Archive for February, 2015

I was incredibly disappointed with Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead, directed by Tommy Wirkola. I was pumped when Netflix decided to stream it, but then, upon watching it, my excitement deflated, and I was left feeling…well…a little dead inside.

It all begins when Herzog’s powerful arm is sewn onto Martin (Vegar Hoel). With it, he can raise the dead, which, in all honesty, is a fantastic skill to possess because Herzog is also raising a murderous zombie army.

Seeing as both Herzog and Martin are raising armies, you can tell where this will lead, right?

Zombie Battle!

But Martin, even though he has an army of Russian zombies following him, still needs a little help, and this is where the Zombie Squad – Daniel, Monica, and Blake – come into the picture. They are a bunch of nerds, but damn, can they fight! (I would definitely want them on my zombie team.)

So…the battle finally happens, and yes, it’s bloody and fierce. But without great music blaring in the background like in Dead Snow, this combat scene left me feeling a little sad.

And, while we are discussing music, Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead had a TERRIBLE soundtrack – I did appreciate, though, when they pumped Gunther and the Sunshine Girls and Bonnie Tyler into two scenes.

The ending…ugh…I did not like it at all; it was disturbing and gross.

Overall, Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead was an interesting film to watch, but I definitely prefer Dead Snow – watch that one instead.

To watch the trailer, click here

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A blood-thirsty zombie, chained to the wall, hungrily eyes you and your companions whilst you all search for one key that will unlock the door to freedom. In order to find said key, you all must “locate numerous clues and solve riddles” before the zombie begins gnawing on your sweet, delectable flesh.

Oh, and did I mention you only have 60 minutes to escape?

Trapped in a Room with a Zombie,” presented by Room Escape Adventures, is an exhilarating and exciting team building session that will allow everyone to better understand their “group’s effectiveness and [the] ability to work together in a cohesive unit.”

I really, really, really wish “Trapped in a Room with a Zombie” was located in Wisconsin; however, I might travel to one of these great locations to prove that I can outsmart a zombie: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto, and Washington, D.C.

And no, the zombie won’t actually eat you. According to the site, “cannibalism has been outlawed since 1804, so the zombie is not legally permitted to eat you.”

What are you waiting for?! Go prove you’re smarter than a zombie!

To contact Room Escape Adventures, click here

Poltergeist, named the 20th scariest film ever made (Chicago Film Critics Association), was a brilliant and classic horror movie. However, seeing as Hollywood lacks creativity when creating horror films, we are now receiving a new and improved (and perhaps more gory) Poltergeist film.

Gil Kenan and Sam Raimi, according to IMDB.com, are “reimagining and contemporizing the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is invaded by angry spirits.” (You know, seeing as their home has been built upon an Indian burial ground.)

The remake is set to haunt theaters on July 17th, 2015 – watch the preview, and tell me what you think below:

Calling all monster hunters, UFO chasers, and paranormal investigators – the Inaugural Milwaukee Paranormal Conference, a FREE event, will be held on Saturday, June 6th from 12:00pm-7:00pm at the Irish Cultural Heritage Center.

This event, organized by Milwaukee author Tea Krulos, will be “a day-long gathering for monster hunters, ghost hunters, Bigfooters, Ufologists, and other paranormal investigators.” The conference will also serve as a promotional event for Krulos’ new book: Monster Hunters: On The Trail With Ghost Hunters, Bigfooters, Ufologists, and Other Paranormal Investigators.

So, if you are a monster hunter or paranormal investigator or, hell, if you just love ghosts and all things supernatural, why not attend? It’ll be worth your while; I know it!

For more information, click here.