Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Alice Jacobs is Dead: A blogger contest giveaway



Most Zombie films revolve around the beginnings and aftermath of an Zombie virus outbreak. There are often large hoards of Zombies, milling about, moaning and eating brains. A group of survivors then form an uneasy alliance and begin to blow their heads off. It's a good time to explore the themes of manning up, making due and persevering. Good times are to be had I tells ya, good times.

But.

What if a Zombie film was smaller? What if there were no hoards of Zombies, just a married couple. A scientist and his wife. What if the scientist was doing the best he could to delay his wife's death? And what if she was, as the title tells us, already dead?

His love is Adrienne Barbeau aka "Adriene Barbeau Fucking Rocks" as adored by Final Girl.

And trust me people, she is worthy of the title.



At the center of this film is a love that aches out loud. It's the love that makes the scientist husband do what he does. I can't say I blame him. I can't blame the wife either, because she has her say in all this too.

(wee hee hee!)

Either way, this film rocks. And now I want to give it away. Sharing the joy as it were.

Here are the rules:

You tell me why you love Zombie films in three sentences or less. Mr. Hall will judge the entries and whoever wins will receive the DVD in the mail.

Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

So go now, to the comments, let me hear your Zombie love!

Good luck all!

13 Left a message at the beep:

Brown said...

I love zombie movies because they are a mosh pit of human conflict and emotion. Also, they make me wonder if those who pledge that inevitable promise will be able to pull the trigger when the time comes. And, quite frankly, it's the only time other than being stranded in the Andes when eating other people is totally acceptable.

Mrs. Hall said...

AWESOME BROWN!! Awesome!!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

They're already dead, so no rules apply to zombies except total annihilation. And they're carnivores, which always makes for better plotting.

Mrs. Hall said...

word up GREEN GIRL!

Cortez The Killer said...

Really thrilled that you enjoyed this one Mrs. Hall and thank you so much for checking it out. Its a phenomenal piece of filmmaking. The really terrifying aspect for me was Ms. Barbeau and the dealings of her 'condition' were very much like one who struggles with a terminal illness.

I can't wait to check out what filmmaker Alex Horwitz comes up with next. Again, I appreciate you checking it out and helping to spread the word!

Mrs. Hall said...

Yes, terminal illness, that's the thing . . having working in nursing homes and now having a number of alzheimer's patients on my case load I have seen first hand what it is to see patients go through this process.

The process of compromise and making do, of trying to eek out quality of life given the progressive and inevitable nature of dying.

much easier and more fun though if they are dying from ZOMBISM.

or is it Zombitis??!!

Cancer of the Zombie?

huh?

Slyde said...

sorry, ive been awol this week in blogland and didnt see this till now...

why do i love zombies? hmmmmm....


I think the zombie genre scares the hell outta me because the type of fright you get with zombies is unique. They dont jump out at you, or suddenly pounce on you and rip you to bits, or run spring out from under your bed. No, a good zombie film is a slow boil of terror, as the threat slowly gets worse, and closer, ever closer, until the terror-stricken victims realize that they have no where else to turn.

Mrs. Hall said...

ROCK ON DUDE!!

Mel said...

Zombie Movies, how do I love? Let me count the ways..... ever since I was scarred as a child, having seen Night of the Living Dead at the movie theater, and imagined them walking out of the woods or fields at every house I've lived in since - I've been smitten, or bitten with being scared by zombies. I can't pass up a zombie movie, be they awful (C.H.U.D.), frightful (28 days later), hilarious (Shaun of the dead, Zombieland), heartwrenching (Colin) or just plain cheesy (Zombie Honeymoon). The thought of watching a touching, well acted indie zombie movie with Adrienne Barbeau (Escape from New York!!)makes me very, very happy.

B.E. Earl said...

This is my least favorite zombie trope. The person willing to keep their loved one going no matter what the cost. Even though there is no remnant of the human left in the zombie. So I'm not entering the contest.

But I do love me some real zombie flicks.

PS - I noticed that this was just a short film, around 21 minutes. Right?

Lotus07 said...

Let me know if you ever do a contest of Surreal Sci-Fi or Neo-Realist Foriegn Cinema.....if you do, I'm in. But Zombie.....Meeeeh.

Mrs. Hall said...

poopy on you Lotus07, poopy on you!

Cam LaBelle said...

I like them to study what to do and not to do when the Zombie Apocalypse comes, and it IS coming.

But, I am not a fan like you are, so count me out, I just wanted to say that Zombieland was filmed in Valdosta Ga, and I have totally been there. We took Dylan to the amusement park all the good stuff went down at the end :)

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