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Make-Out with Violence

Zombies Need Love Too

high school guy finds girl dead, tied to a tree. shes a zombie and he tries to play house. If you found the remains of your high school crush hanging out in a field what would you do? You’d take her home, feed her, wash her, dress her up and play house with her, right?

This movie suffers from what I like to call storyline schizophrenia. It can’t decide what type of movie it wants to be – zombie horror or John Hughes horror.

I actually enjoyed the relationships between the living characters better than the dead girl infatuation. In fact, if you removed the undead storyline altogether it wouldn’t hurt the movie at all.

Q: Is this a good film?
A: Eh, yes and no. If your looking for a horror film then your not going to get it.

Q: Is this a good date movie?
A: If you want your date to think your deep and artistic, just be prepared for them to fall asleep.

Q: Is there nudity in this movie?
A: None whatsoever. Its an indie film about 17 year old kids sorrow, not a shallow tits and ass film! (insert sarcasm where applicable)

Q: Is this another necrophilia themed movie? (see my Dead Girl review)
A: Nope, this is closer to Wes Craven’s 1986 horror film Deadly Friend – subtract the horror and add a lot of teen melodrama.

Q: Is this a zombie film?
A: Well there is a zombie in the film, does that count?

Make-Out with Violence

Zombies Need Love Too

high school guy finds girl dead, tied to a tree. shes a zombie and he tries to play house. If you found the remains of your high school crush hanging out in a field what would you do? You’d take her home, feed her, wash her, dress her up and play house with her, right?

This movie suffers from what I like to call storyline schizophrenia. It can’t decide what type of movie it wants to be – zombie horror or John Hughes horror.

I actually enjoyed the relationships between the living characters better than the dead girl infatuation. In fact, if you removed the undead storyline altogether it wouldn’t hurt the movie at all.

Q: Is this a good film?
A: Eh, yes and no. If your looking for a horror film then your not going to get it.

Q: Is this a good date movie?
A: If you want your date to think your deep and artistic, just be prepared for them to fall asleep.

Q: Is there nudity in this movie?
A: None whatsoever. Its an indie film about 17 year old kids sorrow, not a shallow tits and ass film! (insert sarcasm where applicable)

Q: Is this another necrophilia themed movie? (see my Dead Girl review)
A: Nope, this is closer to Wes Craven’s 1986 horror film Deadly Friend – subtract the horror and add a lot of teen melodrama.

Q: Is this a zombie film?
A: Well there is a zombie in the film, does that count?

Book Review – Southern Gods by John Horner Jacobs

Southern Gods is the kind of book that swims through your brain at night – after you’ve put it down and resolved to go to sleep. 

Horror Book with The King in Yellow, Hastur, Cthulhu Mythos, Southern mystery, radio, blues, awesome writing style. It swims around, kicking thoughts and ideas, poking tender bits a tissue, causally dragging it’s long cold greasy appendages across the soul. 


Many will say noir crime with Lovecraftian overtones. Many will be right, in a way, yet overly conservative in their description.
Southern Gods is a fascinating journey through the deep south in the early years after World War II. Following the investigation of a less than reputable private detective, the reader is lured into a world that is almost trapped in time. 

Fans of True Detective, which is everyone whose seen the show, will be left wondering if Jacobs isn’t in fact a time traveler playing a stories that predate the show. The common element being The King in Yellow. 

In the original stories by Chambers The King in Yellow is a stage play that corrupts the mind and drives people insane before they reach the second act. Usually this occurs when they read the play, let alone act it out on stage. 

In Southern Gods, the man of mystery, Ramblin’ John Hastur, moves about the state seeking out small single operator radio stations to play his signature southern blues music. As the song goes out on the airwaves, the fun begins. 

Q: Hastur? That’s Lovecraft right?
A: Yes, although Robert Chambers wrote the original King in Yellow collection just prior to 1900. Lovecraft co-opted some of his concepts, it wasn’t until August Derleth was bequeathed control over Lovecraft’s legacy that Hastur became properly associated with it all.

