Tag: horror

The Cinefessions Podcast – Episode 112 – The Corman/Poe Cycle – The Tomb of Ligeia (1964)

Welcome to episode 112 of The Cinefessions Podcast! Today, Marc and Branden finish up the Corman/Poe Cycle with a review of the eighth and final film that Roger Corman adapted from Edgar Allan Poe’s work, The Tomb of Ligeia from 1964. They also move on to round forty-two of the Besting the Backlog Challenge, discussing…


Movie Review – Branden Chowen on Survival of the Dead (2009)

Title: Survival of the Dead (2009) Director: George A. Romero Runtime: 90 minutes “In an us-versus-them world, someone puts up a flag, another person tears it down and puts up his own. Pretty soon no one remembers what started the war in the first place and the fighting becomes all about those stupid flags.” —…


Movie Review – Branden Chowen on Diary of the Dead (2007)

Title: Diary of the Dead (2007) Director: George A. Romero Runtime: 93 minutes “God had changed the rules on us. And surprisingly, we were playing along.” — Take one my favorite sub-genres – found footage – and put one of my favorite directors at the helm, and you should have a recipe for gold in…


Movie Review – Branden Chowen on Land of the Dead (2005)

Title: Land of the Dead (2005) Director: George A. Romero Runtime: 97 minutes “In a world where the dead are returning to life, the word “trouble” loses much of its meaning.” — Land of the Dead is often looked at as the start of the decline of Romero’s Dead series, and though this definitely feels…


Movie Review – Branden Chowen on Dawn of the Dead (1978)

Title: Dawn of the Dead (1978) Director: George A. Romero Runtime: 127 minutes “My granddad was a priest in Trinidad. He used to tell us, ‘When there’s no more room in hell, the dead will walk the Earth.’” — Unlike Night of the Dead, it only took me one viewing to fall in love with…


Movie Review – Branden Chowen on Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Title: Night of the Living Dead (1968) Director: George A. Romero Runtime: 96 minutes “We may not enjoy living together, but dying together isn’t going to solve anything.” — Night of the Living Dead is such an important film in the pantheon of both the horror genre, and the zombie sub-genre. Of course, it’s not…


The Cinefessions Podcast – Episode 111 – The Corman/Poe Cycle – The Masque of the Red Death (1964)

Welcome to episode 111 of The Cinefessions Podcast! Today, Marc and Branden continue the Corman/Poe Cycle, looking at the seventh film that Roger Corman adapted from Edgar Allan Poe’s story, The Masque of the Red Death from 1964. They also move on to round forty-one of the Besting the Backlog Challenge, discussing Green Room (2015)…