Episode 298: Day of the Dead (1985)
We typically avoid zombie movies on Horror Movie Night because frankly, they're pretty boring. Brian must have missed that memo somehow and picked DAY OF THE DEAD (1985), the zombie movie that spawned all of the tropes that boring zombie movies that followed have used in the vain efforts to show that pEoPlE tHaT aRe ThE rEaL mOnStErS. Fun fact, did you know that in the event of a zombie apocalypse, the surviving people are going to be the real jerks? Crazy, right?? Bub the zombie, shoot us now.
Quote of the Episode:
"This is George Romero's Favorite of the Of The Dead movies" - Matt
More Zombie Films
This week, we're talking about zombie cops who shoot a lot of guns and get into car chases... But the more surprising part is that this was a Scott pick - the guy known to complain about all of these tropes any chance he can get! DEAD HEAT (1988) is one of those movies that sounds ridiculous on paper and is legitimately ridiculous on film, but somehow manages to be a total blast to watch. Plus it's got Vincent Price! What's not to love?
Things we love: Jeffrey Combs, Frankenstein ripoffs, and ridiculous practical effects, so it seemed like it was time to get down on one knee for the over-the-top BRIDE OF RE-ANIMATOR (1990)! We had previously done a Patreon bonus about this movie, but it's so fun to watch and discuss, we had to revisit it for the main feed. As May's mom said, "if you can't find a friend, make one."
Didn't we just cover Satanic Panic stuff last week?? Matt's short term memory is fried from all the bar water he's been chugging on tour, so he decided to inflict Hard Rock Zombies from 1985 upon us. If you've never seen this one, consider yourself lucky, as it features the softest hard rock band ever, fronted by a legitimate child predator with an awful mustache. There's also a geriatric Hitler, werewolf Eva Braun and their deformed midget offspring. Plus a hot blonde who likes to make stupid Beatles jokes as she lops off dudes' hands. There's a lot to unpack here, and we tried our best to not do Steve Perry impressions for 40 minutes this week. Join us for the loud rock show you never wanted to witness on this week's episode of Horror Movie Night!