If all that is wanted form a zombie horror film are a few good scares and some gruesome effects woven into a terrifying story of one possible apocalypse, look no further than the series of remakes based on the original Romero trilogy. If a bit of low-brow camp mixed in with formula, and a dash of full-frontal nudity is desired, then the oft-confused Return of the Living Dead series of movies will satisfy. For good old-fashioned horror that keeps its audience on the edge of its seat peeking through splayed fingers, there is the 28 Days Later films. Last but not least, for the bookwork there are a plethora of novels, novellas, graphic-novels, and anthologies.
How many of us remember when we saw Kevin Bacon take an arrow through the throat? Show of hands. Okay class, but how many of you knew that the person who pulled of that brilliant special effect is none other than Tom Savini, the Dawn of the Dead effects wizard (and evil motorcycle gang member)?
Today is dedicated to one of my favorite Texans…Catie Rhodes. If you have not read her stuff, I suggest popping over to her Amazon Author’s Page and grabbing her Peri Jean series. The second full length is coming soon, so get started now! (See, I even provided you with the inks…just click and check her out, I’ll still be here when you get back.)