FINAL GIRL explores the slasher flicks of the '70s and '80s...and all the other horror movies I feel like talking about, too. This is life on the EDGE, so beware yon spoilers!

Jan 12, 2008

They're dead...they're all messed up.

In an attempt to use my newborn MySpace page for something besides hooking up with hot chicks who "love to have sex" and will "do anything" on their webcams because they are "so horny", so long as I spend $347298/minute nothing, I wrote a little thingy over there regarding the trailer for George Romero's Diary of the Dead. So, I don't know, go over there and read it and comment. Or stay here and comment. Or don't do anything. See if I care!

Gawd, why are you always such a jerk?


Anonymous said...

awesome graphics! awesome drawings! i wish i could draw remotely that good

Anonymous said...

Stacie, don't dismiss the hooking-up-with-hot-chicks thing. That's the backbone of the internet business model. If people don't pay money to ostensibly hook up with hot chicks, we're all going to go back to signal flags.

So go hook up with a hot chick. It's your duty.

(But seriously: my favorite is the rightmost frame of the third row. And, the horror, the horror, you misspelled oeuvre.)

Stacie Ponder said...

Thanks for the words of encouragement, Bill. I just didn't want anyone to think I'm shallow.

And regarding 'oeuvre', well, that's what happens when I smoke crack before lunchtime!

Ben Monroe said...

When the zombie film renaissance began in earnest with "28 Days Later" I was totally thrilled. Me loves me a good zombie movie. I honestly can't say where the whole thing peaked... Maybe with "Land of the Dead"?

I'm thrilled Romero's getting to revisit his zombieworld one last time, but I think it's time to put a bullet in the head of this subgenre, and let it die... at least for a while.

Anonymous said...

I think the problem with zombie movies is that it's so easy to attach any kind of fear to it. Irish farmers fear Mad Cow disease, so let's make a mutated strain into a zombie virus (Dead Meat). The Thai feared SARS for a while, so let's make that the cause (SARS Wars: Bangkok Zombie Crisis).

It's also ripe for social commentary, as Romero has demonstrated with considerable skill (like the commentary on consumerism in the original Dawn of the Dead).

I guess my point is that as long as people can come up with ways to explore ourselves through zombie flicks, they'll continue to make good ones. If more people insist on making zombie films just because they're cheap, then it'll kill the oeuvre for a while.

(I like using the word too.)

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Anonymous said...

Bravo!! I just visited for the first time and must say, I LOVE YOUR BLOG!!! I am a huge horror fan! I found out about you from Witch on White Mountain, BTW.

Felix Vasquez Jr. said...

How can someone as smart and creative as you work in... never mind. Love the blog.

Stacie Ponder said...

"How can someone as smart and creative as you work in... "

...prostitution? Meh, I need the money.

Plus, I'm a people person.

Anonymous said...

I left you a comment on myspace and I a big fan or what? I try to save the crack till after dinner.

Goose said...

I love it. I miss your stick comic. I read all the one on your stick blog and your weekly comic.

They rock.