My Current Top 25 Favorite Horror/Suspense Movies starting with #25

  • XXV. The Omen (1976) (Directed by Richard Donner)
  • XXIV. Suspiria (Dario Argento)
  • XXIII. Se7en (David Fincher)
  • XXII. Rosemary's Baby (Roman Polanski)
  • XXI. Scream (Wes Craven)
  • XX. Hellraiser (Clive Barker)
  • XIX. Wes Craven's New Nightmare (Wes Craven)
  • XVIII. The Descent (Neil Marshall)
  • XVII. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1973) (Tobe Hooper)
  • XVI. Night of the Living Dead (1968) (George A. Romero)
  • XV. The Thing (1982) (John Carpenter)
  • XIV. The Birds (Alfred Hitchcock)
  • XIII. The Shining (Stanley Kubrick)
  • XII. Misery (Rob Reiner)
  • XI. The Evil Dead (Sam Raimi)
  • X. Dead Alive (Peter Jackson)
  • IX A Nightmare on Elm Street (Wes Craven)
  • VIII. Halloween (1978) (John Carpenter)
  • VII. Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock)
  • VI. Dawn of the Dead (1978) (George A. Romero)
  • V. Alien/Aliens (Tie) (Ridley Scott/James Cameron)
  • IV. Poltergeist (Tobe Hooper)
  • III. The Exorcist (William Friedkin)
  • II. Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme)
  • I. Jaws (Steven Spielberg)

Sunday, April 13, 2008

I kick ass for the Lord: A closer look at "Dead Alive"

Years before Peter Jackson directed "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy and "King Kong" he directed arguably the bloodiest horror film in film history. "Dead Alive" is one disgusting movie. It is also one of the most inventive and original horror movies ever made. It boasts one creatively gruesome scene after another. The collection of characters founds in this movie add a significant amount of humor to the movie. There is a Nazi doctor, a Ninja Priest, and an annoying zombie baby who are involved in the most hilarious scenes in the film. All the blood and gore in the film is balanced by the considerable humor. Peter Jackson created a truly imaginative piece of work with "Dead Alive." There is no other movie quite like it. What are your thoughts on "Dead Alive?"

1 comment:

Chase said...

One of my favorites. I am a gore lover, I have to have blood splatter in at least one movie when I am watching a marathon, and this movie delivers. You watch this movie and think that these people must have had so much fun making this movie. The end, with the lawnmower, is artistic and brilliant in every way. I giggle every time I think of this movie. A new scene pops in my head, a one liner here and there makes me smile and makes others look at me like I'm nuts (and they are right). Great choice. We need to get together at some point and just watch movies, get a serious conversation going... but that does mean you have to talk hehehe... Speaking of Jackson, have you seen Bad Taste? another classic in it's own right...