What would Halloween be without Zombies, Vampires and Werewolves? Well frankly, we can’t imagine anyone would ask such a question! Take a look back with us as we honor Halloween’s favorite creatures and the horror movies in which they scared us.
First from the archives. we take a look at Zombie movies with a touch of humor. Guest writer Fred Burdsall, better known from the Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine, takes a peek at humor — Zombie style, in his article Dead, New Zealand Style featuring Shaun of the Dead and the independent zombie comedy Dance of the Dead. Are there any Zombie Movies that make you laugh?
Every genre has a master and in the world of zombie movies we look to horror icon Lucio Fulci and his 1979 horror film “Zombie”. Fulci’s classic is considered among the best zombie movies ever made. Several scenes make Zombie as infamous as it is. Consider the underwater scene where it is zombie pitted against tiger shark — and not to be outdone by the image of a zombie dragging a beautiful babe through the floor by her hair, only after her eye was gouged out by a wooden stake. Now that’s show business!
Why is it in classic horror movies that vampires and werewolves are always fighting? We say it’s one of life’s many unanswered questions about horror movies. “Both are victims of supernatural curses. Both stalk their prey by the light of the moon. And, to both, normal humanity is just so much fast food on the hoof.” We figure they should get along; read Dr. Strangefilm’s article Are Vampires And Werewolves Horror’s Tom And Jerry and then decide the answer to one of horror movie’s ultimate questions.
If you dare, take a look at our video podcast Werewolves! The Best of the Man-Beast Movies. How do you like your Werewolves? Classic old school style with Lon Chaney Jr. in “The Wolf Man” from 1941 or with Benicio Del Toro in “The Wolfman” in 2010? Let us know.
What! You have not read our first Mashup: Halloween Horror Movie Mashup! What are you waiting for? Click quick or we’ll send Lucio Fulci’s Zombie after you!
And now, check out a modern-day vampire movie with the trailer from 2009’s The Twilight Saga: New Moon: