Wingard and Barrett have a perfect eye and ear for this type of material. They have fun with their influences, paying homage to John Carpenter…
Scout Tafoya is a blogger and filmmaker living in Doylestown, PA. He writes for and edits the arts blog Apocalypse Now and directs both feature length and short films, many of which are free to watch at honorszombiefilms.com. His list of peculiar achievements include teaching a class on the cultural importance of zombie movies while in high school, lecturing on Dystopian sci-fi at Villanova, shooting an eighty minute feature in only eight shots and calling it Tron Wayne Gacy on a dare, and making the world's first all-improv horror film about Quakers. Scout is in pre-production on a sci-fi homage to "My Own Private Idaho."
Part ten in Scout Tafoya's The Unloved series tackles "The Village."
The latest in the Unloved video series looks at "Transcendence," starring Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, and Paul Bettany.
An appreciation of Michael Mann's "The Insider" on its 15th anniversary that connects Michael Mann's film with the westerns of Howard Hawks.
A look at the cinematic and political history that resulted in Bong Joon-Ho's "Snowpiercer."
The latest in Scout Tafoya's series, The Unloved--"Pola X."
Scout Tafoya's series on critically reviled but substantive movies continues with Peter Bogdanovich's 1975 musical "At Long Last Love."
Scout Tafoya's latest edition of "The Unloved" makes the case for William Friedkin's "Sorcerer," a 1977 box office bomb that is already coming in for critical re-evaluation.
Scout Tafoya's video series on underrated films continues with "Ishtar".
Scout Tafoya's video essay series "The Unloved" reconsiders "Tron: Legacy."
Scout Tafoya's "The Unloved," an appreciation of fascinating movies that were critically reviled on first release, continues with a look at 1994's "The Hudsucker Proxy."