Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Cinema Nirvana.

We all have an internal fantasy universe. To a greater or lesser degree, this can correspond to reality.The fans of Josh Whedon, creator of Buffy, Angel, and Firefly, call his the Whedonverse. Well, I have the Krautverse and it corresponds to reality to a high degree. The great villains of the Krautverse are, in no particular order: demons, Nazis, Commies (include here the liberal subgroup), Heretics, Hippies, Clowns (mimes are a particularly creepy sub-group), Vampires, and Zombies. Combining two or more of these categories results in the possibility of a good book or movie. Zombieland has zombies and clowns. The Death Master has hippies and vampires. Hellboy had demons and Nazis. (I have been toying with writing a Nazi/vampire novel. But I lack one thing; talent in writing fiction.) I have yet to encounter a Nazi vampire movie. The Keep had sort of zombie Nazis, but so far there have been no good Nazi zombie movies. (I am deliberately ignoring the 70s-80s Italian flicks that are little more than soft-core porn.) But now there is a light at the end of the tunnel and it came in the mail yesterday: Dead Snow. I will let you know what I think, but I expect good things from what I read over at Kindertrauma.
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