Wednesday, November 19, 2008

movies left for dead.

Modern Girls (1986)
rating: **** >> Taking place through a night in Los Angeles, the lighthearted Modern Girls personifies mid-80s club life and culture without falling into most of the typical stereotypes of the era. Starring the likes of Virginia Madsen, the film follows three girls and a guy from early evening to early morning, each of them with their own agenda for love. An excellent soundtrack includes Jesus and Mary Chain, the Call and Depeche Mode. -Kenyon

Zombie Honeymoon (2004) rating: *** >> Only one zombie instead of an army of zombies, a man gets randomly infected by a zombie that walks out of the ocean. His new wife struggles to keep loving him even if he is killing and eating people. It's been done elsewhere, but usually not with this much heart. -Kenyon

Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things (1972) rating: no stars >> Tedious zombie flick and misleading title (no children here). The zombies don't even appear until there's like 20 minutes left. And boy, they take their time. When they do show up, it's a horrible rip-off of Night of the Living Dead. There's also some wierd necro thing going on with one of the characters. Blech. Here's the kicker- the recently deceased director Bob Clark went on to direct Christmas Story, Porky's, the original Black Christmas and (ugh) Baby Geniuses. -Kenyon

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