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Alright, one more day until the weekend is in full swing. And if you got a whole lot of nothing planned except chillin let me help you out with a couple of picks to help you enjoy your R&R.

High School of the Dead.

This is the front cover art for the first volume of the book series Highschool of the Dead written by Daisuke Satō and illustrated by Shōji Satō. The book cover art copyright is believed to belong to the publisher, Kadokawa Shoten, or the cover artist.

 

Where you can find it: Amazon Prime

if you watch modern anime, then you might have heard of this series. Highschool of the Dead is an interesting anime style take on the Zombie Apocalypse theme. As a self proclaimed “Old School Anime fan” I do find it difficult to pick up just any anime these days. more often than not I’ll see the first episode and within the first ten minutes decide if I wanna continue or not. Highschool of the Dead is one of the few that had me hooked with in that time frame. This series gets right in to the sh*t (as Bruce Willis would say in Planet Terror) And spends just the right amount of time on backstory for the main characters. This series unfortunately is stuck in development limbo however. The first season was well received and fairly popular, but only has 12 episodes which as a fan, I’ve been waiting for about 3 or 4 years now for a 2nd season. but do yourself a favor if you like Zombies and Anime, then this is definitely one to check out. Highschool of the dead is currently on Amazon Prime and Hulu. Here’s the Summary as it appears on iMDB:

Highschool of the Dead is set in the present day, beginning as the world is struck by a deadly pandemic that turns humans into zombies, euphemistically referred to by the main characters as “them” since they are no longer considered human. The story follows a group of high school students, the high school’s nurse, and a young girl as they fight their way to safety through the deadly streets of Japan during a worldwide catastrophic event known as the “Outbreak”. Led by sophomore Takashi Komuro, the focal group of survivors consists of six others and a small dog, and creating a gestalt team with one purpose: to survive.

In Keeping with the dead theme today, the next pick is a gem I found on netflix one evening

Deadgirl

 

This is a poster for Deadgirl. The poster art copyright is believed to belong to the distributor of the film, Dark Sky Films, the publisher of the film or the graphic artist.

Where you can find/rent it: Amazon

Now this one is a bit on the strange side. For a while I struggled to decide whether or not I liked this movie or not. Here’s the summary as it appears on Amazon:

Shiloh Fernandez (RED), Noah Segan (BRICK), Michael Bowen (KILL BILL) and Candice Accola (JUNO) star in this story of two high school misfits who cut school to explore the remains of an abandoned hospital. The gruesome discovery they make will test the very limits of their sanity and tear apart their young lives forever: A woman stripped naked and chained to a table. She’s abandoned, beautiful and dead…or is she? From the producer of HELLRAISER and HEATHERS comes this depraved, poignant and genre-busing new indie classic about intimacy, morality and the horror of growing up. You may scream in terror, gasp with disgust, or debate it for days, but one thing is for certain: You will never forget DEADGIRL.

it’s definitely a different take on the zombie genre, and that’s is what I like about this film. That’s it 2 great picks to check out on your Saturday afternoon or Sunday if you’re planning to go to the Baltimore Comic Con like yours truly. Cheers!

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Nelson is a Washington DC based actor, Graphic Designer, and is nerdy about pretty much everything. He loves movies, comics, video games, art, and life. though if he disagrees with something (like the direction of the DCCU) you'll know. His spite knows no bound, haha!

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