Day 31 - Day of the Dead

Thursday, October 31, 2013 Jason Weitzel 0 Comments

For the last movie in our month of #undeadOctober, we decided to go with one of the classics. We watched Day of the Dead. We figured that it only made sense to watch this one after watching dawn, night, Shaun, evil, and land. This one might be a little slow, but it should be on everyone's list as a great classic.

The movie centers around a group of survivors who are hidden away in a military bunker. There is not many of them left and the few who are alive are trying to research the zombies more. Well, the ones that are researchers are anyway. The others are just there to be jerks and don't seem to have any plan at all. What makes this one so great is when the bad guys all get it in the end.

Another thing that is great about this movie is the wide variety of zombies. In the end, you see clown, ballerina, cook, police, fireman, and even football player zombies. The amount of extras in this movie was quite an undertaking and I think it really paid off. Watching the huge number of different looking zombies storm the military complex is pretty awesome.


Day 30 - Zombieland

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For our second to last movie in #undeadOctober, we decided to watch one of +Sarah Weitzel's favorites, Zombieland. It is a road trip zombie movie, which is actually pretty rare category of zombie movie. The heroes, after a rough start, decide to head to an amusement park. On their way, they have a lot of fun and develop new friendships that they didn't think they would get.

The zombies in Zombieland are created when mad cow disease progresses and eventually turns everyone into zombies. The zombies are fairly standard, but then again, they are not the main focus of the movie either. The zombies are resistant to damage and are able to move very quickly. The best method of elimination is by headshots and there really isn't anything else special about them.

The movie meets all of my criteria for a good zombie movie. Lots of really good gore and I really like the comedic take on the zombie deaths in this one. They even go as far as talk about "zombie kills of the week." The story even has a little love story and they do a great job with character development. I think it is great to see the characters grow and develop as they face their inner demons.


Day 29 - Shaun of the Dead

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Tonight's movie was one that I have seen a few times before. It is one that every zombie lover should see and I plan on watching it many more times. It is an all around good movie with lots of solid jokes in it and it still manages to sneak in a lot of blood and gore too.

Not sure what to say about this one since everyone reading this has either already seen it or needs to be going to watch it right now. Seriously, go watch it right now. What are you waiting for?

The story is not about zombies, but is in fact about people. People who are just trying to live their crummy lives, well, until the zombies show up anyway. Then they have to make a plan, work together, and find a way to survive. One of the best things about this movie is the fact that the zombies pose almost no threat to anyone. As long as everyone can work together and avoid silly mistakes then everyone should be just fine. The problem is that the characters are real screw ups and have not really gotten their life figured out yet so fighting a hungry horde of zombies is a little too much for them.


Day 28 - Aaah! Zombies!!

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Tonight's movie turned out to be much better than I expected. I had seen it listed on netflix, but when I read the description, I never got too excited. I can't believe I waited so long to watch it because it was awesome. The movie is a pretty standard idea, which is that a military barrel contaminates a local town and soon zombies are out killing everyone. The big difference with this movie is that it is from the perspective of the zombies and the big kicker is that they don't know they are zombies.

The zombies actually think they are super soldiers and that some contaminated ice cream has given them superhuman strength and invulnerability. The movie does an awesome job switching back and forth between what the zombies see and what everyone else can see. In the zombie view, everything looks normal and they can understand each other just fine. The problem they have is that everyone else moves very quickly and talk in a fast, high pitched voice that they can't understand. The zombies start to think that the whole town is infected and that they are the only ones left alive who must destroy all of the infected.


Day 27 - Return of the Living Dead Part 2

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Tonight's movie for #undeadOctober was Return of the Living Dead Part 2. What a crazy title and I don't mean just the length of it either. It is actually more of a remake of the first one and it is one that didn't really need to exist. That being said, it was still fun to watch with a group of friends because the cheesy plot gave us a lot to yell at.

I have almost nothing to review in this one because they took the same zombies, same makeup, some of the same actors, and only a slightly varied story to create this one. I really don't know why they didn't just tack onto the last movie because that could have been a lot more awesome. The first movie ended with a cloud of zombie causing gas spreading across a town, which this one had the zombies running around a whole town. I really have no idea why they remade it other than to remove the nudity.


