Romero Crazies Remake Actually Pretty Insane, Plus Twilight Sings

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Remember the effeminate boy from High School Musical with all the fabulous hats? Well, he's a singing vampire now. But in better news, the Romero Crazies remake seems actually crazy, which is a good thing.


The Crazies
This recent remake seems to be similar in spirit to Romero's original. Town gets infected, starts killing its citizens, military steps in, hell breaks loose. But watch the whole trailer below, right through the end. I'm quite enjoying the bloody pitchfork scene.


The American Dream goes horribly wrong when the residents of this picture-perfect town begin to succumb to an uncontrollable urge for violence and the horrific bloodshed escalates into anarchy. In an attempt to contain the epidemic, the military uses deadly force to close off access into or out of town, abandoning the few healthy citizens to the growing mayhem as depraved killers lurk in the shadows. Sheriff David Dutton (Timothy Olyphant); his pregnant wife, Judy (Radha Mitchell); Becca (Danielle Panabaker), an assistant at the medical center; and Russell (Joe Anderson), Dutton's deputy and right-hand man, find themselves trapped in a once idyllic town they can no longer recognize. Unable to trust former neighbors and friends, deserted by the authorities and terrified of contracting the illness themselves, they are forced to band together in a nightmarish struggle for survival.

I Kissed A Vampire

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Next up: Lucas Grabeel, the chorus line dancing, hat-wearing "director" from HSM is pulling out the fangs for this little vampire musical. It's not bad, but it's not good. I wish they had gone a bit more over the top... I mean, if you're going to do a vampire musical, do a vampire musical! Go bananas with puppets, sex and blood! But you be the judge.

The Revenant
David Anders, who did some time on Heroes as well as the Children of the Porn Syfy remake, stars as a friendly zombie in the much-chatted-about The Revenant. The film is a "horror movie/buddy comedy about Joey and his undead friend Bart who comes back from the dead as a revenant: an articulate zombie that needs to drink blood to arrest the decomposition of his body." It did pretty well at Fantastic Fest and is gaining a lot of chatty momentum. Check it out:


Benny Gesserit

Re: High School Vamps: This, my children, will be know by future generations as the "Horrible/Glee Effect" where music and popular culture combine to make a buck.