Arnold and Natalie truly believe that love conquers all…even death! For proof, look no further than the brilliant WARM BODIES (2013), which they discuss in depth at the end of this episode. But first they get “Back From the Undead” with the Z NATION team as tragedy looms for Lucy, and then it’s time for a quick stop at the mall for the highly under-rated remake, DAWN OF THE DEAD (2004). And as if that isn’t enough, there are also some observations concerning SHAUN OF THE DEAD (again) and WORLD WAR Z! This super-sized DOCTOR OF THE DEAD podcast is just the thing to listen to when you’re looking to make a connection or enjoy the sunrise.
Arnold and Natalie find that there are worse things than a “Fear of the Unknown,” at least when the Z NATION team find themselves trapped in a bunch of boxes with no explanation as to why. But while the mystery of the latest episode is cause for concern, there’s still time to lavish praise on two horror comedies that capture the best of what the zombie genre has to offer: JUAN OF THE DEAD (2011) and its spiritual predecessor, SHAUN OF THE DEAD (2004). Trust us, this episode of the DOCTOR OF THE DEAD podcast is a slice of fried gold!
Arnold and Natalie pay tribute to the passing of exploitation film maker Umberto Lenzi, whose contributions to the zombie genre included the unforgettable NIGHTMARE CITY (and yes it’s a zombie movie no matter what Lenzi said!). Meanwhile, on Z NATION, Keith “The Murphy” Allan himself directs the latest episode as Warren seeks “A New Mission: Keep Moving!” It’s radiation victims and Mad Zs running rampant on the latest DOCTOR OF THE DEAD podcast!
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We take a break from our usual format to feature a special bonus episode this week, as Arnold chats with Bill Corbett of RiffTrax fame to discuss the upcoming (10/25/17) one-day-only movie theater return of RIFFTRAX LIVE: NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD! Arnold and Bill discuss the classic film, the riffs (including just how funny a rage-filled Harry Cooper can really be), and the larger impact of zombies on pop culture! It’s time for RiffTrax, here on the DOCTOR OF THE DEAD podcast!
Arnold and Natalie contemplate “The Vanishing” on the latest Z NATION. But as most of our team reunites to figure out where the other members of the camp disappeared to, there’s another threat to consider: A little something called “Mad Zs!” Meanwhile, the October zombiethon continues with a pair of movies that share a link or two, 28 DAYS LATER… (2002) and its predecessor, LET SLEEPING CORPSES LIE (1974, also known as THE LIVING DEAD AT THE MANCHESTER MORGUE and DON’T OPEN THE WINDOW). Rage against the apocalypse in the latest packed episode of the DOCTOR OF THE DEAD podcast!