Day 26 - Evil Dead 2

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We are winding down on our crazy month of #undeadOctober. Tonight was another sequel to one that we watched earlier in the month, Evil Dead. I liked the first one enough, but Evil Dead 2 felt like it was missing something to me. I think it was mainly a bunch of closeups on Ash (Bruce Campbell) and it didn't focus enough on the zombies. It might have made more sense to just pretend that the first one didn't happen since this one basically restarts the story.

Since this one didn't have much of the zombies at all, I really don't have a lot to do in terms of my zombie review. Instead I will just give my opinion of the movie. On Netflix, it was under comedy and cult classic, which is right where it needs to be. It does have a few really funny scenes, but there isn't enough surprises to make it a great movie. It also seemed like they only added in characters so they could quickly be killed. Since they didn't spend anytime on character development, it felt like you had no connection to them.


Day 25 - Fido

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Tonight we watched Fido for #undeadOctober. It is a cute zombie about a awkward unpopular boy whose dad doesn't want him to have a pet zombie. The boy's mom, tired of standing out in the neighborhood, decides to just go out and pick one up anyway. Does the story sound a little crazy to you? Well, in the context of their world, it isn't strange at all.

Their current situation was created when the Earth passed through a cloud of space dust that caused all of the dead to come back to life. The newly created zombies had a mighty hunger for human flesh and soon, the zombie war began. Eventually, the living won, but the risk of zombies was ever present since anyone who died would still come back to life. This led to the creation of a company called Zombiecon, which helped create fences around the town. They continued to make new advances in the zombie control area and eventually invented the zombie pacification collar. The collar turns any zombie into a calm and domesticated, household pet.


Day 24 - State of Emergency

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Tonight's movie was State of Emergency. It wasn't the worst movie I have ever seen, but I would say it is the most forgettable. Even while watching it, it was bland enough that you could forget what happened. Luckily the movie is very slow so it was hard to get lost.

Netflix for some reason thought I would give this one a 4/5, but it is a case of where I should have checked Rotten Tomatoes first. It has an amazing low score of 23% there. The story is that a chemical plant explodes in a small town and the people around it soon turn into zombies. The zombies had multiple oddities compared to others. They would pretty much just stand around for some reason. They stood around so much that the characters actually made a map of the zombies. In what other zombie movie would it ever be possible to walk around the building a create a map of where all of the zombies are standing?

The other thing that was unique about this movie is that the zombies could only appear on the screen, one at a time. I don't think there was a single scene during the whole movie where 2 zombies were shown at the same time. I can only imagine that it was a cost restraint, but it was so obvious that it make the movie feel a little off.


Day 23 - Warm Bodies

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Tonight's movie for #undeadOctober is a love story. Yep, you read that right. It is a simple, boy meets girl, boy eats girl's boyfriend, boy and girl fall in love, boys heart starts beating (again). Sounds like a classic tale right? It might sound a little strange, but it is one of my favorite movies.

Warm Bodies is based on the novel with the same name. You can check it out on Amazon if you are interested. I have not actually read the book yet, but it is on my Kindle so hopefully I will read it soon. I am really interested to see how close the movie follows the book.

I have heard this movie called the Twilight of zombies, but I think it is much more than that. I think this is the perfect date night movie for zombie lovers out there. It has a lot of really great comedy, character development, plot twists, and action scenes. Maybe I like this movie so much because I think Rob Corddry is the bomb, but my stance on this movie still stands. I give it a 5/5 because it is one that everyone should watch.


Day 22 - 28 Weeks Later

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Tonight's movie is the follow up to the one we watched yesterday, 28 Days Later. Since I already did a full zombie review, the only thing left to talk about is the movie itself. The zombies are for the most part, exactly the same as in the first movie and nothing new is really learned about them. Which is too bad really because I wanted more than just some text scrolling on the bottom of the screen about what had happened to the zombies.

The movie, after a flashback, picks up after all of the zombies are dead. Then the one group of kids who were allowed to enter, who happen to be the kids of a man who has badge access to every area, who also happens to have a old house in town, where there mom (thought to be dead) just happen to be hiding...  You get the idea right? It is just a crazy string of coincidences and it is hard for me to look at is as a "good" movie. It is a real shame too since the first one was so good.


Day 21 - 28 Days Later

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I can't believe we waited so long in our month of #undeadOctober for this one. It has been driving me nuts to wait for this one because it is one of my favorites. The reason I like this one so much is because it was one of the first zombie movies that I remember seeing, where the zombies were not dead.

