As one of the lucky few on this sad planet who rank among the undead, I consider myself thankful for so many great things this world of clueless meandering flesh-bags has to offer — Slow-moving victims who always seem to trip and fall at the most inopportune times, meat-lockers at the morgue with cheap locks, royalty checks from the continual demand for my appearance in the hottest video games (thanks Left 4 Dead, CoD:[email protected]), and HD motherfcukin TV, my people. Are ya with me?!
Well, today I intend to curl my undead ass up with a nice glass of blended brains and give thanks for all these great things and more, all while watching endless hours of grue and gore on Monsters HD. They’ve got a marathon of me and my peeps running rampant on the silver screen going on all goddamn day, and I couldn’t be happier. Check out the skinny on this succulently screamin’ screen schedule right here.
This Thanksgiving, MONSTERS HD cordially invites viewers to cozy up to a gaggle of zombies — and we don’t mean your musty relatives — for the network’s traditional undead buffet with all the trimmings: “Thanksgiving Day of the Dead.” This year, on top of the 24/7 zombie thrills, the undead are also being unleashed online with the MONSTERSHD.COM premieres of the George Romero cult classic Day of the Dead and the neo-classic, The Rage, from director and special-effects master, Robert Kurtzman. So, this holiday, while everyone else is gobbling turkey, sink your teeth into “the other white meat” with these tasty zombie offerings, premiering on November 27.
DAY OF THE DEAD (1985)
In this George Romero-directed installment, zombies have taken over the country, except for a small group of scientists and military personnel who reside in an underground bunker/ government lab. As they race to find a “cure,” disturbing facts are revealed, pitting soldiers against scientists and, of course, zombies. Preceded by Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead, and succeeded by Land of the Dead, Romero cites this film as his personal favorite –even making a cameo as one of zombies. Day of the Dead garnered a 1986 Saturn Award for Tom Savini for best make-up from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films.
THE RAGE (2007)
Robert Kurtzman, behind one of the top make-up and effects shops in the business and such films as From Dusk Till Dawn, Vampires, Cabin Fever, Hostel and The Devil’s Rejects, deftly utilizes his genre skills in The Rage, which he co-wrote and directed. In this gory take on the zombie genre, a mad scientist (Andrew Divoff) experiments with a rage-inducing virus on innocent victims. When these victims escape, they have a new found appetite for human flesh — as do the mutant vultures that feed on the rage-infected humans. Reggie Bannister (Phantasm series), the “hardest working man in the horror genre”, co-stars in a film Dread Central calls a “new splatter classic”.
9:30 am Scarecrows
Bank robbers parachute from a hijacked plane into a field full of killer scarecrows.
11:00 am The Video Dead
Ghouls from the movie
“Zombie Blood Nightmare” emerge from a brother (Rocky Duvall) and sister’s (Roxanna Augesen) TV.
12:30 pm The Return of the Living Dead
Punk rockers, a cremator (Don Calfa) and medical-supply workers (Clu Gulager, James Karen) have a problem with zombies in Kentucky.
2:00 pm Return of the Living Dead, Part II
A boy (Michael Kenworthy) and his friends free something evil from a canister fallen off an Army truck.
3:30 pm Return of the Living Dead III
A teen (J. Trevor Edmond) uses an Army chemical to revive his dead girlfriend (Mindy Clarke) after a motorcycle accident.
5:15 pm Dead Alive
The bite of a rare monkey turns a young man’s (Timothy Balme) mother (Elizabeth Moody) rabid, causing a zombie epidemic in 1957 Australia.
7:00 pm Undead
Survivors (Felicity Mason, Mungo McKay, Rob Jenkins) band together after a meteor shower transforms the residents of an Australian fishing village into flesh-eating zombies.
8:45 pm The Rage
A mad scientist (Andrew Divoff) creates a virus that turns its victims into mutated killers. Duration:
10:15 pm Pet Sematary
A family’s life in small-town Maine is shattered by the evil unleashed from an ancient American Indian burial ground.
[Source: Monsters HD]