100 Word Review – Braindead (1992)

Also known as Dead Alive, this is one of Peter Jackson’s first feature films. But don’t expect hobbits.

I don’t know what to say about the plot. There is definitely a leading man. And something about monkeys raped by rats to create killer rat-monkeys.

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To be honest the whole thing is a visceral blur of severed … everything. And just when you think they must have run out of fake blood, there will be more.

I have a strong stomach when it comes to onscreen gore, but this is something else.

Equal parts hilarious, ridiculous and disgusting. You have been warned.

100 Word Review – Zombieland (2009)

Although recently the U.S. have spawned (or summoned) many zombie films, this one stands severed head and shoulders above the rest.

The dead have risen and a reclusive student (Jesse Eisenberg) has survived by following a strict set of rules. But when he meets Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson), a man on a mission to find Twinkies, he learns that even an apocalypse can be fun.

The film is made with style and a sense of humour and Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin are excellent as a pair of con artists they meet along the way. Watch out for the wonderful cameo.