Until I watched this one, I was still thinking that all zombies were just silly or goofy stories about people rising from their graves. And to tell you the truth, that never did make any sense to me. If you have ever been buried in dirt or sand then you will know that it is crazy hard to move once soil is locked around you. So it never really made sense that someone who was already dead could break out of their coffin then somehow claw their way to the surface.

And then this movie came along. Where a single drop of blood was the difference between a survivor and someone who was infected with the Rage virus. In addition, they were not immortal undead creatures climbing out of graves, they were just normal people. One of the best things about rage zombies is that they don't live forever either. They are more or less human in terms of lifespan, strengths, and weaknesses. The human aspect of these zombies is what makes them more plausible and makes them feel closer to truth somehow.


Day 20 - The Return of the Living Dead

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For tonight's movie we watched The Return of the Living Dead, which is a bit of a cult classic. The story claims to tie into the Night of the Living Dead, but it is a very loose tie in. That doesn't really matter much though because this movie can still stand on it's own and you don't need to have seen the other one to know what is going on. The only problem with this movie is that it isn't for kids at all because there is a lot of nudity. By a lot, I mean that a girl walks around completely naked for over half of the movie, so seriously, don't let your kids watch this one.

The catch phrase for this movie is, "They're back from the grave and ready to party." The problem I have with that is that the zombies aren't there to party at all. They are just there for the brains. Sorry, I mean Brraiiiinnnsss. The movie has a lot of cheesy acting, dialog, and story elements, but all that does is enhance the movie. There are so many laugh out loud parts in this one. We watched this with some friends and that makes it even better.


Day 19 - Saint Nick

Saturday, October 19, 2013 Jason Weitzel 0 Comments

I did warn you that we had more bad movies to go this month right? I decided that today would be a good day to watch another one of the questionable ones. It turns out that my instincts were right about this one. The good news is that this movie wasn't just bad, it was awesomely bad.


Day 18 - The Signal

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Tonight's movie, while not exactly about zombies, is still on my list of zombie movies. Instead of humans dying, coming back to life, and trying to kill everyone. The infected in this film skip straight to trying to kill everyone. Has a similar story to Pontypool, which we watched earlier in the month. If I had to pick between them for which one I like more, I would pick Pontypool though.

In this movie, the infection comes from phones, TVs, and radios. It infects the host after only a few seconds of listening to the signal. The effects, however, are not quite as straight forward as the transmission. It basically shorts out the infected's brain and causes them to see the world around them differently. It also amplifies fear, anger, and paranoia. The extreme change in an infected's mind causes them to go crazy and begin killing everyone around them.

Even though it was not a traditional zombie movie, I still like this kind of zombie. I like the idea that if you strip the humanity away from a person, they become a killing machine. Like in the end, we are all just a nudge away from going completely insane. In the end, it doesn't really matter if they have a beating heart or not.


Day 17 - Planet Terror

Thursday, October 17, 2013 Jason Weitzel 0 Comments

I don't think we could watch a month of zombie movies without watching tonight's movie, Planet Terror. What happens when you take a bunch of high dollar actors and stick them into a cheesy zombie movie with almost no plot? Well, you get a cheesy movie with almost no plot. What did you think you would get?

Even though the movie has quite a few ridiculous spots, it is still a fun movie to watch. There are lots of explosions for almost no reason and the zombies explode with a cartoon amount of blood. As long as you don't take the movie too serious, I would recommend this one as one to watch. If you are like me and spend your time over analyzing movies then you will probably be very frustrated with this one.

Like I said in my last article, I am not here to bash movies, especially ones that are fun to watch. But I do need to say one thing. Seriously, there is no way that gun/leg thing would work. There is so many things wrong with that!! The biggest being that she has no way to pull the trigger!!! AAAHHHH!


Day 16 - Severed: Forest of the Dead

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For tonight's movie, I picked out Severed: Forest of the Dead, on Netflix. As far as zombie movies go, it was alright for the first 3/4 of the movie, but only just barely. The end of the movie, however, pretty much ruined it for me. This is going to be a quick review because I don't really want to spend a lot of time bashing movies, especially zombie movies. I mean, it wasn't like the movie was straight out horrible. It was just like they ran out of time or ideas and decided to roll the credits.

