Jul 062010
 

I’m a science fiction loving geek and, while I love all sorts of science fiction, I’ve a particular fondness for apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic material. I don’t know why that is, although I’m sure there must be some deep psychological explanation for it. However, whatever the reason, it’s a plain and simple fact: I like stories in which the human race has been brought to its knees and all but wiped out.

I’ve also always loved horror, and I can well remember staying up late as a child to watch the old double bills of classic horror movies – and as a young teenager I saw quite a few of the so-called video nasties that were subsequently banned. Um. Yes. As a young teenager. Good parenting there, then, obviously. Here’s the thing, though: I’ve turned out to be a well balanced adult who doesn’t go around killing people. However, I’m digressing slightly. Continue reading »

Nov 272009
 

Okay, it’s not that interesting – in fact pretty boring – but when it happened, the absolutely amazing alliteration advanced itself into my mind and I just wanted to use it.

Basically, the  complete non-story is that when I gave my nephew a lift somewhere yesterday, he commented that he’d been to the cinema the night before and seen a trailer for a film that was about some kind of virus, but it made him think of zombies due to the what happens to the infected, the way they behaved. He couldn’t remember, at first, what it was called, only that it began with a C.

Knowing that a remake of George A. Romero‘s The Crazies was at some stage in its production (I haven’t kept up, so I don’t know what stage it’s at) I asked if that’s what it was. He said no, then remembered that it was called Carriers – which I hadn’t heard of.

I went to see Law Abiding Citizen today (it’s reasonable; a bit of a stretch and definitely requiring some suspension of disbelief, but it’s reasonable; okay; not too bad.)

One of the previews was for Carriers.

And the next trailer was for The Crazies.

There you go. I said it was crap non-story. I just needed to tell it as an excuse to use the alliterative title.