JEREMIAH'S PICK - 'NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD' (1968)
"Not only got the ball rolling on the zombie sub-genre, but carved that ball out of blood soaked stone. George Romero's trend setter and social commentary was far ahead of it's time; it holds relevant and true today. Watch the full film, below!"
Budget: 114,000 USD
Box office: 30 million USD
A disparate group of individuals takes refuge in an abandoned house when corpses begin to leave the graveyard in search of fresh human bodies to devour. The pragmatic Ben (Duane Jones) does his best to control the situation, but when the reanimated bodies surround the house, the other survivors begin to panic. As any semblance of order within the group begins to dissipate, the zombies start to find ways inside -- and one by one, the living humans become the prey of the deceased ones.
DAVID'S PICK - 'TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 3D' (2013)
"Not the best the franchise has to offer but also not deserving of all the hate it gets. All plot holes and inconsistencies aside, I dug it"
Box office: 47.2 million USD
Budget: 20 million USD
Decades ago, residents of Newt, Texas, long suspected that the Sawyer family was responsible for the disappearances of many people. When their suspicions finally were confirmed, vigilantes torched the Sawyer compound and killed every member of the family -- or so they thought. Much later, a young woman named Heather (Alexandra Daddario) learns that she has inherited Texas property from an unknown relative, and she is unaware of horrors that await in the mansion's dank cellar.
JASMINE'S PICK - 'IT'S ALIVE' (1974)
"Just had a baby so this feels like the right pick. Fortunately I survived and did not have a deformed mutilated killing machine! Pretty terrible movie in reality but charming! I love the baby!"
Initial release: October 1974
Box office: 7.1 million USD
Leaving their son, Chris (Daniel Holzman), with a family friend (William Wellman Jr.), Frank (John P. Ryan) and Lenore Davis (Sharon Farrell) head to the hospital for the birth of their second child -- which turns out to be a mutant who kills many doctors and nurses as it escapes. Convinced his monstrous son must be destroyed, Frank ignores Lenore and Chris' pleas and tries to destroy the freakish progeny, unaware that the infant may be the blameless product of an experimental drug gone wrong.
SARAH'S PICK - 'VIOLENT SHIT' (1989)
"I have heard lots of things about this film and I hoped that it would be really gory and filled with, VIOLENT SHIT!"
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