Archive for March 13th, 2010
Joe Hill is a brilliant author, and the UK is lucky enough to get a tour this week. He’s a great bloke, and well worth popping in to see him if you get a chance, and picking up one or two of his stunning novels too.
THE U.K. TOUR SCHEDULE
March 15 (Mon) – BASINGSTOKE • Waterstones. 7:00 PM.
March 16th (Tues) – MILTON KEYNES • Waterstones. 1 PM (Signing only).
March 16th (Tues) – BIRMINGHAM • Waterstones, 6 PM.
March 17th (Wed) – LIVERPOOL • Waterstones, 12:30 PM (Signing only).
March 17th (Wed) – MANCHESTER • Waterstones, 7 PM.
March 18th (Thurs) – LEEDS • Waterstones, 1 PM. (Signing only).
March 18th (Thurs) – NOTTINGHAM • Waterstones, 6:30 PM.
March 20 (Sat) – LONDON • Forbidden Planet (time TBD)
Z week 3. Fulci, Jenna, and Danny
- Vengeance of the Zombies
- Enter… Zombie King
- 28 Days Later
- City of the Living Dead
- The Beyond
- House by the Cemetery
- Zombie Strippers
I can’t believe the legend, John Saxon actually directed this. He’s worked with some of the finest directors on the planet, Argento and Margheriti, but this is all he has to offer? It’s a difficult film to watch, a drab piece of celluloid with poor acting and a dismal script. All that is missing is Chuck Norris to liven things up and to be honest, that would have been a master stroke, alas, no Norris. Saxon’s performance is good though, as expected.
Premise is, Saxon plays a scientist, experimenting on a serum which transforms people into powerful fighting Zombies. Trying this out in a Prison of all places, things get out of hand which results in a battle between inmates, prison guards and killer zombies. It’s a simple pitch and a simple movie for the simple viewer.
Saxon is great in his role, but he always is. Anthony Franciosa puts in a quality performance too as a mob boss working on the inside, but apart from this, there isn’t much else to say, except, can I have my last 2 hours back please?