As for the zombies, this marks the first zombies that were created by a fungus in my month of watching movies. I am not totally sure that it was a fungus, since it looked more like strawberry jelly, but it was the only thing that made sense based on that it came from a tree. It was also too bad that the movie was so inconsistent about the zombies and how they needed to be killed. I did have a lot of fun yelling at this one at least since they had some characters that were just ridiculously stupid. So in the end, I would say that the movie is still watchable and I give it a 2/5. It is another good one to have on in the background of a Halloween party when no one really needs to pay too close attention to what is going on.


Day 15 - Dead of the Dead (1987)

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Tonight's movie for #undeadOctober was the original Dawn of the Dead from 1978. We have already watched the remake this month, but I will try not to compare between them too much. I had meant to watch this one first, but it was not available on any of the streaming services so I had to order the physical DVD.

I have always thought that this was a pretty good zombie movie for the time. It doesn't hold up that well against current standards, but for what it is, I think it is still a fun movie. It has a lot of the aspects that I have mentioned before that I really like about zombie movies. The big one being that it is the end of the world and people are still trying to make a life for themselves. And with the run of the whole mall, they get to spend a lot of time trying to decide how they want to live.

One of the big disappointments about the movie is the makeup. It is too bad that they went for quantity and didn't focus that much on the quality of the makeup for each zombie. I guess you have to draw the line somewhere, but it was a little too much on the quick and dirty side for me. Some of them were so bad that it looked like they just applied a little white/blue makeup to their faces and called it good.


Day 14 - Dead Season

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For tonight's movie, we watched Dead Season, which is another zombie movie that I had not heard about. I was surprised to see that it came out in 2012 and after watching it, I was even more surprised to see the bad reviews it got. I actually thought that it was a pretty good zombie movie and I would recommend it to other zombie lovers.

The biggest issue I have is that I just don't get the title. I was thinking it was like hunting season, but for dead people. It really didn't fit the story at all though. I thought the story was pretty interesting and there are not a lot of other movies like it. The main characters basically end up on an island that is controlled by some crazy military guy and everyone on the island is forced to become cannibals for food. The only other food source they had was irradiated food, thanks to the island being used as a bomb test range in the past.

As for the zombies, these ones turned out to be pretty well thought out. They even had a little twist, which is that anyone who eats other people before death turn into a slightly different zombie. The ones that eat other humans before they die as basically just more aggressive and faster moving. I thought that was an interesting thing to add to the otherwise bland zombies.


Day 13 - Night of The Living Dead

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For tonight's movie, +Sarah Weitzel and I, we went to +Brian Carter's house to watch "Night of the Living Dead" with him and +Mark Ricci. It turned out to be a pretty good movie even though it was in blank and white and had almost no special effects. I had already seen the remake of it, but I had not seen this original version yet. We were even able to find the extended "uncut" version of the movie on DVD.

The movie is a pretty basic one and it moves along a zombie slow pace, but it is still a good one to watch with friends. The strangest thing about the movie was the lack of zombie makeup. It was either that or it just didn't show up well on the black and white film. The zombies kept reminding me of Frankenstein monsters with the way they looked and acted.

The story revolves around a group of people that happen to hold up in an old farm house. The zombies begin to attack the building and the survivors must find a way to protect themselves by barricading the doors and windows. Luckily, the zombies are slow and dim witted so that isn't a huge challenge. The biggest challenge ends up being just putting up with each other.


Day 12 - Deadheads

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With our plan to watch zombie movies all month, we knew we would hit some bad ones eventually. And today we hit our first official bad one. It is a romantic comedy with zombies who are on a road trip to reunite one of them with their true love. Out of all of the movies we have watched so far, this is the first one that I would recommend that you skip.


Day 11 - A Little Bit Zombie

Friday, October 11, 2013 Jason Weitzel 0 Comments

We just finished watching another zombie movie for #undeadOctober. We missed yesterday due to some medical issues, but we are back and rolling again. Tonight's movie was a random one that we found on Netflix and based on the description, we knew we had to watch it.

Infected by a virus, a mild mannered HR manager attempts to fulfill his overwhelming desire for brains, all while trying to keep it together so as not to incur the wrath of his bridezilla-to-be.

The movie turned out to have quite a few laughs, while at the same time, being very disturbing. One thing that was funny is that it had the same actor in it as in Pontypool. Stephen McHattie, who was the lead in Pontypool, was the zombie hunter in this one. And here I thought that only Bruce was known for being in so many zombie films.

I would say that the movie was a 3/5, but only because of the ending. I was totally going to give it a 4 or 5 until the last scene. I was just let down that the main character never did dig into any brains. The movie did a good job with making a likable zombie character. Which is surprising considering you get to watch him bite off the head of a little rabbit.


Day 9 - Dylan Dog: Dead of Night

Wednesday, October 09, 2013 Jason Weitzel 0 Comments

No pulse? No problem. That is the business card of Dylan, the main character in tonight's movie. He is a private eye who fights for undead rights. He is the line in the sand between the things that go bump in the night and the humans. And for the most part, he sides with the monsters.

We picked this one out of the list because it was in the "Zombie Movie" category on Netflix. If it wasn't for this month of trying to watch every zombie movie we can find, I don't think I would have picked this one out. It's cover and short description just didn't jump out at me. After watching it, however, I really would recommend this movie.

It isn't so much a zombie movie in the normal sense. It is more like a crime drama that just happens to have zombies in it. He even has a comic relief zombie sidekick. The movie introduces you to a wide variety of zombie life. From shopping at the local parts market (for arms) to dining at the local food joint. And while it might have all been there to provide comic relief, it was still pretty awesome. And one point they have to go pick him up a spare arm and that just isn't something you normally see in a movie.


Day 8 - Dead Snow

Tuesday, October 08, 2013 Jason Weitzel 0 Comments

For today's zombie movie we watched one from Norway about Nazi zombies called Dead Snow. It is just your standard movie about a group of college aged kids who go out to a cabin in the middle of nowhere. Next thing you know, they come across some Nazi gold and soon they are being torn apart by the zombies.

For all of the movies we have watched so far this month, I think this one was probably the goriest. One guy got his head tore apart so bad that his brain fell out. Another guy used a hook and fishing line to sew up his own neck. This movie really just went for it with the blood and gore. The good part is that they still managed to keep it pretty funny even with the blood flying everywhere.

The movie made reference to other zombie movies directly by name and one character was even wearing a zombie shirt, which was interesting. It is too bad they didn't play that up more once the zombies actually showed up, but I guess I can see why they went the route they did.


Day 7 - Resident Evil

Monday, October 07, 2013 Jason Weitzel 0 Comments

Before The Walking Dead and before World War Z, there was only one big zombie franchise. It all started in 1996 with a little game on the Playstation 1 and it soon grew into so much more.

For today's movie we decided to watch the first installment of Resident Evil. Not sure if we are going to watch the rest of them during our month of #undeadOctober so I won't go into any details about the other movies in this review. And even though I have read a few of the books, played all of the games, and watched all of the other movies (multiple times), I will try not to let any of that bleed into this article.

For movies based on a game, this has to be one of the best. It didn't directly follow the story of the game, but it did a lot to fill in the world around it. Basically there is everyone's favorite corporation, Umbrella, and they want to make the world a better place. They have grown and grown until they are in almost every industry and are a world wide leader in medical research.


Day 6 - Land of the Dead

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Just finished watching Land of the Dead for #undeadOctober. It was another one that I had not seen yet and I really don't know how I missed it. Instead of taking place during the zombie outbreak, this one takes place much later. Society has tried to rebuild but the corrupt rule and the weak are left as beggars. The zombies have had a lot of time to think and they are starting to change as well, turning into somewhat of a society themselves. The movie picks up right as the zombies really start to organize.

The movie turned out to be pretty awesome. I like the idea of the zombies slowly becoming more intelligent or at least used to their current situation. Many were trying to do activities that they used to do in real life like pump gas or play music in a band. It made them seem just a little more human compared to zombies in other movies. I think this movie was a lot of fun and is one that I would watch again. If you have not seen it then you should check it out.


Day 5 - Dawn of the Dead (2004)

Saturday, October 05, 2013 Jason Weitzel 0 Comments

Just finished watching another zombie movie for #undeadOctober. We meant to watch the Dawn of the Dead from 1978, but we couldn't find it streaming. We ended up watching the 2004 version instead. Dawn of the Dead is most well known for being about zombies in a mall which has created a lot of spin off movies, video games, and even board games. When you think of a safe place to hide during a zombie attack, a lot of people think of a mall.