Q: What if I’m not a fan of noir crime, or blues music?
A: Jacobs is a formidable writer and this novel is a great read. If you enjoy intelligent supernatural horror you will enjoy this book.

Q: Has Jacobs written anything else of note?
A: Yes, yes, and yes. I plan on writing reviews of his other works, so read Southern Gods and by the time you’re done my next reviews of:

Zombie horror that is grittier and darker and more interesting than The Walking Dead or The Rising Horde.     and    might be done.

Update: It’s been seven months and no new reviews. I don’t read that slow, I finished the books a couple months ago. Thank you for your patience, review of This Dark Earth will be up shortly.  

Under the Skin – Raw Review

Naked Alien Eats Men

Ahhhhh… extensive nudity, disturbing imagery, and a near lack of exposition make Under the Skin is one helluva interesting film.

Under the skin poster art scarjo
Read any review on any website and it becomes clear that either people love or hate the film. Not a lot of middle ground exists on this one and that’s not surprising given the style and execution.

Note: I feel compelled to address anyone who is only interested in seeing Scarlett Johansson fully nude (because you totally do!). Find the pictures or gifs online, don’t waste time watching the whole movie. If all you’re after is quick thrill the story/theme/concept will pass right by you, then you’ll feel compelled to write a shitty review based on nothing and who wants to read that.

I digress. Movie review. Focus… Ok, the movie is…

Boy being eaten by alien fluid in Under her skin movie


In a word… disturbing. More disturbing than this one. The film is disturbing for several reasons. First, the idea is altogether creepy if you’re a guy who likes to cruise bars and pick up women. Second, there is a scene on a beach that is nearly unwatchable if you have small kids and/or a dog. It’s necessary to the theme and it works. Oh god does it work. Just be warned.

Scarjo checking out the human world.



The scenes in the van were shot with hidden cam, the men being picked up aren’t actors. I know crazy right, but it makes the scenes more believable. Here’s a good analysis if you’re so inclined.

The cinematography is amazing, and relevant so pay attention.

Universe communication between aliens


What is the story about?

Predator vs Prey. Humanity. Empathy. Stuff like that.

Do you get to see ScarJo nude?

Please see my note above.

Is it a good film?

It’s a well made film that is very thought provoking. You’ll either get it or you won’t, but either way I don’t see this being re-watched on a regular basis.

How about children. Can I let my kids watch this film?

I wouldn’t, and I generally don’t have an issue with kids watching most horror movies. I started with Dawn of the Dead at six years old and I turned out o.k. I think. No, this movie not only has a lot of nudity but some of the scenes are very disturbing, and very realistic. Keep the kids away.

Dead Girl (2008) Raw Review

Necrophilia Was Never So Disturbing. 


So what would you do if you found a sexy, naked, dead woman chained to a bed in the basement of an abandoned mental hospital?

Seriously, what would you do? She looks alive but isn’t. Does that mean the normal rules of law and order, not to mention morality, don’t apply to your actions?

Well this is the premise the audience is presented with in this film. You could argue that it glorifies rape, bondage, and sociopathic behavior in young people; or you could just watch the movie for its entertainment value. The movie is definitely graphic and disturbing at times. Not as disturbing as Human Centipede but close enough. Don’t get too wrapped up in analyzing this film, just enjoy it for what it is – a horror movie with an incredibly original idea and great execution.

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What is necrophilia? 


Q: Is this a good movie?

A: A solid storyline and decent acting make this quite a good film. Recommend you see it at least once. 

Q: Is this a good date movie?

A: Only if your date gets turned on by necrophilia.

Q: Is there nudity in it?

A: Yes, yes, yes, and yes. Gratuitous sex and nudity.

Q: Is this a zombie film?


A: I suppose technically it is but not a traditional zombie film.

Q: Where can I see it?

A: Blu-ray and dvd. I saw it for sale at Best Buy awhile back.

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