So…you’re probably like, “Dude! Where’s the rest of my horror days?”
Yeah, shit happens. Sorry about that. More specifically, life happened. After a much maligned couple weeks at work, I decided it was in my interest to take a hiatus; a permanent one. My stress levels have dropped, so I’ve got that going for me. It’s also freed me up to focus full time on writing, and I am so happy it has. Stoked, in fact.
For those that don’t know, November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNiWriMo). Seeing as majority of my past jobs were retail, November was never really a good month for me, until now! The goal is to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. That translates to 1,667 words a day. Doing the maths, I should be at 6,668 words as of today. Well, I find myself at 17,039 words today! Yes, I’m kicking ass and having a great time, thank you.
So what does this mean? It means I’m happy. It means I’m motivated. It means I’m taking this shit seriously and I’m going to fucking be the best me I can be! Good things are coming. I know it. I can feel it in my bones.
Back on track! Yeah, baby!
Yes, it is as silly as the title; a B-Movie to be sure. But, damn, I love this movie. Yes, it is a movie about zombie beavers. Yes, it’s campy. Yes, it makes no sense, but if you can put all that aside, you might just enjoy the movie. It doesn’t strive for perfection, unless you aim for B-Movie perfection and this kills that, and it has a lot of fun on the way.
No big named stars in this one, though you might recognize one of the boyfriend’s if you watched It Follows (which will have its own day later in the month). We have three girls going on vacation to get away from one jerk boyfriend that cheated, off to a cabin of a cousin or something, doesn’t matter. Not important. Guys crash the getaway. “I feel like a Power Ranger.” (You’ll understand when you watch.) Then the zombeavers show up. Hilarity ensues.
If you just want to kick back with something fun, you could do worse!
Oh, and the song at the end credits is pure gold.
Had to take the day off yesterday. We’ve got a lovely stomach bug floating around our home.
Day four: Dawn of the Dead (remake)
While I am generally okay with remakes so long as they are done right, most are not. Dawn of the Dead, however, was a fantastic piece of work by Zack Snyder. Starring Ving Rhames, Sarah Polley, and Ty Burrell before he took off in Modern Family.
In this film, we are once again treated to the mall location made famous by the original Dawn of the Dead. This time, however, we are introduced to fast zombies. These creatures can run, climb, and forcefully tear into your soft, supple flesh. The effects are superb, masterfully created by the great Tom Savini. This helped reignite the zombie craze that led us to The Walking Dead and the glut of zombies films that we endured post Dawn of the Dead remake.
I think my favorite scene may be the rooftop scene where they are picking off zombies that look like celebrities. That little bit of humor in a world as bleak as this one was a breath of fresh air.
Zombie fans should check this one out. You could (and probably have) done a lot worse than this well-received film!