October 14, 2011

Halloween parade of the dead!

Next Week on Scary True: At a crossroads on Halloween, anything can happen! The Midnighters go searching for a missing girl on Halloween night in "The Midnighters: All Hallows."
And check out this week's witch story, "The Corn Witch."

Every so often, Scary True would like to spotlight websites, books, films, and other fun stuff that promote scares, creeps, and the heebie-jeebies for the edification of our readers. This time, in the spirit of the season, Scary True does horror movie reviews. We'll do it by category, starting with zombies.

George Romero’s 1968 classic, Night Of The Living Dead, started it all and remains the best all around zombie movie. What does that mean? Well, Night Of The Living Dead has real dead zombies (yeah, they’re pretty messed-up), it’s shot in creepy black and white, and it features the first honest-to-goodness zombie apocalypse, a theme we can’t seem to stop filming.

28 Days Later kicked off the latest love affair with the walking dead and probably ranks as the most well-made and thoughtful zombie movie. And if you want to argue that the film features no actual zombies, your point is well-taken but misguided. Dead or not, 28 Days Later certainly functions as a zombie movie and also manages to give great zombie apocalypse in the middle of London. 

Honorable mention goes to Dawn of the Dead. Which one? Take your pick. Romero’s 1978 sequel to Night Of The Living Dead is an undead tour de force, while Zack Snyder’s excellent 2004 version introduced the terrifying and always-controversial running zombie.

Next week: Monsters!


  1. Sounds like an awesome scary story. Can't wait to read.

  2. Thanks, Vivienne. The story will be up on Monday; I hope you get a kick out of it.


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