ZAM: Freaky Friday
Your friendly neighbourhood zombie, Shamblin’ Dave here again. This Freaky Friday, Friday the 13th, I’ve been asked to tell you about some of the odder zombie flix, ones you may not have heard of and might never want to actually watch. You are not going to believe some of these!
Two bumbling press agents must search for a zombie to fulfill a commitment to their ex-gangster boss’s new nightclub or face the consequences.
Over at Zombie Movie Guide, you can watch a trailer and they tell us that:
* Zombies On Broadway was the biggest commercial missteps in zombie movie history.
* Lugosi himself appears in only a couple of scenes.
* At no point is there a musical number featuring dancing zombies.
* The film was not as successful as expected, and as a result RKO ended its cinematic relationship with the zombie. In 1948 the studio would be taken over by famed entrepreneur Howard Hughes. It would struggle with financial problems caused by box office failures and cost overruns before finally closing its doors in the late 1950s.
“…swillin’ toxic moonshine, they become flesh-eating, blood-thirsty, kin folk from hell ~ they become … Redneck Zombies.”
This film is set in an alternate world where George W. Bush has just been elected to a fourth term, and the United States is involved in nine different wars around the globe. In order to help with the shortage of soldiers, the government begins looking for a way to reanimate the dead to send them back into battle. This goes predictably awry, and soon an infected soldier is wandering into a strip club known as “Rhino,” where he wastes no time in biting the club’s star (porn star, Jenna Jameson). As it turns out, the totally uninhibited undead strippers prove even more popular with the customers, although they do have a nasty habit of devouring patrons during private shows.
And, last, but certainly not least, the oddest of them all, in my opinion is …..
When the American Chicken Bunker, a military-themed fried-chicken chain, builds a restaurant on the site of an ancient Indian burial ground, local protesters aren’t the only ones crying fowl! The previous tenants, fueled by a supernatural force, take “possession” of the food and those who eat it, and the survivors discover that they must band together before they themselves become the other white meat! Film lovers have been starved for sustenance. The relentless diet of predictability and pretense Hollywood has been serving up just doesn’t cut it. Poultrygeist is hearty food for thought. In Poultrygeist, Troma takes on the the fast-food industry-skewering the soulless restaurateurs-in the world’s first horror-comedy film to feature zombie chickens, American Indians and a bit of singing and dancing! It’s Poultrygeist!
If you’re a fan of YouTube videos, you may have already seen these, but just in case you haven’t here are few odd balls.
- My fellow zombies are good singers, yes? Don’t believe me? Well, check out my friends singing “Dust in the Wind” and tell me I’m wrong.
- And we’re flexible too! To keep limber, some of us like to do yoga, as seen here.
- Lastly, this one proves just how poetic we can be when we want to.
Well, that’s all the movies I have for ya. Tomorrow we’ll chat about AMC’s wicked TV series, The Walking Dead. But, if you’d like to do your own search on all the movies which spotlight us, you can check out Google’s search results ~ About 1,970,000 results (0.14 seconds). That’ll keep ya busy for a while. Hopefully long enough for us to take a bite while you’re busy “researching” when you should be preparing!