‘Dead Alive’ AKA ‘Braindead’ is a Disgustingly Good Time (review)

New Zealand, 1954. The Sumatran Rat Monkey has just been acquired by a zoo; too bad it’s infected with a nasty disease that makes people rabid. Largely affected by this is kindly Lionel (Timothy Balme), whose mum Vera (Elizabeth Moody) is bitten and becomes (for lack of a better word) a zombie. She bites otherContinue reading “‘Dead Alive’ AKA ‘Braindead’ is a Disgustingly Good Time (review)”

‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ is Funny and Entertaining–to the Max! (review)

Not to be confused with the TV show of the same name; this is the 1992 film that the show sprang from. Buffy (Kristy Swanson) is a vapid cheerleader whose biggest responsibility is choosing a theme for the upcoming school dance. Then she meets Merrick (Donald Sutherland), who informs her that she’s the latest incarnationContinue reading “‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ is Funny and Entertaining–to the Max! (review)”