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Category Archives: Apocalypse
The year 2014 is shaping up to be a big one for fans of giant monsters. This is not surprising, of course, as the much-anticipated, big-budget kaiju extravaganza Godzilla (US-2014; dir. Gareth Edwards) is due to hit screens in May. … Continue reading
Scandinavian TV and cinema — not to forget literature — have been spreading their goodness around the world for a while now, having produced some of the best work in crime and dark fantasy seen anywhere. TV shows such as … Continue reading
With the latest rendition of the zombie apocalypse about to hit screens worldwide, it’s perversely comforting to know that one’s hometown hasn’t been spared. World War Z (US-2013; dir. Marc Forster) is due for release on June 20, so the … Continue reading
When I read Max Brooks’ post-apocalyptic zombie novel World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War several years ago I was impressed. An entertaining, structurally daring and unorthodox novel, it heralded a new wave of zombie fiction. It … Continue reading
Beasts of the Southern Wild (US-2012; dir. Benh Zeitlin) has been described as “a beautiful award-winning drama that just happens to include giant monsters”. In the aftermath of the film’s recent wins at Cannes and Sundance, words like “magical”, “moving”, … Continue reading
It seems that comics in Australia are undergoing some sort of Renaissance. By way of proof, check out the comic extravaganza that’s about to be unleashed at the Big Arse Comic Book Launch in Fitzroy come March. Here’s what the … Continue reading
An Exclusive Undead Backbrain Interview Mac (Jim Sweeney) gets up-close and personal with a rotten zombie (Leif Phelps) in Zombie Resurrection With its British accents and hints of thematic delving into some of the religious implications of zombieism, British splatterfest … Continue reading
An Undead Backbrain Exclusive Thankfully, the unreasonably popular Twilight and its sequels haven’t killed off vampires as an iconic and powerful trope within the horror genre. Undead Brainspasm recently featured a film that was seeking to use an esoteric African … Continue reading