Remembering George Romero.


Yesterday brought us the sad and surprising news that George Romero passed away at age 77 after a bout with lung cancer. As far as I know, his illness was kept quiet and out of the press until his passing. I was shocked at the announcement, as recent news indicated he was working on an adaptation of his comic Empire of the Dead for AMC. Continue reading


O.H.M.A.D. 2015 Day 10: Chornicle (2012)

chronicleChronicle is a film about a young man named Andrew (Dane DeHaan, The Amazing Spider Man 2, Kill Your Darlings) whose life gets turned upside after finding something, possibly of alien origin, that gives him, his cousin Matt (Alex Russell, Carrie remake), and new friend Stephen (Micheal B. Jordan, Friday Night Lights, Creed) super powers.  While this may seem like an unlikely choice for October Horror Movie a Day, Chronicle turns into a cross between Scanners and Akira.  The film starts off with Andrew filming things on his new camera and we learn that he’s a very troubled young man.  His mother is dying, his father (Micheal Kelly, who played CJ in the Dawn of the Dead remake) is an alcoholic, and he’s bullied at school.  He doesn’t fit in and doesn’t really want too, despite the pleads from Matt to try to acclimate himself into society.  Using the camera as a buffer between himself and the real world only adds to his alienation and drives the wedge further between him and Matt. Continue reading