This movie is one of my favorites. I feel like I am saying that about most of the movies, but they each have something I like about them. In this one, I like the dynamics of the people trapped in a mall with lots of time on their hands. Their free time in the mall is actually one of my favorite scenes in a movie in general. Plus watching them call out look alikes in the crowd to shoot is pretty awesome.


Day 4 - The Evil Dead

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Tonight's movie was a real classic one that almost everyone has seen before at some point. It is "The Evil Dead" which is where Bruce Campbell really got started. It is hard to think about zombies at all without him coming to mind and this movie is the reason why.

If you don't know the plot, wait a second, I don't think anyone doesn't know the plot. Even if you haven't seen this movie, you have definitely seen another movie who ripped off the story. The story is the basic, group of teenagers visit a cabin, find someone strange, and everyone starts to die. In this movie, the thing they find is an old book whose cover is made of flesh. That book is of course the Necronomicon and it summons forth a dark presence that slowly turns the group into demon/zombies who try to kill their friends.


Day 3 - I Sell The Dead

Thursday, October 03, 2013 Jason Weitzel 0 Comments

Tonight for #undeadOctober, we decided to go for another one that we had not see yet. Our streak have been going to well that we thought we could risk it again. This time, however, we got a dud. I am not even sure why it has the high reviews that it does on both Netflix and IMDB. The worst part was that there were just not enough zombies so it will be hard to do my zombie review at all.

The movie didn't start out horrible and it really never did get worse. The problem was that it didn't get any better either. It just kept a slow pace as the grave digger slowly told his stories about digging up dead and undead. What it amounted to was them digging up bodies, them digging up a vampire/zombie thing, them digging up an alien, and them digging up zombies. That about sums up the whole thing really. Near the end, they open up a crate that only has the foot of a zombie and I felt that it was a good representation of how I felt watching the movie.


Day 2 - Dead Heat

Wednesday, October 02, 2013 Jason Weitzel 0 Comments

When watching zombie movies, you should have an idea of what you are getting into. And that is something very important to keep in mind before watching Dead Heat, especially since one of the main characters is named Roger Mortis. It is a ridiculous, over the top, and awesomely bad zombie movie about cops that turn into zombies, but continue to fight crime.

I am not here to do a full review of the movie, but I will at least throw in a quick idea of what I thought. As far as zombie movies go, I would give it a 3 or 4 out of 5. A lot of it comes down to how much you like cop shows from the 80s. I think for me personally, it was only a 3 because I had a really hard time ignoring some of the silly problems with the story, but that doesn't mean I didn't have fun watching it. I would recommend it for someone looking to watch a cheesy zombie movie with friends.


Day 1 - Pontypool

Tuesday, October 01, 2013 Jason Weitzel 0 Comments

Pontypool. Pontypool. Pontypool. Pontypool? The first movie of our #undeadOctober was Pontypool, a
Canadian psychological thriller. It was the first time I have seen this one and I was happy to see it take zombies in a whole new direction. The direction that they take it is in how the infection is spread. It isn't by blood, saliva, virus, or even a fungus. It is in fact, spread by word of mouth.

Before I start breaking down the zombies in the movie, I would like to go over what I thought of it. It had a nice, slow, suspenseful start, which I really enjoyed. It really kept me on the edge of my seat because I was just waiting for the zombies to show up. It kept building the suspense as more and more information is filtered into the radio room (where the story takes place). When the zombies finally showed up, they did not disappoint. Overall, I would say this is a definite watch for those of you who like zombie movies and movies that make you think. If you just like zombies for the blood and guts, then you can skip this one.


Tomorrow starts #UndeadOctober

Monday, September 30, 2013 Jason Weitzel 0 Comments

It is getting to be that time of year again, when all of the little ghouls and goblins come out to play. I was thinking over the weekend about it and for this October, I decided that I want to do something special. Last year I almost didn't celebrate Halloween at all and now I am thinking it is time to play a little catch up.

At first, I was just thinking I should do something special just for Halloween, but that just wouldn't be good enough. Since I am trying to release The Cure this year and it is all about zombies, it got me thinking about, well, zombies. I mean, the zombies in my novel are a little different than the standard zombie and following along that though, I came up with an amazing idea. I was thinking it would be fun to do some zombie research and what is the best way to do zombie research? Watch a different zombie movie each day of the month of #UndeadOctober!


