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To quote Sara Lee, “Some people don’t like some things, but nobody doesn’t like… brain-eating zombies!” Alright, not word for word, but zombies have always been a popular horror staple, especially in our household. From Romero’s series to Shaun of the Dead, right up to the recent TV adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead, the “deceased and mobile” have been a regular fixture in Emma’s “education”. That’s why, for our next film, I decided we should fill in one of the crucial blanks in her zombie repertoire: Dan O’Bannon’s cult classic horror-comedy, The Return of the Living Dead.
Welcome to our newest column, Daddy’s Little Monster. Ron McKenzie and his daughter Emma will be breaching the generation gap to take a fresh look at horror classics, and give their personal spin on contemporary genre films, as well. First up is Child’s Play. Take it away, Ron…
When I met with Dave to discuss ideas for an ongoing column in the Abattoir, we looked at a few options. It was one suggestion he made, though, that seemed like a perfect fit. “You and Emma should do a father-daughter tag team review.” Emma’s my eleven-year-old daughter and a “monster kid” since the age of four. Lately, I’ve been introducing her to the films that made me a horror fan. Some, she’s loved. Others, not so much (we don’t see eye-to-eye on Romero’s Dead series – her thoughts on Dawn of the Dead are controversial, to say the least ).
This is too weird/cool not to share. Saturday, February 12, at San Francisco’s Victoria Theater, cross-dressing camp icon Peaches Christ hosts When Chucky Meets Peaches Christ: A Monster-Sized Tribute is Born With Jennifer Tilly and Don Mancini.
Uh… what the hell?
Friend of Rue Morgue Ryan Turek (a.k.a. Ryan Rotten) has written and directed Still Screaming, a documentary about the Scream film franchise scheduled to be released around the same time as Scream 4. Turek is also hard at work on a Hellraiser franchise doc, and talks about Clive Barker’s new Cenobite.