Zombies are a fascinating monster in horror stories however sometimes we get characters who are apparently zombies but very much humanised. Here are my top 5 picks for zombies who have a heart.
I’m wondering how much they paid in royalties for Titanic for this one? Pride and Prejudice got a zombie version and this one is definitely Titanic with Zombies. Not that I’m complaining. There’s an absolute delight at seeing our favourite characters cutting loose and not taking it all so seriously.
Kotaro as the manager is doing a good job at fighting with Haiji from Run With The Wind for gaining the title of most obnoxious character of the season. Haiji at least has his good moments in between being a blatant manipulator whereas Kotaro here is just obnoxious in every single scene he is in. … Continue reading Zombieland Saga Episode 4: Zombies At A Hot Spring
As much as the first episode made a splash and instantly grabbed my attention with its zany and hard hitting first scene and a follow up that was fairly surreal mostly because the audience didn't see it coming, episodes 2 and 3 had an uphill battle to maintain that. Firstly, the surprise is lost. We … Continue reading Zombieland Saga Episodes 2 + 3: With The Gimmick Revealed, Does This Have Staying Power
Right, so I have no idea where this plans to go or whether or not MAL labelling it as an action/horror is accurate. So far I'm getting a very horror/comedy vibe and this first episode is highly entertaining but it left me wondering what they intend to do for the next 11 episodes.
Overview: Watson, a student doctor, becomes obsessed with the idea of bringing back a human soul after his friend dies. Using his friend's corpse, he begins experimentation using the work of Victor Frankenstein as a guide. When he is caught, he is sent on a mission to retrieve Frankenstein's notes and then a whole bunch … Continue reading The Empire of Corpses Movie Review: Another Case of a Plot Getting Lost Amongst Literary Allusions and Sci-Fi Spectacle
There will be some spoilers for School-Live and Shaun of the Dead in this post. While my initial thoughts on this post were sparked by watching School-Live, I will admit, the question of zombies has been one that has been rattling around my brain for awhile. Not that that's surprising given the prolific nature of … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: From Horror Creature to Character – The Question of Zombies
Overview - Spoilers if you haven't seen the show: The School Live club are a club that live at school. They sleep there, they eat there, they attend classes there, and they check the barricades to make sure they are alone there. Yes, this is another zombie story however School-Live decides to combine the cute … Continue reading School-Live Series Review: Does a Zombie/Cute-Girl Mash Up Actually Work?
Review - Some spoilers: There's a lot I want to say but most of it relates to the overall series and I'll save that for my series review of this. On these three episodes I did have some disappointments, but episode 10 did have a massive shift from the slice-of-life cuteness of episode 9 and … Continue reading School-Live Episodes 10 – 12
Review: After such an incredibly strong and interesting first half, I guess it was inevitable that something would falter and these three episodes kind of bring a lull. It isn't that things aren't happening here but the focus after the reveal has definitely been on the cute girl aspect of this show. Cute girls writing … Continue reading School-Live Episodes 7 – 9