HMM Day 12 – 28 Days Later

I have always viewed zombies as a next step of human evolution. If you think of zombies, they’re perfect organisms that don’t age or suffer from disease. Their drive is more in tuned with nature in the sense that they only eat and stay dormant. They obviously don’t kill each other and disregard things like race, religion or political position. They aren’t using up resources like oxygen, water or causing traffic that makes me late for work! Zombies are the ultimate progression in mankind.

HMM Day 11 – Mimic

When I was fifteen years, twenty pounds and no kids ago; I worked at a summer camp as a cabin counselor in West Virginia. The camp was called Camp Tomahawk and was deep in the forest, probably an hour or two outside of Baltimore. The two weeks of orientation were always the best because it…

HMM Day 9 – Creature From The Black Lagoon

The year was 1923 and Universal Pictures made the silent film adaptation of Victor Hugo’s gothic novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame. With its amazing sets of fifteen hundreds Paris and starring the makeup genius Lon Chaney as Quasimodo, the film was a huge success and is the most successful silent film. Chaney, a pioneer…

HMM Day 8 – Dead Alive

I don’t need large scale explorations of a character. I want the hilarity and the absurd. These are the things that make Dead Alive so appealing. We laugh at the priest that “kicks ass for the Lord!” and we’re thrilled at Uncle Les trying to piss with a kidney stone! The slapstick moments of a guy pushing a stroller with a killer baby in it is awesome!

HMM Day 7 – It’s Alive

What if the spawn of your loins turns out to be a monster? A ravaging creature addicted to blood and terror?

HMM Day 6 – Killer Klowns From Outer Space

Killer Klowns From Outer Space may be the very first homage horror film ever made. I don’t know if it was intentional but it’s clearly true. Even the fact that the clowns turn people into cotton candy pods is a homage to Body Snatchers.

HMM Day 5 – The Monster Club

It is a fun movie and obviously not for folks that take themselves too serious. Enjoy it for what it is and admire the silliness.

HMM Day 4 – Fright Night

They proved that not all movies need killers with axes. We can still find terror in the classic monsters that started it all.