Trailer for Revenge of the Gangbang Zombies.

There’s nothing to say about this.

Except these zombies will not be invited to work at Zombility.  We are against sexual harassment, regardless of life-state.

Netflix: Zombie Mania

Just finished watching Zombie Mania, a 2009 Starz presents documentary.

All the luminaries are here: George Romero, Tom Savini, Max Brooks, and more.  They talk about the emergence and evolution of the zombie and Romero is absolutely given his due.  Very worth watching and available to stream from Netflix.

Note that if you search for it on Netflix, you need to enter the title as one word or else Netflix has no idea what you mean.

Is Frankenstein’s monster a zombie?

Boris Karloff as Frankenstein's Monster

It seems like a generally accepted theory that one of the hallmarks of being a zombie is coming back from the dead - being a reanimated corpse.  There are exceptions, of course (i.e. the rage virus), but plenty of zombie films so absolutely assume this as fact that it’s reflected in their titles. (Night of the Living Dead, Deadgirl, and so on.)

It’s also well-known and clearly stated that Frankenstein’s monster is a reanimated corpse. 

So does this make him a zombie as well?

This leads to many more lines of inquiry.

If he is not a zombie, then what is he?

If he is a zombie, what does it mean that he eventually learned to be intelligent and articulate?  Does this mean that all zombies, on a long enough timeline, could also become literate and capable of reason?  Somehow, looking at, say, Resident Evil zombies, I am unconvinced that this is the case.


If FM is a zombie, does he struggle with craving for brains and/or human flesh?  It’s never explicitly mentioned in Shelley’s book as far as I can remember unless one wishes to count his desire to make Dr. Frankenstein suffer.  I, however, don’t think this counts.  It had more to do with revenge than with sustenance.

What are the implications for the Frankensteinian characters utilized in other media? Lurch from the Aadam’s family and Herman Munster both come to mind.  However, due to their supernatural surroundings (i.e. working for the Aadam’s and being married to vampire respectively) encouraged them to stay in line.  Or, perhaps, due to the Frankensteinian Difference, flesh-eating rampages weren’t something about which their families needed to be concerned.

So, since Lurch, Herman Munster, and ultimately Frankenstein’s Monster were capable of, at least, integration with reasonably normal society without eating anyone, there must be something different about their beings/creation in order to make them different from other zombies.

My theory?

Working from the way Frankenstein’s Monster was reanimated, I’d say that the difference is lightning. 

Yes, lightning.

Other zombies are typically infected in one way or another, and that’s what results in their eventual zombification.  Frankenstein’s monster, however, and by extension Lurch and Herman, started out as dead humans (a variety of them) who were then stitched together and thoroughly zapped back to unlife.

Due to the presumed expense, I don’t imagine that many zombies are created in this manner.  If, however, someone still reanimates corpses with this kind of Old World craftsmanship, I’d be interested in acquiring one to work at Zombility.  The possibility of management positions abound.


Anonymous asked: hey, trish is this your website? I think i know you, weren't you in the Mill for a bit?

Yes I was.  And yes, this is my tumble, though it’s going through some growing pains right now.  How are you, whomever you happen to be?

Shifting Focus

So that my tumblr (poor neglected thing) better reflects where I’m heading with my business right now.  Thank goodness it’s zombie-themed or else I’d be bored out of my mind.


Ingrid Pitt enjoying a tea break, on the set of The Vampire Lovers.



Ingrid Pitt enjoying a tea break, on the set of The Vampire Lovers.


This is a repost of my Portal Noir video.

I spelled the word “Cacophony” wrong in the film and I couldn’t stand leaving it that way.

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Developed for Video Editing and Audio Editing classes at the Art Institute of California, San Diego.

Self-generated assets include video and audio captured by myself and a voiceover performed by Brian Murray.

Visual assets include an image of the 1940s Aperture Science logo found at the Valve store online, an image of the Portal cake from the end of the first game, and an image of the Portal Weighted Companion Cube. Additionally, the old film effect was produced with a clip of blank 8mm film taken from the assets folder of the third free tutorial at the site Video Co-Pilot.

Audio assets include the alarm clock music from the game Portal (deepened and distorted in Pro Tools), the voices of the Portal turret guns (also manipulated with Pro Tools), the sound of a rebounding pulse wave, the sound of a camera shutter lifted from the original trailer for Saw, and an ambiance mix of ghostly voices taken from a Halloween sound effects sampler.

Music assets includes a brief excerpt from Ex-Muros by Empusae and the entirety of the ending credits theme from Ginger Snaps by Michael Shields.

All non-self-generated assets were used according to Fair Use Guidelines for Educational Multimedia.

Other than the Pro Tools audio manipulation mentioned above, all editing (video and audio) was performed in Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11.


Go the F**k to Sleep - Read By Samuel L. Jackson!

Free download on Audible too - I listened to it last night.  When Samuel L. Jackson tells you to go the f**k to sleep, you listen.

I’m going to start using Woolite.

I’m going to start using Woolite NOW.

I’m going to use Woolite forever.

Advertisers: if your commercials were more like horror films, I would buy more of your things. 

Poltergeist Trailer (1982)

I saw this when I was perhaps six.

Shrieking hysteria over the monster in the end.  This movie is probably where my love of supernatural horror originated (ghosts stories are always my first choice, even if the plotlines are never really all that unique due to the nature of the ghost story itself).

Also, I know it not original but I still hate clowns.  (I also fear people in character costumes for some reason, which makes a trip to Disneyland far more unnerving than it might be otherwise.)

This will always be a great film to dig out, dust off, and watch again.