Picture this… it’s 1985 and script writers need some ideas (well, when I put it that way, it’s 2011 and script writers still need some ideas!) Halley’s Comet is coming around in a year and there’s quite a bit of mystery surrounding it. It only shows up once every 75 years, and it’s one of the few true mysteries that are still floating around in our solar system – why not write some movies about it? “Night of the Comet” already covered the zombies aspect so let’s write our script about space vampires (actually, it’s based off of a 1976 novel called “Space Vampires” of all things, but this is my review dammit so keep your hoity-toity literature insight to yourself)! We don’t want to keep the title “Space Vampires” though, it might sound too cheesy. Let’s change the title to LifeForce instead, and we’ll make the connection between vampires and Halley’s Comet down below the break. Also, be warned that some of the images below the break may be NSFW
Did you ever notice how zombies are like the bullies in the undead family? They are always terrorizing unarmed civilians or outnumber their foes 100 or even 1000 to 1. Unlike vampires, who battle it out with werewolves or take on hordes of people at a time, or demons and ghosts who haunt entire cities, the zombie picks on the frail, weak, and lame. So when I saw a movie called, Ninjas vs Zombies, I thought, damn finally they are picking on someone who can fight back, for me it was a must see to see how these bullies handle real resistance.
Most people know my taste in movies can be pretty weird and obscure. So it’s very rare that someone will recommend a movie to me, especially around Halloween. But a brave soul said I should watch something from her childhood that she still loves to this day, Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things. Being that it was a few years before my time I didn’t give it much hope; classics for me don’t begin much before 1978. But it was directed by someone I am familiar with, Bob Clark, who went on to make Porky’s, Rhinestone, Loose Cannons, and Black Christmas which I reviewed a couple years ago. So I decided to give it a shot because something 3 years my senior that I had never seen before should at least bring 90 minutes of enjoyment to my life right!
Sometimes when you are looking for a movie to watch little things outside of the synopsis will catch your eye and lure you into the idea that this could be a good movie. Chopper Chicks in Zombie town just happens to be one of those movies for me. Let’s dissect the title: “Chopper” – I love American Chopper the series; I watch it every week and I have a new found love for bikes even though you probably will never catch me on one. “Chicks” – I’m a guy right, what’s not to like about chicks, especially those on a chopper! “Zombietown” – This sounds like a pretty crazy place, with zombies all over. I think you’d spend most of the time watching your ass for brain hungry zombies, but at least it’s not Cleveland! The title has all the making of a fun, scary, rip-roaringly good time right… plus it has Billy Bob Thornton in one of his first roles, and Martha Quinn in one of her last!