night of the living dead

*contains spoilers The two films Peerce made following The Sporting Club were A Separate Peace (1972) which is based on the latent homosexuality amid the athleticism and secret societies of American selective boarding schools in the novel by John Knowles (1926-2001). Writer Gore Vidal (1925-2012 pneumonia) in the later period of his self-mythologising claimed to…

Read more The Cult Movies of Director Larry Peerce and The Bell Jar (1979) Part Two

*contains spoilers Among the Confederate soldier ghost and zombie movies of the 1980s, which there aren’t too many, is the underrated low-budget item The Supernaturals (1986) as well as the ultra-low-budget movies of Tony Malanowski (1948-). The Supernaturals has a robust b-cast and production values compared to Malanowski’s shot for a few pennies or so…

Read more The Confederate Ghosts of The Supernaturals (1986) and Night of Horror (1981)

*contains spoilers Following the failure of Revolt of the Zombies, the Halperins made their last interesting movie entitled Nation Aflame (1937). It turns a story by white supremacist Thomas Dixon (1864-1946 cerebral haemorrhage) of A Birth of a Nation fame on its head using several writers to produce an anti-racist film about founders of a…

Read more The Halperin Brothers White Zombie and Aftermath (Part Two)

*contains spoilers I took out the apostrophe from the Halperin Brothers White Zombie in the title because I think they are just as important as The United Nations Building and the Mark Wahlberg movie Patriots Day (2016) which also copped flak from journalists who went in a tizz for dropping the apostrophe… Chicago-born director Victor…

Read more The Halperin Brothers White Zombie and Aftermath (Part One)

*contains spoilers It is reported that screenwriter, and sometime director, Alan Ormsby (1943-) was inspired in the late 1960s after seeing a screening of the original Night of the Living Dead (1968) with some university friends. “Let’s do something like that,” said Ormsby after seeing the movie in downtown Miami one evening. The result would…

Read more The Slightly Deranged Screenplays of Alan Ormsby (Part One)