More zombies and vampires
Oh for sure! On that note, if you haven’t seen Cronenberg’s Rabid, I watched that in the midst of the early pandemic days and it really reminded me of that kind of outbreak in a lot of ways. Good movie too, worth the watch.
But yeah it’s very much as you say – the whole zombie concept is a good vehicle for commentary and also just horrifying. I struggle even with the comedic ones a little, despite generally not being bothered by much. Even watching Shaun of the Dead or Return of the Living Dead (which it occurred to me later is a rare example of characterizing individual zombies and is really good at it), there’s something about the zombification process that hits a little close to, I dunno, having a terminal disease I think. I struggle with the comedies cause when those parts come around where a major character knows they’re turning or whatever, it’s distressing!
Vampire’s Kiss! I genuinely think Cage is a great actor but I know he’s been in a lot of terrible things, haha. He overplays it extremely hard in that movie, it’s the source of half the “Nicolas Cage losing his shit” type clips, but I think it’s surprisingly purposeful and at times he does have little echoes of the theatrical nature of silent film, Nosferatu stuff.
Oh absolutely, sounds like a great time.
Oh, I posted this as you were responding, but I much appreciate the added context, thank you so much! @Naphthalene