Tagged: Zombie

Get warped with Matt D

8PM Wednesday June 11th at Alamo Drafthouse NYC Area, Forbidden Planet’s very own Matt D hosts a VHS screening of Demonwarp.

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Don’t miss the best “Zombie Sasquatches from Space” movie you will see all year! Oh yeah and tickets are only ONE BUCK!

George Kennedy is enjoying a game of Trivial Pursuit when Bigfoot breaks into his house and kills his daughter. Then a group of Bigfoot trackers (including Billy Jacoby from JUST ONE OF THE GUYS) set up shop in the same cabin. Sex! Practical jokes! Bigfoot wearing an Axl Rose wig! George Kennedy calls Bigfoot a “wooly bastard” and a “six-foot fleabag,” but that doesn’t stop the mythical beastoid from messing around with dynamite and REMOVING PEOPLE’S HEADS. Before you know it, DEMONWARP transforms from a movie about Bigfoot decapitating people to a movie about dimestore zombies, wet alien puppets, satanic sacrifices, and 1980s scream queen Michelle Bauer roaming around with no clothes on. Why is all of this happening? Your guess is as good as ours. But it probably has something to do with a zombie who does impressions of Jack Nicholson and a time-traveling spaceship. (Joseph A. Ziemba)

Tickets only $1! Hosted by Matt Desiderio (Horror Boobs) and Mike Hunchback (Seminal Psychosis).

Bring your tapes! We’ll be set up for a tape trade, with rare VHS tapes also available for sale.

Horror Boobs Presents Demonwarp
TICKETS ARE JUST $1.00
Wednesday June 11th 8PM
Alamo Drafthouse
2548 Central Park Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10710

Bring your VHS tapes to trade with fellow analog obsessed cult cinema fiends!

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We Are The Walking Dead… X-Mas Gift Recipients.

What better way to celebrate the birth of the original zombie, Jesus Christ that is, than with a few gifts from the most popular name in the undead genre! I’m talking The Walking Dead baby, or TWD or WD, depending on how lazy I get. Who would have guessed Robert Kirkman’s apocalyptic adventure would become a household name? Not I said the fly…and the fly has been swarming this crew of walkers from day one. So if the fly didn’t see this coming how could anyone possibly have? Lucky for you The Walking Dead just so happens to be our middle name. So take it from us, Forbidden The Walking Dead Planet, we know what that brain muncher in your life wants this holiday season.

Walking Dead Compendium Vol 01 – For starters, did you know Walking Dead was a comic long before it was a hit TV show? Maybe you did, maybe you didn’t, who cares? This Compendium collects the first eight volumes of the comic in one compact super affordable edition. If you never read them, this is by far the best way to start. Only 59.99 for what normally cost more than double that, talk about bang for your buck. So you say they have been with TWD from the start, well then tell your giftee to preserve those back issues and dig in to this big guy next re-read.

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Walking Dead Zombie Head Keychain – Picture this! You’re speeding down the street trying to get home to catch the newest episode of The Walking Dead… woop woop woop… you get pulled over. Officer Whatsername leans in and is about to asks for your license and registration when he catches a quick glimmer of light coming off your key ring… “Is that a Walking Dead zombie head dangling from your keys there?” he says. “Why yes it is sir” You answer. His eyes go wide and a smile begins to form “What do you think about Daryl Dixon? Oh dip! You better get going you’re gonna miss the new episode!” Look at that, you just avoided a ticket, points on your license, and possibly a trip down the river if he checked your trunk, and all because you have this Walking Dead Zombie Head Keychain.

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Walking Dead TV Series 10 inch Daryl Dixon – Speaking of Daryl Dixon, who wouldn’t wanna wake up on Christmas morning to find a little replica of the man himself under the tree. I’m sure even Norman Reedus would be stoked on this McFarlane made figure.

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Rick Grimes Bust Bank – Help that special someone in your life get a head start on saving for next Christmas with this Rick Grimes Bust Bank.

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The Walking Dead Chronicles – Expand your knowledge of the AMC television series with this dense official companion book. Filled with behind the scenes photos, story boards, and tons of insider info.

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I Heart Zombie Shirt – What better gift for The Walking Dead lover in your life than a shirt that literally expresses ones love for The Walking Dead!

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Art of Charlie Adlard HC – They have ever issue of the comic, every toy from the show and a healthy amount of swag… what can I possibly get them that they don’t have? How about this brand new Charlie Adlard art book! The artist behind the comic gets the royal treatment with this sweet deluxe hardcover, packed with sketches, concept art and a pencil to ink comparison of the entire 100th issue of Adlard’s work for TWD. Who wouldn’t want that?

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Hope that helps you take a bite out of that shopping list. With this helpful little reference guide you got all walks of Walking Dead fandom covered, from your boob tubers to your book worms. If you got a zombie in your life, we got a way to make them happy. Well… as happy as a zombie could be.

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Zombie eXs Signing

On Friday the 13th of September at Forbidden Planet we’re going to be throwing a strictly one zombie filled release party for the new movie “Zombie eXs.”  For the release we’re going to have director George Smith a bunch of cast (head count to come) and exactly one zombie. Pre-Orders for the movie are up here, and we’ll also be giving away a copy of the soundtrack for free with every DVD, which features tracks from The Piss Shivers, Grindchoir, Shugar and more.

Don’t miss this one folks, I mean how many times do you get to see a zombie live and in person? Won’t get another opportunity like this till they finish that new zoo up in the Bronx.

