If you woke up to find you had super powers, would you squeeze into your sister’s tights and set out to fight other guys in tights … or would you use those powers to scare kids and get women naked? That’s the dilemma facing three teenage boys in 20th Century Fox’s thought provoking found-footage sci-fi drama Chronicle.
Directed by Josh Trank from a script by Max Landis, son of John Landis (An American Werewolf in London), the film stars Michael B. Jordan (”Friday Night Lights”), Alex Russell (Bait), Dane DeHaan (”In Treatment”), Joe Vaz (Lost Boys: The Thirst), Anna Wood, and Ashley Hinshaw (Rites of Passage).
Want to see a fight between a zombie and a shark? Then you won’t want to miss Blue Underground’s special midnight showings of horror icon Lucio Fulci’s 1979 gore classic Zombie, playing in theaters Oct. 21 and 22. Digitally restored and remastered from the original uncut and uncensored camera negative, the film will also be available on DVD and Blu-ray on 2-disc sets on Oct. 25.
Fulci’s ZOMBIE contains the greatest scene ever committed to celluloid, and that is a zombie fighting a shark. Fulci put a stuntman dressed as a zombie in a tank with a live shark and made them fight – it’s one of the craziest, most insane and irresponsible scenes ever put on film.
This was 1980, years before CG. And the zombie wins! To this day, nobody knows how in the hell he did it, it’s simply jaw-dropping. There’s nothing you will see in any modern zombie movie that comes close to what Fulci did in 1980. Viva Fulci!
Zombie, originally released in Italy as an unofficial sequel to George Romero’s Dawn of the Dead, centers on a woman’s (Tisa Farrow) search for her sick and missing father (Ugo Bologna) on the island of Matool, where a local doctor (Richard Johnson) is attempting to find a way to stop the undead from eating the living. The film is beloved by gore-geeks and cited as influential by filmmakers such as Roth and Guillermo del Toro.