“World War Z”: The Undead with a Dash of Humanity

Review of World War Z, Directed by Marc ForsterWorld War Z almost didn’t see the light of day. The movie suffered from budget woes and missed its original Winter 2012 release date due to fears over an incoherent story. There were whispers of a Waterworld-type fiasco. According to the Vanity Fair article about the saga, the studio called in Damon Lindelof, one of the creators of Lost, to sprinkle some of his humane sci-fi writer's magic on the increasingly bloated project. The result is a th … [Read more...]

The Evil Dead: “Please, God: Give Me a Break”

Review of Evil Dead, Directed by Fede AlvarezSome viewers like movies that leave them thinking about themes and ideas for weeks and months after they see them. Others want an experience at the cinema, a couple of hours that make them laugh, cry, scream or jump out of their seats. The pleasures of those films are in the moment, and the lingering impression they leave is one of the shared experience of chills and cringing, cowering fear—at least until the credits roll and the lights come u … [Read more...]

The Christian Zombie Killers Handbook

Review of The Christian Zombie Killers Handbook: Slaying the Living Dead Within by Jeff KinleyBy ALEXIS NEALCoyle Neal recently discussed the relationship of zombie myths to Christianity. In The Christian Zombie Killer’s Handbook, I encountered another intersection between Christianity and everyone’s favorite mindless monster.The book is, sad to say, a rather meandering, directionless, and ultimately discouraging discussion of the Christian's fight against the ‘living dead’ sin nature, in … [Read more...]

Allison Hewitt is Trapped

Review of Allison Hewitt is Trapped by Madeline RouxBy COYLE NEAL “Death and Hades gave up the dead who were in them.” Revelation 20:13 The last zombie book I read left me thinking, “this was great, but what it really needed was a good dose of feminist angst.” Fortunately, I stumbled across Allison Hewitt is Trapped. In this book, the title character blogs her way through the zombie apocalypse. Beginning at the bookstore where she worked, she and a group of friends fight their way through the u … [Read more...]