Just finished watching 1992’s Dead Alive (aka. Braindead). I don’t even know what to say about it. It’s such a ridiculous, over-the-top, utterly insane film. And I highly enjoyed it and I totally recommend it :D
Dead Alive was directed by none other than Peter Jackson. Yup, the Lord of the Rings trilogy guy. I honestly can’t believe that he directed this movie, but I must say that it really shows just how creative and versatile he is. If you can create something like Dead Alive, then you have some imagination, friend.
They say (and by “they”, I mean Wikipedia) that it’s considered to be one of the goriest films of all time and I really can’t argue with that statement. It’s definitely not a movie for those with weak stomachs, but it’s not disturbing gory, it’s funny gory. The vast amount of mutilation that went on had me laughing the whole time.
To top it all off, there’s actually a story in there somewhere. The main character, Lionel, is a clumsy, spineless mama’s boy who initially tries to keep his infected mother a secret by hiding and routinely tranquilizing her. Naturally, the mother breaks free from time to time and infects a few others. Lionel, being the responsible boy that he is, ends up taking care of the group of infected and hilarity ensues (try keeping two horny zombies from doing each other) :D
Check it out! It’s worth it just to see a priest beat the crap out a group of zombies, yelling “I kick ass for the Lord!” Haha!
In other news, the store is offering free shipping soon! Starting Wednesday, November 24 to Sunday, November 28 the store will be offering free shipping on all orders with a subtotal of $35 or more. Including International! During those days, just enter coupon code SHIP2010 before completing checkout. I’ll post a reminder when the days come! :D
Enjoy Scene 19 – “Mind-crafting with Andy”! There’s an easter egg in there! Nothing big, but it was fun to throw in :D See if you can find it!
Have a great weekend!