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Old September 16 2010, 01:41 AM   #31
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Re: it's official: zombies are now the "in" thing

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Old September 16 2010, 03:17 AM   #32
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Re: it's official: zombies are now the "in" thing

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I'm really wanting Werewolves to take off. They have flirted on the edge with Underworld, but that also is vampires, True Blood(again only in cameo capacity) and again Twilight(there they at least are co-starts I suppose). However, they did get a starring role in Benicio DelToro Wolfman remake. Sadly that didn't catch on fire at the box office. I'd love to see a show/movie series where Werewolves are the upfront focus.
The problem might be that werewolves are too alive for Big Media's puritanical tastes. Vampires can be sleek, cold, detached mopers and brooders who dress well and agonize about their soulless plight. Werewolves, on the other hand, are living, hot-blooded, beasts who like red meat, roaring fires, and a good time.

In short, any really solid depiction of werewolves would show them having copious wild and hot shagging. But since Big Media loathes nothing so much as a group of people that enjoys getting it on... they get neglected.
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Old September 16 2010, 03:20 AM   #33
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Re: it's official: zombies are now the "in" thing

I'd love to see a good classic Zombie movie or three. I don't think the current generation even knows that Romero made up this cannibal Zombie thing.
Poor zombies, they've been treated so unfairly. As we all know from I Am Legend (the original novel), zombies are actually vampires.

And no, they don't sparkle.

With the voodoo-type zombie, society isn't too worried about having their minds taken over right now (for good or ill).
I dunno, I could go for a zombie movie that brings something fresh like voodoo mind control. Cannibalism and vampirism as both so passe.
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Old September 16 2010, 03:36 AM   #34
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How about a movie about an alien invasion -- where the vampires, zombies and werewolves join forces to fight back!!!
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Old September 16 2010, 03:43 AM   #35
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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094961/

A zombie comedy.

Starring Joe Piscopo.

In 1988.

Zombies have been over ever since. Zombie movies have just been shambling on, scooping out the brains of the audience and snarfing them down. The eldritch half-life of a defunct genre is a metafictional modeling of the semiotic reality of the zombie movie. Which, lest we forget, is dead since Joe Piscopo sent it up!
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Old September 16 2010, 09:50 AM   #36
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Just remember, the classic werewolf was just a guy who turned into a wolf. NOT a wolf-man. The current generation has trouble with that one, too.
Mostly, yeah, although there was a bit of variety in the Werewolves of folklore. They often retained wolf-like traits while in Human form, and Human traits while in wolf form. Vampires of folklore were very different, too, more corpse-like and far less romanticized.

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Just a few months ago, RJDiogenes and I were talking about David Wellington's FROSTBITE, which is about a woman who becomes that type of "total" werewolf. (The sequel was just released yesterday; I'm gonna have to snap it up.)
Sweet. I'll get that for this year's Halloween Marathon.

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Werewolves, on the other hand, are living, hot-blooded, beasts who like red meat, roaring fires, and a good time.

In short, any really solid depiction of werewolves would show them having copious wild and hot shagging. But since Big Media loathes nothing so much as a group of people that enjoys getting it on... they get neglected.
Not necessarily. Many Werewolves have been depicted sympathetically, from Larry Talbot to Jack Russell to American Werewolf to that guy in the Werewolf series back in the 80s.

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Poor zombies, they've been treated so unfairly. As we all know from I Am Legend (the original novel), zombies are actually vampires.
It was a virus, too. Matheson was ahead of his time.
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Old September 16 2010, 05:23 PM   #37
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I'm really wanting Werewolves to take off. They have flirted on the edge with Underworld, but that also is vampires, True Blood(again only in cameo capacity) and again Twilight(there they at least are co-starts I suppose). However, they did get a starring role in Benicio DelToro Wolfman remake. Sadly that didn't catch on fire at the box office. I'd love to see a show/movie series where Werewolves are the upfront focus.
The problem might be that werewolves are too alive for Big Media's puritanical tastes. Vampires can be sleek, cold, detached mopers and brooders who dress well and agonize about their soulless plight. Werewolves, on the other hand, are living, hot-blooded, beasts who like red meat, roaring fires, and a good time.

In short, any really solid depiction of werewolves would show them having copious wild and hot shagging. But since Big Media loathes nothing so much as a group of people that enjoys getting it on... they get neglected.
The vampires of the past 10yrs have had plenty of copious wild & hot shagging. We went from PG stylized versions of Buffy & Angel getting it on in S3 to flat out soft core porn with True Blood. Werewolves may as well get their turn.
Maybe the philosophical angel for them could be to rid themsevles of the curse or control it, not too undifferent from vamps really.
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Old September 16 2010, 05:56 PM   #38
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Word. Zombies are played. It's time to get over them popular culture, I'm not sure what the obsession was with them to begin with.
I think there's still room for a back-to-basics, voodoo-zombie film or two. Having just seen the old I Walked With a Zombie, I'm curious to see what they do with th remake.
They would cast Baby from DIRTY DANCING and fail miserably. I give you RITUAL from 2001.
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