Saturday, July 23, 2011

George Romero's Dead Time Stories

George Romero has become the Stan Lee of zombies. This is not a good thing. Basically, we've gone beyond the victory lap and are now on permanent career lifesupport. Like Stan Lee, George Romero was a game changer early in his career. Now, like Stan Lee, he spends most of his time telling stories to fan boys of the "Good Ol' Days."

Every now and then George puts out a new movie, to keep a relevance that he no longer has. Which brings us to Dead Time Stories. Here he's doing sort of a kooky crypt keeper type host job, except he sounds exactly like Stan Lee. I kept expecting him to say "Excelsisor!"

Now George here has done anthologies in the past.  He did "Creepshow," still one of my favorite films.  He also did "Tales From the Darkside," which was not so successful.  Well now he has officially bottomed out.  These are just horrible stories.  No, worse than horrible... boring.  Boring, boring, boring.  Really just avoid this like a plague. 

Good night, George.

1 comment:

  1. Bummer that you can't always hear the fat lady singing your relevance out the door....