The Cure - Finished my review pass

Friday, September 20, 2013 Jason Weitzel 0 Comments

It is time for another update about my progress on "The Cure." Over the past month, I have been reviewing the story and making a list of big plot problems that I find. When I started out, I thought this task would be easy. That turned out to be very far from the truth.


My dream job

Saturday, August 31, 2013 Jason Weitzel 0 Comments

I have been thinking a lot lately about my job or jobs as it is. It has really got me wondering what my dream job would be. A dream job is one of those ideas we all have as a kid, but I wonder how many people actually end up in that job. I know that while I was growing up, I never would have guessed that I would be doing what I am now. Maybe I never though of it just because I was never told it was even an option?


Thinking about nanowrimo again

Friday, August 30, 2013 Jason Weitzel 0 Comments

Is it crazy to be considering joining in on the Nanowrimo excitement again this year? I am thinking that the answer is yes, but I am also thinking that I will do it anyway. I really did enjoy it last year and it really did help me start a novel. The big question is, do I really have time...


The Cure - Editing Update

Sunday, August 25, 2013 Jason Weitzel 0 Comments

Progress is moving along at a steady pace right now with my editing of The Cure. I decided to take a quick break and write up this blog entry. In order to write this quick blog, however, I spent almost a whole day updating and redesigning my website. Hopefully I don't redesign it with each new post because wow, that took a long time.


Adventures in the city of wishes - The smell of blood

Saturday, August 24, 2013 Jason Weitzel 0 Comments

With Vonk in the lead, the party headed back down the hallway in search of a way out, or at least more treasure anyway. The hallway went around a corner and widened into a large chamber. The chamber looked old and mainly untouched except by time.

The room appeared different than the others they had seen so far. The main difference was that the floor was just dirt instead of old stone. The other oddity is that there were rows of tombstones filling most of the room. Near the back of the room there were large sarcophagus lining the walls. No one was able to remember any stories that would explain why this room would be buried under the city.


Adventures in the city of wishes - Vonk's new Armor

Friday, August 16, 2013 Jason Weitzel 0 Comments

After multiple fights without finding a good supply of loot, the party had finally found a room they liked. Sitting in the middle of the room was a large metal chest. The party agreed that it was large enough to hold multiple suits of armor and excitedly moved closer to examine it.

“What if it is trapped?” Poppy asked.

“I guess I could try looking for any,” Journey said as he leaned down to examine the chest.

“Shouldn't I be the one to do it?” asked Ari'el.

“I think I could take a look too,” Waaagh added.

This sparked an argument among all of the party members on who would be the best one to check for traps on the chest since no one had any significantly better luck checking for the other traps they had encountered so far. In the end, they decided that it wouldn't matter because whoever looked would probably do something to screw it up anyway. They instead decided to just tell Vonk there was something special in the chest for him and that he should open it.


Adventures in the city of wishes - Holy Vodka

Sunday, August 11, 2013 Jason Weitzel 0 Comments

We last left our adventures deep under the castle in a long forgotten place called The Below. After creatively “taking care” of a statue they have continued their exploration of the caves as they search for a way out.

The party looked at the door leading out of the room with the statue that they had just finished accidentally destroying. It is the first shut door they have came to and were weary of it. Ari'el approached it first and announced that she would check the door for traps. She did a quick inspection and declared, “Looks safe to me.”

“Are you sure?” asked Journey.

Ari'el shrugged, motioned to the door and moved aside to give the rest of the party a view of the doorway. Waaagh stepped forward, squinted at the door and said, “Are you sure this is even a door?” It was clear that he did not have much experience with locked doors or traps for that matter.


Adventure in the city of wishes - Into The Below

Saturday, August 10, 2013 Jason Weitzel 0 Comments

This is chapter 2 from Adventures in the city of wishes. I am not sure what I am going to do with this story when it is finished, but for now I am just having fun writing it. I will be posting it on Wattpad and on this website.


Adventure in the city of wishes - The Pit

Saturday, August 03, 2013 Jason Weitzel 0 Comments

The following is the story of our adventures in a game of D&D. The number in the party may shrink or grow but that never stops us from having a great game. Please enjoy our random adventuring and feel free to leave comments on what you think the party should face next.

You can also follow this story on Wattpad if you wish to read it on your mobile device here.