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Dead Air Ep 106 – 28 Days Later

Gather under the sluice grate, for the latest Dead Air podcast episode has been mucked off the slab ~

Feeling light-headed? Vomiting copious amounts of blood? Seeing red? Do you have thumbs currently jammed in to your eyes? Fear not! Dead Air has the answer to infection! Today we look at the 2002 film, 28 Days Later!

A group of activists unwittingly release a highly contagious and deadly virus that can only be described as concentrated rage. 28 days later we meet Jim, a young bike courier who is awaking from a coma to the empty streets of London.

It’s not long before he encounters survivors who tell him that it’s the end of the world, and those who aren’t already dead have become rage fueled monsters!

Tipped off by a radio broadcast that promises an “answer to infection” Jim and his companions, travel to their destiny. Can they survive the teeming masses of fast and highly aggressive infected? What is the answer to infection? Is the world doomed?

Find out as we talk about the figurative “Patient Zero” of the new millenniums obsession with Zombies!


typicalfilm – The Revenant

The Revenant (2015)

This one has been on my list since it was in theatre. Coming out while there was much Backcountry buzz in my ear, I did see the Canadian bear attack film first, and a few times, before finally getting to this. All of the talk on this was accurate and all of the praise warranted. I will say it is an awfully tiring film – not because it is on the long side or is fairly quiet – it relays a level of exhaustion endured by Glass that weighs on the viewer like no other film. What he goes through borders unbelievable but is handled unflinchingly and honestly so you can’t help but commiserate with every painful step through the winter forest. It makes me want to revisit Backcountry and Grizzly Man for the blessedly unseen by me nature of bears when disturbed in the wild. Really, a fascinating thing to see and something that will make you thankful for hot running water and shelter several times over.

typicalfilm – Don’t Go In The Woods… Alone!

Don’t Go In The Woods ¬†(1981)

A podcast I have been following, The Lament Configuration, is making its way through the Video Nasties list so I thought I’d get to a few here and there that I hadn’t seen. This post was started two months ago and got lost in the drafts so apologies for that! They have covered it since so for more of a review and play-by-play, they have that. This was also on my list as Chris from BindTortureKast holds it as one of those formative horror films so I really wanted to see it for that too. Always interesting to see those films outside of the top ten that people recall from ¬†their youth. As much as I like the bumbling bird-watcher, and the vague similarities to campground serial killers, from the time our main characters make it to civilization and medical care to the end of the film is my favourite portion. The beginning is clunkier than the rest, but I’ve certainly seen worse.