Movie Review: Osombie

Back to zombie movie reviews with Osombie. Here’s what it’s about: Dusty is on a mission to rescue her brother, a conspiracy theorist who’s convinced Osama bin Laden is still alive. But while in Afghanistan, she discovers that the terrorist has risen — and is building a zombie army to carry out his evil bidding. While I liked the idea of this movie, the first word that comes to mind is ‘boring’. I lost interest … Read more

Movie Review: Day of Darkness

C’mon people, Day of Darkness was awesome! It’s so memorable, it’s one of my all time favorite zombie movies. When a comet strikes Earth and kicks up a cloud of toxic dust, hundreds of humans join the ranks of the living dead. But there’s bad news for the survivors: The newly minted zombies are hell-bent on eradicating every last person from the planet. For the few human beings who remain, going head to head with … Read more

Hear What? (Honorable Mention)

“Can you hear that?” “Hear what?” “The moaning.” Steve laughed. “What exactly do you think is behind those doors? A whore house?” “Very funny.” Mira crossed her arms. “Go knock. I dare you.” Steve walked half way up the steps, paused and read the mailbox. “I’ll be damned. Death’s Door.” The 55 Word Challenge is a contest to write a story in 55 words or less. The challenge runs every Wednesday, beginning at noon and … Read more

Movie Review: Day of the Dead

I’ve heard a lot of people complain about the 2008 version of Day of the Dead, so I went into the viewing with low expectations. Maybe that’s why I thought it wasn’t spectacular, but I enjoyed it. I think this film stands on it’s own though, and any reference to it being a remake is ridiculous. Maybe that’s one thing turning people off. I suppose my favorite part of the film is that it takes … Read more

Jesus Answers a Question

I’m doing something different this week. I’ve been so busy I couldn’t think what to write, so God intervened. I was reading The Bible and ran across Luke 5:33-39 a few days ago: Jesus Questioned About Fasting 33 They said to him, “John’s disciples often fast and pray, and so do the disciples of the Pharisees, but yours go on eating and drinking.” 34 Jesus answered, “Can you make the friends of the bridegroom fast … Read more

Movie Review: Death Valley: The Revenge of Bloody Bill

Death Valley: The Revenge of Bloody Bill mixed together a western, a ghost story, revenge and zombies, and at least tried at a decent storyline. Here’s what it’s about: While traveling to a competition, a college debate team is abducted by a drug dealer who takes them to an abandoned town, which they quickly discover is the grave site of Bloody Bill Andersen, a Confederate soldier from the Civil War. What this movie mostly delivered … Read more

#WineWednesday After #WineMonday

I had an awesomely fun #WineMonday with our new Visionary Press Cooperative member, Rebekah Welch, The Colorado Connector. Rebekah has recently taken over our Marketing and we got together to finish her orientation. I have to say that as VPC grows, and as we bring in new members and authors, I’m really tempted to put wine in our orientations agenda, even if it adds a few extra days to actually get it done. Anyways, this … Read more

Movie Review: Raiders of the Damned

In Raiders of the Damned, yet another biological weapon has been unleashed on mankind and results in a zombie apocalypse. Only difference, the zombies don’t lose their intelligence and ability to organize. Here’s more on what it’s about. In the wake of a cataclysmic global war that saw widespread use of biochemical weaponry, flesh-eating zombies are overrunning the planet — and a helicopter transporting scientists who are working on an anti-zombie serum is humankind’s only … Read more

Wine in the Black Box

#WineWednesday returns with wine in a box. We had to try Black Box after seeing the commercials. I guess every now and then marketing works. Things sure are changing in the world of wine. Last time I had wine in a box was at Thanksgiving years ago and it was the standard Franzia we all know so well. Have you seen the selection of boxed wine in the liquor and grocery stores the last few … Read more

Movie Review: The Veil

Three words describe this film: HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE. Here’s what they say it’s about: Sent to investigate a small town infected by a manmade plague that’s turned the residents into ravenous flesh-eating zombies, an elite team of British commandos is forced to seek refuge in an empty house. As the ghouls try to find a way into the home, the soldiers must decide what to with one of their members who may be infected in … Read more

