While looking through some old movies on YouTube I found this gem: SEVEN DAYS IN MAY starring Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas and other greats. The movie is about a military coup plot in the U.S. in the 1960s. One of the best movies ever. It appears that you can watch the entire movie on YouTube (I did not verify all of the clips, though)–check it out.
Amazingly freaky scary short. I’d love to see it made into a feature-length movie. Really had me on edge.
Can zombies run or do they only walk? The purist position appears to be they shamble; they think it’s ridiculous that dead people can run. To which I say: Um, this is a debate about what dead people can do. Dead people can’t walk or run or crave human flesh.
So I say: If people like running zombies, they should have them.
Me, I like ’em slow, fast, dead, alive, whatever, as long as it’s a good story.
Another perfect movie from the ’70s: ROLLERBALL starring James Caan. What a great movie, Brave New World meets Gladiator. Somehow though I don’t think the corporate superstate is going to be as benevolent as it is in the film, asking for obedience in exchange for peace and plenty; the real corporate state will impoverish the majority and enrich a tiny elite while also requiring obedience.
Just finished COMES THE DARK, a survival horror novel by Patrick D’Orazio. I had fun with it. It reminded me of David Moody’s AUTUMN in that the zombies are literally rotting off the page. The world is realistic, lived in, smashed to pieces and almost hopeless. With its basic survival plot and extreme gore and violence, it serves as excellent meat and potatoes zombie fiction for fans who like their read bloody.