Saturday, March 29, 2014

Oculus Trailer

Really looking forward to this. I especially liked the sequence with the apple and the light bulb. Even though we see Karen Gillan pick up the apple, we know something isn’t quite right. When she takes that bite, our worst fears are confirmed aurally then visually. A little bit of suspense and dread really can go a long way...

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Babylon Fields

Fun Fact: Back in the day, NBC passed on The Walking Dead because the network didn’t want to do a zombie show. Well, Well, Well. Look who’s coming back to the zombie genre with hat in hand...

Formerly deceased residents of a small town attempt to resume their lives.

Babylon Fields was originally developed years ago for CBS, but the 2007 pilot never aired. Thanks to the power of the interwebs, you can check it out below:

Not your typical brain-eaters, more like ‘reverse-zombies,’ which seems to be the trend these days: In The Flesh, The Returned, and Resurrection. I’m surprised it got this far because CBS isn't exactly known for genre shows.

All in all, it wasn’t bad. Not as captivating as In The Flesh or The Returned. Aside from folks coming back from the dead, nothing else pulled me in. The acting was solid, but the characters and situations were a tad predictable -- 'cept for the off screen necrophilia. The set-ups weren't particularly strong either. A good pilot should leave you wanting for more.

I do like the casting for the new show (Virginia Madsen, Skeet Ulrich, Meagan Good) so far. Since the same creators are involved, it’ll be interesting to see the choices they’ll make in this incarnation.


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