5-Word 365 #228 – The Howling Reborn

Considering the propensity of vampire and zombie movies these days, it is still a surprise to me that there aren’t more werewolves hitting screens both small and silver. Those that do come along are generally a disappointment in some way, but I continue to live in hope.

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5-Word 365 #221 – Monsters

There have been quite a few films in recent years that sneak themselves in as one genre when they are actually best described as something else. When done successfully, they end up going beyond the notion of established genre and stand on their own as a whole new thing. Today I bring you a sweet love story, hiding inside a road movie, all bundled up as an alien invasion flick. Something for everybody?

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5-Word 365 #183 – The Horde

Does that say Day 183? That’s right folks, today I hit the halfway point of this year-long insomnia kick. Humpday. It’s all downhill from here. There is actually a movie called Humpday that I might have chosen to review today had the idea occurred to me more than five seconds ago, but instead I give you a French zombie flick. You’re welcome.

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5-Word 365 #155 – Screamers

When Keith and I were in the pub yesterday doing our Prometheus post-mortem, he suggested this movie for today’s column. He cited it as an example of a sci-fi movie committing to its Big Ideas instead of drowning them in spectacle and shoddy decisions and hoping nobody would notice (sorry Ridley, but you kinda did). I remember this flick getting its original albeit limited cinema run but I was only 15 then, and it was rated 18. I couldn’t face the potential embarrassment of being turned away. And after that awkwardly autobiographical admission, on with the show.

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