18th
#52- Devil's Playground (2010)
"As the world succumbs to a zombie apocalypse, Cole a hardened mercenary, is chasing the one person who can provide a cure. Not only to the plague but to Cole's own incumbent destiny. DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND is a cutting edge British horror film that features zombies portrayed by free runners for a terrifyingly authentic representation of the undead." A decent little "infected" Zombie flick, Devil's Playground manages to be fun enough to entertain for most of its running time. Especially noteworthy are the Zombies; no joke, they hop and jump around like wall-scaling ninjas! It was pretty neat.
#53- Night of the Living Dead: Reanimated (2009)
"Night of the Living Dead: REANIMATED features the work of various artists, animators, and filmmakers from around the globe. The mixed media featured include puppetry, CGI, hand-drawn animation, illustration, acrylics, claymation, and even 'animated' tattoos, just to name a few. This mass-collaboration approach is less about remaking Romero's film and more about viewing the classic through an experimental lens. Instead of trying to alter Image Ten's work, NOTLD:R seeks to showcase the responses that artists from around the world have had to this landmark film." This was interesting. It's basically a re-telling of Night of the Living Dead, using various mediums, arts, and animations, rather than filming it. For those of you who may like the artsier side of things, this should please you. For me, it all felt a bit busy and pretentious. Now, that isn't a bad thing as far as an experiment goes, but for a film, it just distracted my attention from itself. Definitely interesting, but far too hectic for my tastes.
That's 53/100 movies watched so far, so we had better get back to it... and the hits keep coming...