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Win a Chance to See PARANORMAN!

To celebrate the release of the new 3D stop-animated film PARANORMAN,  from the company behind the Academy Award-nominated animated feature Coraline, were giving away 10 prize packs of movie memorabilia including: a pair of run of engagement passes to see the movie at a NYC theatre, a copy of the novel  and a pair of “zombie slippers,” just like the ones worn by Norman in the movie!

To enter,  email your name and contact information to:

PARANORMAN@fpnyc.com

All entries must be received by August 14th!

PARANORMAN opens nationwide in theatres on August 17th.

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Zombie Survival Challenge – Its like Z-Day training!

THEY’RE COMING FOR YOU

AND THEY’RE HUNGRY!

Saturday Sept. 22 in Taylor, PA!

Run the Infect Scranton Zombie Survivor Challenge

and help several worthy charities!

For more details, click here!

It is, after all, feeding time, and hungry zombies love to chase and
terrorize healthy humans – especially the running kind. After months of
planning, the generals at Infection Control have released tickets to
Northeastern Pennsylvania’s premiere zombie-themed race, the Zombie
Survivor Challenge (ZSC), on Saturday, September 22, 2012.

ZSC is a zombie- infested 5k/3.1 mile obstacle course at an abandoned
mine site in Taylor, Pennsylvania. Runners will traverse more than 10
obstacles as well as the challenges of the terrain as they evade the
clutches of “shambler” zombies throughout the course. However, these
slow and slow-witted zombies are not the only threat. Attempts to cure
the plague have resulted in mutated “hyper” zombies. These fast,
ravenous zombies will be pursuing runners from behind. Do not worry,
though, all runners will get a head start to try and stay alive!

The public can participate as either a human runner or as a zombie.
Zombies have the option of being either a shambler or a hyper (fast)
zombie. Once chosen, a zombie must stay in that state for the entire
race – shambler zombies cannot turn into hyper zombies. Prizes will be
awarded for the first human survivor in each wave, and for the most
ravenous hyper zombie – the one with the highest number of time points
awarded for lives collected and turned in at the finish. Continue reading

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Demon Warp Midnight Friday 3/16 Spectacle Theater

This Friday night come out for another Horror Boob’s hosted Midnight Movie at the Spectacle Theater!

Friday – March 16th, MidnightHorror Boobs presents: Demonwarp
Directed by Emmett Alston
1988, 91 mins.

Continuing with Spectacles history of bigfoot related midnight programs, the Horror Boobs crew returns with the worlds only (?) sci-fi, time travel, sasquatchploitation film! A group of teenagers hit the woods for a nice, relaxing camping trip only to be picked off one by one! After a number of twists and turns involving lost uncles, angels, zombie cult antics, and aliens – this total mindbender culminates in an ending that must be seen to be believed. Not that the other 80 minutes are any more believable!

Horror Boobs brings you the best in breasts from genre cinema: horrorboobs.com

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New Year’s Read Solutions

Welcome to the Weekly Planet, Forbidden Planet’s in-shop (and online) newsletter! The Planet is always jam-packed with fun recommendations and product highlights, and this week WOULD be no exception t’were it not New Years Week.

New Years isn’t a time for regrets, and that’s why New Years resolutions should be made in the interest of looking forward, not back! But, “Boo-hOO! I didn’t try hard enough last year!” I hear you *SOB* into your Adventure Time pillow. “I drank too much! I didn’t learn to speak Spanish like I promised myself I would. I wrapped plastic wrap around my face and wore a Tri-cornered hat, using a mop handle for a pegleg and ran around in the window displays at Bloomingdales screaming that I was the Ghost of Peter Stuyvesant!”

Here’s a New Years Resolution for you, Weepy: I, Unkiedev promise not to give two fig-newtons about yer dang cry-baby problems and antics in the new year.

INSTEAD I have a mutually beneficial plan to make resolutions that we’ll ALL profit from. Let’s resolve to read a new Graphic novel each month, ESPECIALLY books we haven’t read before.

Let’s get some serious GN out of the way.

Blankets, Craig Thompson (W/A), Top Shelf

The best coming of age graphic novel of all time. If you haven’t read it, you should. Thought provoking, sad, beautiful, haunting, and wonderfully drawn.

MAUS, Art Spiegelman, Pantheon

This is comics’ finest moment. Transcending the medium as no comic had before, Maus stands alone as a touching work of art. THINK about all of the films, poetry, and literature spun out of the tragedy of the Holocaust and MAUS is the stand out work on understanding living-survivors grief, loss, and trauma.

Many folks haven’t read this, and I understand why. It’s a doozy. We turn to comics as an escape from realism, and rarely for unique looks at historical tragedy. Spiegelman knows this. His anthropomorphic characters humanize while they make the material digestible. Continue reading

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Zombie Movie Encyclopedia

Big thumbs up to Peter Dendle for putting together The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia, brought to you by the good people at McFarland Publishing.

Whenever I see one of these zombie reference books there is one movie in particular I check for as a test of how extensive the research behind it went.

The movie…

Weekend at Bernie’s II.

Often overlooked as an entry in the zombie genre, but why?  Unlike Bernie’s part one in which two morons pretend their boss is still alive so they can party at his beach house, part two involves real Voodoo, giving Bernie’s resurrection some serious legitimacy.

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Good job Peter for not only covering this film in your book, but also featuring a full page photograph.

So pick up The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia, it gets the Matt D seal of approval.

R.I.P. Bernie

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