October 17, 2006
Awesome scenes from Shadow: Dead Riot!

Aaaand here’s another piece — apologies for any typos you find (and do please point them out to me), as this is one of those sporadic late night articles that I like to do sometimes. I’ve noticed that my writing seems a tad more enthusiastic when I do that… sometimes there are more colorful metaphors in there too. Anyway, the subject of today’s review and scene highlights is Shadow: Dead Riot, a women’s prison drama slash martial arts action flick slash zombie horror comedy. One of the reviewers on IMDb described it as Braindead (aka Dead Alive) meets Riki-Oh, and having seen all three I’d have to say that’s a fairly accurate comparison. You’ll be able to formulate a better opinion of the movie and determine whether you’re up for a viewing after reading the review, but I’d say go for it. Shadow is fantastic in that bad good Fangoria classic kinda way. 🙂

OH! I almost forgot — over at Alligator Juice, Molly has posted The World’s (Worst) News Network, a parody of bad local TV news programs and newspaper blurbs. All of the articles therein are fairly amusing, but make doubly sure you check out the sports newscast! 😉

EDIT: Just modified the link to the new article on the content pages to make sure y’all know that this spotlight on Shadow: Dead Riot is totally not work safe. You probably already got the memo if you’ve made it this far, but still. Don’t lose your job over pictures of zombies groping breasts!

Andwhile I’m amending the post, let me encourage you to visit Interrobang Studios as well. They posted my fanart comic for them last week, which was pretty cool! So yes, do check out the Interrobangers’ page. New comics every weekday! Mostly. 🙂

-posted by Wes | 4:40 am | Comments (4)
  • agustinaldo says:

    Is it me, or are we seeing a fad of zombie movies nowadays?

    28 Days Later, 2004 Dawn of the Dead, House of the Dead 1 and 2, Return of the Living Dead 4 and 5, Shaun of the Dead, Land of the Dead, Slither…

    and now this.

    What happened exactly that made filmmakeers interested in zombies again?

    Also, why does Danny Boyle keep denying the zombie-ness of the 28 Days Later guys? What’s wrong with them being the living dead?

  • Wes says:

    I don’t think they ever really stopped making zombie movies — note that several of the films you’ve mentioned are direct sequels to popular films released in the 80s and early 90s, and I’ve got a handful of zombie movies from the mid to late 90s to fill in the gap.

    However, while zombie films have always been prevalent among indie and low budget (and made for TV) fare, you may be right that there’s been a recent increase in bigger budget, name zombie films as of late. I’d guess that it has something to do with the continued success of the survival horror video game genre. After all, they’re still making Resident Evil games… and I’ve heard very good things about Capcom’s Dead Rising.

    I’ve been using ellipses a lot lately.

  • agustinaldo says:

    “I am a doctor from Nigeria…”


  • R says:

    Zombies galore! Who doesn’t love seeing people running from and being devoured by rotting corpses that could barely walk 1mph, but have such large numbers that you’re f***ed any which way you go.

    On a slightly related note, what I found funny about 28 Days Later was mostly how its title could refer to the menstrual cycle. Well, it was funny to me and my sick humor anyway. >=D

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