3-Day Novel Contest: The Right Idea

Obviously, the first step in writing a novel is to come up with an idea and figure out a plot. In early July, it took me about a week to decided on the genre and that I’d go with Young Adult Science Fiction. This part took so long thanks to the angel and devil on my shoulders, one saying challenge yourself and one saying go with something easy. I went with the angel, who assured … Read more

Movie Review: Zombies Gone Wild

I’ll start out by saying I should hate this movie more than I do. Before I make my confession about what I liked, here’s what it’s about. With their hormones racing, a trio of losers — Marty (David Competello), Randy (Chris Saphire) and Leroy (Dominique Rochelle) — head out for a raucous spring break at the beach. But their adolescent fantasies are crushed when they discover they’ve been ogling the undead. Giselle Lopez, Jessi Marshburn … Read more

3-Day Novel Contest: Preparation Time

I signed up for the 3-Day Novel Contest early July, and decided I’d blog about the preparation and writing process. Now, here it is a month later, and it’s about time I get started. The first time I accomplished the 3-Day Novel Contest, my preparation time consisted of outlining the second book in The Courier series. It was an easy task considering I’d already had the entire story in my head for quite some time. … Read more

Movie Review: Zombie Nation

This will be quick. Zombie Nation rates lower than most of the worst horror movies I’ve seen. Yes, the acting sucked. The set looked like it was put together by garbage pickers. The script either confuses you or the characters tell you exactly what was going on. I did like the idea behind the movie, with the serial murderer’s victims coming back as traditional zombies. What baffles me the most is this is the worst … Read more

Movie Review: Infection

Infection has a cool cover, huh? Much better than the actual “things” that infect humans, which were more insect like. This movie wasn’t horrible, but it was not a zombie movie as far as I’m concerned, which is why I’m rating it so low. Everything about this movie felt a bit toned down, and a lot of the problem was the music that stayed at a consistent level and actually helped to make the film … Read more

Movie Review: Oasis of the Zombies

I was glad to find Oasis of the Zombies because it’s a Jesus Franco movie and I love his films. Yes, you read me right. He’s a director people love or hate for the most part. Take a look at his filmography and you’ll find he’s directed quite a few low budget films. You don’t usually get much of a storyline in Franco films, but there’s just something about the atmosphere of his movies I … Read more

Movie Review: Mutants

Before I get started, if you’re looking for reviews of World War Z, you won’t read it here because, apparently it’s pretty good. I do suggest you head over to Dina Rae’s blog and read this review. This week I chose the 2008 version of Mutants, not to be confused with the one released in 2009, which I haven’t seen but is rated so much higher. Note made to watch it at a later date. … Read more

Wine Socks

I totally forgot about #WineWednesday yesterday, so the post I had planned for this week will have to wait until next week. I did, however, come across these bacon socks on the Pinup Girl Clothing website. They got me to wondering if there are wine socks, which there are. What I also found was the best way ever to give socks as a gift. I mean, seriously, who really likes receiving socks as a birthday … Read more

Movie Review: Robin Hood: Ghost of Sherwood Forest

I had no expectations for this weeks bad zombie movie because I’m not a fan of mixing the undead with great literature or historical figures. Maybe it’s because I’m a huge history buff and believe great things should not be messed with. Still, I decided to watch Robin Hood: Ghost of Sherwood with an open mind. Here’s what it’s about: “While battling the Nottingham Sheriff, Robin Hood and his band of merry men are slain. … Read more

Movie Review: The Vineyard

This week my zombie movie review meets #WineWednesday, which is why I posted it today instead of yesterday. While looking for bad zombie movies I found The Vineyard, written, directed, and staring James Hong. You know . . . the host at the Chinese restaurant in Seinfeld. If you don’t know him by that role, just look at his face and some movie will pop into your mind if not 10 or 20. I bet … Read more