Usually, the first thing one thinks of when they hear “sequel” or “reboot” is that, It’s not going to be as good as the first one (original). Well, I’m here to tell you folks that we have a winner with MAD MAX:FURY ROAD.
Director/Writer Mick Garris has been entertaining us for years. He has brought many of author Stephen King’s best selling books to life, not only on the big screen, but also through several television mini series. He also has many other films, and television series to his credit. But did you know that Mick is also a well renowned author himself? He has written five books to date, including his new accomplishment, Salome.
James Turrentine, our lead character, is a famous writer who knows everything there is to know about the film industry, and I mean… EVERYTHING… from the glitz and glamour, right down to the ugly, backstabbing side of the corporate film studios.
In the early 1990′s, a wave of young filmmakers were just beginning to make their mark on the movie scene. Directors such as, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino, and a young man by the name of, Kevin Smith. Kevin sold his entire comic book collection to fund his Independent film, Clerks (1994).
When you ask many movie fans which decade was their favorite time for films, they’ll pretty much include the 1980′s. When you ask these same fans which horror film is one of their favorite of that decade, you can make a Vegas bet that they’ll say, The lost boys!
I love me some John Carpenter which might seem like I’m about to start pointing the “thief stick” but really I’m not. To talk about It Follows however is impossible to do and NOT mention the very obvious influence of Carpenter, because It Follows is kind of like an abstract version of Halloween except for the soundtrack which very much sounds like experimental electronic music from the 70’s –so that is VERY John Carpenter.
The death of their mother is the reason why Rebecca (Kate Alden) and Abby (Angela DiMarco), reunite in their family cabin, an isolated place near a lake. The two sisters decide to gather the ashes of their mother and throw them into the lake, giving peace to her soul, ignoring all warnings their parents told them during the years …
Justin Zimmerman was born August 16, 1977 and is originally from Greenwich, Connecticut. He went to college at Ohio State University majoring in English and Film and later got his Master’s degree in Film from Ohio University. He has always enjoyed film specifically and storytelling as well.
The man who loved flowers was written by Stephen King and originally first published in Gallery magazine in 1977. It was later added to the short story collection book, Night shift in 1978. The story is about a young man walking down the street, various daily routines of people around doing their jobs or business just like any other day.
Bev was born June 2, 1961 and is originally from New Brunswick, Canada. He studied Crystallography and has a PHD in Chemistry from Dalhousie University in Canada. Bev has been writing for News from the Dead Zone for Cemetery Dance since March of 2001. He is the author of many Stephen King books including; The Road to the Dark Tower, The Dark Tower Companion, The Illustrated Stephen King Trivia Book, and The Stephen King Illustrated Companion.